NOV 23, 2020

Sam Taxwood jumping at Mt. Hood summer 2019. Filmed on a Panasonic AF100.

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NOV 21, 2020

A weekend in Duluth filmed on a panasonic DVX100.

NOV 20, 2020 

        How do habits start? What is a good routine? Is it worth it? Am I selfish? 

There has been a gut feeling to start journaling and keeping a log of words, imagery, inspiration, and memories. Over the last decade i've been posting my art to social media platforms. I have also been growing as an artist, trying to find my voice, and define a style that speaks to me. It's been fun, confusing, and filled with a lot of uncertainty. How can valuable ideas exist on social media?    

    Well here we are,

The United States went into quarantine around March or April spring 2020 to slow the spread of a new virus called Covid-19. Symptoms of Covid-19 include pretty much everything under the sun; fever, chills, fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell, the list goes on. People were scared. People were mad. People were confused. People were lost.

    Images above were shot around June 2020. Duluth has always been my place to escape. The pace is very slow. Around this time, spring 2020, it felt overdue to escape from the twin cities. Catch a breath. Get some new scenery. Duluth has everything. It has a place in my heart. I'm a sucker for Duluth.

   As you drive into Duluth,  Lake Superior presents itself from a distance. Slowing down from 80 mph to 55 mph, hills filled with trees, houses, and electrical lines wrap around the landscape. Inside the trees are hiking trails inside and out of the city. If you look close enough you can see that a lot of buildings and businesses haven't been updated in years. Some still have hand painted signage. Some are closed for business. You can still see the lake. The lake is probably very cold. Driving through neighborhoods, things are just left as is. Bicycles are left in front of houses. Basketball hoops have seen better days. Fences are deteriorating. They will get fixed tomorrow. Or possibly the day after. Someone will pick it up, someday.   

       The pace is very slow.