as you were

the life and lies of matthew craig

blog.wearemjr.com

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(Suggested Listening: “The voice in your ear, seductively whispering blog.wearemjr.com” by me)

Although not a complete abandonment of my beloved street photo/metropolitan scouring/high heel chasing greenhouse, all my newest photos will be posted in weekly collections alongside Rob August, Mustafah Abdulaziz, Sean Flanigan, and Julius Metoyer @ http://blog.wearemjr.com . dont sleep, because sleep is the cousin of death (nas nas, nasty nas). instead.. neglect your work, family and sleep. impatiently refresh that link. never forget the first rush. remember how good it felt? that first rush of blood from retina to cortex. all it takes is one hit:

http://blog.wearemjr.com – do as you are told

peace, love and listen to dilla

Written by Matthew Craig

April 15, 2008 at 5:22 am

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and god said:

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Suggested Listening: Blockhead – any & all

“Let there be Leica.”

No housekeeping this time around, just photos from the m6. my boss has emerged from a cave and started his own photoblog: http://onepointtwo.org …the only credit i claim is the fact that he lusted after my fitty and had to get one. (i promise to never link to kenrockwell.com ever again.)

photos:

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an homage to antonin kratochvil.

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my favorite frame since i shot the tibetans last thursday.love life, peace.

Written by Matthew Craig

March 25, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Posted in boston, los angeles, photos

harvard square

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Suggesting Listening: “En Direct de la Côte + Côte Ouest” by TEPR

Sup fam. Its been a while. I have a few links to point you towards before this goes down.

WE ARE MJR

the collective, agency, company, crew  officially formed as of a few months ago.. we are standing on 5 pairs of legs and standing strong. Robert August, Julius Metoyer, Sean Flanigan, Mustafah Abdulaziz and myself form the ranks as of now. lots of projects/clients are in the works.. “the surge” has begun and a bright future beckons. get at me if you have any questions.

Julius‘ latest blog post was a stunner.

http://jmthree.wordpress.com

i’m going to the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico City in June.

let me know if you’re coming.. its going to be a fucking blast. (eds note: Ben Lowy, Stanley Greene, Ron Haviv, Brian Storm, & LYNDSEY ADDARIO [born/bread on the LA Times] are instructing.)

i’ll be attending avec my new colleague, and MJR affiliate Mustafah Abdulaziz 

The past few months have seen countless portrait sessions with countless Harvardites.. Lots of posing.. lots of window light.. lots of the 50 1.2 L. It has  become my go-to lens and i am fiending some quality time with my 16-35 2.8 L in Mexico.

I will bypass a mass posting of images from work and skip to a protest i shot a few days ago in between assignments.. it was the first time in a long time that my brain was tickled by the interaction between photographer and subject.. shooting portraits of academics and students can feel very forced and it was nice to just walk around, invade personal space, and make wonderful pictures.

I just sent off a roll of kodachrome.. and I have 9-12 rolls of Neopan/Tri-X/Provia 400 pending. Scanning is a bitch and who really enjoys doing it with an out-dated scanner with no software support? I dont. Alas, it will probably get done over the next week while Harvard is on Spring Break.

heres some angry Tibetans. China really fucked up royally with this one and i hope they feel the blunt force of the world’s disapproval for their actions.

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Written by Matthew Craig

March 20, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Posted in boston, general, photos

i smell an avalanche

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Suggested Listening: “The Edge” by David Axelrod 

Not in the “things are going to come crashing down” way. Rather, the building momentum that one would not want to find approaching them at full speed.

I’m starting a new job at The Harvard Gazette today. I flew in on a red-eye from Elaye, leaving behind my cozy california roots for what seems to be the beginning of the rest of my life. 8 credits to go and I’ll be looking for a new routine.. i cant wait to finish school.

Here are photos shot on my pops 35 summilux and m6 ttl + provia x 400 and neopan 400. the motor M attached to it was mine!

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rose bowl preparations

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cleo the new boxer at my parents house. she wrecks shit.

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vegas

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more birds in vegas..

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“just resting my eyes”
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7am

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the glow

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always building

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city of lost wages

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peace

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now you’re famous caroliner.

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A LIFE LIKE NONE OTHER

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d-rocksteady

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wanted

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casa laguna inn was lavish. oversized mercedes, check. champagne wishes, check. jacuzzi bath, check.

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and now a word from our sponsors:

“And my jam knock in the Mitsubishi Girls pee pee when they see me, Nava-hoes creep me in they tee pee As I lay down laws like I lay carpet Stop it – if you think your gonna make a profit” -Dun Dada, Big Poppa

Written by Matthew Craig

January 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Posted in los angeles, photos

inhale exhale

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Suggested Listening: “Soulshine” by DJ Cam

As always.. my lack of activity can be attributed to: work, school, shooting. (ed. note: sleep not listed)

Love that Soulshine record though.

These past few weeks have been excellent to me, but who are we kidding. 2007 has been a good one. This past weekend was the VII seminar in dena. 7 of the 9 photographers.. some really dedicated staff members and a few exceptional alumni interns.. a dash of boogie, marcus bleasdale, and jessica dimmock .. check.

dena sunshine. check.

lady, friends, family. check.

sleep. empty checkbox.

everyone should buy a copy of “Hearts and Minds” from amazon right now. incredible documentary.

here are some photos..

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and now a word from our sponsors:

“Don’t see my ones, don’t see my guns – get it Now tell ya friends Poppa hit it then split it In two as I flow with the Junior Mafia I don’t know what the hell’s stoppin’ ya I’m clockin’ ya – Versace shades watchin’ ya Once ya grin, I’m in game, begin.”

Written by Matthew Craig

November 9, 2007 at 6:15 am

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a storm is brewing

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Suggested Listening: “In Rainbows” by Radiohead

just wanted to share a few stories that hit home, at such a wild time in my life

hope you are all well.. things are busy, photos soon.

sorry for being distant

Written by Matthew Craig

October 19, 2007 at 6:14 am

Posted in boston, general

hippies and hipsters

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Suggested listening: “D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxe Remix)” by Justice

had the chance to see Bonobo spin in San Francisco on my birthday.. SF was a breathe of fresh air.. it was excellent to see so many familiar faces that i had been missing for far too long. Contrary to popular belief, Simon Greene is nasty on the decks and i wrecked myself on the dancefloor for hours.

its ok josh, i still love you, and thanks for coming to the bay area sidewalk rage-a-thon. everyone check out this weeks sack of songs over at bwank… the feist remix is blazing!!

it was good to visit, but damn i’m glad to rid myself of the hippies running rampant. love em, but hate em. i checked out this years “Power to the Peaceful” festival in golden gate and took a sampling of societies finest. hope you all enjoy.

should have a multimedia piece done by mid next week..

also, prspctv.net is getting a facelift, boobjob, and tummytuck.

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bye-bye brooklyn

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hello, stoned peaceful and lovely bay area.

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north the wolf, mystical guardian companion summoned for:

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this guy. he casts spells on the IRS so he doesn’t have to pay taxes OR be a contributing member of society.

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a man enchanting a ferry.

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i know you’ve heard the term “job-stopper” tattoo.. this takes that to a whole other level.

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patch

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whats a trip to sf without one crackhead photo.

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dave

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nice frame patch

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yahnasin. pay attention. always a good night @ Bella Tratorria.

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love you rio

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ciao bella.

till next time folks.

Written by Matthew Craig

September 15, 2007 at 10:16 pm

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