I took a second run at developing my own film. Since only changing one variable (the film used) wasn’t enough, I went ahead and switched up the camera, too. This camera is a crazy Russian camera called the Horizon 202. It’s a 35mm “swing lens” panoramic camera. Check out this video below to see what […] Read more – ‘Horizon 202 with Ilford HP5+’.
Took my first swing at developing film at home. I think it turned out pretty well. I was a little anxious about it, losing a roll of photos, but boom-shakka-lakka. Here it is. I’m going to be shooting a lot more film now that I know I can develop it myself. Enjoy a slice of […] Read more – ‘Kodak Tri-X 400 // Home Developed’.
My friend Taylor and I stopped by South Front Antiques. It might be the best store ever. If you’re in Memphis, check it out. These are some shots I took and edited with VSCO Cam. I am also testing out using the WordPress app on my phone for simple posts. Read more – ‘A Trip to the Antique Store’.
6 months and 23 days ago I had a going away party in Columbia, MO. Below are some of my favorite images from the event. I told myself I would wait a few months before coming back to these photos and I am so glad I did today. It’s hard to put exactly into words […] Read more – ‘Friends – A Look Back to 6 Months Ago’.
One of my best friends, Trevor, had his first child last month. After about a thousand hours of labor, his wife, Alisha gave birth to a healthy baby girl with a whole ton of hair. So much hair. I used to be really freaked out by babies. They just seemed so fragile and I felt […] Read more – ‘Baby Allison’.
Last week I drove to Little Rock for a meeting. Something I love about being on the road is getting a sense of space. It’s easy to build a mental fence around a city and to keep our thoughts inside, locked up tight. When you’re on the road though, your mind has room to roam. […] Read more – ‘40 Highway though Arkansas’.
I know that you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to over the past month… so let me tell you. I hit the ground running over at City Leadership, as soon as I was available, I was put to work. I’ve got two really big web projects that will both launch next month, so stay tuned. […] Read more – ‘The Last Month’.
Greetings from Memphis! I live in Tennessee now. That’s kind of weird to say. I’m still working on getting everything in line for being a resident of Memphis. Turns out moving is kind of tricky, but I’m here now. I am living in one place through this week and then into another place at the […] Read more – ‘Kodak Portra 400’.
I’ve had a roll of Kodak HD 400 sitting in my dad’s Nikon FM2 for (almost) 2 years. I’m a little embarrassed to say that, but at the same time, it provided my day with some awesome. First off, seeing images I captured two years ago on the same roll that I captured some earlier […] Read more – ‘Kodak HD 400’.
Just wandering around Memphis last month, I kept my x100 at my side and snapped some shots whenever I was struck by some interesting light. Here is the set I came out with. File this under “odds and ends.” All shot with the Fuji x100 – Edited with VSCO in Lightroom 4 #boom Read more – ‘Some Memphis Light’.
If you are on my blog, you probably already know I’m moving to Memphis. If you don’t, check this out. When I first started telling people I was moving to Memphis it usually went something like this: “Well, I want to pursue freelance photography and need to move to a bigger city to do that. […] Read more – ‘“Life’s too short…”’.
There’s not real good way to intro this, so, I’m announcing a huge change in my life: I’m moving to Memphis and I’m both scared and excited in ways I have never been before. As news has trickled out to friends and family, I’ve received an overwhelming amount of encouragement, and I cannot begin to […] Read more – ‘Update: My Life Edition’.
I visited Memphis last week. Going to Memphis last weekend wasn’t my plan until about a week before I went because I was originally supposed to go to Japan with my church… but it didn’t work out. I had an amazing trip, nonetheless. The best part about the trip to Memphis was being able to […] Read more – ‘Memphis (May Edition)’.
Here are some photos from the past few weeks… Artrageous Friday! Graduation Parties! Mother’s Day! My parents came and visited me. It was the best. Found this at Big Tree in McBaine. K+A. What a coincidence… All shot with Fuji x100 + edited with VSCO in Lightroom 4 Read more – ‘The Past Few Weeks’.
Spring is here with all the things spring brings. Burning eyes and an itchy mouth roof pitted against the beauty of nature revealing itself. It got warm quick here in mid-Missouri, and that’s not a complaint. These pictures span from downtown KC to Lee’s Summit and back to Columbia. It’s been an interesting past couple […] Read more – ‘Spring Daze’.
