Sunday, May 6, 2018

April 2018

A week late. Almost. But I've had the monthly post thing going for almost two years and I didn't want to let the streak die. Only one other post this month, but tons of stuff on a to-do list and a metric ton of drafts that I haven't had time to finish yet. Ran a 10K, though.

Photographs with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone X.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dispatch from a Waffle House in London, Ohio

I woke up late this morning. I barely remember silencing the alarms on my phone except for the fact that I did it multiple times. I’m not sure if I forced myself to get up too early with not enough sleep or if I’m not sleeping well at all. I’m not really wanting to go to a doctor to find out. I should probably just go to bed earlier on a consistent basis. Nevertheless, I can usually wake up with no issues on days where I’m excited to do something other than go to work. Yet, here I was, scrambling to get out the door facing the usual time based anxieties, but a different destination. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March 2018

Photographs made in February 2018 that didn’t necessarily fit into a larger story and were posted three days late. Frames made with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone X.

A recap of posts from the month at the end. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[Fading Advertisements] "The Other Place," From A Different View

"The Other Place" appeared in the book and can be seen if you walk the obscure College St. that runs from 6th to 7th between Race and Vine. I still haven't been able to figure out what the sign referenced, but while visiting the Terrace Plaza back in December, I got another look at the sign. It's one of my favorites in the city. Glad to see it's holding up so well.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mural on the Side of the Know Theatre

Stopped to see this up close the other day. The Know Theatre has always been a canvas for murals, but I didn't realize the one on the building's south side had changed to this. Apparently it was done by The Lodge for the 2016 Fringe Festival. Despite being in the area all the time, I never really caught sight of it. Thanks to Renee for pointing it out. It's now one of my favorites in the city.

I like the seemingly absurd elements combined with local icons. I enjoy the implied motion, the depth effects, the way this mural feels like it's moving around even if the paint is static. The reveal of the robot skull beneath Cincinnatius' face reminds me of the awesome 1988 movie "They Live." Not sure why there's a cat, but I appreciate the 90's era Mr. Red and the flaming Bengals football that seems like something out of a notebook scribble.

There's also all these great little details throughout...