Category Archives: Life

New Terms

TORSCHLUSSPANIK: Torschlusspanik or “gate closing panic” is the anxiety-inducing awareness that as time goes on, life’s opportunities just keep getting fewer and fewer and there’s no way to know which ones you should be taking before they close forever. WELTSCHMERZ: Weltschmerz or “world pain,” is a sadness brought on by a realization that the world […]

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MKE (Red Lumbersexual)

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MKE (Peace)

I give in. The time change has changed both my sleep habits and my photographic routine. I still have the same path, same walk through the city. It still takes me 1 hour and 5 minutes to walk the 3.5 miles from office to doorstep. If I cannot have sunlight, I’ll make the most of the gathering dark.

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I’m on a social media diet. This isn’t the first time that I have done this, but this time the act of suspending Facebook, deactivating my Twitter, and pretending that I actually used Google+ seems more pointed and significant. I realized that I have been using the steady drip of social media to distract myself […]

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The Perfect Japanese Maple

One should never be in such a hurry that pausing to commune with the perfect Japanese Maple tree is not possible…

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I have been incredibly frustrated with photography lately and as a result, have been struggling with my own creativity. The weather in LA has been absolutely perfect for trekking around, exploring and making images. There’s a Nike missile site still lingering in the hills that I’ve been itching to checkout. However, my shiny new 5D […]

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Italy 2003

Not so long ago (almost a decade) I was in Italy studying color reduction woodcut printmaking with one of my professors from the University of Nebraska. At the time, I was under the impression that I was some sort of gifted, up and coming printmaker. (It is truly remarkable what a perfect storm of ego […]

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A Head-Scratcher

When I was working my way through the first year of the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, I took an amazing class called “Performed Photography” with a professor who would later end up as a vital part of my thesis committee. The course consisted of making projects that used photography (or any media […]

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New Mexico

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