365 Project

May 21st – Messy room and still decompressing from work travel. I can’t even remember what I did other than some laundry and working on more developing.

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May 22nd – Paint projects, got the Evo 7 wing all cleaned and scuffed, ready to drop that off with my car at the body shop as soon as it’s back from getting the transmission done. The valve cover is coming along slowly, even after a few rounds of aircraft stripper some of the original paint really doesn’t want to come off. I need to figure out a better way to prep this for its new paint.

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May 23rd – The new building next to mine is almost up to my floor. Kind of bummed how fast it’s coming up. Looks like I also didn’t expose this shot long enough, guess I metered too much where the construction lights were.

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May 24th – Some of my other cameras, just getting ready to expand my 365 to using any of my cameras rather than only the 4×5.

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May 25th – Actually spending some time to work on music again, I feel like I don’t put a lot of time into it since I get overly picky and frustrated easy and end up going back to working on visual arts.

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May 26th – Mugi, chilling with me on her favorite chair. I guess most things around here might be her favorite places to sit though.

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May 27th – Packed up and ready to go, I was suppose to go shoot at a drift event, but my buddy wasn’t able to make it due to a friend of his crashing before we even made it to the track for the day.

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May 14th – I had a great weekend with Zab being back in Los Angeles. Though, I’m biased and always love the time that we get to spend together. Over the weekend we tried to eat at least 1 taco at all the various taco places in Downtown. Though, we kind of failed later in the day as one of the places gave both of us an uneasy stomach. We have some ideas on the culprit, but I’m not going to name names. She was off getting ready for her flight while I was shooting her uniform, which she looks great in.

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May 15th – I’m all packed up as well and about to roll out for my work trip to Montreal, New Jersey, and New York. Is it obvious which shirts Zab helped me fold? They look a lot more pro than my own attempts.

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May 16th – Well.. there was going to be a black and white version of this same shot, but it got wrecked when security pulled the dark slide on that holder during a hand check. Fortunately I had shot the same scene on Ektar as well. This occurrence is what got me thinking more that maybe I need to use other cameras for this 365 and not just be limited to my 4×5.

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May 17th – No shots in New Jersey since it was a busy morning, I waited to get my daily shot once I was able to make it to Manhattan in the afternoon. I shot this from the hotel and was surprised I was able to get it without interference from the glass without a polarizing filter. I had forgotten mine at home.

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May 18th – Such a hot day in NYC already, it was around 97 and humid. I forgotten how tiring it can be trying to walk in that heat with the 4×5 and didn’t end up shooting anything outside and only shot the room once I came back exhausted. Dealing with the heat was another reason why I got to thinking perhaps I should adapt my camera choices to the situation for this project.

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May 19th – Finally home again after a long day and surprisingly few delays from JFK. Time for a beer and to kick back.

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May 20th – Normal days, getting caught up on laundry and cleaning now that I’m home.

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After almost half a year of my 365 project I have been feeling more and more that’s it’s difficult for me to shoot new and interesting things with the 4×5 daily. While I really love the camera for landscapes, architecture, and some of the car exterior shots, it’s also slow and cumbersome to bring somewhere, setup, and shoot. That was very clearly illustrated to me again when I was on business travel in Montreal and New York City last week, both cities were already more hot and humid than I had anticipated and hauling around the gear to shoot with was very tiring especially after meetings. There also was an issue bringing my film holders loaded through security and getting a hand check, one of the airport security guards in Montreal pulled the dark slide on what was my black and white shot for the day even though I had them locked down.

Since I know I have to travel more for work again later in the year I’m thinking on how to avoid situations like this past week and also feel like I’m not getting stuck in a rut with what I shoot. I may be lifting my self limitation of sticking to the 4×5 and allowing myself to use any of my cameras. The upside is I’ll be far more adaptable to daily conditions and for travel I can choose lighter and faster gear to work with. The downside is that with photos being spread over more cameras updates could take longer as I’d have to wait until I have enough film of each type before it would make sense to mix new chemicals and develop. I don’t know, maybe I’m just too burnt out from last week and overthinking this all.