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the life and lies of matthew craig

morningafter

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right now it feels like my entire hangover is concentrated in my right arm, strange. last night was great.  didnt make many frames, but sometimes life isn’t meant to be remembered.

i have to confess that i came down harshly in that last post about Crimebo the clown. the bottom line is the dude is doing what he loves, and who the fuck am i to criticize that. somehow he found the blog entry. that’s what i get though.. airing dirty laundry, someones going to see the streaks.

that was kinda vulgar but somehow it works.

the summer is coming to a screeching halt.. i can feel it. whenever the back to school commercials start up in august i always get a little pissed off.

as a journalism major i have always been infatuated with the power of the media. the concept of selling news, giving people context in their lives, its such a massive power. although the journalism industry has been quick to separate itself from the blogging community, these web-pages have an audience. there is someone sitting and sharing their views on the world with the public. i have an audience.

i’m currently working on getting images from Lebanon, to report the status of Beirut from the eyes of a 20 year old. no news desks, no bureau chiefs. as far as i’ve heard, the situation is harsh, but only in the south. there is also no distinction in the western media between the christian and Muslim communities in Lebanon. these communities are black and white. as my friend put it, “its like there is a country underneath us.” in the past week the roads to Syria have been destroyed, and rocket attacks from Hezbollah have increased twofold, despite claims from Israel that they have made crippling progress against Hezbollah. I’m ranting. bottom line don’t watch fox news.

i’m also tired of seeing al’Qaeda and Hezbollah spelled 11 different ways in 4 different periodicals.

i’m crossing topics off my list left and right with this post..

everyone needs to register with

http://PHOTOBLOGS.ORG

i’m going to estimate that 70% of the traffic that i am getting to this page is from deviantart photographers.. this is well and good, and i’m more satisfied with the comments i’ve received int he last few weeks than i’ve ever been at that other spot, but we need to broaden the audience. i wont slip back into a journalism rant, promise. its just a good idea, the work i’ve been seeing lately has been excellent (and quite b/w from everyone!) and i think people on photoblogs.org would enjoy it.

think about it.

photos…. 2 rolls coming from the lab which will be posted later.

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Written by Matthew Craig

August 4, 2006 at 9:14 pm

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  1. The media does dismiss blogs, but a lot of things make the major news networks a couple weeks after they become big issues in the blog world. Like the whole Greenberg “End Times” thing wouldn’t have made news if it weren’t for a bunch of bloggers debating about her pictures.

    darin3200

    August 5, 2006 at 2:26 am

  2. I can’t keep up with you, Matt.

    I am on my way to check this Photobloggers.org

    Lets see some photos on this blog.

    PEACE

    Sean

    August 7, 2006 at 11:45 pm

  3. yeah i saw that photblogs thing awhile back and registered mine on it. Dont really get what its about but hey it couldnt hurt.

    Fergus

    August 8, 2006 at 9:52 am

  4. i also had my hangover make one of my arms its permanent home. it was pretty odd.

    i’m looking forward to the news from beirut.

    russell

    August 8, 2006 at 9:57 pm

  5. saw the link on dA, in your journal.. and added to my blogrool 🙂

    miauzz

    August 9, 2006 at 2:39 am

  6. So how’s the “Lebanon project” doing, any new infos?

    flipo

    August 13, 2006 at 6:28 pm


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