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The 2018 Reading List

Guess who’s not dead. It’s me!

Amongst the annual nebulous thoughts on what my new year’s resolutions should be is the idea (prompted by Blu… hi Blu!) of starting the year off with a book number goal comprised of a list of to-read books plus open slots to fill with spur-of-the-moment decisions. My reading in 2017 was dreadful, and it almost seems like my thoughts have become fat and lazy because of it. Time to establish a rhythm again. My number goal is 30: 10 fiction, 10 non-fiction, 10 open slots. Let’s go.

Fiction
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
The Death of Virgil – Hermann Broch
Suttree – Cormac McCarthy
The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
John Dies at the End – David Wong
Tenth of December – George Saunders

Non-Fiction
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon – Rebecca West
Running With the Mind of Meditation – Sakyong Mipham
The Endurance Diet – Matt Fitzgerald
Future Sex – Emily Witt
Inside of a Dog – Alexandra Horowitz
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The Discoverers – Daniel J. Boorstin
The Gift: Imagination & the Erotic Life of Property – Lewis Hyde
Seeing Like a State – James C. Scott
Finite and Infinite Games – James Carse

Street Scenes

Blackbird - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Blackbird – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

 

Fiddler on the Roof - Mamiya C330f | Kodak T-Max 100

Fiddler on the Roof – Mamiya C330f | Kodak T-Max 100

 

You Are Here - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

You Are Here – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

 

Library Way - Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

Library Way – Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

 

Radio City - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Radio City – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Ice Skating

Rink @ Bryant Park - Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

Rink @ Bryant Park – Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

 

Rink @ Rockefeller Center - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Rink @ Rockefeller Center – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

 

Ah, New York City in February. A couple of shots of people skating at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center. I am really, really digging this camera.

This Girl Right Here

Leslie @ Lake Martin - Mamiya C330f | Fujichrome Velvia 50

Leslie @ Lake Martin – Mamiya C330f | Fujichrome Velvia 50

So yesterday marked the 9th year of us being “officially” together. We’ve been together-together forever. She’s a very good sport – letting me turn the camera on her for this one shot. Technically, the saturation of the Velvia film doesn’t seem to lend itself to portraiture. Skin tones are a little unreal looking. I was lucky that I had a subject that makes every picture beautiful.

Fayette County, Alabama

Fayette, AL Depot - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

Fayette, AL Depot – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Fayette Mall 1 - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

Fayette Mall 1 – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Caboose - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

Caboose – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Berry, AL Public Library - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

Berry, AL Public Library – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Fayette Mall 2 - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

Fayette Mall 2 – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Sometimes we just pick a road we’ve never been down and start driving.

36th St. & 5th Ave.

Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

The results of the first round of medium-format film experimentation are in. This is currently one of my favorites. I’m still trying to get a feel for my personal film type preferences and what-not, but I’m digging the colors that the Ektar is giving me. Side note: I need to find a lens hood for the TLR. There is a great deal of flare in a lot of the shots. Anyway. The first of many. Watch this space.