Me and my good friend Alex hang every Thursday morning.
I had a fresh role of film handy this fine morn.
Sometimes in a coffee shop, sometimes at his Volvo.
My daily Cortado.
Alex is one cool dude. Not only is he one damn fine Calligrapher, backyard farmer and veteran of the U.S.M.C. but also majoring in Environmental Studies at VCU.
Here he was showing me some new rocks and minerals he collected.
Then Johnny Hugel walked by.
Then we drank more coffee.
A few years back I made a short stop motion video about Net Neutrality when the issue initially started to reach public light. I executed the project with 2 other designers Ada Cooke and Austin Laverty. What better way to show the building blocks of a computer screen than with legos?
It’s a little slow, and could be immensely improved. But more so, it’s a huge bummer to see that net neutrality may no longer exist.
So we’re halfway through our trip. WHAT WE GOT’S TO DO.
Panic, drink coffee, get excited.
The backyard provided natural entertainment.
This guy was the alpha male. He wouldn’t let any other monkeys get close to us, so we started just lobbing food way past him to feed the weaker tribes-monkeys.
Went to the ‘mall’
Night before the wedding. It was tense, emotions were high.
At night, after people went to bed, I did all the signage for the wedding.
All I had was a 35mm camera so I didn’t waste any film on shooting the signage, but you can see them standing on the banner I painted below as they are getting betrothed.
One of my most favorite shots I’ve ever taken,
This was a hand-scrawled map given to us to get from Johannesburg to the airport.
We made it. Ethiopian Airways is pretty sweet.
Very special thanks to David Kraft who paid my way to take this trip, otherwise I would not have been able to go. This was my first time oversees. If I can someday scrape some money together, it surely won’t be the last.
See the published photos in Need Supply Co’s
Human Being Journal II (SOLD OUT!)
I documented the Richmond Bike Polo team (A.K.A. Shit Squad) for six weeks this past summer which was then published in Need Supply Co.’s Human Being Journal III.
I usually had 2-3 cameras on me. I was shooting, loading and winding really fast and couldn’t afford one to jam or a light meter to go out.
Shot with a Canon AE-1 & Minolta x-700 but mostly shot on my Nikon FM (now for sale)
This is Joey. He was my “guide” through the entire documentation.
This is one of the top 5 Bike Polo players in the world folks.
Surprisingly, it was probably the most awkward photography experiences I’ve ever had. The first 3 weeks were really just to let them know I was serious about shooting and truly interested in their sport. The fourth week was when I could really get it done and both I and them felt comfortable with each other and I could ask “can I stand in the middle of the court this round” and they were became happy to oblige. In the end, I had chipped away some more of my social anxiety and had taken some of my favorite photographs to date.