Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Been here with a loved one since Saturday.

Every day some new tests.

No conclusive answers.

Waiting is always the hardest part.

She’d rather be tending to her garden.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band touring their new album at Shake It Records.

Tram Tour through Spring Grove

Spring Grove has tram tours that happen a few times each month with a variety of different topics. Mom and I did a ‘History and Heritage’ tour and quite enjoyed learning about how the cemetery came to be, facts about notable residents, monuments, mausoleums and the trees.

Highly recommended. My only advice is to call way in advance to reserve a spot.

Postnote: This is the first time I favored photos from my phone (iPhone XS) over the dedicated camera I brought this afternoon (Sony RX100). It helped we had great light, but still? Wowsers.

Hi Mom!

A really big ginkgo tree.

Each person got a binder full of history on the tour to follow along. Yay. Also? I’d love to find this original photograph of these architects.

There’s no hands on the clock because time doesn’t matter to the residents here.

So many things

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dinner with friends, including baby’s first nacho.

Celebrating a coworkers birthday for a cool minute.

Seeing our panoramas printed next to the original that lives in the library. (Info)

In the same room? The smallest book in the library.

Off to another friend’s birthday later in the night.

Only after I mistakenly went in to the neighbor’s party next door, complete with belly dancer.

An evening in OTR

Friday, September 28, 2018

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason.

Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that paired photography between separate folks called “Frame of Reference.”

Tintypes by Keith Klenowski

Keith Klenowski has been experimenting with tintype photographs in his backyard.

It’s a fascinating process, coating the rectangle of tin with collodial liquid and then silver photographic emulsion. After exposing the plate he develops it right on the spot with a darkroom in a box. A few minutes after the shoot? You’re looking at the photograph.


When showing these images to my mom she lamented I wasn’t smiling.

View a few more photos from the morning shoot.

Inside out

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Contemporary Arts Center is a great architectural moment in our central district downtown.

There is one floor dedicated to staff and I was lucky to take a peek around, looking out from under one of the cantilevered slabs.

Inside and across from this view? A Mapplethorpe lingering temporarily from a recent exhibition. I saw this photo some 28 years ago in The Perfect Moment which caused a battle and obscenity charges against the CAC. Though the museum was later acquitted, it fired up the activist and artist within my high school senior self. The queer part didn’t sink in until later, but I figure the door opened just a little bit wider back then.

Yawning Tom

Wednesday, September 26, 2018