Andrew Bird played in Kansas City at the Uptown last Friday. This was my second time seeing him live. He puts on an incredible show. If you haven’t heard Andrew Bird, you’re missing out. The looped violin strumming, plucking and traditional playing, with amazing whistling interspersed between emotionally intense lyrics, all keep me coming back […] Read more – ‘Andrew Bird in Kansas City’.
What do spaces tell us about the things contained within them? I visited the STL Art Museum a couple weeks ago with Amanda and here are some frames I came back with. If you’re around there, their current Photography exhibit, An Orchestrated Vision, is awesome. There is something really moving about large photo prints… the magnitude […] Read more – ‘Museum Space’.
I spent some time at the zoo last week with a close friend of mine. We were pretty busy overhearing parents explain things to their children in odd ways, listening to children say highly offensive things without realizing it, taking pictures of people taking pictures… those sorts of things. If I had to choose what […] Read more – ‘The Zoo’.
I went to California in August with my family. It was an amazing vacation. I’m just now getting around to posting pictures. Give the page a minute to load (there are about 85 images). Turn this track on an enjoy the set. I hope that if you’ve been to California, they ring true of the […] Read more – ‘California’.
I got to ride in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. My friend Nathan and I got to ride in it all the way to Big Tree. Jealous? Our tour guides were awesome. Thanks again Caileigh and Lauren! Read more – ‘The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile’.
A year ago today, two of my best friends, Tyler and Becca, got married. I had the incredible honor of photographing their wedding. They invited over some close friends last night to share with them their anniversary and anniversary cake. Surprisingly, year old cake is still delicious, if preserved correctly. There’s something really special about […] Read more – ‘Happy Anniversary, Tyler and Becca’.
60° in Missouri, mid January, is an odd, beautiful thing. My friends Kate and Melissa and I went hiking (walking?) around some parks in Columbia. We hit up Devil’s Ice Box (the trail is open, but the actual cave is closed due to White Nose Syndrome killing so many bats) and Capen Park. We spent […] Read more – ‘A Lovely Day for a Hike’.
As mentioned in my post from yesterday, winter break is very different time than any other, even though my day-to-day schedule isn’t really effected. I know everyone’s life is pretty different around the holidays, but living in a college town, working for Mizzou, living in a house full of students and being part of a […] Read more – ‘Friends of Winter Break’.
Winter in Missouri brings a certain sort of quiet. It’s nice at first. Eventually it can feel a little suffocating. It’s reaching that point for me. I’ve enjoyed the slowness of things the past couple weeks, but I am ready for the life of the regular semester to kick back in. The first nine photos […] Read more – ‘Quiet Missouri’.
I’m not even sure how to describe how awesome this New Year’s was. Standing with one of my best friends, Brett H, as he got hitched, and partying the night away with close friends. There were so many faces I hadn’t seen in a while. I am so blessed. Here is some music, though it […] Read more – ‘New Years Eve, featuring Brett and Brook’s Wedding’.
Merry Christmas! I’m blogging right now as half my family is asleep in the living room from Christmas Dinner Coma. What a blessed day. The warmth of being around family and the remembrance of Christ’s birth. Earlier today while driving around, I listened to what I consider the mewithoutYou Christmas song: There’s something I really […] Read more – ‘Christmas 2011’.
Here are some film shots I did the other night. I used an Alien Bees 400 with a small soft box on these, along with my Mamyia Rb67. These were shot on Fuji 400 ProH, if the title didn’t give that away already. I was experimenting with using external lighting with the Mamiya in general, […] Read more – ‘Fuji 400 ProH’.
“But Keith, film is dead!” I don’t care. Despite Fuji and Kodak both dropping some pretty historic films recently, I have a hard time believing that the medium is disappearing for good anytime soon. Not until digital can actually catch up. Digital has the edge in convenience, no doubt, but until images those 1’s and […] Read more – ‘Kodak 160NC’.
Yeah, I go Black Friday shopping. Whatofit? If you haven’t, you should. Just once at least. You’ll learn more about our culture in one night if you keep your eyes and ears open than you will over an entire season of Jersey Shore. I have to say that there is a tragic irony in the […] Read more – ‘A Dark Friday’.
I think I’ve concluded that thankfulness must drive us to humility. Without that, it isn’t true thanksgiving… it’s more entitlement with recognition, or something of the like. There is no independence. We are contingent upon one another… and for a reason. Here is a glimpse into my family’s Thanksgiving. My nephew takes baths in the […] Read more – ‘Give Thanks’.