I had my 50th birthday yesterday. It was ok.
Half a century is a long walk.
My last blog post was less about the subject and more about perspective, and retrospective. When you get to this point in your life where you have more road behind you than you have ahead of you, the natural instinct is to slow down and see where you’ve been. And why you are where you are now.
I started a new job recently. Not photography related. I don’t make any money doing photography, everything I do is on a hobbyist level. I still haven’t talked to anyone at my work about my photography. I don’t know why that is. I do want to put up some of my own photos in my office. Is that weird? Too conceited? Discuss.
That said, I have ordered new business cards, check it out:
I decided not to include any of my pictures like I had on my old card. I believe I read somewhere about keeping the design simple and making people to go to your site and your social media. I thought about putting photos on the back of the cards, but I’d rather have that space open to jot down phone numbers or other info I might need to go back to.
Output this year has been surprisingly consistent: slow but steady.
A few months back, I had an absolutely amazing photoshoot with a collective of local models called the Pink Mink Mafia.
It was an amazing shoot, with a fantastic ’70 Impala (t/y Brian!). I learned a lot, and realized I still have much more to learn about posing groups of people. I’m grateful for the experience and look forward to shooting with PMM again in the future.
And before that, I broke out and shot some Portra 160. Yes, friends, color film!
All thanks to Brittany Wilkinson for modeling for me, it was an inspiring shoot all around, and solidified a lot of the directions I want to take in the future. We also shot some b&w.
The 1960 Cadillac Flattop at the top was from the recent Water Street show in Henderson. That’s what has replaces the Super Run, which moved up to Mesquite a few years ago. That show was this weekend, I was tempted to go, but eventually I just wussed out on the 90 mile drive and stayed home.
That’s ok, the Wurst Dam Show is coming next weekend in Boulder City, I will definitely make it to that.
Christmas is coming, and I’m already looking forward to what gear I’m going to treat myself with. My plan is to keep up with the b&w film, home develop, but upgrade to a medium format camera. No idea about brand, or type of camera. It just feels like a natural progression. Any suggestions are welcome, please comment with your ideas.