| 2008 October
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October 2008

Sometimes the world looks a little better when you take the edge off.  I was admiring the view out my back door one rainy afternoon as dusk was approaching.  Everything was so soft and saturated.  Color seemed to rise from the ground like waves of heat above asphalt.  When I composed the image and focused the shot, I knew I just wasn’t capturing the feeling, the softness, the perfectness of that moment.  I thought it best to shoot this a little out of focus.

Flickr: Chris’ Photostream.


After our visit to the pumpkin patch, Vincent spent hours with his mother decorating our finds for Halloween.  Shortly after, from the other side of our picture window, instead of being frustrated with this squirrel for eating his creation, he watched in glee from inches away.

Sometimes it takes the really young to remind you just how good the world can be.

I think he’s trying to undermine my cynical nature.


Back in ’03 I decided I was going to make a little book as a giveaway for a print exchange we were having at work.  I spent a couple days walking around this community outside Phoenix snapping shots with my wife’s 1 megapixel Elf.  This was the moment that I discovered the beauty of shooting digitally.  Not so much for image quality, but purely for the workflow.  I would go out and shoot 70 images and come back and edit them on my Powerbook.  The series began to evolve and informed me what it wanted to be.  There was an immediate dialogue between the work and myself.  None of my projects had ever developed so fast and the workflow was totally invigorating.  I finished collecting images the night before my departure, laid out the book in Quark on the flight home and printed and bound, for 30 hours straight,  an edition of 15 books.  Ahh…… just like Art School.