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WATCHING: The West Wing

I used to watch this with my folks every Wednesday night. I think it was on Wednesdays. I remember bits and pieces, but this re-watch has been amazing. I’m almost done with season 3. My dreams are filled with walk and talks and my ipad is filled with silly things like The Washington Post, White House Press Releases, and US Government flashcards.

And the characters. Oh, the characters. There’s no point making a list because I love them all. I will give a quick shout out to my girl, CJ Cregg. I love her so. 

LISTENING: The Xx - Coexist

I got this album for Christmas and I finally gave it a listen last week. I was not expecting to be so affected. It’s entrancing. It’s sweet and terrible and dreamy and actually caused me physical pain in my chest. 

Do yourself a favor, grab some over-the-ear-headphones, put this on, lay on the floor, and float away. 

(I would recommend limiting your repeat plays, however, or you might slip into a deep melancholy. Just a heads up.)

READING: The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall

A fun little cultural study looking at the origins and runs of twelve different TV shows that have brought television where it is today. The list: Oz, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Deadwood, Lost, Buffy, 24, Battlestar, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. 

DIGGING: “Death by Mel” by Emily Roz (via popculturepirate)

"144 polaroid images of everyone Mel Gibson killed in his movies, in chronological order."

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my la3eheure:

Chromatics: Cherry

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Gorgeous.

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Sunshine and the things that come along with it.

Another batch of the 35mm photos from my Pentax. Shake off your jackets and enjoy the warmth.

[Top to Bottom: Purple Flowers, Kodak 200 // Pippin, Kodak 200 // Summer Shoes, Kodak 200 // Nate and Abby on the Roof, Fuji 400 // Twist with Sprinkles, Fuji 400]

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Adventures in Silver Halide

I recently borrowed stole my folks’ old Pentax K1000 35mm camera. I’ve snapped three rolls of film so far this year, two Fuji 400 and one Kodak 200.

I know it’s sort of becoming a cliché, but there really is something wonderful about shooting film. Not knowing exactly what you just shot, having to wait for the development (a whole hour, heaven forbid), seeing the photos first as prints in your hands.

Analog, man. The imperfection is key.

So I thought I’d spend a few posts sharing my exploits. First up: portraits.

[Top to bottom: Derik at Yesterdog, Fuji 400 // Sara, Fuji 400 // Kevin, Fuji 400 // Annie at One Stop Coney, Kodak 200 // Craig playing with fire, Fuji 400 // Batman cuddles, Fuji 400]