Yesterday I hiked to the peak of Wellington’s Mount Victoria, which offers a panoramic view of the city. This little clip was inspired by Neil Young’s weirdly entertaining video for Wonderin’, and also by Bill Murray’s epic choreographed hair acrobatics in the movie Kingpin.
My awesome mom shot the picture above a bit over a week ago, in her driveway on my last day (for awhile) in Chicago. That backpack (I’ve since learned to tuck in that dangling strap by the way) and shoulder bag contain everything I’m taking with me on my nomadic, minimalist, serendipitous trip of undetermined duration; I’ve divested myself of most of my worldly possessions.
Here’s a self-portrait shot in 1983 in Commerce, Texas. I spent a semester there at East Texas State University where my dad was teaching photography (his students at ETSU included Mark Seliger, Robb Kendrick, and Jim Fiscus).
Expedition 18 commander Michael Fincke prepared to take a picture of his helmet visor with a digital camera during a Dec. 23, 2008, spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
Fincke, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, previously served as ISS flight engineer and NASA Space Station science officer on Expedition 9 in 2004. During Fincke’s first stay at the International Space Station, he performed four spacewalks.