Better strap it on. This post is going to be a LONG one, covering a ton of diverse ground! There are a ton of pictures in the folder known as 2009-06-22. I considered breaking this into multiple posts, but then I decided, “Nah, bro. We got this.”
Thee are night flower pictures, pictures from Ames on the Half Shell, pictures from Ottumwa, family pictures, and pictures of cherries.
The pictures from Ames on the Half Shell were from when The Josh Davis Band played there. It must have been rained out because the pictures are from DG’s Taphouse. The Josh Davis Band is my second favorite band to play Ames on the Half Shell. Not including Against the Grain or whatever Derrick’s band was called when they crashed Half Shell. It appears that I never published those photos.
The pictures from Ottumwa are from when I went there to help Jen & Derrick help with the house that Jen inherited from her uncle.
The cherry pictures are from when Shannon came over and baked me a cherry pie from the cherries from my cherry trees. It feels good to be self-sustaining.
There are pictures in here of people that are gone now. Gone, but definitely not forgotten:
By adding these photos to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
I Can Not Tell a Lie
Night Flowers: Session 2
Skin to Win
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Little League baseball.
The Union Street Theater Movie Club had our September Movie Night last Saturday. The B Movie was ACTION JACKSON. The Feature was BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA. Jay made us ribs. It was a good night.
It was also a good night to knock off Page 121 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. Anders gamely volunteered to put himself in danger to be the subject of Page 121.
Page 121 – Show us photograhy is a form of magic.
This type of image was all the rage at Iowa State Fair Photography Salon this year. I expect there will be many copycats next year. I don’t think I will be one of them, even though it is a fun image to take.
I took a couple more images, but the one above is one that will be physically adhered into the physical A PHOTO JOURNAL.
By knocking off Page 121 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT, I am down to just the following pages left:
Page 28 – Recreate a famous photograph without looking it up.
PAGE 66-67 – Make a sequence of four pictures inspired by the rise and fall of Britney Spears (or another celebrity).
Page 106-107 – Email one of your pictures to your photography hero and ask them what they hate about it.
Page 123 – Don’t take any more photographs -none- until you see something that emotionally moves you. Only then pick up your camera.
I still have to shoot two of the pages, but hopefully this project will be finished next week!
There aren’t many pictures in the folder 2009-04-11, so I’m publishing photos from the folder 2009-04-20.
The pictures from the folder 2009-04-11 are from when Derrick and Jen moved into their new house. They moved about a month after I moved. They have since moved again. I have not. They have added 4 people to their living circumstances. I have added Naima. I’m not moving anytime soon. Naima seems to like it here.
The pictures from the folder 2009-04-20 are from the Iowa State Spring Game. I miss the Spring Game. I hope Iowa State brings it back someday. Not for the game itself, but it is just nice to get outside and watch some football in April.
Here are some pictures:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve Tom Harkin, ice cream, and probably flowers.
The pictures from the folder 2009-02-24/Arizona Day 6 are from the CMM Party. On Thursday night’s at the CMM there is a party.
I spent most of time at the party wandering around the desert looking for sunset pictures. That is the kind of party animal I am…
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will be the last of the Arizona pictures.
Seems like a good time to share my favorite pictures from THE SELFIE PROJECT from April.
I’ve been trying to be more interesting with the pictures, or at least more interesting with my life, since it felt like in January and February I didn’t do anything.
I don’t know if I’m accomplishing that or not, but at least in the month of
April I did leave the Cyclone State once. So that is something.
Here are my favorites from April:
As of this writing, I haven’t taken my picture for today, but my May 1 picture does involve a giant check, so May is shaping up to be quite the month!
It has been awhile since we checked in with THE SELFIE PROJECT. I figured today was as good of a day as any to check out March before April is over.
I’m not sure I did more interesting things in March than I did in February or January where it felt like I never left the house. I think I’ve continued that in April. I actually even left the state in April!
Here are my favorites from March:
No doubt you already excited to see my April “adventures”.
There aren’t many pictures in the folders 2009-01-05 and 2009-01-25 so I decided to combine them into one post.
The pictures are mostly from a trip around Boone during a snowstorm and Nader and I’s last trip to the Varsity Theater.
