December 31, 2010

So This Is The New Year.



Howdy Friends,

This past year has been challenging but fruitful.

I accomplished many things that I set out to do, which is fairly uncharacteristic for me.  I graduated from college, quit smoking, took up photography, started a band, and made friendships that have the potential of lasting a while.

I know how I work so I won't be making any new year's resolutions.  I will, however, hope that more good things are around the corner.

I hope you all have a new year that brings with it good health and good fortune. 


Love,
Matt

December 30, 2010

A Thousand Stars



Howdy Friends,

I'm really happy that another 3 day weekend is at my doorstep.  :)
I'm also really happy that stars are visible in Portland tonight.   :D

I'm sad that I couldn't really get anything in focus.   :(
I'm also sad because it's so cold out.   D:

:|

Love,
Matt

P.S. Title Reference

December 29, 2010

Are We Not Men?!



Howdy Friends,

The landlord came by to fix various things in the house.  He left his ladder leaning against the wall.  I was desperate to not leave the house so this is what we have.

I like it though.

Love,
Matt

P.S. We are Devo

December 28, 2010

This Photo Was Edited to Oblivion and Beyond.



Howdy Friends,

Yet I feel no shame.

Love,
Matt

December 27, 2010

Dark Side of the...Ceiling?



Howdy Friends,

I'm so happy this it will be another 4 day week.

Love,
Matt

December 26, 2010

Guttermouth



Howdy Friends,

I've spent about six hours working on the book in the last couple days.  I didn't realize that when I set out to do a photography book that it would be so much work.  I will publish it April 15th, 2011.  That will be a day after the final day in the year of photos.  It will basically be the blog in book form.

Love,
Matt

December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas.



Howdy Friends,

Happy Christmas.

Love,
Matt

December 24, 2010

Joy ∩ Peace



Howdy Friends,

Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates it. Happy day off work to those who don't.

Love,
Matt

December 23, 2010

I Think I'm in a Moon Phase. HAHAHAHAHAHAAH GET IT?!?!



Howdy Friends,

We went to see The Nutcracker tonight.  My interpretation of the storyline is as follows:

1) Christmas Party!
2) Creepy old wizard guy laces nuts with acid.
3) Little girl trips the f*ck out.
4) They sail away on a boat.

Also, ballet dancers' toes must look like this:

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Love,
Matt

December 22, 2010

That One Movie With Sam Rockwell.



Howdy Friends,

I think my moon photo from the other night was better.  Time marches forward...

Love,
Matt

December 21, 2010

Yes, This Was on Purpose.



Howdy Friends,

I decided to see what the Xmas tree would look like if I over exposed a shot of it.  I think it's pretty cool. 


Love,
Matt

December 20, 2010

There Will Be a Lunar Eclipse Tonight



Howdy Friends,

It should take place around 11:30 pm (west coast).  I will probably be asleep in bed at this late hour (sad, I know) and will be missing out.  Please let me know how it goes.

Love,
Matt

December 19, 2010

Book Club Night



Howdy Friends,

I didn't read the book but I watched the movie.  I can only assume that the book was better.

Love,
Matt

December 18, 2010

A Mime is a Terrible Conversationalist



Howdy Friends,

It was the last farmer's market today. I think I will miss them.

Love,
Matt

December 17, 2010

Unicornface



Howdy Friends,

Bear with me, friends.  It's cold and dark outside.  I'm feeling unmotivated in general.  I'm sure I'll take a cool photo soon. RIGHT?!

Love,
Matt

December 16, 2010

Christmas Trees Are For Losers, Christmas Shannons Are Where It's At.



Howdy Friends,

I think I learned something about Shannon tonight.  I was thinking about her love of Christmas trees and then it occurred to me:  She secretly wants to be one.  So, being the good husband that I am, I decided to help enable her to achieve her goals.

I made her wrap herself in Christmas lights.

Sometimes I surprise myself with the amount of good husband-ness I have in me.

Love,
Matt

December 15, 2010

Gave the Cats a Bath Today.



Howdy Friends,

This was the first shot of the night and a complete accident.  It's weird. I can't decide if I like it or not.

Love,
Matt

December 14, 2010

Me and the Wife



Howdy Friends,

So. Creepy.

Love,
Matt

December 13, 2010

The End Is Near. JK LOL IT'LL NEVER END



Howdy Friends,

I love night photography and tripods and long exposures and ALL OF THAT.  But I'm already looking forward to summertime again. 

Love,
Matt

December 12, 2010

Fremont Bridge



Howdy Friends,

My bridge collection seems to be coming along quite nicely. 

Love,
Matt

December 11, 2010

I'm Not Above Harassing Sleeping Animals



Howdy Friends,

Yup.

Love,
Matt

December 10, 2010

Practice Space!



Howdy Friends,

Some of you may know that I recently started a surf band.  This is our practice space.  It is my first actual practice space.  I feel very punk by having one.

Love,
Matt

December 9, 2010

Swallowtail Catastrophe Curve



Howdy Friends,

We did our first pub quiz tonight [when I say "we," I mean Shannon and myself...not the royal we (Matt can't stand it when people to that)].  It was a crappy "theme" but our team did well nonetheless.

I want to do another one and I want to WIN.

Love,
Matt

December 8, 2010

Monkeys: God's Gift to Man?



Howdy Friends,

We went to the zoo!! We saw MONKEYS!  They also had a bunch of lights setup AND I think I finally pulled off that clear/blurry photo combo thing.

Love,
Matt

December 7, 2010

The Burnside Bridge



Howdy Friends,

Today was one of those days where nothing went right.  Everything was much more difficult than it should have been.

Except.

I'm happy with the photos tonight which is a rare occurrence as of late.

It was a good day.

Love,
Matt

December 6, 2010

You a Cop??



Howdy Friends,

While taking this photo, a young gentleman approached me and asked the following:

"You a cop?"

To which I should have replied:

"Not cool bro, you're blowing my cover."

But instead I said, "WHAT?! NO!"

Love,
Matt

December 5, 2010

Sunday Morning Contemplation



Howdy Friends,

You're a kitty!!!

Love,
Matt

December 4, 2010

Industrial NW



Howdy Friends,

It is really cold outside.

Love,
Matt

December 3, 2010

How Am I Still Up?



Howdy Friends,

So. Tired.

Love,
Matt

December 2, 2010

Hello Walls, Again (Part 2)



Howdy Friends,

Yup, it's the wall in my kitchen. 

Love,
Matt

December 1, 2010

The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother




Howdy Friends,

Shannon and I went to The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother tonight.  There was a choir and lots of lights!

I am having trouble deciding which photo to post so I'm posting them all.  Take that!

Love,
Matt