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the life and lies of matthew craig


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a few deep. put some in the air. lets see what happens.

so i spent the evening with the usual suspects tonight.. its incredible how we can sit and talk about absolutely nothing for hours.. after all these fucking years. on the drive home i always seem to put my life into perspective somehow.. reflecting on friends that have come and gone.. its almost as if we live these chapters where every little aspect of our world varies just a bit from the section before. sense may, or may not have been made… but i understood.

speaking of friends. i recall a conversation with the lovely cha where we happened to be discussing my favorite film nazi, bernhard “zort” wolf.. she had quoted him as saying, “i cant devote enough time to shoot photo essays and photojournalism.. i’m too busy documenting my life around me.” i believe this stemmed from a converastion about how legitimate a drunken bar shot, properly exposed and creatively composed, could actually be.. i think bernhard has an interesting way of sharing these moments.. although i’m looking at relative strangers in situations i find myself 3-5 times a week… having a beer.

that was a diatribe. i like the feeling of being lost in words.. its a fraction of the release i get behind a camera body while shooting.. but its good. i really hope that one day i’ll free to express myself with words as i do with a camera.

photos… i wont share much because theres about to be a release on a particular crispy lizard with a nice crop of photo genius unseen by mankind.

i know, epic.

i applaud the recent adoption of blogs by many of my favorite artists/people from that other site we all logged into way too many times.
hope you dig, thanks for reading.

my friend steven doesnt have a 4 foot neck. 16mm on a full frame sensor is dangerous.

i dont do landscapes as a general rule. i actually judge people who shoot landscapes. but i spent a week with one of my good friends and his entire fucking family.. and this is where we went. back at camp you could spit in any direction and find a 40 year old mother of 3 who could drink you under the table.. they were an interesting group. im out bitches.


Written by Matthew Craig

July 26, 2006 at 8:26 am

Posted in general, photos

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  1. “i applaud the recent adoption of blogs by many of my favorite artists/people from that other site we all logged into way too many times.”

    Yes, its interesting how many of the photographers on mu devwatch suddenly all have blogs (and are on my rss reader)


    July 26, 2006 at 9:17 am

  2. DevianART is being deserted to somewhere where we all can speak our minds.
    Were all photogrpahers.
    Some are good. Some are bad.
    But we all feel a lot about what we do.
    For many of us its our secret life after work.

    Noone can stop us from that.
    Blogging allows that.

    Peace out man.


    July 26, 2006 at 10:25 am

  3. bernhard is a drunkard. haha.. kidding. i probably am much worse than him. and yeah he shoots some great stuff in ze bars. this blog stuff is going to be great! i can’t wait to start one up myself!

    best of luck! ..i’ll paypal you your money soon

    Clayton Hauck

    July 26, 2006 at 3:12 pm

  4. heh, thanks for reducing my work to “bar documentary”. i remember going out just for the sake of taking shots, being sort of pissed when most of them were boring crap. whatever.

    anywho, i need to find a way to get into the photography community here in vienna/austria. lots of fucktards…

    cheers, your favorite film nazi (i dig that)


    July 26, 2006 at 3:22 pm

  5. i’m digging the direction of your blog, mate. i believe i will set one up as soon as i’m stationary in one place for a while. and when i finally get a fuckin scanner.

    at least i got a 35 to go wider now…

    stay away from landscapes.


    July 26, 2006 at 4:16 pm

  6. Dude, come on. If you’re going to shoot a landscape do it right.

    Obey the thirds, don’t crop the mountains, and don’t crop the fucking mountains! You also need to boost the saturation so it looks like you shot it with Velvia. And a Nikon. Dumbass. God, learn to shoot. Try reading up at or something.

    I wanna know where the four-foot neck shot was. That place looks baller.


    July 26, 2006 at 6:21 pm

  7. I like the dirrection of your blog, i fixed mine a few days but i gotta start posting my works. need to get home 1st..
    keep them coming. i really like your ideas and views of -ppl. your a great photographer


    July 27, 2006 at 5:18 am

  8. come to my senses: i don’t know if you’re joking or not, but i don’t think the point of the landscape was necessarily the mountains and the shot is pretty sweet if you ask me (i was there, so i may be a tad biased.) that tree shot was up in the mountains above fresno, ca at this place called mckinly grove

    d money, bitches

    August 30, 2006 at 8:29 am

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