sounds like most people had busy weekends. mine was particularly interesting and busy.
- attended view point gallery‘s saturday reception for “handcrafted“, an exhibit of alternative process photography. my friend scott davis had a piece in the show. he introduced me to kerik kouklis, a guy who does incredible wet plate work.
- met and entertained (and took to some of my favourite restaurants in the city) linda, someone i know from efnet. on sunday we went around chinatown, where ryan found a buddha bank, something that seems just totally wrong. so of course we got one. what better way to save up for a material posession than a buddha bank?
- thanks to ted and emery, we were able to transport a lot of junk to the san francisco dump. a scary warehouse where you literally open the back door of your vehicle and push everything out onto the floor. your vehicle is weighed before and after dumping and the delta is used in charging for the amount of material you’re leaving.
- attended the san jose camera swap meet where i picked up a copy of way beyond monochrome, this book that covers advanced techniques for exposing and printing, something i need plenty of work on.
in other news, i have finished consolidating my previous retirement plans into my new one and now i have a single 401(k) plan which seems pretty healthy. my car has just passed the 30,000 mile mark and has gone through its final pre-paid maintenance event.
january has been a very productive month for me so far.