Marfa Texas. Home to the Marfa Lights and a booming art community. Where films the likes of Giant, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men were shot. Population of 2,121 with no local police department. It's an interesting place indeed.
The first thing we did when we rolled into town was visited a gallery. "Galleri Urbane" had a collection of some really stunning photography from Michael Berman. As well as some very interesting paintings. Needless to say I was very impressed with what they had on display. If I had endless amounts of money I probably would have bought one of his photographs.
After leaving the Galleri we asked on of these fine patrons of Galleri Urbane to direct us to the best eating place in town. Seeing as it was monday, and most of Marfa (Including the gallery we walked into) is closed. The only place to get some food on monday was Pizza Foundation.
Great food, great service, great price and as a friend of mine said, "probably the best pizza in Texas." I'd say I have to agree. It was really great. My father and I ate an entire pie by ourselves.
Overall, Marfa was a charming mixture of artistic individualism, and West Texas grit. I have to say I loved it. I plan on returning for more than just a few hours next time I'm in Texas with nothing to do. If your in Marfa, check out the Marfa lights, check out Pizza Foundation, and please enjoy the area. It's a diamond in the rough as far as I could tell.
I. Goldberg is a great Army/Navy surplus store in Center City Philadelphia. They have some interesting clothing with oddly short sleeves. If you look hard enough, you might find something good in the basement.
I simply wanted to say good morning to you all. I had a wonderful day in Boston yesterday, took many pictures, explored the BoCo campus, and met some important people. Today is the day of my audition here at the Boston Conservatory, and it will be fantastic! I will also be checking out of my hotel room, and eventually making my way onto a train this afternoon bound for Philadelphia. Because of this I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to post anything until I arrive. So wish me lucky everyone!
Tomorrow I leave for Boston. I then spend Friday & Saturday in boston and take the train that afternoon to Philadelphia arriving in Philly at around 1:30AM. I will be staying at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, at the end of Newburry street, if anyone happens to be around. My time in Philadelphia will come to an end most likely Friday when I'll saunter on back to Florida just in time for Stetson University auditions that Saturday.
What is in the Nomads bag:
Hasselblad 500C/M (80mm CF T* 2.8F Carl Zeiss) (Polaroid Back)
Mamiya C330 (65mm TLR 3.5F)
Canon ae-1 (50mm 1.4F)
Canon 50D (50mm 1.4F L, 28-75mm 2.8 Tamron)
T-Max Gold 400 (Expired) 3 Rolls
Velvia 50 2 Rolls
Ilford Delta 3200 2 Rolls
Ectar 100 5 Rolls
Fuji 160S 6 Rolls
Fuji 400 2 Rolls
Kodak 400NC 1 Roll
Kodak 400VC 1 Roll
Other Random Gear:
Polaroid Pogo Printer
2 Moleskine Journals
Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch, w/ Graphics Card)
Shure Noise Isolating Earbuds
Steadtler pigment liner Pens
I'll update everyone on my travels when I have arrived in Boston. Safe travels everyone. Upward & Onward.
It was my original intent to have an interesting collection of photographs depicting Vero Beach and all its local style. I believe I failed to accomplish this. But none the less I did photograph some of Vero, and those photos are displayed below. I realized once I arrived there that it was not very large. The hip and happenin spots in Vero were only a couple blocks long, and seeing as I didn't know my way around, I'm sure I missed allot.
This marks my first official Nomadic Wandering since returning to Orlando/Winter Park Florida. The following pictures are the first to be developed from my new camera. A Mamiya m645 (a medium format film camera for those who don't know.) And we must thank my patron saint of cameras Patti Sandidge for the m645. Without her you would be looking at 6x6 TLR photos. Instead of these 6x4.5 beauties.
I feel like I've really succeeded with these shots. The first three are technical exercises, which really turned out well I believe. I'm also happy with the two series of three that seem to feed off of each other. The three square color images, and the three square black and whites.