more photography!

probably coming from my love of gadgets, i have always loved cameras and photography.  i had a few film cameras before the digital thing happened but i hardly ever used them.  it wasn't till one random, fateful trip to vegas with natalie that i found myself in a sears standing in front of a display case, staring at this little beauty.
The Casio EX-S20
infused with the power of 2 mega pixels of picture taking glory!  and it was TINY!!  i heard angelic chorus as i held the test model in my hands.  i absolutely had to have it.  so i made it mine.  the impulse buy that changed my life forever.  and ive had a camera in my pocket pretty much every day since then.  i took nearly 2000 pictures that year (2004) and basically never stopped.  
what did my photos look like back then?  here is the first digital self portrait ive taken haha.  as well all know there were many more to come.  
this little marvel even shoots video!  (albeit with no sound)  here is the first video that came out of this camera.  this segment is called, "Garit eating pizza in his room"
since then ive gone through a handful of other cameras and taken more than 22,000 photos taking up about 150GB of space on my computer.  and you know what?  after all that.. after almost 10 years of taking pictures my only thought is MORE!  i definitely want more.  i keep trying to think of ways to get myself taking more pictures but they usually dont last.  i run out of energy too quickly to see my projects mature but thats ok.  im happy with the photos i do have and the little that i am able to take here and there.  but im always thinking of the next thing i want to try.  i actually have a very long list of things i want to do with photography someday.  but for now i will leave you with a recent photo from my phone.
look at this and tell me what you see?  what i see is the evidence of an adorable little one year old's curiosity, and it makes me smile.


time for a list

  • first and foremost, its been about 2 months since i started this crazy fruit diet...
  • therefore, its a pretty good bet that i would be willing to kill a man for a burrito
  • i think filterstorm is my favorite iphone photo editing app (link) seriously a powerhouse app.
  • glen hansard.  your new album.. is not the direction i want you to be taking.
  • but i still love you and you are still my favorite.
  • its cold.  i sleep in a hoody now.  with the hood all the way up.  like darth sidious.
  • restlessness.  a common foe.  nothing seems to satisfy lately.
  • ive recently been wondering what the secret is to exceptionally good homemade salsa
  • ive never liked avocado/guacamole, its unnaturally greasy and tastes weird.
  • as a personal challenge i may force myself to like it.  
  • does anyone else do weird stuff like that?  apparently i do.
  • i really hate when i cant remember a song ive been thinking about. 
  • its like brain sumo wrestling.  
  • why am i so obsessed with self portraits? 
  • i think my favorite veggie dish is a stir fry garden squash
  • it often reminds me of the movie ratatouille
  • i think i need something to look forward to...
what are you looking forward to?


GoPro so Pro

These little cameras have come such a long way.  I am so impressed by the latest models.  Mind-blowing images are coming back from these things.  Check out this video for a taste. (Highly recommend watching in 1080 + fullscreen)

seriously makes me sick.. i have wasted my life.  this is the kind of stuff i wish i were doing on a day to day basis.


Blow Job

Havn't blogged in a while.  I've been distracted.  But I just found something on the internet that I need to share with everyone.  Probably the best photos I have seen in a long long time.  These are absolutely brilliant.



here's a little sneak peek
way more can be found here on his facebook.  Amazing.