2022, My Year with Photography

Here are the ten photographs I took this year that I like best. We'll start there. Untitled (Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 18mm f2.0, Nodal Point Pano)Pam, Green Bay Farmer's Market. (Nikon FE, 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S Auto, Catlabs X 320)Untitled, Santa Fe (Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 18mm f2.0)Untitled, Painted Desert (Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 18mm f2.0, Pano)Petrified Rock (Fuji… Continue reading 2022, My Year with Photography

Etude (Record Review): R.E.M., Automatic for the People

Automatic for the People was never my favorite R.E.M. album. Later, the inescapable ubiquity of "Man on the Moon," and "Everybody Hurts" on radio tarnished the thing for me. Between the movie tie-in and the overly joyful "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight," it began to feel trite and commercially exposed. At least in comparison to the music I was… Continue reading Etude (Record Review): R.E.M., Automatic for the People

Etude (Record Review): Hamza el Din, Escalay

(A LP happens to be 1 square foot, which makes record reviews almost obligatory for this blog). Francis Ford Coppola's 'chapter' of the 1989 anthology film New York Stories is about the relationship between a daughter, Zoë, and a father, who is a famous flautist. The only piece of it that's stuck with me for all of… Continue reading Etude (Record Review): Hamza el Din, Escalay