Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 9:41 PM
Subject: East Coast
Greetings from back on the East Coast.
Hanging out at my parents, trying to recover from yet another trip
cross-country (4th total, 2nd all at once). It's good to be off the
road, I took everything, every last thing out of and off of the van today.
Without all that junk and external appendages it actually is quite the nimble
little vehicle. Just a quick update, film is at the lab getting
developed, so I won't have any pictures for a day or two. The day after
I last wrote, I moved out of my apartment in Missoula. That weekend I
drove from Missoula to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Something like
866 miles in two days, with a lot of shopping along the way to get ready for
Burning Man. I took 30 lbs. of Pancake mix to cook breakfast for the
camp. I only ended up needing about 12, and that fed a lot of people.
Burning Man was amazing, it was great to see my all my old friends from last
year and plenty of new ones this year. The VWBuscamp family just keeps
growing and getting better. I'll write more with the pictures, but as I
was pretty sleep deprived from school, I kept it pretty low key, spending a
lot of time in camp resting and hanging out with my friends. Of course
low key at Burning Man is probably a week of raging partying out here, but it
was great to relax in good company in a place with a fantastic energy to
it. After I rolled out of there, it was pretty much a straight shot back
here. I did stop to visit my friend Brad from photo school along the way
(he was the skateboarding bunny in the last email), and all the work he is
doing to get started in photography got me inspired. I think it was 5
days of driving, and it was pretty dull. So it's good to rest for a
spell, but I have a pretty hefty to-do list that I have created for myself to
get ready to move to San Francisco and getting ready to look for work in
photography. I'm getting excited about what's next, it's a little scary,
but mostly I don't think about that, just all the things I can't wait to do.
I'll be hanging out here for a few weeks, with some visits up and down the
coast planned to see everybody and do some photography. I'm looking
forward to some Legend Brown Ale. I've had all the West Coast
microbrews, and as a class they are all to themselves, but Legend Brown stacks
up against any of them. I'll probably be in Richmond on some of the
weekends coming up (starting with this one), so I hope to see as many people
as I can. Let me know if you will be around and of anything going on.
I can usually be found at the Commercial Taphouse. That's all for now,
I'll send some pictures later this week (or early next). I hope
everybody is doing well and I look forward to seeing y'all.
P.S. While I'm here, I'd like to make an
offer to any interested parties. I'd like to build up my portfolio of
portrait photography, so if anybody is interested in getting some portraits or family
portraits (even pet portraits) done while I'm around, I'll do it at cost
(film, developing, printing, lighting or studio rental). I don't know
yet how much all of that is, but my guess is that it will be more than Sears,
and less than a regular portrait photographer. I'm interested in candid
and creative portraiture, as well as doing some on location. I mostly
shoot in Black and White, but can do Color if really desired. It would
probably take a few hours for each session. I can do shots that you
want, but in return, I may require you to A) have genuine expressions
and/or B) have fun and act silly. If interested send me an email and
I'll contact you later to set something up.