Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Major League Soccer Expansion Decision Looms...

- Image via Tour De Cincinnati.

...and I plan to support FC Cincinnati, and (more importantly) this city, regardless of the outcome.

Back in 2012, I wrote a QC/D piece speculating whether or not Major League Soccer could come to and subsequently work in Cincinnati. Then, the consensus seemed to be: "yeah, it'd be cool, but it's not gonna happen."

How things have changed.

Soon, very soon, we're going to know whether or not Major League Soccer will accept FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League as an expansion franchise. Since FCC was announced in 2015, a lot has happened from record breaking attendances to ESPN worthy moments. I'm lucky enough to have been involved with the independent supporters group known as Die Innenstadt since the start. As the expansion decision looms, I wanted to take a few moments to get out some words about where I stand. Regardless of the decision, I plan to be a fan and vocal supporter of not just the club, but our city. I want to see our group continue its charity efforts and continue its support of our home as well as the local team, no matter what league they're in.

If you wish to read that editorial, check out the latest post on Die Innenstadt's site.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

From Cincinnati to Huntington, Indiana

My Father is an incredibly thoughtful person, always coming up with great ideas of places to go or things to see. When I was six years old, he took me to my first air show. When I was in the sixth grade, he was a chaperone on our school trip to Wasington D.C., finding better historical stories and more fun facts than any tour guide we encountered. This weekend, he wanted to go visit my cousin's University campus and see a basketball game. I worried whether or not I had the time to go along and in the end I opted to.

I'm glad I did, because my Dad understands a key aspect about driving long distances: what's the point in going somewhere if you can't stop a thousand times along the way and see cool stuff?

Friday, December 1, 2017

November 2017

Photographs made in November 2017.

Not a whole lot of "one off" photos this month, but a bunch of stories published in November. They're linked at the end of this post.

Frames made with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone 7+.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Arrow Collecting

I got the idea to start "arrow collecting" from Pittsburgh Orbit, which is a fantastic website. Essentially, here's some arrows found in the places I've been. They're simple directional signs, each unique in their own graphic sense, all found while trying to ignore the "easy" ones on street signs and pavement.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

[Fading Advertisements] The Winslow's Next Door Neighbor

Unlike a lot of the fading advertisements seen on this site and in the book, this one isn't still promoting a business long after it's gone. Rather, the arrow directs passersby to where they can find Ollie's Trolley hawking excellent burgers and a selection of other southern comfort foods ranging from ribs to deep fried fish. Still, the mural/advertisement is fading a bit and I photographed it recently for another project, but thought it was worth a mention here specifically because of its details.