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A new year...

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Michael Costolo 6:26pm, 5 January 2007
So what different things do you suspect this year will bring you?

Marriage, children, new job, new camera, etc.? Stuff like that. Or whatever else you might think of.
picsbymac 11 years ago
The unexpected ; ) The expected...maybe a new home, new projects/jobs, a return to scheduled volunteer work...definitely new cameras. And you Mike?
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Michael Costolo 11 years ago
Well, I'm just trying to stir up some conversation here. It's been too quiet lately.

I'm hoping to keep the same job (prospects for that look rather good). After we redo the upstairs bath (after tax time), we might consider moving this year.

I did borrow a 4x5 camera, and I'm supposed to have some film on the way (a swap for some Portra I got free from Kodak). I need to borrow a film holder and get playing with it. I so desperately want to get into large format. Don't ask why, it just calls to me.

No more children (2 is a great number there). And they're old enough that we can probably do some camping this year. We'll definitely spend more time in the mountains this year.

All I can think of right now.
picsbymac 11 years ago
I think the holidays have kept many people busy (including myself) = quiet. Also, just the natural lifecycle of a group.

How long is the large format on loan to you?
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Michael Costolo 11 years ago
I've got it for as long as I want it. It was in storage at work. I work with a guy who used to do a lot of 4x5 work (and had his own gallery). The company, at his direction, bought it to do technical photography some decades ago. It's in good condition and they haven't used it here in quite a while. It's mine to use provided I return it someday.
noicework 11 years ago
I got a Holga and a Lomo/Fisheye camera for Christmas, and some new filters for my Nikon F10, so I've lot's to play with. Now I just have to push through the winter doldrums (and rain) to get out and about. I have a show at a coffee shop in March (Portland OR has a really great circuit of local venues for shows), so I really need to get out and about for some fresh stuff.

I expect work should be the same old same old. I love the job, but treating the poor and mentally ill always has its drawbacks. That's part of why photography (and Flickr) are so essential for me.
picsbymac 11 years ago
Congrats on the show Alison. That's great and a good reason to try out your new gear.

Hey Mike, there's a mag for large format I've seen here in few indie bookshops...if you're looking for reading material and haven't seen anything locally I can jot down the publishing info for you, let me know.
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Michael Costolo 11 years ago
Yes, congrats on your show Alison! And the new gear.

I'm thinking I'm going to subscribe to Lenswork. But I'm very interested in 4x5 mags. Please share!
noicework 11 years ago
Thanks for the well-wishes! I made it out for a while this weekend and had a heyday in an industrial area I'd never explored before. Finally, some new pictures to post (soon)!
David de Groot PRO 11 years ago
Like you Mike I'm hoping to keep my current job (need to do some industry certifications and then I should be ok).

Apart from that, I'm hoping to finally sell my old Valient Utility (like a pickup, but smaller - I guess the US equiv. is an El Camino ?) and thus pay for some new lenses (70-200 f/2.8 would be nice, as would a maco and a 10-22mm wide).

Definitely no more kidlets (that's all "fixed"), but maybe another dog (breeding bitch, as out current will probably have her last litter early this year).
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