I'm looking for someone that shares my outlook on life and my love of stupid, deadpan humor to spend some time with.
I've been working on a portrait project for a couple years now that started from a pretty weird place. I had a poor connection for a Skype critique, and misheard my adviser. Apparently she said that just because someone makes me uncomfortable, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't photograph them. I heard, 'you should photograph people that make you uncomfortable.' So I wrote all my exes and everybody else I didn't really want to hang out with, and photographed them.
So here I am a couple years later, trying to distill those images into something that actually makes sense as a cohesive body of work. If anybody reading this is into art, even if it's not photography, and even if you don't make it yourself, I'd be thrilled to get your take on it.
It's so hard to get outside your own box, and think about what you're doing means to other people.
The Fly was Woody Allen. That one isn't so hot.
On a related note, I'm really bad at most all other voices - they all turn into Miracle Max or Generic Irishman.
Basically I like books that impart information or are bonkers crazy, without a lot in the middle.
Movies/TV: Mostly documentaries and stand-up, since I can enjoy them while I'm working on something else. When I actually *watch* a movie, I like Spaghetti Westerns, Noir, and almost anything by the Coen brothers. And sometimes I binge on Kung-Fu movies.
My favourites of all time are O Brother, Wallace and Gromit, Pulp Fiction, and Princess Bride.
Music: I consume a ton of music. I'm a grunge kid at heart, and I usually listen to 90s alt-rock, 80s and 90s goth, or indie/bluegrass/pop like Neko Case. The last few albums I bought were Sisters of Mercy, The Staves, Django Reinhart, Eric Prydz, Gojira, Rihanna, and Drenge. I think the Staves record is my favourite - that one is getting a lot of play.
I don't really dig on modern rap or country(too image-conscious for me), and there are only a handful of operas I like. But for the most part, there's stuff I like from every genre.
Side note: people that say they listen to things 'ironically' really piss me off. I bought both Carly Rae Jepson records, and they're(mostly) really good.
I'm not ashamed of liking cheesy pop from time to time, and you shouldn't be either.
Food: I really like to cook, and I really like to try new things. If I go out to eat and there's something on the menu I've never had before, I can almost guarantee it will end up on my table.
There are exceptions. I can't do bugs, or even soft-shelled crab. Just about everything else is fair game though.
At home, there are a lot of spinach salads and Mediterranean/Near East dishes. I'm a pretty decent cook, for an American. I'm also a champ at reusing leftovers.
A close group of friends that may as well be family
You know - basic adulting crap.
Well, I often do Christmas cards with my cat. Not every year - they're pretty complex, and sometimes Life gets in the way.
We mostly recreate famous movies. The cat generally gets the good roles.
I think we can all stand to have a Coke and a smile once in a while.
Also, it would be great if you were super busy ... because I'm super busy, and we can be busy together. Or apart until date night. Either way, one of us wouldn't be slowing the other one down, because we're both running at top speed and trying to be the best we can be.