Having a couple of pints after work was definitely a good idea. Now I’m just looking forward to tomorrow, I’m pretty psyched to watch this band I heard on the internet play at Rock on the Rock, they sounded pretty tight. And also we’re gonna be celebrating Luke’s birthday so things are sure to be good. I’m still listening to The Strokes ‘cause my bud James told me they have a new album out (I know, I haven’t been keeping up with new music these days) and it’s great.
I was going to write a little more about photography, some things I’ve been thinking about but I’m not really feeling it.
So just check out this incredible cover of Marvin Gaye’s Mercy Mercy Me by The Strokes (with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder on vocals and QOTSA’s Josh Homme on drums).
Have a good evening.
Far two long. Two weeks is far too long but I’ve been so busy with work, trying to organise my books as I’m buying a lot recently and trying to finish off a roll of Ilford film I have in my camera; I’m itching to get back to colour film, I reckon every once in a while it’s good to shoot black and white to get reacquainted with colour. It’s strange to have to imagine everything through the viewfinder different to how it looks. So now I have some notes on what I’d like to photograph on colour film because I’m seeing so much and now that my car has a new exhaust I’ll finally venture a bit further out in Spain.
So yeah, it’s been a busy two weeks of waking up early and coming home late but the good thing is I’ve been spending a lot of time in Rosia, seeing the sea in different weathers and looking at how the waves crash against the rocks; and taking some photos that I’m really looking forward to seeing. I’ve also been using my time really wisely, watching a lot of great documentaries (mainly photography) and learning a lot of new things. So here’s a list of things I’ve done and learnt:
I hope you enjoy today’s photos, I’ve been slowly uploading more on my Flickr too, even if I haven’t been posting them on here.
Have a good evening, it’s Thursday tomorrow, one day closer to the weekend.
You know (or you might not…) how some cameras, like say Hasselblad’s have interchangeable backs/film magazines? I wish I had that option on my Olympus so bad. Last night I watched William Eggleston in the real world and although I didn’t really enjoy the documentary much - I thought it was a little boring, too strange and he came across as being really arrogant - I love his work. I’ve been into it for a while but yesterday I spent a good while looking through a lot of it on the internet and it’s just made me want to take photos in colour again. Which is really annoying because I’m halfway through a roll of black and white film. This always happens and I just can’t decide when to shoot black and white where I won’t change my mind; and the last time I thought about it and loaded it into another camera I lost the film… I just don’t know what to do.
Same with my hair. I just don’t know what to do with it. This might be normal, I don’t know I’ve just recently noticed, but my hair seems to grow longer on the sides and back than on the top. And then every time I go to cut my hair, which has happened much more in the past few months than it usually does, they ALWAYS mess up. Either they won’t cut it enough but they’ll wet it first so I think it’s fine when they’re cutting it but then when it dries it’s a different story, or they just won’t listen to what I’m telling them. About a month or so ago I got really fed up with my hair and decided to pop into this place in the photos. So I sat there and told the guy I wanted him to cut the sides and back pretty short but to leave the top the length it was because it was fine. So he was like “yeah sure”, started cutting the sides and then when he was just about done had a few snips at the top before I could stop him. And then he couldn’t just leave it at that so he had to finish the job off. In the end I hated it and there was nothing I could do except wait for the hair on the top of my head to grow back to the length it was before trying again. Anyway, too much of this, bottom line is I might go get a haircut tomorrow because I can’t deal with this any more, and here’s where you come in: Where do you recommend I go? Also they need to do walk-ins, I hate appointments. I’m not picky with the place really.
Recently I can’t stop listening to Mr. Hudson (yes the guy that did Supernova with Kanye), in particular this song. I honestly think this guy is crazy underrated.
Anyway, enough. Good night.
I was under the impression my horizon’s were wonky until I noticed they all look wonky when I take photos of this particular view…The shape of the land makes it look like they are wonky I reckon. They can’t all be wonky, also, see how the cranes are totally vertical? Too much to think about at this time of the night.
So today I was working on a step closer to finally getting this interview project online. Yes, the one I’ve been going on about for months now. But now this time it’s actually going to go online. I suppose by maybe this coming weekend? That’s what I want to aim for, one first post by this weekend. Still a lot of work to do but the base is there. So keep an eye out!