Feb 202017
 

I let this mix sit in my archives while I battled the perfectionist inside. This was a live recording I made of a set I played in the summer of 2016, my first set playing out again with Traktor after almost a decade of using Ableton instead. I heard all kinds of roughness when I first listened to it, as I was just getting reacquainted with how mixing differs from one program to another. The rigidity of Ableton for DJing allowed me to strive for perfection, but that’s not always what live mixes are for, as I’ve been reminded. And so, upon listening to it several months later, I enjoyed it a lot more and decided it passed muster.

Mastering by Blend Mastering.

Tracklist:

1. Eat Static – The Wreckage
2. Kuba – Amber
3. Tosca – Every Day and Every Night
4. Kuba – Mura
5. Bluetech – Green Sophia
6. The Sushi Club – Mujo
7. D-Echo Project – Calmness
8. Govinda – Calm
9. Random Rab – Vapour Train
10. Air – Modular Mix
11. Hibernation – Singularity
12. Amberland – Plastic Heart
13. Luis Vaquero – Open Your Eyes
14. Asonat – We Have Come So Far Again
15. Erwin Van Moll – The Great Lover
16. Tosca – Springer
17. Alex Cortiz – Back on Track
18. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
19. Monophobic – Sureshot
20. Puff Dragon – Chinese Radio
21. Beatfarmer – Cosmic Playground – Cosmic 2015 Mix
22. Bugseed – Enough and to Spare
23. Govinda – Union of Body and Sound
24. The Black Seeds – Almost Home (Jet Jaguar Mix)
25. Eddie Silverton – Groovy Babylon
26. D-Echo Project – Wind Trails

Feb 032017
 

It happens to the best of us, those of us who labor to maintain a personal website: with so many social media outlets around, sometimes the personal blog is the last to receive some love. I used to have plugins here that would automatically repost my posts to whatever site I wanted – but then I started using sites that either don’t play well with repost plugins, or I simply didn’t want to have the same exact content on each site. And so here we are.

In my life as a photographer, things have become very complex in terms of how I share my work these days – but I’m not complaining. After many years of not using Instagram the way many do, I am now happily working on building up my image library over there. (Having a pretty good smartphone camera has made a huge difference) Most of the shots I post there are ones I’ve taken with my phone and processed with Snapseed right on the phone, before I even make it home to my trusty setup with Lightroom and color-calibrated monitors. It’s a great community, one I’m still getting acquainted with.

Then there’s Flickr, the granddaddy of them all. I’ve been a Pro user of Flickr since 2004, and while the volume of interaction has sometimes waned, I still enjoy my connections to the photographers I follow over there, and have even picked up some pretty cool endorsements from photographers I respect. As long as it sticks around, I’ll keep using it.

Facebook has also given me much enjoyment and exposure – admittedly, mostly to my friends, but some folks knew me without realizing how much of a big deal photography is my life, so it’s always a pleasure to post up shots or albums there and see who responds.

I’ve just begun playing around with offering merchandise with my work, such as at Society6 – mugs, rugs, pillows, and the like. It’s gotten me to think about what images work best in these environments and has given me a different kind of focus for some of my subjects.

All this to say – my exposure is plentiful and diverse, and I don’t always get around to posting every single shot or album here in a timely manner, so if you’re reading this (and bless you if you are, I realize I don’t get nearly as much traffic here as I do elsewhere, so thank you for being here), I hope you are also able to find me on these other places, if you frequent them.

A sampling of some of my favorite shots posted here and there:

A bitterly cold but memorable sunset on New Year’s Day 2016.