Day Trippin’: Chelsea, MI

Got out of the house on Sunday, with my partner in love and wandering, to do some street photography in a small theatre town just outside Ann Arbor. It was a beautiful, sunny day — “second summer” is a common event in Michigan in mid-autumn — so we grabbed our cameras and strolled around townContinue reading “Day Trippin’: Chelsea, MI”

Trivial Things: Ukiyo-e (Grandma’s Gifts)

Growing up, I never thought of my grandmother as a loving woman. Intimidating ? Yes. Opinionated and critical? Check and check. A force of nature who changed the energy of every room she walked into? Boy howdy. But loving? That’s what other people’s grandmothers were, sweet and coddling, giggly and cute. The only way toContinue reading “Trivial Things: Ukiyo-e (Grandma’s Gifts)”

Petoskey, MI Photo Series #5

Being in the throes of the pandemic and more than slightly risk-averse, our safe-cation in Petoskey consisted of significant crowd-dodging and scoping out outdoor patio seating from several blocks away prior to setting our course. As a result, we spent our time trying to hit the “popular spots” at low-traffic times, and take shots thatContinue reading “Petoskey, MI Photo Series #5”

Trivial Things: Katana Collection – Kenshin

You may know him as Samurai X, but he’ll always be Himura Kenshin to me. Adorable, red-haired, charming, committed pacifist, the quintessential wielder of the reverse-blade, and my absolute favorite anime hero, ever. You may be asking yourself, why am I, an (apparent) grown-up, talking about my favorite cartoon character, in a post that promisedContinue reading “Trivial Things: Katana Collection – Kenshin”

New York, NY Photo Series #4

My favorite part of the Warhol exhibit was not his shots, and not necessarily the shots that other people took that were inspired by his style (although that was its own kind of fascinating), but taking a shot of the people looking at the shots that were inspired by his shots. I loves me someContinue reading “New York, NY Photo Series #4”

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Photo Series #2

One of many cloudy, breezy, lazy days at an all-inclusive resort on the northeast side of Jamaica in 2019. Absolutely magnificent opportunity for my favorite photo shoot friends, Light and Shadow, to join me for a stroll. Shot on iPhone 8, black and white filter. Related: Ocho Rios, Jamaica Photo Series #1 Rashomon Series: JewelContinue reading “Ocho Rios, Jamaica Photo Series #2”

Trivial Things: Katana Collection – An Origin Story

I’ve got to hand it to them — swords do make an impression. I would guess that most people, having lived long enough and done enough stupid things involving a kitchen knife, typically have an emotional response to bladed weaponry. Sure, it’s often fear, or at least a reasonable level of nervousness. For some othersContinue reading “Trivial Things: Katana Collection – An Origin Story”