Hold Steady Road Trip (Part 1)

This summer I went to see the Hold Steady on six different occasions. Along the way, I took a ton of photos from my adventures. Take a look below at part one of my pictures, from the Baltimore and Brooklyn leg of the trip. Part two to follow shortly (when Flickr allows me more to upload).

An introduction

web.jpgSo, I guess an introduction would be the proper way to start things off.

My name is Greg. Brendan and I go way back to the times where Ninja Turtles were the shit, and fluorescent fanny packs were the badass thing to carry them in.

Yes, we’re talking the early 90’s. Fast forward to a day and age where our country just seems to be falling apart. I find myself writing this entry from my Powerbook here in Ahwatukee, Arizona – a far different place from that where Brendan and I first met. Yet, eight years after I moved away from my childhood home of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, he and I still manage to keep up.

Tonight we were chatting about random stuff – specifically pictures and how much I hate McCain. One thing led to the next and then he asked if I would like to start writing here.

I’ve decided I will be showing everyone my viewpoint of things through my photography. This world is a beautiful place that is disappearing before our eyes. We must learn to see things for what they truly are. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.

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See more of Greg’s photos at
http://gallery.mac.com/optionalclothing.

We’re tiny white specks on a bright blue planet

For a guy that was pretty early to the game with this whole internet thing – (if you call 1997 early), I’m still sort of slow to hop on this 2.0 trend. Sure, this site’s got a couple of modern conveniences (RSS, ahem..ADD US IN YOUR AGGREGATORS), but I’m still trying to grasp all this new technology.

Not too long ago, I registered us over here at obviate for a Flickr account. For anyone that knows me, I’m a bit weary of posting my photos in an open environment after reviewing Facebook’s creeptacular privacy policy.

Flickr’s actually pretty cool. You can make sets of different pictures and share them with groups of your peers, and they can grab the pictures in full resolution (not the watered down Facebook versions, natch.) Site has a nice clean look too.

Anyways, I’m trying to understand all this stuff still.. but if you want to check out our page, go ahead and click here. There’s not a ton of interesting stuff yet, just a lot of personal photos right now, but it should give you an idea about how all this works.

Summer 2007: Picture Book of People With Each Other

While most college-going kids in this area have already departed, I have to shine it on for two more weeks until I can move in my new place downtown. Since I’ve got all this downtime before I go back, I had been thinking that the time was nigh to do a 2007 SUMMER RECAP! (In Pictures). This likely was the best in recent memory mainly because I kept active for the first time, in well, ever. I could go on and do a lengthy and relatively uninteresting essay, but I’ll spare you just this one. Take a gander through our handy dandy pictobrowser app below to see the summer that was Two-Bond.