There Is No Cat

Hollering into the void since 2002

Thursday, August 6, 2015

52 @ 52 Image 1

I turned 52 last week.

For some reason, that number resonated with me. I thought it would be an opportunity to start a new photo project. I've been increasingly frustrated with my photography lately; it's all been single shots, no projects, no stories. So here's a project. I'm going to shoot one roll of film a week — 35mm, 120, Polaroid, whatever — and develop it. I'll post my shots here. I'm going to try to adhere to the theme of age and aging, although we'll see how well that works out.

Also, I may move this somewhere else. Debating whether to post the project on Flickr, or set up a Tumblr site, or build something to self-host. For now, it's here.

For week 1, here's a shot from last Saturday, when my father-in-law Lou turned 83.

My father-in-law with his birthday cake on his 83rd birthday

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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