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My 13 step plan to organize my negatives

Time to tackle that disorganized pile of work.

It is only a matter of time before my 6 year old computer conks out its final breath. Fortunately, it has not give in yet but it is slowly showing signs of system failure. The computer has been struggling along giving off weird sounds, some of the lights are not working, and some programs that work smoothly before are now just giving up. Had it not been for Linux, my computer is probably dead.

Being that the case, I can’t open/use photography software anymore. Perhaps I can post some old work from time to time but that is not tackling the head of the problem. It is depressing as all hell since I can’t process my negatives properly (after scanning them of course). On the bright side, I can finally focus on more writing and perhaps tackle this unsorted mountain of work:

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The Profanity Factor in looking at Photographs

(A.g.’s note: Contains a lot of profanities)

Through the years of looking, taking, and making photographs, I found out a single factor of selecting which photographs I like or personally include in an edit. I use it all the time in my reblog tumblr or when I explore a photographer’s portfolio.

From now on, I think I’m going to call it the “Profanity Factor”.

The thought behind it is easy understand but how I arrived it, I don’t know.

 

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2008

2008

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Anonymous said: Hi, do you know where I can get my hands on Contaxt T2 or T3 in Manila? Any places you recommend? Thank you. I've been lurking at local online shops but they don't have it.

Hi Anon,

T2 or T3 here in manila is hard to come by :(  

If you are on Facebook, I suggest being a member of this group dedicated as a market place for Film Photography based here on Manila.

Film Photography Swap 

Try and post a “Looking For” and maybe someone would like to sell.

If ever, my best bet is still JCH (Japan Camera Hunter) by Bellamy Hunt where I got my Konica Big Mini F. He asks a fee on top of the price of the camera but it is to make sure the camera you are getting is top notch and his service is really great.

I wish you the best of luck in your hunt :D

-A.g. 

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A moment of vulnerability/melancholy

11:28pm 6-16-14

I’ve been riding a wave of rainbows and butterflies the past few months. I’ve been working hard, writing about photography again, and have the most supportive girlfriend on the planet.

But lately I’ve been plagued by anxiety and the mistakes I’ve done in the past. I’m probably one of the few idiots who tried to preserve it through art. I’ve been passing it around select photo festivals and zine publications recently because I think it is the best work I have done so far. I want people to see it and hopefully not make the same mistake in relationships as I did. I guess the best work happens when you pour your soul into something and for that project, I added a few bucket of tears.

Out of the busy blur of it all, I noticed it was this time last year that all the turmoil of that past relationship was happening. It is also around this time 2 years ago that another nearly destroyed me. (Which I also preserved in photographs, albeit not printed and won’t be shown to the world). Bottom line, this time of the year has not been kind to me.

I guess it’s part paranoia that what has happened before will happen again or maybe this is myself telling me that I just have to be contniously good at this whatever it is I’m doing right. Maybe I should follow my girlfriend’s advice and for once in my life, try to forget a memory. I don’t know how but maybe I’ll ask her to teach me since she told me she copes with those things through forgetting.

In moments of sadness/sleeplessness I now resort to the the words I live by: Faith. Love. Do.

and also, typing it out to the world helps a bit I guess.

P.S. 

Love, I know you’re reading this- I love you :* I absolutely thank you for everything :) You have to teach me something new soon! :D

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