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A Fire Story

People cope with disasters in their own ways. Artist Brian Fies wrote and illustrated a comic book based on his firsthand experience with the Santa Rosa fire.

“The sun was a dim orange disk in a salmon-gray curtain of smoke. I inhaled my neighbors’ lives.”

Take a few minutes to read this. It’s worth your time.

 

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Lucky 13

Rumors abound that Lucky 13 is closing. I hope they manage to stick around. Good beer, popcorn, pool. It’s a fun spot.

Frei

A reproduction of the Auschwitz concentration camp gate. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

Eclipse 2017

We went to Salem to view the solar eclipse. I didn’t try to shoot the progress of the eclipse, but I did shoot some shadows and a picture at totality.

Studio Anywhere Workshop

Last week, we went to a workshop taught by Nick Fancher that was all about lighting. We used natural light, flash, and projectors to light our models. It was a fun day, and I’m looking forward to putting these techniques to use.