You may have noticed that a few of the possible projects I had written down on the previous sketchbook page involved photography. I had become deeply interested in the work of Japanese photographers Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe, and Nobuyoshi Araki among others and was especially interested in exploring the kind of high contrast photography that was so prevalent in Japanese photography of the 1970s. I began taking a few brief notes on ways in which I, with my simple camera and primitive darkroom, might be able to push my film and my photographic prints into something with much higher contrast and grain. For the time being, I've shelved these photographic projects simply due to the time and expense involved. I am certain I'll set my hand to this again, but not for some time.
Oh, and that photo on the left that I am certain you are all wondering about? That's me, in 1987. That's my senior picture. I am amazed at how handsome I was, and how handsome I remain. I mean, look at that jacket!