Friday, November 25, 2011

Thoughts on Cruelty

Two things to start off with: 
A) My Hasselblad got stolen from my mother's car
B) I keep getting anon hate on my Tumblr, and I assume it's by the same person

While one is the act of hate by a random person, the second is an act of hate by someone who has singled me out to harass me personally. 

Both hurt. I don't know who the harasser is or who stole my camera, but they are both people who have lost a sense of right and wrong, who are desperate in one way or another. I have a hard time wrapping my head around it, because I live my life as good and honest as I can. I don't spend time talking shit about people, or hating people I don't know, I don't steal or cheat or lie. I'm not going to say that I never slip up, but I hold my life as something that I want to look back on and recognize my hard work and feel like I've earned everything I've worked for- honestly. 

That being said, every obstacle that comes my way will be overcome. My best camera stolen by a crackhead? My car impounded? Cruel anonymous words? Whatever it is, nothing will stop me. Nothing will break my spirit. 

Keep it comin. With every fight I get stronger.

And as a friend of mine has told me many times, it's not the camera, it's the person holding it. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Moose and being Upstate

I feel so stuck and tortured up here in upstate NY!

Though not completely.

I've been taking care of the family dog Moose while my mother's in Florida through til Thanksgiving with my Grandmother, who moves there for the winter. Snow bird and all that. So I agreed to watch the house, take care of the dogs, etc, while she's gone. Sounds like it wouldn't be that bad, you know, having the house to myself and all that... but there is just NOTHING to do in Watertown.

I guess I should try harder. Shoot something or something.

Not having wifi also drives me bat shit. Not that the internet is that interesting anymore, but at least it's something.

anyway, here is a link to my Etsy store 

It's only got a few prints up on it right now, but I'm really trying to push selling a few of these. I'd like to get super 8 film, more paper to print on, and a nice light meter. Among other things but at the moment that's what I really want :)

At least sitting around with nothing to do encourages me to write and read more.