Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just a few weeks ago I opened up Photoshop and was about to edit pictures when suddenly it says "serial number expired". At first glance my heart sank knowing that this is going to be a big problem. I attempt to call up Adobe to see if I can reinstate the license on my serial number. With at least five redirects and no answer I gave up. I called Academy of Art right after to see if there is a way I can get this resolved and apparently Adobe had sent the entire staff a notification that they were dropping the license. I went on Facebook to post up the situation and seems as though a lot of students and alumni got hit. They're servicing the Creative Cloud now and everything else is out of date.

I find myself figuring out why most of the students/alumni (including myself) had been booted off the program. I'm sure the serial number was bought using our tuition and I'm also sure that it didn't cost as much as our tuition. So, I decided to grab an older copy. I had an "CS4" laying around and I decided to load it up. And honestly... I use it the same way as I would CS6. This is just crazy. I don't even know why I bothered upgrading.

I'm sticking to this program until my computer can't function anymore. It's going to be awhile for that to happen. You should look at Ed Templeton's computer on some of his interviews. You should see the program he's using! I think it's CS2! And he makes great stuff out of it. Fuck you Adobe. You can go and suck a big fuck.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Standing In Line / Middletown - East Hartford, Ct / 2013

I don't know why I chose these images today, but I think that I like the shadows of the chair and the lines that are parallel to Mayliza's feet standing on the yellow line. It's a simple concept really, but it just looks interesting. Something to think about I guess.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I've noticed that a couple of people that I follow on Blogspot, Wordpress, and Tumblr are either exclusively using Instagram, Tumblr or just completely out of the loop of blogging. Some of these individuals are not even photographers. I follow a variety of blogs that help me in some way. And thinking about it I've been doing the blogging thing for years. 5 years to be exact. This place was established in 2009 right after I closed my MYSPACE account (man... those were the days). And I've been so consistent about loading pictures and thoughts on what's been going on that it's been sort of an obsession to keep it going. There is so much content that I had put up for all of you to check out.

It's sort of a sketch book of stuff I worked on for years. It's quite amazing how long it's been and how far I've gone photographing and writing whatever's on my mind. I used to put logo's on my work, call myself a "street photographer", did vids on things that talked about photography and music, or whatever came to mind about my art. Now I don't have logos, call myself a "photographer" (because I could do it all and not put myself in one specific thing) and still talk about my inspirations on posts about art and how it's affecting me.

The question is does anyone care that I have a blog or not? Most of the content that I put up on my Tumblr gets the most traffic and gets viewers the chance to see my actual blog. Of course the traffic on Tumblr is a lot easier to work with than a Blogspot account due to the platform structure, but I can't see myself not posting anything on this particular blog. I've built this thing from the ground up and its current look really pleases me.

I don't know when this whole "blogging" thing is going to stop, but I'm going to keep going even if it becomes outdated. Writing my thoughts on the pictures I take or whatever comes to mind has been a practice for many years. I can remember my first website that I created when I took an HTML class back in high school. It was a GEOCITIES account under There I would write my thoughts on things on anything I've dealt with in those years in high school. It was a different time to be part of the internet.

So yeah... who the fuck cares if I have a blog right? I should feel this way all the time, but it's something that I would like to share to the people who haven't seen my work before and want to know who I am. I'm putting my life in the internet and it can be scary sometimes especially with the amount of fraudulent people that can use these photos and claim themselves as me. Of course, I don't think anyone could do that because I'm pretty fucking cool and no one can be as cool as me