Goodbye, Holga!

I’ve been saying a lot of goodbyes lately it seems, and as you’ve seen from my previous post I’m getting rid of my Holga camera. I sent off my last three rolls of film to Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas because their prices were pretty unbeatable. For three rolls (and shipping) it was right at $25 and I had my film back within 7-10 days. Prices in Seattle were pretty expensive and getting to the semi-local shop (an hour away) before they closed was always a hassle. You might give Dwayne’s a try if there’s not a local business nearby that develops 120 film. The one thing I don’t like about the Holga is the photos are always hit or miss. Out of 36 photos I’ve found four that actually stood out. I guess the same can be said about digital, but with digital you see the results right away and you know whether or not you should keep shooting. One roll of film that I used at the Seattle gay pride parade was ruined because one of the buttons was switched to bulb mode. It was something I should have paid attention to but didn’t. These are a few examples […]

Goodbye Seattle!

About 12 hours from now I’m going to be headed back east to Kentucky. I’m not a nervous flyer but I know as soon as I get to Sea-Tac I’ll be anxious for the flight to be over with. My flight is around midnight, with a layover in Houston around 5AM, and I should be arriving in Louisville around 10:45AM assuming there are no delays. Hopefully I can sleep through most of the flight. I have my iPhone filled with several tv shows and new music to listen to. I’ll have that if nothing else. I’ve really enjoyed the time that I’ve spent with my brother, I haven’t been able to spend this much time with him since I was a kid. I’m really surprised we haven’t got into more arguments than we did given the fact we’re getting into arguments when he comes to KY for a few days. When I say “we” it’s mostly “me” starting the arguments. That’s what happens when you have similar personalities, confined spaces, and love one another. There’s definitely things I won’t miss like waking up to horns honking outside of my bedroom window at 4 freakin’ AM, gun shots, the traffic, etc. […]

500 Days of Summer

Tonight my brother took me out for my birthday, since I won’t be with him on Friday when it’s my birthday. We had dinner with two of his friends followed by the film “500 Days of Summer“. I’ve been wanting to see this film since I saw the trailer earlier this year, and I should know better than to go into a film with high expectations because I’m always let down. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t a terrible movie but it was a little too real for me in a way that brought back old memories of a previous relationship. I found myself comparing myself to Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the desperation of trying to win someone back, being blinded by the good memories of a person when deep down there were more bad memories than good, etc. I found myself wanting to slap Summer (Zooey Deschanel) and tell her to snap out of it and get her shit together. If only it was that simple in relationships. I guess it’s good that it engaged thoughts and memories but it’s leaving me a little melancholy. I’m still unsure how I feel about the film but you should see it […]