Kids finally got to visit the homeland. Just an amazing trip with perfect weather and a deep appreciation of my beautiful homeland.
Spring is here now so I am excited to run around outside, chasing down some snaps of the kids. Lately, they’re out rollerblading, biking, skateboarding or scootering even before school starts in the morning. I get so much enjoyment out of seeing them do all this with the neighborhood kids. Like Alan Watts said: “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
My friend Johnny Patience was kind enough to offer to develop and scan a roll of Kodak’s Tri-X for me. I am so, so thrilled about the results. This look is basically everything I want out of black & white; these mid-tones are so deliciously smooth and the blacks are perfectly rich. Oh, and that beautiful girl is my lovely wife Michele. Shot on a Fujifilm GW670III.