Jewl Of The Lotus

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Project 365 – Days 30 – 40

Here’s a big set for you – the last 10 days worth of photos! Some are ok, some are horrible. I’m trying to find the right balance between not being an annoying all day photographer and still getting a good shot or two of something… Also… I swear I’m going to try and not...


Project 365 – Days 28 & 29

This weeks theme (so far): grit. Day 28 – Detroit. Day 29 – Life Happens.


Project 365 – Days 23 to 27

I have mixed thoughts on this newest edition of photos. A few of them came out alright, a few of them are pretty weak. That being said, I’m also not putting 100% into this project. It is just too time consuming and I have a lot that I want to do. So we’ll see...


Project 365 – Day 22

Today’s photo features one of Ginger’s once beloved toys – the decapitated monkey. Even though she doesn’t play with it much anymore, we keep it around as a reminder of her deadly and primal nature, and as a warning to all that this could happen to you… while you sleep.


Project 365 – Days 17 – 21

Here we go again… slacking off a little bit. Here’s another set of 5… or is it? SPOILER ALERT: There are only 4 photos in this post… :( Day 17 – The Wurst Bar in Ypsi had their one year anniversary party. This was the ridiculous bacon-wrapped PBR brat, topped with even more amazing...


Project 365 – Days 15 & 16

Here’s some food and drink for ya, or what we Michiganders like to call – the Joys of Winter. Day 15 – Cocktails. They were very good. Day 16 – BBQ at Work. I resisted eating all of it!


Project 365 – Day 14

Today, I snapped a few photos on the way into work (in Detroit). We ran into traffic on I-94 and so took Michigan Avenue into town. It’s pretty seriously decrepit. Buildings collapsing, everything boarded up, graffiti all over, trash everywhere… not much left aside from the strip clubs. And because she was being cute...


Project 365 – Days 9 to 13

Alright… so I’ve clearly been slacking off for a few days. This daily photo thing is actually kind of time consuming, not to mention a creativity challenge. Day 10 is particularly sad, as is Day 12. Part of the creativity problem stems from my newly adopted minimalistic lifestyle. Other Project 365ers often seem to...


Project 365 – Day 8

Today was the great day of the Hopslam – Bell’s very awesomely hoppy Double IPA. Two glasses were enjoyed at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. It was a good night.


Project 365 – Day 7

1 week in. 7/7. Self portrait day. After effects fun.


Project 365 – Day 6

Today was one of those cold and wet winter days that leaves you wanting nothing more than a warm cup of tea, a fort of warm blankets, and the release of an emotional meltdown that never comes.


Project 365 – Day 4 & 5

Day 4. So, Detroit. Fine place, it is. Until someone bashes in your car window while you unknowingly enjoy a jolly good night in a nearby bar. And so to Detroit I say, with the help of my friend Steven below, “Eff you.” Twice. Day 5 It was a lazy day kind of day....


Project 365 – Day 3

“It’s so coooollllddd in the D” So, it seems my effects of choice for these first few days of 2012 are desaturation and vignetting. Today’s photo comes straight from the D (Detroit, for those of you who just aren’t cool enough to know). It was literally about 18°F out when I went to lunch...


Project 365 – Day 2

Day 2 – Going so strong I have two photos! First up, everybody’s favorite: Buddy Christ Second, a henna tattoo I drew on my friend – a failed Sierpinski triangle!


Project 365 – Day 1

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to take the Project 365 challenge where you shoot and share (at least) one photo a day for an entire year. This should give me a chance to continue developing my photography skills and will be a great way to document the daily happenings of my life....