August 22, 2014
I woke up thinking about this photo this morning. In 2009, just more than a year after I started there, the News Leader in Staunton, Virginia mothballed the press and outsourced the printing to another newspaper. Workers used compressed air to blow paper dust off the surfaces. The space is now a CrossFit gym. It was the beginning of a cost-cutting effort that led to yet more layoffs and centralization of design and editing in Gannett hubs around the country. Just recently Gannett has announced that it plans to “spin off” the publishing arm of the company to focus on digital and broadcast. I’m not sure what that means, but I predict it means more job loss. 
There are times that I miss newspapers, but I am forever thankful for the skills I learned from working at a daily newspapers. I will treasure the camaraderie of a newsroom, there is nothing like it anywhere else. What I do not miss is the fear of losing my job and the absence of life outside work. 

I woke up thinking about this photo this morning. In 2009, just more than a year after I started there, the News Leader in Staunton, Virginia mothballed the press and outsourced the printing to another newspaper. Workers used compressed air to blow paper dust off the surfaces. The space is now a CrossFit gym. It was the beginning of a cost-cutting effort that led to yet more layoffs and centralization of design and editing in Gannett hubs around the country. Just recently Gannett has announced that it plans to “spin off” the publishing arm of the company to focus on digital and broadcast. I’m not sure what that means, but I predict it means more job loss. 

There are times that I miss newspapers, but I am forever thankful for the skills I learned from working at a daily newspapers. I will treasure the camaraderie of a newsroom, there is nothing like it anywhere else. What I do not miss is the fear of losing my job and the absence of life outside work. 

August 21, 2014
Official #member #card in the mail from Belt Mag. #rustbelt

Official #member #card in the mail from Belt Mag. #rustbelt

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Filed under: member rustbelt card 
August 20, 2014
#lace #cloud #town #Staunton
#Virginia #vscocam

#lace #cloud #town #Staunton
#Virginia #vscocam

August 19, 2014
Thanks Aunt Becky!  #vintage #Cleveland #oktoberfest #polka #vinyl

Thanks Aunt Becky! #vintage #Cleveland #oktoberfest #polka #vinyl

August 19, 2014
Where I grew up, the suburbs of the Akron area, as seen from a flight landing at Canton-Akron Airport last month. This is flat land and the summer haze was in full effect the evening I landed. This photo is part of a larger project about growing up in Northeast Ohio called When Are You Coming Home? A chapter about my grandfather is on display at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia until October and a working edit of the project is on my website. 

Where I grew up, the suburbs of the Akron area, as seen from a flight landing at Canton-Akron Airport last month. This is flat land and the summer haze was in full effect the evening I landed. This photo is part of a larger project about growing up in Northeast Ohio called When Are You Coming Home? A chapter about my grandfather is on display at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia until October and a working edit of the project is on my website. 

August 18, 2014
Weird stuff #onassignment 
#crashtest #photoglife #landscape #vscocam

Weird stuff #onassignment
#crashtest #photoglife #landscape #vscocam

August 17, 2014
My muse, my wife, spectacleandmirth, aka Carmel. She’s been on the streets of Staunton doing a living mannequin routine and launched her Teacup Cabaret act at Black Swan Books this weekend. She’s an ideas woman, a details woman and amazing. Give her blog a look and like Spectacle & Mirth on Facebook to see what she’s getting into. 

My muse, my wife, spectacleandmirth, aka Carmel. She’s been on the streets of Staunton doing a living mannequin routine and launched her Teacup Cabaret act at Black Swan Books this weekend. She’s an ideas woman, a details woman and amazing. Give her blog a look and like Spectacle & Mirth on Facebook to see what she’s getting into. 

August 17, 2014
"Oh don’t mind me, just spray painting the gutters." #porch #Staunton #Virginia #neighbors

"Oh don’t mind me, just spray painting the gutters." #porch #Staunton #Virginia #neighbors

August 17, 2014
Bad knee day. #ancientchinesesecret

Bad knee day. #ancientchinesesecret

August 16, 2014
There’s a house on west Beverley street in Staunton that is choked with plastic and silk flowers.  It’s colorful all year, even in the snow. Typically the house is dark and rarely have I ever seen the woman who lives there, but today she was outside tending to her fake garden, so I stopped and made this photo. 
#Staunton #Virginia #makeportraits #fakeflowers #streetphotography

There’s a house on west Beverley street in Staunton that is choked with plastic and silk flowers. It’s colorful all year, even in the snow. Typically the house is dark and rarely have I ever seen the woman who lives there, but today she was outside tending to her fake garden, so I stopped and made this photo.
#Staunton #Virginia #makeportraits #fakeflowers #streetphotography

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