Ten years ago today, I began a photo project that would turn into my MFA thesis, and more importantly, nurtured three of my most important friendships. I’m grateful for these doofuses wanting me to teach them photography over some terrible Jimmy the Greek omelets. Cheers to @earlybird_nh @crfty and @kinglouiethe3rd (at Golden Star, “Home of Good Food”)
Cold weather is better than hot weather. For the discerning minority of us who grasp this objective fact, the current turning of the seasons brings a delicious thrill. And frankly, we deserve a delicious thrill – because life as a cold-appreciator most of the time is tough. There are the daily micro-aggressions of weather forecasters who refer to warm weather as “good”. There’s the dawning reality that our warming climate may gradually be shifting the entire calendar on behalf of the heat fetishists. But mid-October is our moment. Months of chilly days stretch out invitingly before us. At the office, our brains start functioning properly again; outside the office, open fires and hot whiskey drinks can finally replace sunburn, insect repellent and stifling humidity…
Crucially, cold weather also facilitates coziness – a phenomenon so important, and so ill-served by the weedy word “coziness”, that the Danes have made it a central part of their (unusually happy) culture. They call it “hygge”. Hygge can mean hot chocolate by the fire while it’s snowing outside, but it also implies camaraderie and intimacy: it’s a social coziness, a coming together with people we love, against the encroaching cold. I know sunshine enthusiasts have their equivalent pleasures: chilled drinks on a beach with friend, say. And they probably imagine they’re just as good. They are wrong.
Yes. Now would it please stop being 90 and get on with the cold…
Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson
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Excited for this! Go huffphoto!
first pics of the book from Heidelberg! I’ll have my share of copies in a few weeks. pre-orders are still available - these will be the only copies available in the states before next year.
If you’re in Amsterdam, you can catch the first copies at the Unseen Fair.
Sunday studio time. Trying to figure out where the portraits are going… And trying to birth these Disney World ideas that have been laying dormant for years…
Tumblr Tuesday: Rule, Britannia!
In Honor of Great Britain, we are celebrating Tuesday on a Monday, as our neighbors across the pond do.
It’s like Vogue, except the paper is probably A4.
Start 2 Start
Currently riding Shanks’ pony (British for “walking”) the entire length of GB, north to south, avoiding carriageways. Titchy details like, "Today I put my new shoe laces on my boots looks cool."
Photo via start2start
Missing the UK
These just arrived - really happy with the cards they had made for the Northwoods Journals solo show at the Biola gallery. “Home is Where” opens October 22, with the reception on Friday Oct 25 from 4-7pm (not Saturday- the card has a typo)
Into It. Over It. / The Great Albatross split 7” Picture Disc Pre-orders up now! struggletown.co.uk.
Check out this great new song from my friend Wesley Chung, aka The Great Albatross
I did always wish that I could show the other side of the truck… Sadly this awesome text is on the backside from where the faceless Dog was. (at Northwoods archives)