Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Office Simpsons

Wall-E Easter Eggs

WALL-E was an amazing movie that everyone should see. As you may know, there are easter eggs in every Pixar movie. Here are links to where you can find them.

Link One
Link Two
Link Three

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008


A Annapurna photoset I found looking for Japanese Edo pictures.

More Nedroid

Comic 1

Comic 2

3-Man Chess

The father of one of my campers invented and patented this game. I haven't played it yet, but by the way he described the game, it sounds awesome.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

reunion much?

no family-reunion-except-for-me-fletcher-and-noni pictures? What gives?

the bee, gabriel montez, bay at the dentist


Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Graduation Pictures

Evergreen Graduation Celebration

As many of the family as could gathered on the front lawn of Holland and Jamies house. Evergreen was resplendent in a purple graduation robe and hat. Sally delivered a wonderful speech which we will put in this site at a later time. But here are a few pictures from the occasion.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day Card

A homemade fathers day card from me.

*Click to Enlarge Image

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Big painting

A decent enough start, i guess. . .

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Books and books...

The last four books read by the true scholar of the family:

1) The Seawolf, Jack London.

This book was lauded as "the best book ever" by three of my brothers. Yes, it was a good read, but in this readers opinion, certainly not the "best ever." I wasn't able to picture the main character or get into his head and mind the way that other writers are able to articulate...Dosteyevsky, Rand.

2) Exiles Volume 1: The Ruins of Ambrai, Melanie Rawn.

The first of a trilogy; as with many fantasy novels, a very long 800+ page read. Some interesting elements, but I struggled with the authors writing style throughout much of the book. It also seemed to lack a defining, or at least tangible, climax. Also, the plot was a bit difficult to follow. However, the second installment is at my bedside right now for me to begin tomorrow morning.

3) The Davinci Code, Dan Brown.

A book for the masses. Simple, straight-forward writing style and verbage. A page-turner. For me, it was interesting to learn some of the history behind the development of Christianity and the controversies behind some of the dogma of the Bible and the religion. One problem: i found it difficult to differentiate between the information that is truly scholarly debate from that which was initiated completely out of the author's own brain and creativity.

4) Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.

A book that I finished this morning. This was a difficult read, and I found myself re-reading sections multiple times to glean the meaning of the words. I found the writing style difficult, but at the same time it contained elements and a style that I find highly interesting and inviting --- the style, although at times awkward, has a flare all its own. It is always a pleasure to circumnavigate through a challenging piece of literature, and I recommend challenging literature to everybody. In the end, though, the book did not invoke in me the kind of emotions that other reviewers have claimed.

Until next time.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

coolest thing ever

click on the video tour at top right

Friday, June 6, 2008

This is wicked rad

hey, check this out...

Layed Off

Alright. I'm sure Sally has told most of the Tennesseans but I wanted to go ahead and announce my first layoff. ! It's actually a relief in a way, and kind of freeing. The biggest lesson I have learned in working at this paper is that news photography isn't something I am all that excited about, and ever since I have started working at the Culpeper Times I have missed working for myself. I think it was a very important job and position for me to hold not only for references and experience but it helped me understand that I love being self employed. I am actually really excited because I am free to pursue editorial magazine work now. I can work from home again (perfect timing with the next baby) and work on documentary photo essays and high end portrait photography and weddings again, which I have always loved.
Anyways, I just wanted to let everyone know that I was let go today, along with 9 out of the 10 photojournalists at the company. One of the 7 papers will be shutting down entirely.
Sally I know you think maybe it hasn't hit me yet but I really think it has. A job is a job and I can't be more happy about having more time with Clive, Holland and the new baby, not to mention myself. And as for finances...Holland and I really think we will be able to make more money with me working for myself as a contract photographer than at the paper. Although, I still will be shooting for the newspaper but on a freelance basis. It might take a few months but it should work out well.
Who knows maybe now I really will pursue the gallery downtown.
It's a bad time for newspaper and the economy as a whole, but it's really sad to see what positions become novelties and for newspapers, photography is soon to be something that only the best of the best publications can afford to do well.
All I wanted to say in writing this is please don't feel bad for me at all. As my mom said...she's never been layedoff without it turning out to be a better situation.
Alright. If you've read all that, thanks, it's nice to just write it out.

Funny Joke

Ok, so I have a funny joke. Chicago is having a party to celebrate being the location picked for the 2016 Olympics. And Barrack Obama is there giving a speech, today, to talk about how great the city is, America is ect. Here's the punchline; It isn't a joke, it actually happened.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Well the Pine Tree is down.
It was definitely the scariest storm I have ever been in.
Holding Clive, wrapped in his blanket with his bottle of milk, and standing barefoot at the garage door, watching the wind and rain take out this huge Pine tree was so impressive...and terrifying. I've never seen a storm like it, the sky turned so dark so fast and the clouds seemed like they were dropping out of the sky on top of us. And the rain came in walls, like in the cartoons. It was such a surreal sight.

Anyways here's our backyard aftermath.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sweet Tornado


Fletcher and I won second place in a game design challenge at
And my flash picture is on the front page.
Read the judge's synopsis here, and our submission here.
Pretty sweet.

Coolest Billboard Installation Ever

Christopher Mintz-Plasse Anti-Piracy

Warning: Strong Language and Drug Reference

Monday, June 2, 2008

After a dozen attempts and 23 hours of erasing paint, the painting is actually heading towards completion! Meaning, the drawing is on and there will be no more erasing. "And the crowd goes wild!!!!!" ( the painting is 42 x 66 in. incase any one is wondering)

Funny McCain video