August 13, 2017 – Antique Wagon

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“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.”
~John Betjeman

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August 12, 2017 – Suits on the Boardwalk

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In my spare time, collecting vintage photographs, there are always a few that stand out. This one is almost a cliche – a bunch of suits with fedoras and cigarettes marching down the boardwalk like the gangsters in the opening scene of Reservoir Dogs. This photograph always pleased me, so naturally I had to share it.

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August 11, 2017 – The Vintage Chef

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“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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August 10, 2017 – Blue Collar Dad

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“Dads are most ordinary men turned, by love, into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.”

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August 09, 2017 – Yukon Circa 1899

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“I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one’s life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is.”
~Amy Poehler

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August 07, 2017 – Siblings

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“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers – it makes them siblings and gives them mutuality. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at.”

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August 06, 2017 – Mother and Children

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“Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent.”
~Mark Sloan

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August 05, 2017 – Vintage Portrait

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“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
~Harry S Truman

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February 21 – Manhole Cover

02-21 Manhole Cover post“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.”

~Lucian Freud

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Film February continues with yet another recurring theme in the pantheon of old subject matter. Some people miss out on what’s going on around them because they stare at their shoes rather than look around. There’s nothing wrong with staring at the ground, if you ask me – there’s a lot going on there.

As I’ve mentioned in previous entries to this project, street photographer Aaron Siskind played a major role in inspiring a younger version of myself. Seeking out interesting compositions in mundane places became something of a game. While interning at The Center For Creative Photography in Tucson, I also became deeply fascinated by a photographer named Minor White, who also had a tendency to isolate seemingly normal, everyday objects and somehow manage to make them alien, interesting, unique.

There is definitely something magical about working in black-and-white film.

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