There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.
Slightly alive is an appropriate way to describe this site. I know there’s random entries saying there is new work coming, and I won’t add another one. I am, however, working on a new camera to use when creating for this site. Modifying an old Kodak 616 to shoot more modern 120 in a Xpan style ratio. Here’s hoping it works and I like the results.
Slightly alive in 2019
The project at Shoot Film, Ride Steel has been on a bit of a hiatus, waiting for a move to another server and some other details to be worked out. Now that those details are a done deal, it should begin to move forward again.
Once the book is finished, I want to start a podcast with some semi-local photographers. The details are still being worked out, but it will also give me an opportunity to shoot some video for myself.
The new website on living in the west will probably kick off next month, once I have a little more to put up on it. I’m sticking to monthly updates for it.
On other fronts, there is a goal to finish one novel this year, and make that a ongoing thing. If I can put out one novel a year and either self publish or get published, I might hone my writing enough to be good at it in a few years.
I have a ton of film backlogged to develop, and a crazy schedule to look forward to in the future.
I’ve been shooting video often, but none of it for myself, so I want to change that. The book is nearing completion. There is the possibility of doing a podcast on the horizon. It’s been a little hard to get out lately, as the spring monsoon has moved in and taken up residence. We get 300 days of sun a year here in Denver, welcome to the other 65.
Changes are moving forward at a good pace. Shooting more, and shooting better is fantastic. Very happy with all of that. But I wonder what’s next. Clearing the backlog, of course. But then what?
I should be finished with my part of a new book by next month. Then it’s off to the printers, and we’ll see how it’s received.
After that, I have a new series to get off the ground with models. Time permitting. And if co-operation can be achieved. I will be moving on to more work on abandoned places as well.
I’m thinking about getting a photographic expedition to the back country together and inviting some photographers I know to try it out. If the test run succeeds, I may open it up and try to make it a regular event. Film photo tourism. If nothing else it’s an excuse to wander the back woods and shoot then go drink beer with interesting people.
Different directions require different approaches.
In the new year, I’ll be moving in some new directions, toward some new goals. I’ll be changing methods and tools.
Watch this space.