i dropped my photos off at Elephant Room Gallery today and they’ll be hanging them up tomorrow. the show is not 100% ready yet but it’s very, very, very close now. what a weight off me mind.
tonight Beka and i attended the premiere of Fancypants, a feature film i worked on as a still photographer a few years ago. it was pretty neat seeing how the various scenes i saw filmed looked in their finished state and how they fit into the larger storyline. i also thoroughly enjoyed seeing my name scroll up the screen during the end credits, a peculiar but pleasant sensation that i wouldn’t mind experiencing a few more times in my life.
here are some ‘behind the scenes’ preparation shots of my upcoming show, Portraits of Afghanistan.
frames. lots of frames. twenty-four of them, to be exact. the boxes say glass but it’s really plexiglass.
before you make prints, first you must make test prints.
i accidentally sliced one of my fingers open with that art knife yesterday because i was being careless.
after hours of work expunging dust from everything, prints are finally getting framed!
glorious stacks of finished product bristle proudly next to the oatmeal and granola bar stash.
framed prints ready for transport to the gallery.
so Beka bought me a pair of new sandals because my current ones are getting really old.
yes, they are exactly the same even down to the glued-in heel insoles that i use to balance out the length discrepancy between my legs. the only difference is that the pair on the right has been worn fairly regularly for the past seven years (and therefore sort of gross) while the brand new pair on the left is patiently waiting for its time to shine.
i’m not quite ready to retire my old sandals yet since there’s still a bit of tread on them but it’s nice to have a fresh pair for that eventual rainy day.
lesson of the day: custom framers really earn their money.
i tried to make onion rings again today and decided to follow a recipe i found online instead of winging it like last time. big mistake. annoyingly, my incompetence in the kitchen seems to be greatly exaggerated when i have to follow directions so i’m just going to do my own thing next time.
Beka and i attended a wedding reception tonight at one of those Brazilian steakhouses where fiery Latin men and women bring various barbecued meats on skewers directly to your table. it was my first time eating at one of those places and it was fantastic. the food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very polite, attentive and accommodating. best wedding reception food ever.
An Idiot Abroad series 2 started today :)
so this is my stapler (insert Office Space joke here), a Bates Model B which i got at the thrift store for 1.50 USD. if you’re wondering why it looks so old, it’s because its from the early ’30s but it still works perfectly despite its age. instead of staples, the Bates has a spool of brass wire on the back from which it makes its own staples on the fly. how’s that for a slice of fried gold?
Nikon finally announced its new mirrorless camera system and although i have yet to read any reviews or see any sample images, i’m pretty excited. i’ve been sufficiently impressed by similar camera systems already on the market but never really cared because none of them were fully compatible with the Nikon lenses i already own. the fact that the new Nikon 1 series will have an available adapter for F-mount lenses means there’s a very high chance that one of these things will end up in my camera bag someday as a backup.
when they get considerably cheaper, that is.