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August 29th, 2007

9th ave – today


9th ave – from days previous.

August 29th, 2007

west chester, pa


2006.

August 27th, 2007

pennsylvania


true love = pennsylvania.

watch us mock ourselves in a VIDEO that is too long, too small to see the targets and too large to download.

nate 66/100 (for like the 4th time) – jonathan 91/100 (2nd time)

August 27th, 2007

smooth


the pr was crazy nice, i got into the building smoothly, i had time to set up, the subject was very nice, they gave us lunch, the client was happy, the client paid on time, my job has its good days. now, i just need to make what the CFO of CBS makes. that would be good too.

maybe i just need an acronym?

my dad is big on acronyms, in fact much of what he does involves some that are pretty out there (military related, the military is big on acronyms), he recently created this one for some of what he does:

SIDZ
Sustainable Industrial Development Zone

now why is this interesting? it’s his name, SID, so SIDZ as his idea and his project and his name…

acronyms.

August 25th, 2007

kansas


interrogation room, wichita police department.

August 25th, 2007

new york magazine


i got my first job ever from a blind drop off. if i hadn’t shot that job, i never would of gotten another. that was 11 years ago. i haven’t gotten a single shoot from a blind drop since, yet for some reason, i keep trying, i don’t know if this is good or bad anymore. the longer i have done this job, the less i understand about how it works.

August 24th, 2007

delaware

August 24th, 2007

drive

i have been in the city too long. i miss cars, i miss the road. i spend days in my dark little windowless studio (hole), so to be in the car (hole with windows that moves around), going somewhere special or no where in particular becomes total banal joy.

ride along

August 24th, 2007

i am ridiculous – part 7


6h 48min in the car, NYC to Felton, DE again for only 2h of lessons with new NSCA hall of fame inductee BRUCE NEY. it seems now to be life lessons vs shooting lessons.

you don’t trust yourself
trust what you see
don’t let the targets beat you
don’t be lulled to sleep
stay aggressive
no negative thoughts
focus on the positve
get in the right mental game
conscious mind holds the thoughts
subconscious mind holds the skills
which do you want to use?

i told him i am doing this to win trophies, he offered me a box of his from in the house, i think he was kidding, but i told him i wanted to earn mine too.

19m video is HERE play it in the background while you do something else, life lessons don’t come easy.

August 21st, 2007

quality of course, plays no part


i never understood how pictures of any level or kind could ever mean so little to people that they would leave them behind on some bar wall for some idiot to photograph. i appreciate them, but as much as part of me wants to not care, pin mine to the wall and leave, i just want the picure for myself, even if i just stick it in a box and never look at it again for years, i want it….. i wish they weren’t so important sometimes, quality of course, plays no part, but it’s MINE, i WANT it….

the best part of machines/pictures like these, other then random girls posing with you, is that if you find the right kind of machine, it brings back the ancient art of actual B+W chemicals, ahhhh, smell the fixer…

August 18th, 2007

big ass prints


thanks to a friend, (oconnor rules), i got a chance to make a few big ass prints. i asked my brother what he wanted of all my pics, he wanted one of the shells…. not my first choice, but for him, sure….. 48×72, awesome. i got myself a carlin, wtc, bull rider and one from maryland. i only unrolled the “bad” copies that had a tear or crease, i was too scared to unroll the perfect copies, they are simply being stored till i have the $ and wall space to do them right…. i didn’t even have space to unroll them here, i had to go a friends studio….

August 18th, 2007

florida – awhile back

August 16th, 2007

last night


and the other night.

August 15th, 2007

NY POST – 081507


cover of the post. for maybe the first time, Getty got my name on it, not just theirs. so absurd, it pretty much came down to me trying to leave Getty after 4 months and maybe 5 sales just to get my name on my own fucking picture.

August 15th, 2007

tree gold


random pair or just what was in front of me at the moment.

August 14th, 2007

lynn

WITH OUT YOU

june 14, 2006

August 14th, 2007

sondra

WITH OUT YOU

june 15, 2006

August 13th, 2007

friday 081007


somewhere in ny in the rain.

August 12th, 2007

catskill pheasantry – clay practice


see in sight and sound:

GO – HERE – VIDEO

August 12th, 2007

hickory haven


go get lost in the woods and dream of homes you cannot afford, but don’t stay in a tent, find your own haven, ride in a canoe for hours, sunburn your feet, drive a rented prius, see if the dog can swim (or just sink), shoot your gun at little frisbees in the sky, drive a rhino in the rain, eat good food, look at all the motorcycles, revisit a place that once was hopeful and filled your head with dreams, but yet the place itself is just as sad as it was 14 years ago, ride an amusement, take some snaps. go home only because you have to.

August 12th, 2007

i miss carnival joy


i used to sit on carnival rides for hours, well, maybe not hours, but i used to ride the zipper and round up like 3-4 times in a row. now i get scared on the ferris wheel and sick on the scrambler….

August 12th, 2007

monticello raceway


in the fall of 1993, i got to go to the eddie adams workshop. i was only 20.

it was so amazing to be able to experience it all, just because someone somewhere thought the page of 20 slides i submitted were interesting. i remember thinking how cool it was that just 20 pictures i took got me to experience it all. if you don’t know what it is, go find out, or better yet, try to go…..

my team leader was bill frakes, sports illu photographer, my photo editor was tom kennedy, then director of photo at the geographic. a few times during the weekend, i got to talk one on one with the best in the business in the usual meetings and a few times outside of these…. i had never been so terrified and full of hope for my photography at the same time before or even since, i wish i could start it all over. i was humiliated beyond belief and full of pride, the 2 day picture struggle meant something, and to me, that’s all that mattered in the end, i was different then i was just 4 days earlier.

our assignment, the monticello raceway. we got dropped off for a few hours on two days to make some images and go back to all the lectures in between. somehow, i didn’t know it at the time, but we got judged on our images made those days, the award was an assignment for a major magazine. i was one of the last ones called, i won an assignment for a magazine that would later never assign it. now i ended up working for this magazine for a few years anyway many years later, after earning my way in the hard way.

now by chance, 14 years later, i was at the raceway again.

as usual, me being me, i put the select images from the workshop in a special place, now i cannot find that special place after an hour of looking, but here is a fast scan of an old cibachrome print, remember those? anyway, here’s one i made and one bill frakes shot of me that weekend…. i miss who i was so much.

August 12th, 2007

palisades, harlem, hell’s kitchen


going home is never as fun as leaving it.

August 12th, 2007

upstate or otherwise out there somewhere


bugs outside and in. outside at night was alive with noise. i found a tick in the bed, (prolly off the dog). just like my apt in nyc. altho here it makes sense and i shrugged it off, in nyc, it keeps me paranoid in the dark for hours.

August 9th, 2007

harlem


i try, but i just cannot find a reason to feel good in harlem.

August 9th, 2007

sullivan county


going to sullivan county again this weekend. shoot my gun (no comp this time, just joy), jump in a river and daydream of the barn i want to buy.

August 6th, 2007

cold spring I


home depot parking lot – john & cindy’s living room.

August 6th, 2007

cold spring II

August 6th, 2007

cold spring III

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cold spring IV

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cold spring V

August 6th, 2007

cold spring VI

August 6th, 2007

cold spring VII

August 3rd, 2007

08-02-07

August 3rd, 2007

08-02-07