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fifty seven days and counting

that is how many days i have until i depart Seattle and arrive in the great city that is San Francisco. the term time flies has never meant more to me.

i traveled south to the fine city of SF for the fourth of July and while i was not too productive in my sketchbook(s), i did take some photographs that i’d really like to share ::

and that’s all folks. i have work to do, an apartment to pack, and a cat and a turtle to feed. i wish you all a very happy Thursday from Year of the Pig Studio.

[nikon 35 mm :: 400 ISO color film]




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good afternoon, good evening & good night

ok. it’s 2:26 am. i am supposed to be leaving for the airport in approximately three hours and 45 minutes. ok, that’s not approximate, that’s exact.

i still have work to do. emails to send. and, well, i have not packed a single thing. which might not be a huge deal :: but when you are me and you A. love excessive clothing B. feel you must be prepared for all climates even though the forecast(s) are HOT and even HOTTER C. have three cameras + film that must be packed carefully D. have all sketching materials that MUST be packed and not forgotten E. will be in not only NYC but also MAINE (via 8 hour bus ride), so must consider packing “lightly” :: if that’s possible and F. am totally and utterly crazy… having 3 hours and 45 minutes is just not enough time to do any of the above, but per usual, somehow, i will make it happen because i have no choice BUT to make it happen.

so, yeah, about those pictures i’ve been meaning to upload. i stayed up for roughly the past 2 weeks. averaging 2-3 hours of sleep a night (some nights no sleep, some nights 5 hours of sleep, etc.). that said, i’ve been a little busy and i don’t have the excuse of “i’ve been partying!” but rather, “i’ve been working like a slave!”

however, after this trip east that i am taking :: i am currently under the impression that things will simmer down (famous last words, i know) and that means i can upload ALL the photographs i have taken. i have about one billion, so it should be exciting.

remember that time i went to San Francisco, uh, two weeks ago ? well, i got to swim in the pacific ocean (and yes, it was quite cold, but totally worth it)(i also got stuck on a chain link fence after i’d broken into the Golden Gate Park botanical garden, a great story for another time). i did NOT take this photograph (which should be clear because i am the one in the photograph), but i figured i’d at least share something with you before i bail on you for what could be ten days. my friend, eddie, took this photograph of me and A. i think it’s a solid photograph and B. it proves that even when i am away on these various excursions, i am still working with my camera in hand, hanging around my neck :: not a unlike a soldier ready for battle.

and, no, i’m not so vain as to think i should post a picture on here that A. i didn’t even take and B. is of myself. truth be told ? it’s the only photograph that managed to make it onto my hard drive since my trip and since i am seriously under a time crunch, it’s really the best i could do. apologies left and right. please hold :: while i get my life back together :: oh and did i mention that i am, officially, considering moving to San Francisco within the next six months or so?

yeah. that’s another story for another time as well. i’d love to share the details, but guess what? i still have an empty suitcase, carry on, and ya know, like, a lot of stuff to do. so, let me hereby remind you that patience is, indeed, a virtue. i’ll be back before you know it and with any luck i can even provide ya’ll with a friendly update whilst i am pretending to be a jet setter.

[HOLGA + color film][photo courtesy of Eddie]


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being professional & driving & what not

my business cards & my postcard sized business cards arrived on friday (not sure if they can be considered business cards if they are the size of a standard postcard..). as usual, the printer i used did a great job and i am totally satisfied with the results. a friend of mine even told me they look almost professional, which i find quite amusing.

i am leaving for San Francisco in the morning for the opening of the show at Kokoro Studio. one last visit to my favorite camera store in the morning and then i will be hitting the road. a stop in Portland to visit a dear friend and i’ll find a parking lot in Medford, OR to take a quick little nap (in the back of my car) before continuing on to my final destination. i have many people to see and many things to do and many pictures to take and many sketches to draw. i am stoked and tomorrow can’t come soon enough. it’s 2:30am. am heading to bed shortly, only just got “finished” getting all my stuff ready to go. i know that i’ll only be gone a few days, but there was an obscene amount of things that needed to be taken care of before my departure. you know how it goes..

here’s a shot i took of the san francisco fisherman’s wharf a few years back (think, 2006-ish). can’t wait to get some new pictures with my new camera (!!).

i’ll be m.i.a. until sunday or so. or not. we’ll see.

see ya on the flip side. xxx

[nikon 35 mm + black and white film]


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