The good people over at the Russian website Royal Cheese featured my essay West Yellowstone today. I have no idea what anything on the website says but Rob Hornstra’s Sochi Singers is up there so I’m in some awesome company!
I’m not sure if anybody else experiences this, but this is my emotional roller coaster of photography in 10 easy steps.
1. Decide to undertake a project, get super hyped.
2. Pre-visualize too much, too far ahead of time/ experience delusions of grandure
3. Arrive to a reality much different than the one I pre-visualized. Immediately start making excuses for why what you are shooting sucks.
4. Have a break through, shoot 40 rolls (give or take) of film in one day
5. Expect photos to be awesome
6. Take photos to lab, get them back. The negs look awesome.
7. Start scanning, immediately want to die. Photos look wack. The one you wanted so bad is out of focus. (if I owned an imacon, the only problem I would have would be out of focus pictures, because my colors wouldn’t be wack.
9. Show the scans to a friend who says they don’t suck.
10. 5 months later, decide they don’t suck, show the world.
This is just a reminder that I will be in Alsace, France from the 1st-15th of March shooting photos at a winery. I have a really flexible travel schedule so if you have any photographic needs in the eurozone around this time please don’t hesitate to let me know. Also, at this moment in time, I have convinced myself not to bring a digital camera. So, if you need that type of photography, you should email me in the next two days. Love,