If I were in some sort or BA (Bloggers Anonymous) meeting…my intro speech would go a little something like…Hello everyone! My name is Justin and it has been 72 days since my last post, pause for hellos, etc. Yes, it has been waaaayy too long but I have a good excuse, nay reason for such an absence. As many of you know or now know I started up a little company called TAP & DYE that went live in early December of last year and as such has pretty much preoccupied my time. A lot of positive feedback and support from fellow photogs and testimonials from customers continues to fuel the fire! And this is a good thing! I will admit that my posting from here on in will not be as frequent but I will make sure that whatever I do post will be pressworthy and worthwhile in some way.
With that I bid you adieu!
So I’ve always been a fan of vintage cameras and camera gear from the post war era, my beloved 1957 leica m3 can vouch for me! And so I decided it was time to combine those passions and put them to good use using my professional skills as a designer and craftsman. The result is the birth of a new camera gear brand: TAP & DYE.
Its a small operation and the focus is simple — Camera straps. Durable. Rugged. High Quality handmade straps for the aspiring street photographer or the seasoned veteran photojournalist. They are compatible with all round lug mount digital DSLR, M43 and film cameras.
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Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-”Nothing Gold Can Stay”
the chart room
the chart room
For those of you who have never been, it is probably the only museum you can honestly spend 2-3 hours easily without being bored. Why? simply because it’s packed with all kinds of awesome. This was the second time for me, the first time when I was back in elementary school, but honestly can’t remember much of that trip as that part of my memory was mercilessly destroyed during the college years. Needless to say, this experience was a nice refresher, fully engaging and interactive…the analogue way. As there is way too much to cover in one post, this one focuses on the details of USS Intrepid, specifically the Navigation Quarters of the control tower.
These elements not only make the ship what it is, but also serve to transport you back to an atmosphere that no doubt saw its fair share of chaos and uncertainty while serving time in the Pacific Theater during WWII. I must say, for me at least, there is a very eerie and yet awesome feeling that envelopes you as you walk around the tight steel corridors of the bridge and navigation rooms. Somewhat of an ah-ha eyeopening moment one has when you become aware that you are literally standing in the very same room that was once occupied by Admirals, Commanders and first officers who planned strategic attacks and coordinated defense for so many campaigns, where red emergency lights mix with natural sunlight to illuminate steel wire, switches, control panels, radiocomm and navigation equipment that was being used extensively while in service instead of gathering dust, complacently awaiting another visiting tour.
Yeah, she is a beautiful ship. And on that note, you may ask yourself as I did, why are all aircraft carriers referred to in the female gender?, well, from what I found out during a brief chat from a local maintenance operator on board, it’s simply a guy thing. Although I had a hunch, it goes more deeply, its a matter of tradition for men to give objects a persona, to proclaim things that are near and dear to them. Sailors who love and trust their lives to the ship, develop an important bond with the vessel and frankly find it more comforting to call it “Betsy” than “Tom.” Besides, what better way to express the depth of one’s devotion than to say she.
After viewing this last night I decided it was too awesome and creepy to keep to myself. This is the latest in a series of online viral marketing campaign shorts for the film Prometheus…a Ridley Scott prequel if you will to his masterpiece Alien. In it, Michael Fassbender brilliantly portrays David 8, the latest generation of AI humanoids created by a fictional Weyland Industries capable of feeling a wide array of human characteristics most importantly, emotions. In light of the June release of this film, these videos are sprouting up strategically as a means to bring attention to a sci-fi film with a history that this latest generation of millenials is most likely not aware of…surely a recipe for marketing gold.
My email has been flooded with a lot of fellow blogger feedback so I just wanted to take the time out and say thanks for all the support so far! Just got back from my lab with more goodies, but for now, on with the posts!!
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