Wait for it…

I just shot over 20 rolls of various formats and types of film on my trip, and I’m not sure if I’ll post anything more than a shot or two(the previous post counts as one, and with how I feel right now, I wouldn’t hold your breath).

I’ve been piling all my film up since the year started and won’t develop any of it until winter comes, if I even have the money for it(can I get over my disdain for handouts and do a kickstarter for that?). I started out the year with the notion that sharing everything I like is bad. It’s ended up being a financially induced hiding. I haven’t sold anything at any of the past three shows I’ve had. Maybe $75 for a mounted, 12x12 archive pigment print on Hahnemuhle is asking too much. Maybe I should’ve accepted the offer of $60 someone proposed. That would be a consolation at least. I feel like I can’t give my work away. And so I’m not. Sometimes I feel like I should’ve started out anonymously. I never wanted to feel this way.

Sorry followers. I do appreciate you. I’ll get back when I change my mind. OR maybe I’ll build a desolate showroom in the desert to display something and make it feel more meaningful. For now, I just love to shoot. So that’s all I’ll do.

Blame it on IG, Pinterest, and Tumblr(see my previous post). Nobody has to buy anything. We can appreciate everything 5 seconds at a time. On to the next…

Noel & Justin, Damian Riehl

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Shit is Riehl: Annual Shit List(Version A), Damian Riehl

So another year swings by. I joined Instagram and ditched Facebook. I said goodbye to some best friends and made new ones. I’m plotting new career paths. For the first time in a couple years I decided to hang a show, and then another, and another, and another. Life is good, and I suppose if I can’t say that I must be doing it wrong. So here’s to another year of shooting and some self inspiration for me to get to all the film I’ve been letting pile up over the summer. 

This is one of at least two top ten lists. Just like picking who my best friends are,  what I feel like listening to or wearing, I may feel differently about it next week. 

All via my Flickr

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