03
Mar

Some New iPhone Portraits

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Personal Work

I’m back in Seattle after some busy, yet fun trips to Portland and LA. Lot’s to catch up on, but I thought I would share a few of my recent iPhone portraits. The project continues to move ahead, and as always you can see more of them in my project section as well as on my Instagram profile.  This is something I have been working on for the past 9 months or so.  I have photographed over 200 people to date so far.  All with an iPhone, and some natural light.  Nothing fancy.  Just getting caught up in a moment, enjoying no frills photography and meeting new people.

12
Aug

Backyard Office: Honey Bucket

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Backyard Office

This is the kind of thing many people can only dream about.  I have seen Honey Bucket’s at fair grounds, Amos Lee concerts, and even dog parks, but now we have one in our driveway.  Wow, how exciting.  Not to mention convenient.  We don’t even have to bother going in the house now…  I can’t think of a better way to spend $500 friggin’ dollars.  What a waste.  Although, it is better than the alternative I suppose.  At least that is what I will keep telling myself.  If you find yourself in our neighborhood and you really have to go, fear not.  Now you don’t have to buy a $4 latte or a BigMac just to use the restroom.  You can use our Honey Bucket.  Just make sure you clean up after yourself when you’re done.

Last night, just before dinner, I looked out the window and asked Nichelle if she would watch Isla for a second.  ”The light is really nice right now.” I told her.  I threw on my shoes, grabbed a camera, and went out front to photograph the beautiful new green plastic toilet on our driveway.  I even moved around it for a few minutes trying different angles. ” This is what it has come to” I thought to myself.  After all the hard work these past 10 years, I am photographing a portable toilet.  Perfect.  My work here is done.

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11
Aug

Backyard Office: Concrete Forms

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Backyard Office

It’s been a pretty busy week, and I haven’t had as much time to blog as I had hoped.  There are a couple days worth of progress to share, and the next phase is the forms for the concrete foundation.  It’s really impressive how they can make the forms so precise.  It looks like a big mess at first glance, but when you get up close, you can see just how precise it is all put together.  Like a surgeon.  The light blue stuff you see on top of the gravel is insulation.  We are going to have concrete floors which will be created with the same pour as the foundation.  The concrete will be poured on top of the insulation which will keep the floor at room temperature, unlike a garage floor which can get pretty cold.

Tomorrow is the inspection, so hopefully everything checks out ok!  More soon.

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