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self-portraits travel

on the road again

Back in the Bay for Christmas, as with every year since I moved to New York. As usual I find myself camped out in my grandmother's ("mama's") room. Never mind that it had been my room first, or that she was only living in it for a year or so before moving back to the Philippines; because she lived in it once, it is forever branded as "mama's room." So it goes. Read more [...]
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portfolio self-portraits

keep it simple, stupid

Little-known (unless you've ever met me) fact about myself: I have a tendency to overcomplicate things. Present me with a question and I'll often find the more convoluted solution. It still works (and often well), but it's also needlessly complex. This can be a bit of a sticking point for me, as photography—portrait photography especially—relies on simplicity. Read more [...]
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self-portraits

cliché

I don't know what it is about "shooting reflection" self-portraits that make them such a popular cliché. They're pretty much the one-man version of the "taking a picture of someone taking a picture of you" cliché that we all love so much. Read more [...]
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self-portraits the city

sesame skid row

This is Rick. My sister took me to FAO Schwartz to put him together, a birthday gift months in the making. Like me, he enjoys a good Irish whiskey from time to time. Perhaps too much. Read more [...]
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self-portraits

how i spent my bummer vacation

This has been my view for much of the three-day weekend. I wish I could blame my sloth on illness or other, but I got over my cold sometime on Thursday or Friday. It has been raining, though. That miserable, cold, chilling rain. It's a pity, too, because it's "warmed up some" and actually hit the mid-40s this weekend. If not for the rain, I might've been incensed to go out and do something. Read more [...]