...but be more organized than I am.

And don't listen to people who tell you what to do. You're not the boss of me!

But for me, man, viewing photos online will never be better than holding a print or looking at a photo on a wall. Oh, on that note, segue time! Haven't done a good segue in a while. I've mentioned Chuck's No Context zines a few times. I have 3 of them, and they're incredible. Not exaggerating. I'll never take the photos Chuck does...I'll never see the way Chuck does. That's why I like having the zines. Multiple segues. Chuck's photos are up in an exhibition. You can get a glimpse here - Exhibit A: Chuck (there's a pun in there). If I sound excited, I am.

Where was I? Ahh yes. Big fan of printing work. It's not some magical thing, though. The physical shoebox can be the same as the virtual shoebox. Try to look at them now and again, or not, it doesn't really matter.

I printed a few shots (from digital, not that it matters, just don't want to confuse anyone) from the Filth is Eternal show in Bremerton on an Instax printer. I was going to give them to my friend Rah, the bassist, but I think I gave him other ones. Nope...these are getting taped into a journal. (Instax film has all these different borders. My friend Valerie shops around for the best prices, scoops them up, and gives some to me. No idea what AMAKUSA is.)

Filth is Eternal Bremerton Washington
Filth is Eternal, Bremerton, Washington, August 2021.
Filth is Eternal Bremerton Washington
Filth is Eternal, Bremerton, Washington, August 2021.

I love these two shots. They take me right back to that night, and I see some talented musicians connecting with their audience after working grueling industry jobs. I also love seeing the person right up against the stage. They staked out that position, and there wasn't anyone there who was moving them out of it.

Sorry for back to back posts. I'm nothing if not inconsistent. Off to meet my cousin. It's been a good 6 months for him, and he deserves it. Can't wait to hear about his new adventures in Big Sky country.