Many people may not remember the Varsity. It was on Lincoln Way across the street from Lake Laverne. It showed foreign, independent, and arthouse movies. It still hasn’t been properly replaced. Now Ames have two multiplexes that devote almost all their screens to whatever mindless Marvel or Star Wars movie is being released that week.
Then if you want to see something original or thought provoking you have to take a ride down to Des Moines. Even Des Moines recently lost one its independent cinemas. Also, call The Varsity.
Here are some pictures to look at:
The sweet Iowa State scarf was a Christmas present from Teresa. She also took the pictures of Nader and I.
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Sweet Christmas Present
By restoring these journal entries, I was able to finish completely restoring all the journal entries from January 2009.
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve a Boone fire.
The pictures from the folders 2009-01-02 and 2009-01-03 involved a trip to ACTORS theater in Ames. Plus a trip to Ottumwa to work on the house that Jen inherited. Plus there are some pictures of when I had winnowed down what house I would purchase down to two similar ranch style houses.
The house that I would ultimately purchase was the lucky winner mainly because it had the better yard. It had the better yard times a million. The intention was always to get a golden retriever when I was back up on my own feet and living on my own again.
As I look at the pictures of the runner-up, I assure you Naima would not have been happy with that yard. I also wouldn’t have been happy with such a small yard too. I mean, if you’re going to care about my happiness.
Here are the pictures:
I do confess though, I could have has some pretty great parties with that carpeted bar.
By adding these images to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
The Ballad of House Buying: Part 2: Initial Look
The Ballad of House Buying: Part 4 – A Closer Examination
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve saying goodbye to an old cinematic friend and a winter storm.
Sometime in late 2008 my organizational process of my photos went all FUBAR. The result is that it appears that I have actually lost several images from late 2008 and early 2009.
None of the lost pictures are of much consequence, but it is annoying nonetheless.
Part of this breakdown in the system was that it seems that rather than breaking images into folders by date, I just dumped a ton of pictures into the December folder.
Fortunately for you, I don’t usually take a ton of pictures in December. However, this still potentially might be one long journal entry.
There are pictures from Iowa State at night, Toys for Tots, an American Legion event in Roland, Iowa State basketball, Shannon dressed nice for once, a night with the Daniels, and crayfish that took home from a Chinese buffet.
Here we go:
Looking at those pictures something that struck me is that I had forgotten how badly Greg McDermott had destroyed Iowa State’s basketball program. Thank you Creighton for taking him off of our hands! It is a debt that can never be repaid!
All those pictures added to the Photography 139 Gallery enabled me to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” journal entries to their original glory:
Boone Taxi Driver
Toys for Tots
Burying the Lead
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve hanging around the ACTORS Studio.
I have been absolutely horrible about working on THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT lately. This will be the first post I’ve had since December 28, when I posted pictures of Andy’s progeny competing in the ages old activity of wraslin’.
I need to put my nose to the grindstone and stop getting stuck in cases of intellectual paralysis. I got to stop overthinking each theme and perhaps more importantly getting overly married to 1 or 2 concepts per theme. I absolutely intend to take at least one of these pictures every week.
By my calculations I have 31 pages left to complete. My goal is to have this finished by the 4th of July.
Expect for me to bug you about potentially being in or assisting in one of these project very soon.
I have a couple other projects I want to get going and I don’t want to just quit on this one. My mama didn’t raise any quitters. If she did, it must be one of my sisters.
With that in mind, last Thursday night I went out and knocked out Page 122 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT:
Page 122 – Take a picture by the light of the full moon.
Here are a couple alternates I took a long time and never liked enough to publish:
I kept holding out for taking picture of an abandoned car and another idea I never pulled the trigger on was an abandoned school on Highway 169 near Highway 141.
This week, I hope to pull the trigger on 1 of the following themes:
+Page 16 – Photograph the last thing that made you laugh.
+Page 36 – Use shutter speed to capture ANGER!
+Page 43 – Take a picture that only works in B+W.
+Page 82 – Show us the world is flat.
+Page 109 – Change a word to change its meaning.
But we’ll see how the cookie crumbles.