Friday, July 22, 2011
I somehow barely took any pictures in sf, and the ones I did take were shit. again, 86ing the canon after this, I'm just not in a place to learn how a new thing works. ol' reliable-ish mamiya just got a pay raise increase. ANYWAY. alex martin, one of the raddest ladies I know, took me on a whirl wind adventure where we: ate breakfast, texted in nature, drove a car, and ate at in-n-out, all while having deep conversation about life and love and sex and mental health. it was really one of the most beautiful days ever, and exactly how I wish every day of my life was. I wish I had brought some e-6, and my mamiya, cause her hair and her incredibly beautiful eyes were meant for it, and I also wish she lived near me, so we could replay days like this all the damn time.
also during this day, dean helped me get my tire fixed, I hung out with siesta dave, I caught up with veronica, and I went to the bar with all of the people above and more. zero documentation. too busy loving life?
we got a little of a late start, due to the first of two tire problems on the trip, but the fact that we made it to this spot, to take these pictures, means that our timing was perfect. nature, plus justin smoking some tobacco. cause people do that. out of glass pipes. while in nature.
so, justin asked me if I wanted to go camping. I said yes, and then altered our plan to involve motorcycles, and also a detour to san francisco. I think it was the right choice.
my first modification to my bike was the simon p green camera mount, which was followed by some of the best bungee chord attachments I've ever done. it may look like a lot of stuff, but most of that has to do with the fact that my sleeping bag doesn't really compress, and is in the bottom bag, and the other camping gear I brought with me. the casio ended up being the right choice, as well.
Friday, July 8, 2011
my first river trip involved an amazing motorcycle ride, buds, babes, perfect weather, and the river. what more could you ask for? first roll shot with the 50mm lens for the canon, and I think I'm gonna go back to the 28mm for the next roll, I like it a lot better.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I got my first ever canon the other day. I believe it's an early 80s/late 70s canon av-1. along with it I got a 50mm 1:1.8 lens, a 135mm 1:3.5 lens, a 75-200mm 1:4.5 macro zoom lens, and a 28mm 1:2.8 lens. this was shot with the last of them. also a flash, carrying cases, and manuals which is great, because I've only ever shot with a 50mm 1:1.8 before. all of this for $40 as well, pretty damn stoked.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
matt smith is one of the most interesting guys I know. from sailing around the world to being obsessed with legos, to being really subtly great with jokes, to being hella smart, matt's one of those dudes that not a lot of people know about, which is a bummer for you fools that are missing out. maybe it's because he hangs out with loud mouths like me, that drown out the way funnier shit that matt says. actually, that's probably it. anyway, matt's rad. stoked that I know the dude.
I took a couple of pictures from the late night party in the room, but I think this one is the best. blown out. brodeo with that little half smile that indicates he's wasted. allen laughing so hard that he's almost gonna fall over, while jake looks like he's got his shit together, even though he's using that wall to not fall down. it was a great party, and it was strange being the soberest one in the room. also, I'm pretty sure this party ended with brodeo sleeping in a parking garage, but it's honestly a mystery to everyone where he went.
okay, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to say SURF and TURF, but that TURF looks like TURD. also, I wish ciao would have gotten in a fight that night, as his plan to double punch someone and yell "you got fuck knuckled" would have been AWESOME to experience.
i love the the concierge had us pegged as hipsters and told us to order pizza from the hippy pizza place with natural ingredients because, as it turns out, we are hipsters, and it was hella good pizza. ashley, lynda, elliot, and bret.
where else would I get a picture of the man named naptime? I met david years ago, and he impressed me (and everyone, really) with his ability to take naps any damn place he pleases. he's also a really smart cat, who's very insightful, and generally soft spoken, but who has told me on numerous occasions that I'm an idiot. and usually he was pretty right. stoked that we got to hang out at the rally, wish we got to hang out more often.
and then there was hotel. the creatures decided to get rooms, I think mostly for the ability to swim in a pool, which seems totally reasonable to me. I felt that buying drugs was a better investment, but I didn't turn down the invite to pizza party AND late night party in bret, siesta, jake, and lynda's room. it had a nice view and only sort of smelled like farts.
Creature babes and more mopeds (including vic's old laguna) and literally the RAREST moped to see at a moped rally (amf roadmaster, nathan would be proud) and ace's bike, which I passed, and was passed by, at least 30 times on the saturday ride.