Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waste Not Want More

We all have things we don't use anymore – old furniture, clothes, computers, televisions, cars. Sometimes these things depart our lives almost as quickly as we acquired them.  We use them to their fullest then donate them to charities or thrift stores or recycle them in hopes that they find a new life.

We hope they find a new home helping others, as clothes to help keep a child warm from the night, as cookware to allow someone who couldn't afford a pot to make soup, or as material to be recycled as a new product.

Somewhere between this cycle of donation and delivery is a purgatory.  And nowhere is this better illustrated than in a junkyard – acres of used material goods all fully instilled with our shining hopes for a better life and a new home.  We hope that they find their destiny.

But we don't really want to know if they don't.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Road Trips and Long Sniffs

I road trip often for work and I while I do make every one worthwhile, the trips I most remember are the ones I take with my family.

Here Caroline and Peanut stretch their legs after a long trip across Oregon.  I don't remember who asked to stop, Caroline, the dog, or the bus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's Not Like Chocolate

You never know what you're gonna get.  Forrest may have said it first - but he wasn't speaking about cameras.  I own several 35mm film cameras that alternate in my bag for my shoots along the west coast.  Each offers its own take on a specific photograph.  I like to think that this was the vision of the designer, not the fact that each one is over thirty years old.  Either way, age builds character.

I always book an extra day for sightseeing.  Or in my case, viewfinding. 

Here a trolley beckons you to San Diego.  From San Francisco.