Thursday, May 16, 2019

[35mm Ohio] "RN, like a nurse spells it"

- Cincinnati.


It didn’t matter how much time I spent on the map, how many sources I had culled information from, how many friends I talked to, or how many recommendations I took to heart. I had the shape of Ohio formed via virtual pinpoints, destinations in every direction. But now, I couldn’t decide which direction to head. So the highway chose for me.

The road didn’t speak in some romantic, spontaneous way or beckon me to follow it on some whimsical, carefree adventure. Rather, it dictated travel orders via a traffic clogged, exhaust strewn, slow crawl of a voice that was now cutting into the time I had set aside for and from myself. There was only one route to take: the most direct one. And maybe if I was lucky and this traffic cleared, I’d still have time to stop and see some of the things from that map.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Long Lines - Part 2


Part 1 was a photographic series featuring Cold-War era communications towers once referred to as "Vintage Skynet." Here in Part 2: the towers' backstory and history.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Long Lines - Part 1


In an article by 99% Invisible’s Kurt Kohlstedt, the author refers to ‘Long Lines’ towers as “Vintage Skynet.” While I very much appreciate the ‘Terminator’ reference, the towers’ purpose was (probably) less sinister, even with their military and technological implications. It was Kohlstedt’s research and highlighting of photographer Spencer Harding that first got me interested in these vestiges of the nation’s communication network—towers that blend in with ubiquitous cell phone masts, generally “30 to 40 miles apart.”

Sunday, May 5, 2019

March - May 2019


Photographs made between the end of March 2019 and the beginning of May 2019 that didn't have a place in a larger story or post.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Arrow Collecting II


Once again inspired by the fine folks at The Pittsburgh Orbit, and following up on a Nov. 2017 post, I've still been "arrow (and manicule) collecting." This time, though, the symbols were found in places all across the country—and outside of it—not just exclusively in Cincinnati.

Here's round 2: