Tuesday, January 23, 2007


ipod shuffle was good to me, i listened to animal collective, the smiths, the books, and i especially liked "woman king" by iron and wine. i wish i knew how to post songs on here.
on the way walking home, a BYU devotional by Jeffery R. Holland came on. it caught my attention because he told 2 detailed stories, and at the end he said that neither of them was true! but that were useful if you are ever giving a devotional. that is so funny! i would like to give a talk and make up some story and then tell everyone it wasn't true, that's a pretty good joke. then he talked about love as a "how" subject. and he expressed that love should be shown and not just felt. i thought that was good advice, we all know it is true but it is still good to hear.

Monday, January 22, 2007


I think I will be having a birthday thing on friday, everyone is invited. more details to come.....



Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


would it be blasphemy to say that most of the time, paintings are more striking than photographs? i know i am a photo major, but already i can see that i am more partial to my sketches than i am to my photography. lately i love the escape that comes with drawing because of the intimate focus it requires. it also requires me to take a chance, in that i must have faith that what the sketch will become, is greater than what i immediately see. often a photograph requires little faith because i can picture what the end result will be almost immediately. i love photography for that, it is good for me when my life is going fast. but right now i want to stop, i want to focus, and i want to have faith. i want to paint.

Monday, January 15, 2007

an uninspired drawing day

i need to learn how to draw crystals

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


for my editorial photography class i need to come up with 5 topics to do photo stories on. i am having trouble thinking of things in utah to document that interest me. i don't want to do anything that has already been done, or cliché or boring. i am not really a journalist, i get really nervous about photographing people iwithout them knowing.
I am considering documenting the indulgent spending utah that causes the state to be more in debt than anywhere else in america. for example, my 26 year old cousin lives in ogden and has what looks like a $30,000 SUV that i doubt he can afford. i would like to photograph him with it, and other people like him.
i might also photograph examples of the hunting community in Utah. my bishop is really into it.
other than that, i don't really know what to document.
are there any events in utah over the next semester that might be good to shoot?
does anyone have any ideas for me?