street stuff from months ago

You can probably guess how tempted I was to remove that big gulp from the first image; pretty sorely, actually, until I realized it actually added a little verisimilitude and character. These photos are again just the first few off the queue that I didn’t hate and delete immediately with some minimal developing sprinkled over them.

Figured out the last outstanding issue with the bags today; the pocket flaps are now ready for prime time. I also found out, if I plan to sell these, I need to get a license from the state to make them and it’s $750 per year. Had a lovely conversation with a friend who started and then shuttered a boutique lingerie line a while back, and she gave me the name of her pattern person and cutter and everything, even though I’m a long way off from doing anything but making bags one at a time. It did occur to us that doing bags, especially just one, the way I’m thinking about starting, means I don’t have to keep different sizes or do a bunch of different patterns for different ones. So that’s nice.

Also: finally got a video card in my hackintosh, and I really wish I’d done it first instead of trying to mess with the onboard graphics. It runs a lot better. My build is now essentially this one from Stork but I have 2x16Gb ram modules, with an eye to adding two more whenever the price dips or I get a little extra cash.

Anyway, that’s the news from here.

Posted by Matt on 2019-01-07 00:48:30 -0800

soma and around

The middle picture is actually Oakland, which doesn’t super matter. Just thought you’d like to know.

Also: really good piece of fiction I just found out about even though it came out t̶w̶o̶ three years ago (via Wendy Liu’s blog): Uncanny Valley. Also this burst of posing is partially inspired by Liu, although I’m not going to get 365 posts in this year, I’m going to try for 260; that’s one every working day, more or less. I know I generate enough photos and have enough backlog that it’s possible.

Posted by Matt on 2019-01-04 01:07:58 -0800

a big ship

Super literal, I know, but now they’re off the queue and on the blog.

Posted by Matt on 2019-01-04 01:02:21 -0800

looking around with the 15mm

Yeah, I know, I haven’t posted in two months. Some things happened, and I was a bit distracted from blogging for a while. Things just keep on happening, as they say, but it’s no longer a satisfactory excuse for neglecting the blog. The backlog continues to grow, since no matter what I do, I’m still always shooting. So, here’s the top of the backlog, as it is.

I have some more from Japan in the pipeline, but I’m going to save those for a bit; I’d like to make some improvements to my slideshow before I do any more posts with more than 10 images. I’m also thinking of changing the format of these a bit, so every post is a slideshow (this is mostly about improving page load time so you don’t have to wait forever or only have 4 posts on a page).

May also get some repeats from my Insta; as I’ve said over there repeatedly, they make you do weird crops, and strongly favor verticals. The upside to this is that it’s gotten me looking for and shooting verticals; the downside is I still hate cropping after the fact. Many strong images it doesn’t hurt too much, but it doesn’t feel right.

Now I have to go pass out.

Posted by Matt on 2019-01-02 02:45:12 -0800