The International Biscuit Festival (or not…)

Before work on Saturday I planned to go downtown to check out the International Biscuit Festival.  It's a festival that the city of Knoxville holds every year in which loads of people come set up tents and food stands downtown to sell even bigger loads of people biscuits.  I could be wrong but I think I read last year they estimated some 40-50,000 biscuits were eaten.  Due to my terrible sleep schedule the night before and the tight schedule I was on before work, I was only able to catch the last bit of the festival… the tearing down the tents part.

However when I got downtown I did come across this fella playing guitar.  He seemed to stand out from a lot of other street musicians I've seen in that he actually knew what he was doing.  I asked him if he took requests to which he replied the most obvious truth I've ever heard, "Well… if I know it."  So I asked if he knew any Jim Croce songs.  For those unaware, Jim Croce is one of my favorite musicians of all time.  He thought for a minute then said "I Got A Name" and that's what he played.  All the way through nailing every line.  I tipped the guy $5 and we talked about old folk singers for a minute before I had to get to work.
 

Rebel 2000

I dug out my old film camera today. A Rebel 2000. I've had it since high school. Kinda ironic since my high school's mascot was a "rebel" (a confederate soldier)… does that make it old? 10+ years? I've not used it since some college classes about 3 years ago but it's still in great shape so why not, right? I'll have to rely on the help of some company in Knoxville because I don't have a place to develop my own film. That was one of my favorite parts about film photography - that it felt so personalized.


So I went to Radio Shack today and got new batteries for the ol girl and got her nice and ready to saddle up. Found 6 or 7 assorted rolls of old film that I never did anything with. Got lucky and found a BW roll mixed in and a roll I've already shot but have no idea what's on it. Who knows how 2-3 year old unused/unprocessed film will turn out? I don't but I'm excited to find out. I'll keep ya posted.


In the meantime, I'll drop a few of my favorite film shots from my portfolio in here.

 

First post

To the future viewers of my website, thank you for visiting!  As I type this, I'm still in the building stages, trying to throw photos into my portfolio and learning my way around this editor and CSS coding.   I'm not 100% sure how I'll be using this blog but I can already tell I'll be updating this site much more frequently than any of my previous portfolios.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them below or shoot me a message on my  Facebook.  Thanks again for taking the time to check out my website!

-Dave