OK, it has been...a while. Things have been kind of crazy all over and my art (and DA) was neglected badly.
In February, my car's transmission took a
- we get by with one car but it makes it hard to wander off after work and take photos. The Olds is now officially my project car, and will continue to be even after I get it back up and running. But for now, I'm working on it as I can.
The entire first half of the year has been busy at work. I won't bore you with the details, but large software projects need to be done right and with good communication company-wide. When those things don't happen, chaos arises. I don't expect it to improve just yet, but it needs to improve. Our office is doing the best it can, and my immediate managers are doing a fantastic job, so there's hope. Someone needs to kick corporate square in the ass, but that's for someone well above my pay grade to take care of.
My home PC decided to follow my car into the Great Beyond. It'll eventually be replaced with something but for now it's my phone and a virtual machine on my work laptop (separation of concerns, my personal stuff and work stuff don't need to coexist). And I hate trying to use DA on my phone.
Also, I've found out that I have hypertension. So, I'm on a quest to lose weight and regain some fitness before my brain explodes or something.
Enough excuses though. The upside of needing to improve my health is that I've committed to getting away from my desk during the day, going to the gym some days, walking downtown others. Of course, I quickly realized I was missing carrying a camera on my walks, so I did. I also, unexpectedly, realized I was seeing potential *color* photos. So, I went ahead and picked up some color film. I've also started scanning the black and white I've shot since last fall; I want to get my darkroom back up, but it could be a while, and if I keep holding out on the B&W work until I can print it, it may be a long wait.
I've also been given an idea for a written piece, so hopefully that'll work out.
21 year old car, 91 year old camera, brand new film.