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Aug 27, 2014

Wash and Dry

RealitySoSubtle 141 (6x17), Kodak Portra 160, about three minutes
As a teen I sometimes visited this laundromat near Hillsboro Village in the middle of the night to play Ms. Pacman. Twenty(ish) years later they still have the same machine.

This laundromat is located not far from Music Row, a multi-block area where much of Nashville's music industry resides. It looks like almost every laundromat I've ever been in, except the signed promotional photos of "famous" musicians on the walls. I've never heard of most of them. Many of the photos are as old as, if not older than, the Ms. Pacman.

Musicians flock to Nashville from all over. Almost all of them are deeply talented. Most work really hard. I've known a few and it appears to me that talent and hard work means little to making it here. Luck, the ability to navigate music industry BS, and, sadly, money (or backers with money)...these things work...sometimes.

I've heard it's much easier to make it in Los Angeles or New York than in Music City USA.

It's quite possible these musicians used this laundromat while struggling to make it here. Down the road, there's a post office with a wall of similar photos...probably musicians who spent oodles of money to mail out demo tapes.

Aug 24, 2014

Time Flies

I just realized it has been more than a month since I last posted an entry here. I apologize for the delay. I have been preoccupied with life-type stuff. I'm still pinholing, though, and plan to post more frequently in the coming months.

I recently got a new camera created by James Guerin, the RealitySoSubtle 6x17. Man, it's a beauty. Check it out and pick one up from his website:

My project, Next Best Thing Pinhole, kicked off on July 1 and is going well. So far more than 10 pinhole photographers from around the world have submitted their first quarter images. I shot my culture image tonight (assuming it turns out) and will hopefully get the landscape in the coming days. If you haven't already, you should definitely check out the site ( to see what's already been posted...and keep coming back, there are 20 more photographers who are participating.

Finally, here are some of my recent pinholes.

Jul 11, 2014

Fall Hollow

Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee
Zero Image camera, Kodak Portra 400 film, about three minutes

Jul 10, 2014

Upper Jackson Falls

Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee
Zero Image camera, Kodak Portra 400 film, about three minutes

Jul 9, 2014

Jackson Falls

Jackson Falls, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee
Kodak Portra 400, about 3 minutes
At mile 404.7 on the Natchez Trace Parkway is Jackson Falls, named after the 7th U.S. president and Tennessee resident Andrew Jackson. The 444 mile parkway, maintained by the National Park Service, stretches between Nashville, Tenn. and Natchez, Miss. You should check it out (

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