Thursday, August 20, 2009


I am moving onto the tumblr world.
I have caved.

much love my darlings.

follow me to tumblr.
(yes, once again, someone already had samruiz)


Saturday, July 18, 2009

found an old take.

from the obamarama msu visit.

this photo is completely backfocused, but try and stop me from posting it on this blog.
no one looks at my effing blur blog.

these boys are too cute, and i just want to pinch both their cheeks.
and look at that lens.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

East Lansing, summertime.

I've been livin so hard lately.
such a good thing.

the computer is being slow, so here are two photos.

haircuts in the front yard.

and has anyone else noticed this in golden harvest before?
rick james.

much love.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Birthday post once again.

So last year I sat in Theios yapping in the blog of mine about past birthdays of mine.
And now I'm sitting very uncomfortably in a chair that is quite possible the most comfortable chair of all time.
this is awkward.

I wish I could update more with photos, but I am still temporarily without a digital camera. So I have my argus that I have been shooting with a lot, but I haven't quite developed much of the film yet. Any of the film to be exact. I'm poor.

But I love summer. So much, and although I love summer, I can't wait for fall to start. This summer is somewhat good in its own right, but it just isn't THE summer at the house on Gunson. No meals being cooked with friends, no drinking. I still ride my bike, but there isn't any of my friends in Ravenna to ride with me. No darts throwing. No drunken watermelon that leads to sticky floors and sticky records. No jalepeno in the eye. Like where are my dirty sexy messy girls?

For those who don't know (which is everyone),

I can't get a student loan for the life of me.
And for those of you that are close to me,
you know that my entire funding of education depends on student loans.
Now, I don't necessarily blame this on economic times,
because well, other kids are still getting loans.
My parents decided to not cosign a loan for me this year.. Their decision is their own, and I can't do anything about it.
And honestly, I can't get a student loan on my own. I was told that I need a cosigner by all of the banks.

so in other words,
i can't afford to go to brooks.
i can't move to cali.
i can't afford to go to MSU.
i'm in my third year at school, so i don't know what a community college would do for me.

because of this whole situation occuring last minute,
i passed all of the deadlines for fall internships. <--- sucks terribly.

but there is hope.
i can go to kendall college of art and design.
which is something that I CAN AFFORD because of federal grants and a federal student loan.
and can continue on the plan to live with robot, which makes me smile sooooo big.

so that is where i am at right now.
i'm in this completely odd transitional period and i know that once fall begins i will finally have a little bit more stability.
i've just been so busy trying to everything straightened out with college stuff, financial stuff, and i cannot wait to move out of ravenna again. jesus.

I'm kind of stuck in this tornado of stuff that is completely being whipped around me, and I'm trying to tame it.
And finally I'm starting to have a life again.
So after the first half of summer being completely chaotic and resulting me in becoming quite hermit-like,

its my birthday,
so i'm going to do what i do best.

have fun, obvi.
and wishing that dirty sexy messy could be here to have fun with me too.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicago love.

Film developed from Chicago trip.

oh, someone remind me to get a new scanner. thanks.



pearly whites.


accidently exposed film.
Film from a few weeks ago.
Friends in the alley way where flats once was.

Olive and her family.

joe cool.

pretty segal tattoo.

I like this.

going through past shoots, reworking my portfolio.
i found this.
i think its funny.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

A couple kissing in East Lansing late one night.
I meant to post this a long time ago.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Things I forgot to post...


So I'm going through and evaluating my life a lot lately,
or at least
it seems that way.

And I'm doing that with my photos as well.

Here are some fun things...

chair and groceries. [july 2008]

ross. bike love. [july 2008]

things that i want:





Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh pretty boys.

Turns out bands like burned edges...
who knew?

But they are pretty boys.

Went home to Grand Haven to take their pics this weekend.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Things I meant to post a long time ago.

So I meant to post all of these a long time ago.
Well, here they are.
There is more to come.
Much love to all.

Couple dancing at The Unicorn.
I shot this last fall when we were doing a front on the band playing.

Football players embracing after a win. I think this was shot two falls ago.

Me being bored while feature hunting on election day in Lansing.

Hockey players taking a break from practice.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Film Update 3: Ohhhhh shiiiiit.

It's me! and robot.

Foot shot.

Tooth shot.

snoots megee....shot.

Film Update 2: Peeps.

So I spent Friday afternoon feature hunting around East Lansing taking photos with my Mamiya 35 mm film camera.
It was one of the most beautiful days I have experienced in a long time.

I should caption these. I shall later when I have my notes in front of me...

This girl did chin ups for 72 seconds. The marines were impressed to say the least.



Film update 1: Shadows


tree limbs are veins.



Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Feature Hunting today for 1/2 an hour.

Intentionally under exposing. fun.

Robot after the Andrew Bird concert. With Donovan for a head.

Life is good.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

So Close.

Guess what MSU player this is...


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hello Lake Michigan.

I was home in Muskegon yesterday. But I felt like I was in Alaska...or Antarctica.