1. This might be one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. Can’t explain why.

    This might be one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. Can’t explain why.

    6 days ago  /  296 notes

  2. Playing around with Silver Efex and Color Efex.

    Also, important note: Em’s really cute.

    6 days ago  /  8 notes

  3. Met a guy at the flea market carrying around a Leica Model A from 1930. Absolutely gorgeous. This camera has no rangefinder, and is entirely scale-focus, so you have to estimate your subject’s distance and set it on the lens. #leica

    Met a guy at the flea market carrying around a Leica Model A from 1930. Absolutely gorgeous. This camera has no rangefinder, and is entirely scale-focus, so you have to estimate your subject’s distance and set it on the lens. #leica

    2 weeks ago  /  44 notes

  4. Cancun, Mexico
I was in a van with a family from Chicago and everyone got incredibly excited when a truck drove by carrying a donkey in the back. Cameras came out of bags a bit too late; we had already passed the truck. Thankfully, after seeing how worked up everyone had gotten from this donkey encounter, the driver of the van slowed down so they could all take pics.

    Cancun, Mexico

    I was in a van with a family from Chicago and everyone got incredibly excited when a truck drove by carrying a donkey in the back. Cameras came out of bags a bit too late; we had already passed the truck. Thankfully, after seeing how worked up everyone had gotten from this donkey encounter, the driver of the van slowed down so they could all take pics.

    2 weeks ago  /  2 notes

  5. Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

    …How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

    No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

    […]

    Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….
    Brittney Cooper, from the article In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream  (via athomewithlana)

    (via emilione)

    1 month ago  /  16,911 notes  / /Source: downlo

  6. Made a lizard friend today

    Made a lizard friend today

    1 month ago  /  5 notes

  7. Picked this up when Buddy Holly was on his ” I’m Trapped In Between Worlds, Existing Only In The Form That You Knew Me, This Is Not Who I Am, Leave Me Alone And Just Let Me Die, Please.” album tour

#nightvale

    Picked this up when Buddy Holly was on his ” I’m Trapped In Between Worlds, Existing Only In The Form That You Knew Me, This Is Not Who I Am, Leave Me Alone And Just Let Me Die, Please.” album tour

    #nightvale

    1 month ago  /  2 notes

  8. Home in one photo.
Shot outside of Oklahoma City.

    Home in one photo.

    Shot outside of Oklahoma City.

    1 month ago  /  4 notes

  9. Goddamn I love The Hold Steady (at Great American Music Hall)

    Goddamn I love The Hold Steady (at Great American Music Hall)

    2 months ago  /  1 note

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