Thoughts and Photos #38

We have quite a large hull today. Lots of photos from the last few months. Even some stuff from as far back as Christmas. That’s what happens when you load film into a camera and forget about it. Anywho…

I’ve been nudged by a friend (thanks Danny) to write more when I throw my photos out the window. That way, whoever finds them might have some idea what the hell they’re about, who took them, and why there are so many of bearded fellow with the hats (he’s my co-worker, roommate, and brother, Alex). I might write caption under a photo, a quote I liked(probably something to make me seem cool and really interesting) or some technical specs, for you nerds out there. What I’m getting at is that I’m not actually sure what this will look like, but I’ll find out.

I know the majority of the people reading this will be my mom and grandma, but just in case there is stranger reading this I’ll try to keep things as descriptive as possible, and not assume you know things about my personal life.

So if words and me guessing where punctuation goes doesn’t seem entertaining to you please continue onto the photos, and ignore the portion of this that’s giving me anxiety. And if pictures aren’t your bag, here’s a video of my humble beginnings.

dsc00004dsc00015dsc00033dsc09885dsc09917dsc09933dsc09975dsc09986I’m originally from a suburb 30 minutes outside of the Cleveland. About a year ago, I left Cleveland and moved to Columbus. One of the highlights since I’ve moved is having friends from home visit for the weekend. This photo is from a particularly special weekend, where I had the pleasure of hosting three fantastic friends.dsc08208dsc08216dsc08227This is Justin Stone. He’s a Rapper that my brother met at an Aaron Carter show. True story. Within 5 hours of meeting Justin, we shot, edited and posted a music video. You can find it here. These photos was taken that night.DSC08202dsc00056dsc00062dsc00068dsc00073dsc00078dsc00083dsc00094dsc00096dsc00100dsc00114dsc00119dsc00122dsc00127dsc00130dsc00134dsc00135dsc00143dsc00149

Growing up, downtown Cleveland was always a source of fear for me. I was a little suburban kid being dragged to an Indian’s game or something, and everything was bigger and everyone was scarier than my bowl-cut, glasses combo could handle. I never really explored until recently, and this past trip changed how I thought of the city. It’s a lovely place with a strong spirit. I just wish I would have realized it when Cleveland was so close.dsc00155dsc00160dsc00161dsc00165That dude on the right is a good friend, Ron Bolden. He spent his day off showing us around some abandoned buildings in Cleveland.dsc00169dsc00170dsc00179dsc00181dsc00186

I’m going to take a moment to talk about Matt Cooper. He’s the man in the Hawaiian shirt. My friendship with Matt is more of friend-of-friendship. He hung out with the people I hung out with. That being said, he is one of the most laid-back people I’ve ever met. It’s always a good time when Matty Coops is attending.dsc00186-2Old friends are the best of friends.dsc00192dsc00201dsc00205dsc00207dsc00211This is Mike.dsc00214And this is Ean. Ean just got a camera so we’ve been doing a lot of shooting. Ean is improving so rapidly at photography that it’s annoying. Other than being good (and quickly getting better) at photography, Ean is a great friend. Kind, funny and energetic (and single…Ladies…)


This is where the digital portion of the program ends and the film part begins.

Some of the images were taken on my Nikon FM2 and some were shot on my Minolta Hi-Matic 7s.

All of them were shot on HP5 at box speed.

img215img178-Editimg216img179img217img180img218img181img221img183img223img185img224img186img225img187img226img189img232img190img233Danny shot this. He’s great.img191img234img236img193img237img195The Best part about this photo is Ean creeping out from behind the door.

Fear the stache.img238img198img199img239img240img200img241img201img203img242img204img243

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