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WTF? Wasted Time Foolishly

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That’s right. in the full effect.

Just thought I would open with a powerful image for once.

NEway.

Gonna drop some images that I have shot this new year.

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aiming high.

The next few are some of my personal fav’s from up there

the b-day boy.

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More to come soon, been crazy busy as of late.

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Big Ups to Brklyn? naw, its Pasadena son.

Well its great to be back in Chico.

I think.

The next couple of posts will be from last semester,

as well as late summer

and over the holiday break.

I just got some film back from the lab,

to which I am pleased with greatly.

getting film back never gets old.

its like little mini Christmas’,

seeing frames for the first time in months, maybe years is a special moment.

Well, here they are,

enjoi.

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this is morgan. he likes tequila.

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he loves the Packers and the Farve.

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he is nice man.

anyways.

hers is the one and only dylan, more of him to come much later.

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The next few are from early in the Fall 07 Semester.

I took a trip down the Feather river just outside of Chico with Nick Osti and friends.

It was a great day.

This is only Part I, the pre-party.

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The myth, the man, the laugh, the rhymes, the Frosti.

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The next is a little party sequence.

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More to come from that day soon, but not in this post.

I will end this on a rediculous display from Orange County.

These are real speed bumps.

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over 7 feet long and 15 inches high.

I took this one from the curb level.

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oh, and this last photo.

owned.

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Gotta run. more to come.

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Days of Summer

Gonna drop one on ya.

just a little bit.

just ta see if you like it. . .

right Caroline?

a few tips first.¬† ūüėȬ† pun intended.

wake up earlier, its rewarding.

listen to CRS, Justice, Air, Cinematic Orchestra, Portugal The Man, and Rogue Wave and Jose Gonzales.

drink less.

drink more. who was I kidding?

Watch Weeds, The Office, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The L Word, and of course, Entourage.

Keep up on current events, balances you and keeps you from being a zombie to one aspect of your life. 

Screw it, watch anything HBO has to offer. Especially in the next five years.

Go to Vegas at least once a year.

explore the outdoors around you,

investing in a DVR or TIVO is like diversifying your life portfolio.

ride a bike or walk if you can. LA is the exception.

Never give homeless people money.

Give them food,

gift certificates to someplace they can get food,

or give them your attention.

Not all problems can be solved with money.

but what do I know.

here are some frames ya little rascals.

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Thanks Erin.

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Boston.

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Missing DC a bit. or at least the friends I made there. Be back at the end of Oct.

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Miles Lavin everybody.

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Playing softball in front of the capitol was amazing.

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played with a former Congressman, Rep. Istook.

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. . .
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real mature Rondell. . .

Now for some VT deep cuts.

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That place changed me for the better.

Now some hometownchicoshots.

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“I get by with a little help from my friends” – Ringo Starr.

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Technical Wilderness

So,

I said last post that

this next post would

have some

olde stuffe.

So

it will.

I have some frames

from Humboldt

and

Virginia Tech

that I’ve never posted.

that is also why I love film.

Getting it back from the lab

if half the magic.

enjoy.

I am.

HUMBOLDT BACKPACKING TRIP

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on the way. Northern California, 2007.

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Orchards. on the way to Humboldt. 2007.

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Lone hiker. Beach swamp plains. 2007.

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Foliage. 2007.

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the cast. 2007.  This is how you take roll in an outdoor education class.
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wading. the best part of the trip. 2007.

VIRGINIA TECH

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hands that heal. hope. VT, 2007.

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Students trying to get back to normal after the tragedy and the media frenzy. VT, 2007.

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People brought animals to VT to help people cope with loss. VT, 2007.

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another therapy dog. VT, 2007.

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Ashley Gebb. Las Vegas airport/ the return home. 2007.


Thanks to all the people who read/view this.

Live Your Life.

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The Best of Whats Around

Exhausted.

Really don’t

feel

like writing

a

whole lot this time.

Congrats to my Cousin Amy Lerseth and her husband Brian.

She just recently gave birth to twin boys.

I wish their family the best.

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They must be the proudest parents. It gonna be “active” in a couple of years in that household.

And here are some other frames I’ve made over the past year, including some recent ones in DC.

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Red Line. open your eyes. DC, Summer 2007.

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crippled homeless man. DC, early morning. Summer 2007.

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Brian almost caught this one. The river,Chico CA. Spring 2007

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Boston, near City Hall. Spring 2007.

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Morning cleanup crew. DC. Summer 2007.

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The “boot”. I mentioned this in an earlier post this year. Early Spring, 2007.

Players that win the game drink beer from the boot in celebration. most get sick soon after.

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This photo almost got me arrested.

Notice the cop walking towards me.

I didn’t see him, so he ran after me down the street, and forced to show ID, where he called in my information to be put into a database.

I fully protested, stating that photography was not a crime, which it is not, nor it ever should be, and he told e that times have changed.

He may be right, but that still makes him a complete tool. It was a damn shame.

Had he asked me for my card I would have resisted, and then we would have had a real problem.

What happened wasn’t right, and I hope something changes soon.

Ben Franklin famously said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”

I could not agree more.

I am not a terrorist. Photography is not terrorism.

moving on.

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construction site. DC. Summer 2007.

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DC imitating Gotham City. Summer 2007.

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Union Station, DC. Summer 2007.

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Clay Lightfoot. DC. Summer 2007.

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Dog on a piano. Virginia Tech. Spring 2007.

More from VT and a Humboldt camping trip next time.

Live Your Life.

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The Vice Issue + Fight Night

First off, I want to congratulate my best friends Matt Craig, for his acceptance into THE intern position (meaning there is one ONE) at VII photo agency (check it out), and Julius Metoyer, who is graduating from Emerson in a couple of weeks, then heading to LA to shake up the world. 

They are both on their way.  And they both deserve everything they have achieved.

Again, congrats gentlemen.

And on to the blogging. . .

The Orion entertainment section decided to run a special Vice issue a couple weeks back.

They concentrated on the 7 deadly sins.

Greed

Lust

Envy

Wrath

Sloth

Gluttony

Pride

For each of these aforementioned sins came an article.

I picked up the pride and sloth articles.

For some reason, sloth was about salons, or people who have other people do things for them.

Pride was about tattoos.

-PRIDE-

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She was getting the snake redone.

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Bar-B, the main piercer at Alley Tats.

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About to pierce the tongue, they mark the dot with a pen, clamp down and have at it..

-SLOTH-

I went to the place I usually get my hair cut, and my main damie Hilda (who cuts my hair) was down to have some pictures taken.

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This week was also the start of the Farmer’s Market, every Thursday the city of Chico shuts down Broadway street and hols an open air market. The event draws about 10,000 people every week.

Most families attend to let their kids enjoy the festivities. Bounce houses, food, entertainers, and others family oriented activities are there for the children to enjoy.

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This mother and son were enjoying the new chess table facilities at the park. They used wood chips and leaves for pieces.

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This is also an event that all of the pre-teen and teen kids and Chico can go to hang out with their friends. You can see all sorts of high school kids, from the “I want to smoke cigs in public” type, to the “I can’t wait to graduate and go to Chico State” to even the “I wish I wasn’t here with my parents” group.¬† At some point in our lives, we were all there.¬† Most of us just aren’t from Chico.

Just can’t wait to grow up, get pregnant and develop a substance dependency.

Right.

Anyway. . .

This week is Fight Night in Chico.

The Orion did a profile on a guy who is 4-o in previous fight night fights. I was lucky enough to get the assignment.  He ended up being 5-0 in a close fight decided by a point or two.

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Catch ya on the flipside.

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