[found tattoo]: yay area

I thought it was a terribly unique tattoo, so I asked if I may photograph it, and we spent a moment getting it right. Although I only had my iPhone on me at the time, I’d say it turned out fairly well after it went through Aperture. Still, I only do things that one could really do in the darkroom. :]

[targeted info]: a fresh beginning, some words on film.

I prefer to shoot film, however the past few years of photography for me have been spent mastering the digital work-flow. I’ve been shooting digitally since 2002, however mixing film shooting in as well. I prefer black and white above all as a working medium, doesn’t matter if it’s film or digital. I enjoy working in the tonalities of grey vs color, it’s simply easier for me to highlight the things I want to share with the viewer. I do also shoot a smaller volume of color work, and quite enjoy doing so.

After shooting around 100,000 images in the year 2005, and a substantial break, I’ve recently – for all intents and purposes, began fresh. Due to massive catastrophic data loss, the aforementioned volume of photographic work has been “lost to the digital ether.”

Noticing how frustrating this was, I’ve decided that developing mostly film would be indeed prudent. Digital photography has many uses for me though, and don’t get me wrong – you’ll see many digital photographs here. I typically use digital to “capture ideas, and thoughts,” a way to bookmark concepts for later, and for sharing and response metrics.  I’ve redesigned my in-house data structure thought for storage, and I should be on the way to a much better system when I get to fully implement and integrate it.