So I been thinking about doing a big fat book. I saw Kris Kirk do a fatty one and it came out cool. In fact, when I saw his I asked him to publish mine. He was down. We were thinking it would be around 250 pages and be released by last November. But it was killing me thinking about what the book is about or if it is about anything. We made some loose deadlines that kept getting pushed back but I couldn’t pull it together.
I cancelled it. I told him I can’t do it because I don’t know what to do. And if I did do it, it would need to be a lot more pages because I like to hide my weird photos by drowning them in a ton of pages. And it would be mostly cell phone photos. Which is totally fine with me but I didn’t want him to put his money and hard work into it if he wanted to make a super nice thing with a big box and screen printed covers etc like the way he did his. He didn’t care, he still would do it. But also I was thinking it would be stressful for someone else to edit these photos. The formalities were messing with me. I had to abort.
But a couple weeks ago I got the download from deep space. I’ll make the book about leaving SF and moving around a bunch and ending up in SD. It’ll be about being lost and wandering and found again. And I will edit it and publish it myself, since uhhh that’s what I do for a living. I am actually moving back to LA in about 2 weeks, so this book would kind of sum up this random 3 year journey I been on. I am also about to get a new camera and thinking about going back to a flip phone or some other lesser connected phone. So it will sum up that journey as well. I had been mostly using just my phone for photos and haven’t shot or processed any film since I left my darkroom in SF.
I started working on the book this past week and boom it’s done. It is photos from Dec 2014 – Dec 2017. In that time I did 7 issues of a zine series called “Koinstars”, 5 issues of another one called “EZ Beach”, and 13 issues of “Ray’s Reports”. If you have seen any of those zines or keep up with this blog then you probs have seen at least half the photos. This book highlights some of that stuff plus all the in between stuff and left overs.
This book is titled “Chrysalis” and is 800 pages and being turned in to the printers tomorrow. It will be out hopefully next week. Here are some previews and more on hamburgereyes.com
I been watching a bunch of movies lately, yet for some reason I don’t feel like reviewing them like I did with Black Panther. I have to rethink my reviews section. More to come.
Drove up to SF on a Friday, drove back on Sunday. Probs my shortest trip there ever.
There was a memorial for Ted. It was a beautiful day.
Shane was in town and that night Hightower played. I forgot to shoot any photos. I was drunk.
Troy has an El Camino.
My friends like to lurk alleys. There was this weird painting there.
BB and this butterfly hung out for a while.
Back to San Diego. It’s hard to explain my new lifestyle to my old friends.
Started working on my first “book”. It will showcase my “photography”. It starts out fun, but I think ends up weird. It’s going to be around 800 pages.
It has been about one week since I quit all my social media, both my personal and business accts. So far I have gotten 2 Are you crazys and 3 I’m stoked for yous. Oh, and 1 Noooo. So that’s about 50/50. But just as I suspected I feel fired up and focused. I been working on photo stuff, planning some more big changes, plotting some vids, reading books, and blogging like a nut. Re-ignited the reviews section on this blog and adding photos almost daily to the Hamburger Eyes blog.
Check it out : http://hamburgereyes.com
I did it. Am still doing it. I quit all my social media. It’s just not as fun as it used to be. I deleted my personal accounts for LinkedIn, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. And all the extra Instagram accounts, I had like 7 of them. Keeping the YouTube. And the Yahoo for NBA Fantasy.
For Hamburger Eyes I deleted the Facebook Page, Twitter, and Tumblr. Still gotta get to the big followers one, Instagram. That one is tough to delete but it’s happening. Gonna keep the YouTube.
I feel free.
Gonna keep the 2 blogs, this one and the Hamburger Eyes one.
Gonna keep the Hamburger Eyes Email List.
Gonna be nice to chill.
There’s an old Mexican joke. You ask somebody, “Do you know Micho?” and they go, “Huh?” and you go, “Mi chorizo.” When we learned that we just started calling each other “Micho”. And around that time Monkey calls me up and says, “Hey some one just told me there’s a movie called Micho Black, have you heard of it?” and I’m like, “Yeah Brad Pitt is in it,” and he goes, “His name is Micho?”
So if you were wondering why we call Monkey “Micho” or “Micho Black” that’s the story.
Went up to SF to help with Ted’s show and visit friends.
I have a chill tea spot.
Honger and my brother in town too.
There was a show at RVCA that I had some photos in too. George made this.
Georgie made this.
I found out Krista is only 75% Filipina. I was shocked.
I ate bugs.
I didn’t eat mushrooms.
Splash. Great movie.
Shot some photos of my friend’s band. Mane.
Josue and Ryan. No one has seen Ryan in like 5 years or more.
I helped install Ted’s show. He was so ill, he couldn’t make it to the opening. I called him that night and he picked up and we had a nice conversation. I told him that I loved him. A week or so later, he passed away. He was battling for a long time and he can rest now. Rest in Peace Ted, I love you.
I’m excited for the New Year you guys. It’s gonna be a good one.
This wouldn’t be the first time the ets denied our efforts to launch something into space.
I went and got a gym membership. They are very aggressive trying to get you to purchase hours with a personal trainer. This is a photo of 5 lbs of fat. According to their machines, I have 25 % body fat which is approx 45 lbs. Daaaaang.
This is Alix. She works out a lot. I shot some photos of her wearing Hamburger Eyes stuff. And then her mouth was bleeding.
This is behind her house.
People are hating on the Last Jedi. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it.