Sunday, March 30, 2008

Have I lost my mind?

Those of you who know me personally know that I am a little bit of a coffee snob. I try not to force my views on others, but I just don't stand for bad coffee. I realize if all you've ever had is foldgers then there may be no reason for you to ever upgrade. It will at least save you some money. It's like if all you've ever driven is a 1987 Honda Civic and it still runs, why upgrade to a BMW? I purchase my beans from local Nashville roaster Bongo Java (at this point Starbucks isn't even good enough any more), and that's pretty much all I drink. It seems to me that Americans, although somewhat late, are starting to learn the value of good coffee. Case in point Starbucks recent mysterious afternoon closing, and falling off of customer base. They've realized that as a major American company they have been responsible for broadcasting the coffee culture from coast to coast. And now we've learned that there is better coffee out there. Coffee like Bongo Java's. So when McDonald's began their ads for their new Iced Coffee, I simply laughed. Ok when did Starbucks begin popping up on every corner? About ten years ago! Maybe 7-8 if you live in a rural area. I couldn't believe how stupid this seemed. As if in a McDonald's board meeting this summer, some executive realized, "Hey you know people seem to want better coffee these days. Maybe we should do something about that." Or maybe they've been building this drink in the McLaboratory since the year 2000. Maybe that coffee lab was the only thing affected by the Y2K bug. I don't know, but what I do know is that I broke down and tried it. No less than 2 hours ago, and I'm somewhat ashamed to say... I really liked it. Have I lost my mind?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Behold... The Lens!

This little darling is the Canon 24-70mm 2.8L. I will have the privilege of putting it to good use tomorrow. I am shooting a wedding and decided my 50mm wasn't going to cut it. So I rented this bad boy from Too bad I'll only have it for 3 days. It's going to be hard giving it back that's for sure.

Once the lens, the flash and my other new addition, the lightsphere, are all attached, this bad boy is kinda heavy. Hopefully my wrist will survive.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

familytree is GO!

Okay this definitely makes it official... website up, business cards printed, and spirits are high.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Where have you been?

You may have been asking yourself that question. Or maybe you didn't even notice I haven't posted anything in a month... hey no biggie. I just thought you might like to get the scoop on why it's been so barren over here. Well the good news is I've been busy. Busy with new work, busy creating my new identity and new website. Although the site isn't up yet, I suppose you can call this the grand unveiling of Familytree. Look over yonder to the right of the screen, there should be a shiny new logo at the top. Currently this is where most of my energy has been going, getting ready for this launch. So in the next couple days look for the Familytree website to be up and running, and ready to accept projects big and small.

Theory 8 show poster

A show poster for Bill Callahan, Jonathan Meiburg and Caitlin Rose at the Mercy Lounge. Designed for Theory 8 Records right here in Nashville.