Current Residence: Kankakee, IL Favourite genre of music: complex formations of sine waves Favourite photographer: Chris Strong, Felice Beato, W. Eugene Smith Operating System: Windows XP, Ubuntu Linux (6.06) or Mac OSX MP3 player of choice: I'll take vinyl, thank you.
Favourite Visual Artist
The Royal Tenenbaums, The Empire Strikes Back, Les Quatre Cent Coups, Amores Perros, Donnie Darko
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Smashing Pumpkins, Iron & Wine, Rainer Maria, Nine Inch Nails, The Roots, John Coltrane,
so, this is how it goes:
shortly after i purchased a nikon d50, i decided that i liked it.
shortly thereafter, i decided that i did not.
it's sad that i have to blow several hundred dollars before i make a decision as such, but logic and my head are not synonymous. if we were to make a venn diagram of my own logical process and real logical thinking, they would not overlap. ever.
so, sadly, mr d50 has to go. i have to send him on to a good home so that i can instead buy a canon camera, because i simply cannot live another minute without iso100 or a lightup status lcd or a depth-of-field preview.
goodbye, mr. d50. you will be missed.
so, we're driving to walgreens to develop film, as we haven't our own darkroom.
at the counter, we say:
i have some monochrome prints i need developed.
mr. clerk says:
there's a long pause. then we say:
i... erm... have black and white film to develop?
mr. clerk says:
oh, well, golly. sure, but we have to mail them in. we no longer develop black and white in-house.
oh. well. just so you know, this set has to be pulled two stops.
you know, pulled two stops. i accidentally shot iso 100. it's 400iso film.
mr clerk: iso?
well, here's to defeat.
why i joined a community like this is beyond me. i get compulsions,
you know, the little strings pulling at me,
and i just tend to follow them.
here we are.
not going to make this too personal. for all those not in the audience, let's breathe a sigh of relief.
douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
nihongo dekimasu ka?
so, i can't speak well, really.
but it makes me happy to pretend.
ni-juu san-zai desu.
(i am twenty-three)
toshokan de shigoto suru.
(i work at a library)
(ima, shigoto shiteiru... chotto)
(right now, i am working... sort of)
kamera ga 3 dai arimasu.