Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Love Hate Relationship

They say that
if this is the case,
then why is my love of money,
and my love of spending,
(and my ultimate love of eating out),
always getting me in the shit.

Money doesn't equal happiness.
But it sure as well helps.

So, to fix this little problem,
 I'm now in the process of sorting out my funds.
Figuring out where my money is going.
And how I can go about saving.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Disposable Camera Project

This new age of technology is beginning to irritate me.
Facebook, Skype, Email,
photo uploading, photo tagging, file sharing.
I miss film.
I miss not knowing what my photos would turn out like.
I miss having to wait to get the film developed.
And I miss not being able to delete photos.

My summer project.
The idea is simple.
Whenever my film is empty, I will purchase a new film for my "reusable disposable camera".
With this, I will take photos of anything.
Fun, Ugly, Wonderful, Strange, Beautiful, Shocking, People, etc.
I will develop the film after it has been filled at the end of the month.
Or just whenever I have enough money to do so.

This could turn into an expensive habit. 

Friday, November 18, 2011


The three major creative stages of my life:
I like to think of them as 3 different candles.
One for photography (and photographic images),
one for writing,
and one for drawing.
The photographic candle is made of that kind of plastic-ish, fake wax, the kind that takes forever to burn out.
It is the biggest candle.
The most inspiring.
The most enjoyable.

The writing candle is one of those "trick" candles. Where it may often go out, but will always re-light itself.
This is my favourite candle.
The most influenced.
The most exciting.

The drawing candle has an annoying wick, the kind that won't light when you want it to.
This is the most annoying candle.
The most confusing.
The one I seem to have given up on.
Who knows?
Maybe one day I will relight it.
Or maybe I'll just leave it on the windowsill as a reminder of my creative past.

Either way I'm happy.
So long as I have my camera.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I love how you can talk your mind into believing it is summer.
Summer activities are actually incredibly fun in the rain....

"If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water."
Author: Loren Eisley
I love rain-rollerblading, beach-paddling, and wharf-jumping.
I also love these girls,
and the things we did together that fine-ish day.


"Ah, summer,
what power you have to make us suffer 
and like it." 
Russel Baker

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Colourful Moments

As beautiful as an image can be in black and white, there is no real joy without colour.
Same applies for life.
"Color is the fruit of life"
-Guillaume Apollinaire

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A bit of Depp

A guy came in to work early this afternoon dressed as the mad hatter
and it reminded me of this image I found online some time ago.

It is not only his good looks or his charming accent that I'm fond of..
It is the characters.
The wacky, insane, terrible, crazy, beautiful characters.