Month: June 2016

June 7, 2016

Not sure when I’ll upload all these recent writings.

Because a few things – why the need to share? questioning that whole idea of social sharing.

Really the important thing is what you create as an artist. The behind the scenes, the thoughts and opinions? Not so important. The focus should be on the work.

Also, the way everything is recorded and tracked and monitored is on my mind. Considering the idea of simply posting the photographic work without words, a la Gilles Peress.

Words today seem like traps that you set for yourself, giving others a snare.


Do need to start posting photographs.

Feel the need to get off Facebook, and disconnect from Google services.

Wondering why do many artists and punk rockers and iconoclasts are helping build up the world’s wealthiest men by posting on and using these company’s products.


I’ve been listening to Tim Ferris’ podcast. Lots of interviews with people doing incredible things, pursuing a lot of ideas and goals similar to me.

Efficiency. Pure, cold efficiency.

Need to take an overview of everything I’m doing and trim a lot out.

June 2, 2016

Now, seemingly always, drowning in content.

Reading like three books, in the middle of a film I’ve seen before, and also now converting all the longform articles in my reading list to PDFs (400+ so far) so that I can read them.

Because I’ve now got two iPads – one for movies and one for books/PDFs.

It’s out of control, a race I’ll never win. If anything, it gives my brain a problem to work on – the cataloging and sorting of the content. I spend as much time on that as anything else.


Over 10,000 photos from the Narrative Clip 2 so far, mostly all unusable. Still, another thing to keep the mind occupied.

Ideas about how to keyword those – timelapse, then I don’t know. Do I actually edit this stuff or just collect.


Back on the idea of building a panoramic rig. I had this idea a couple of years ago, and the only problem was the cost. Now that two years have passed, maybe the gear I need for this project will be less expensive. Maybe.


Sent out an e-mail yesterday about a project. No response from the team. I think that particular ship might have sunk.

And yet I spent an hour coding this morning. Probably time to put it on pause.


New owner at the main client.

Much better transition than the previous new owner.

Then -> this newspaper was sh*t yesterday, but now that we own it it’s gold.
Translation: everyone who works here except us new owners is sh*t.

Now -> you’ve done a tremendous job throughout all of the previous drama.

I’m hoping that we can move ahead, lose the PTSD that a lot of us have from uncertainty and drama.

I’m hoping for new projects to spring up (including the ones I have pitched months ago).

I’m hoping for communication and accountability. Two things we are in desperate need of.