You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever — because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.

Dropbox’s ad for their newest application, Carousel, is absolutely wonderful. Funny, cute, informative.

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.

— Jorge Luis Borges (via chelseyphilpot)

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I mentioned yesterday I went out and grabbed some shots around Fort Wayne. Well, I developed the 15-year expired Pan F Plus (I previously stated Plus-X, which was incorrect).

Using stock Xtol, I developed the roll in my bathroom, turning it into an awesomely ghetto darkroom. Being the film was wound up for about two decades or so, it was impossible to straighten out, so upon scanning, I had some expose issues towards the edges of the image, but they didn’t turn out too bad.

The shots taken on roll of Portra 400 are going to be sent off here in the coming week or so to get developed and scanned, along with half a dozen other rolls I’ve had laying around my place. So I’ll be sure to update you once I have those back.

In the meantime, enjoy these and shoot me an ask if you have any questions in regards to the photos or development.

All were shot with the Yashica 35 MF.

With the weather being a great deal warmer than it has been the past, oh, six months or so, I finally went out and grabbed a few dozen shots around a semi-decayed part of Fort Wayne.

In my Yashica 35 MF, I had an expired roll of Ilford Plus-X and in my lovely Nikon FG with it’s 50mm f/1.4 attached I had a roll of Portra 400. I’ll probably end up developing the expired Plus-X here in the apartment and send out the Portra to either Indie or Richard’s.

Between moving and the new job at PetaPixel I haven’t had a lot of time to go out and shoot, so finally being able to do so was a very welcomed change of pace and gave me a nice healthy dose of creative vision for the day.

Once I get the negatives developed and scanned, I’ll be sure to toss them up online somewhere and share them. In the meantime, I’ll be writing away as usual.

We opt for more instead of better. Better is better than more.

Cognitive Lode by Ribot →

While my endeavors in work are across the board in photography, writing, and design, an all-encompassing field of study I enjoy is psychology. This brilliant and extremely well designed site I came across on Designer News gives a – growing – collection of various gems for better understanding consumer behavior, biases, and psychology as a whole.

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

— Max Lucado (via observando)

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I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

— Maya Angelou  (via hefuckin)

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