Why the Critics Are So Desperately Wrong About Ghost in the Shell

With a 46% on RottenTomatoes and a 52 on MetaCritic, the new live action Ghost in the Shell movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, is bombing at the box office. The film is being almost universally panned by professional critics and fans of the 1995 animated film of the same name. Forbes, The Verge, Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and…

SLOSS Furnace

SLOSS is a decommissioned Iron Refinery and blast furnace complex in the heart of Birmingham. My photography tends to focus on two themes, (1) the juxtaposition of the industrial and modern with the natural and (2) wildlife. So, for me this, was a dream come true, to be set loose on this campus of towering forges, furnaces, conveyor belts, steam pipes, tunnels, trains, and conduits.

Arrival

Last weekend, Jake and I and a few of our closest friends went to see a movie that Jake had put on our radar only a few days before. And we fucking loved it. Based on a short story, Arrival is by far one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. Honestly, I can’t speak…

Another Day, Another Mountain

Days like today remind me of one of my heros, John Muir, and his love of the Sierra. Anyway, I will spare you my feeble and fumbling attempts at describing the majesty of nature and the spirits found in these cathedrals by sharing pictures instead of words. Please enjoy.

Horizon Interactive Awards: Gold Winner!

The 2013 Annual Fund Thank You video for Duke University won a Horizon Interactive Award! This was a really exciting project to work on. I live very close to Duke’s campus and creating a map through the famous architecture and grounds was a lot of fun.

Bluegrass Music Festival

This past Saturday I went to the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fest in Raleigh with a friend. I really like folk music, especially Irish and Welsh folk music—which is where Bluegrass originated. I was expecting an open field with a hand full of stages set up about the periphery and the middle open for booths and food vendors. This was not the case.