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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

In College, Local, Photography on October 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I don’t know what strange gene is responsible for my irresistible urge to shoot bizarre photography. Some might call it ADD.

The other night, I decided to go on a little field trip. My initial goal was to take pictures of hobos, however, to my extreme disdain, I couldn’t find any.

San Diego’s Ocean Beach must have a large nocturnally migratory homeless population. This is the only explanation I can attribute to the lack of usual street urchins that slump themselves into parking lot corners of OB and resemble sand bags.

But, not to worry, homeless people are not the only ones who wander the streets late at night in populated cities. If you were under this impression than you certainly forgot about the wine-o’s, Rastafarians, club hoppers, bizarre middle-aged couples who look like they regularly share cocaine, tatted up dudes with a contempt for authority, and your standard “ball twirler” guys who all wander the streets.

It took hard work to change these peoples skepticism of my photography. One alcohol-saturated individual- who’s portrait would have been the absolute gem of my pilgrimage, gracefully declined (“get that f***ing camera away from me before I kill you”) my attempts at capturing his essence through the lens. Despite the absence of this charming mans contribution to the album, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Christian is an interesting fellow.

When I expressed interest in his tattoos, he was quick to bust out this bad boy. On his calf is the name of his son. I always said contrast was good for a person…



I was hesitant to let him ride my bike at first.

Most likely a crack head.



Sea Grass

In College on August 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm

The sea grass is everywhere I look. Its in my sheets, in my hair, in my clothes, and in my bed. It clings to my body, and works its way into my wetsuit when I surf in front of my dorm.

I hate it.

Not only does it greatly inhibit my water surface speed when I surf, It is also a terribly aggravating bed partner.

Speaking of my bed, it has slowly deteriorated from a soft, inviting study alternative, to a small coastal ecosystem. Its quite possible that I’m not the only living thing that inhabits it (on most nights ha).

Despite all of these (overstated) complaints, I really do love college, and know that I’m lucky to be here. I also do feel the need to mention the upside of sea grass. It is so abundant on the ocean floor that im pretty much surfing over a carpet.

Occasionally, I have had the unfortunate experience of being driven into the ocean floor by large surf (maybe if I were a better surfer this would happen less frequently). If I get lucky when this happens, I will miss a few rocks and hit a patch of sand, however, on the sunset cliffs (the spots directly in front of my dorm) the sand ends at the water line. After paddling out, only rocks lay beneath the water surface. Luckily for me, they are completely veiled by an impermeable layer of sea grass.

On a separate note, the reason I haven’t been quite as diligent in my blogging ways has a lot to do (everything to do) with my drastic change in free time. My priorities go something like this:

Surfing>skating>photography>rugby>music>combing my mustache>school>blogging