Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 366

"What a long, strange trip it's been..."

Yep, I made it. It's one year today since the air hit my brain. It has been a circuitous and unpredictable road, but I am learning how to negotiate it. Most of the time. Not too much has changed since my posting in April. Still dealing with some anxiety issues, still working on it with Dr Z and Carol and still making photographs. Last night I decided to have Carol buzz my head in honor of the one-year mark. I didn't go for the full shave-down because it's just too much hassle. I wanted to see my scar again and having this short, short hair feels good!

Me by Sarah
In May I made this photograph to represent the portion of my skull that was removed during my craniotomy:

It's What's on the Inside That Counts

Recently I've gotten into making time lapse videos. I'm still figuring it out, but we decided to have a little fun with my haircut:

I've recently done a little traveling for the first time in a year. In early June I gave a talk about my work to The Photo Alliance in San Francisco.

In mid-June I spent a few days in Olympia, WA attending a seminar for my day job. The Northwest is so beautiful. I could live there some day...

Towards the end of June I went to Montana to teach a workshop at the Photographer's Formulary. Sarah came along as my assistant and Carol joined us mid-week. Following the workshop we spent a long weekend with good friends Besty and Michael in Missoula. If you've not been there, Missoula is a pretty cool town!

 An Hour in the Darkroom

Carol, Me, Michael, Sarah and Betsy

Every Time I Go to Montana, I Get More Attached

Under the Big Sky

World's Best Darkroom Assistant

The View from Our Room at The Formulary

Here are few more new photographs since my last posting:

Thursday was Carol's Birthday
Happy Birthday My Love!

Ravinder and Tony
Tony can COOK!
Long Exposure from Our Deck

Long Exposure from Our Deck

Long Exposure - American River

Tomorrow Gayle turns 21. It's hard to believe because in my heart I still feel 25 (although not in my arthritic hip). Happy birthday, Gayle, and bon voyage. You make me a proud papa!

My Little Girl
 Always looking forward to what the future will bring: