Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Timecat in Colors

Every third Thursday throughout the Summer The Devil Strip and City of Akron sponsored concerts at Lock 4 Park. Last week after shooting a different gig downtown I made it to Lock 4 Live in time to catch Timecat. It was a fun to make some photos with all the different colors from the stage light show and with the LEDs that the Knight foundation had installed in the park.
As much as I love Autumn the winding down of these Summer events bums me out....

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dayton Video

Here is the road trip video from Dayton. It is a combination of footage from my GoPro, Mavic Pro Drone, and Canon 5D mkIV. Canon gets a lot of flak from all the internet commenters - but I'll tell you what - I barely have to touch that footage to make it look good. Also - with the new YouTube redesign I can't figure out how to resize the embedded videos. You should go "fullscreen" anyways I guess....

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Erin and I decided to load up the bikes and get one more Summer road trip in. We picked Dayton because neither of us had been to the downtown and the bike lanes, trails and brewery scene looked strong. As my friend Rick said, "An experiment in breweries making any place a destination". Which, I do find to be true, and not just because I travel other places to try out their breweries, but also because every time I do I usually meet people at the breweries who know Akron(or Cleveland) because of our brewery scene. Breweries and bike infrastructure are tourist draws. Every time there is an article in Akron about improving bike lanes or adding trails there are always so many negative comments - bike lanes make our community a better place to live but they are also a draw. I've yet to ever have someone tell me about how they enjoyed visiting a city because the traffic flowed so well or that there was really good parking. It is always about friendly, walkable neighborhoods, cool local shops/restaurants/breweries, and great parks with hiking and biking. Anyways - if fast cars and strip malls with up front parking are your thing there are plenty of suburbs for you.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Year of B&W

This is an expired roll of Kodak TMax that was in my camera for almost an entire year. I started this roll sometime last summer at the Akron Farm & Flea and finished it this summer at the Akron Art Museum's 'Downtown @ Dusk'. It must not have been stored very well because TMax should be very low grain - and this came out very grainy. I developed it in Kodak HC-110 dilution b.