The featured image (above) is from a 2008 trip to Eastern State Penitentiary, the world’s first penitentiary, in Philadelphia.
As I begin to prepare this newly redesigned blog for mass consumption I am starting to feel a little nostalgic after combing through some of the earlier posts to this blog.
I started this blog back in 2006, almost 9 years ago, as I was heading off to my first newspaper photography internship at the Colorado Springs Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My parents simultaneously were moving from our home in Houston to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The blog would be a way that my family in Rio or elsewhere could see my recent photos and keep up with my day to day. It followed me through both internships and back home to Houston in 2009. It was once a simple Blogspot account, then over to WordPress.
The blog has gone through several design iterations and although I absolutely love the way this newest incarnation is looking, there are some changes that must be made. I’ve been archiving most of the older posts in an effort to keep things clean.
I had a ball going through those first posts and the images that accompanied them. Since it is Thursday, I decided to make this post a sort of formal welcoming of the blog’s new look as well as a look back at some of my favorite images from that era 2006-2009. There are too many to even post, but here are a few that stood out.
2006. Grand Prix of Houston.
All of my favorites in one place because I like comps like this. The only one I didn’t post was the photo of my family’s golden that sadly passed away just a few days ago at my parent’s place in Singapore. She was just a puppy in 2006 when that was taken. RIP Shelby.
PS: If you haven’t had the chance to check out the ‘GIFS’ section, please do that now. I’ve always been very intrigued with alternative processes and little video tweaks, timelapses and now recently, with the .gif format, especially as I converted to the new Fuji setup. During last year’s redesign I had the idea in my brain for just a section that is nothing more than a cascading wall of gifs that is updated whenever new ones are created and it couldn’t have turned out any better. They even look rad on mobile devices, but it sings on this new retina iMac I am working from.
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