Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 21

This is another photo of Khammany. I'm not sure exactly where or when it was taken. I love the rawness of the grain and the lighting. There is another picture I took of Khammany in our apartment in Omaha that has this same feel. In it, she is sitting in the frame of the bathroom door. Hopefully, I come across it in my scanning process.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 19

Here is another shot I took at the Vatican in 2006. I just got this roll developed yesterday. One factor where I begin to wonder if digital is better than film is when it comes to instant gratification. I know there are a million reasons why looking at your pictures right away is both a great tool and gratifying, but then you never get to experience that feeling of picking up your pictures at the store and seeing what they hold, or don't.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 18

Being a Leo, this is a shot I couldn't pass up. This is the door knocker on the main entrance to the National Museum in Cairo.

When Khammany and I moved to Seoul in 2002, and she got access to the U.S. Army base, we were able to go and use the dark room to print images. This is one of the first prints I ever did. We went to the dark room every weekend for a couple of months. It was a good experience, but ultimately, it is an art in itself and I didn't want to spend all my time printing, when I could be shooting.

I still have the print.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 17

This is a photo from a beach on Kopanang a tiny island in Thailand. The waters had receded in the morning when I was out on the motorcycle (ok, it was a 100cc scooter) taking photos. I shot several like this of fallen over palm trees and some of boats. Visiting Kopanang is when I realized I'm not a beach person. We were there for a week or two in 2006, and although it was relaxing, we were ready to get onto our next destination after a couple of days. In Henry Rollins book, "Smile, You're Traveling" he talks about how he never likes to stay in one city for more than a couple of nights. I completely understand him.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 16

It was brought to my attention today that there is a mistake on a previous poste. We went to Shanghai not in 2002, but for Thanksgiving 2003.

This shot is another from the Cartier-Bresson show. I actually like the way several of them turned out.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 15

This is another photo that was taken in Shanghai in 2002. It's of two guys eating at a noodle stand at lunch time. The thing I love about this is the guy on the right. He must be short on time as he slurps up his noodles and sucks up a smoke at the same time.
One interesting thing to note is the prices on the menu behind the guys. At the time, an American Dollar was worth about 8.25 Chinese Yuan.