My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
I don’t think I could ever be this open photographically showing my wife slowly dying. I couldn’t do it, but this is beautiful.
I’ve scrolled past this like 4 times today and I couldn’t reblog it because it’s too hard. It’s hard to see someone you love go through this. But I’m going to just suck it up and do it, because there needs to be more research done to aggressively fight this disease and find a cure.
i can’t believe this..
I love the Spectra camera. I feel like it’s the underdog in the Polaroid family of cameras. The SX70 and the Rainbow Box SX70 cameras are the darlings of the family and then there’s the odd ball, the Spectra. Well it’s time for the Spectra to shine! This camera is awesome!
The Spectra has a lot of neat features. Two of my favorites are the self timer and the ability to turn the flash on or off. The self timer is great for group shots or self portraits but it’s also a way to trick the camera into letting you take double exposures!!
That’s right, in camera double exposures! There are actually two different ways to go about it. The Impossible Project made a great video showing you how to use the self timer to make a double exposure, here’s a link. The other way is to compose your shot, press down on the shutter button and do not release it. While you’re still holding the shutter button down, close your camera and open it back up. It doesn’t automatically eject your film so you can go ahead and compose your second exposure, this time pressing down the shutter button and then releasing it as you would when taking a normal photo. Your film will eject and magically before your eyes you will have a double exposed instant image! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
I also like that you have the option to add a camera strap. There are a few really fun accessories out there for Spectra cameras as well: a remote control, filter sets, and this awesome close up stand.
So, you might be wondering why I’m bragging on the Spectra, right? It’s because the rad folks at The Impossible Project gave me the Spectra pictured above AND some film to giveaway! Who wants her?! You have a few ways of entering: reblog on Tumblr or Tweet a link to the post with the hashtag #xospectra ! There’s even a link below this post that will allow you to Tweet directly from Tumblr! I’m picking a winner on March 1st so get to it!
I am a street photographer in New York City. Several months ago, I was approached by a representative of DKNY who asked to purchase 300 of my photos to hang in their store windows “around the world.” They offered me $15,000. A friend in the industry told me that $50 per photo was not nearly enough to receive from a company with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. So I asked for more money. They said “no.”
Today, a fan sent me a photo from a DKNY store in Bangkok. The window is full of my photos. These photos were used without my knowledge, and without compensation.
I don’t want any money. But please REBLOG this post if you think that DKNY should donate $100,000 on my behalf to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. That donation would sure help a lot of deserving kids go to summer camp. I’ll let you guys know if it happens.
Yeah, because sometimes the movie was ready to go, but life wasn’t ready. For instance, I had always written this movie to take place on the beach. It was called Blue Valentine, and it took place on the ocean. I called up Michelle and told her that Ryan was on board, and I said, Pack your bags, we’re going to California. And she said, I can’t. And I said, Why not? And she said, I promised my daughter I’d keep her in school, I’d tuck her in bed every night and drive her to school every morning. And I said, Look, there’s beds in California, and you can get a tutor. And she said, I can’t do it, I promised her. I understood, because I’m a parent and I knew she didn’t want to break a promise to her kid, so I hung up the phone and thought about recasting. Then I thought to myself, If she could just make that kind of selfless decision for someone else in her life over a film that she loved so much, then that’s the reason why she is the only person to be in this movie. So I called her back the next day and I said, I’ve got a deal for you. If I can get you home every night to tuck her in and every morning to take her to school, will you do it?” And she said, That’s the most generous thing anyone’s ever offered me. So we picked a place that was an hour from where she lived, and for me, that was a turning point, because the film was never about the place, it was about the people.
Dude loses use of his hands, draws with this feet. Dude loses use of his feet, draws with his eyes. Respect.