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Ennui

Pike Place · Seattle

(fundamental disagreements with society, etc etc etc)

17:00 / 23 March 2019
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the last days of disco

The Warehouse

Breaking Down

The Warehouse

Exposed

The Warehouse

The Shop

The Warehouse

Empty

the air was always still and thick in summer heat. it was impossible to get warm in winter. every noise from the front door to the back hall could be heard. my first studio had three leaks from the drain pipe above; the second had one from a vent that I’m pretty certain pigeons used as shelter from time to time. the cat had to be kept a secret.

strangely leaving Portland is not nearly as difficult as giving up this one place. few things have ever felt as harmonious to me as The Warehouse. our penchant for closing down the bar before playing music until dawn would be the spawn of First Friday; for a few years there was a perfect balance between my personal chaos and my living environment.

i’ve lost track as to whether my perpetual motion is out of need, habit or dependence. but I know this one place, this idea and how I’ve been a part of it, is true—something in short supply these days. my only hope in the future is that I can build something as meaningful, and not that i will look back on abandoning this ship as a grave mistake—

22:30 / 22 March 2019
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A Splash Of Color

Red

Red

i’ve been putting some time and money into camera repair and upgrades and finally am getting months-old film processed. these, some slide film from Bordeaux and elsewhere in the south of France from last summer

Flowers

Bordeaux flowers

River

By the river

Intersection

Intersections

15:00 / 22 March 2019
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Out Cold

Amsterdam, 2018

(soon to depart America once again; this time with a fully-operational camera and a new list of cities to see. finally getting film developed from last year.)

17:15 / 20 February 2019
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Under a Dying Sun

Joshua Tree · 2016

in August of 2016 the road was calling yet again; i found myself driving around the USA for the month. from Portland to Washington DC by way of Milwaukee and Cleveland, down to New Orleans and across the south, through Texas and then up the west coast. On the last night of my trip I found myself in Joshua Tree National Park.1

I’d never been to Joshua Tree before but was familiar with its lore. mulling about: the camp sites were overcrowded, the roads empty. i did not notice an excessive amount of Park Rangers, which makes the shutdown vandalism perplexing. why was this place a target for such destruction?

relating to the motivations of people has never been a strong suit of mine but some days i think it’s a completely foreign concept.

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  • the “last night” was supposed to be second-to-last, but I ended up driving Joshua Tree to Portland in one straight, 18-hour shot. it became one of those travel segments where keep going keep going was a psychic itch i couldn’t stop scratching. every chance I had to pull over for a motel, my foot pressed the gas onward.

10:00 / 16 February 2019
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Daytime Snow II

10:30 / 9 February 2019
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Daytime Snow I

21:00 / 8 February 2019
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the Driving Snow

nightfall / snowfall

one of the best things about snow is the sense of quiet it brings. there’s an almost recognizable pairing between a fresh snowfall and everything just being a little less loud. it’s unique to snow, too; summer heat can bring any number of scenarios with different associated noises (like the buzz and hum of a broken air conditioner, children playing in the street, talking to yourself about how fucking hot it is). the bluster of fall and the rain of spring always produce some combination of chaos.

snow just sits, still and impossible. driving in a snowstorm is remains one of the most romantic acts. the peace of winter is such a mystery.

22:00 / 3 February 2019
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Sunken City

Sunken City · San Pedro, California

(continuing on my little jaunt through California with a discovery of Sunken City, which seems to be an it-moment place for Instagram influencers—forever an awful bunch—but is actually a pretty neat historical spot.)

12:00 / 21 January 2019
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the California trip

Californian Emissions

—outside of the Bay Area and can find all of the reasons why there’s a hole in the sky—

—i don’t miss the Bay at all, nor do I enjoy being here, however looking forward to Los Angeles—1

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  • I’ve always found LA to be better than San Francisco; both are total shitholes but people in LA are at least honest about their vanity and the trash city. People in SF are the worst type of smug-ass liberal, with the epicenter of Tech being there all the proof one needs

10:00 / 18 January 2019
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