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. The phrase 'wandering accent' comes to mind.
Basically I like books that impart information or are wild speculation, 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.
Music: Yes please.
I don't really dig on rap or Top 40 country, and there are only a handful of operas I like. But for the most part, there's stuff I like from every genre.
But I'm a grunge kid at heart.
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 psuedo-Indian dishes. I do pretty okay for a white guy. I'm also a champ at making leftovers seem like proper meals.
I think we can all stand to have a Coke and a smile once in a while.