Name: Eugene Levy Age: 27 years old Shooting For: 5 years Camera: Fujica GS645 / Kiev 88cm Favorite film: Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160, Kodak Portra 400.
Eugene on why he shoots film:
“The choice to begin shooting film came shortly after I picked up my first camera, which was digital. I quickly jumped to film photography after being mesmerized by how the film pictures make me feel and by the process of film itself. I didn’t think much when I decide to sell all my digital gear and go back in the past by using a film camera. Since, I enjoy every second of it and can’t imagine myself picking up a digital camera. Don’t waste film, because somewhere a unicorn dies for your mistake”
Yesterday my Marley flew away (½/2017 -or 2/1/17 for US) in the area of Edegem, Belgium, near UZA and campus Drie Eiken. I have tried to get him back to me till the sun had fully set and everything went quiet, but he never dared to fly down from his high branch. I haven’t seen or heard him today. I have contacted vets, shops, shelters and what not in my area.Please spread this, Iso the cockatiel dearly misses his buddy. And MarleyandMandy can’t be without Marley. I miss him so dreadfully much.
Character lineup! This is actually a class assignment, but I’ve grown to love these guys so much I’ll probably just let them continue to be! I’ve got a rough story for them and everything! (It even has an ending! That’s a first for me.)
Character list, short bios, and height chart under the cut!
A lot of people have been asking me “how to I get involved, I don’t know anyone in my area, but I want to help, what do I do”. And I have a kind of short series of suggestions for how to find a place you’re into.
FIRST OFF: Any org, you should go to it at least once to check it out, see if you like the people, the mission, the way it works in practice, before you start committing yourself to doing stuff. If you feel kinda iffy about it, check out someplace else, or at least go a second time before you commit yourself. Nobody wants you killing yourself with stress over activism and if a place is sketchy, is amazingly ineffective, etc, then stressing yourself out and putting your whole life into that org isn’t going to solve that.
HOW TO FIND THINGS: In any moderately sized city, there’s going to be some broad range political org. Your ISO’s (international socialist organization), your Black Roses (anarchist peeps). If you don’t know anyone, if you’re new to a city and want to get involved, it might be worthwhile to go to a meeting, because a lot of the people involved in those groups are going to be involved in other stuff and you can talk to them about like where a place to check out would be, who’s sketchy, what groups are misogynistic/homophobic, etc. This can be very important even if you don’t end up going to weekly meetings or planning any actions.
PERSONAL SUGGESTION: It’s easy to look at the protests, see Richard Spencer getting punched, etc, and think “that’s all activism is, I’m crap if I’m not doing that”. And that’s not the case. If the process of planning and pulling off a protest/march/action isn’t your deal, that’s okay because there are *other things that you can do*. Something that I very much believe in, right now, in a country and a political situation where the welfare state is getting ripped apart, is the importance of mutual aid, the importance of shelters/soup kitchens/free clinics. These gorups are going to be *everywhere*, even in smaller towns, even in suburbs. Recently I checked out a Catholic Worker’s Shelter, and they’re really beautiful places. My first point still applies, but Catholic Worker’s Shelters are everywhere, and checking them out if you want to get involved is a good place to start. Food Not Bombs is also a great organization that gives food to the homeless but again, step 1
FOCUS ON SPECIFIC ISSUES: I think that there’s a lot (probably more) groups to get involved with that are more single issue groups that may or may not have a “broad range political org” behind them. Some are harder than others to connect with, but they are often more connected to on the ground organizing and communities than political orgs focused on ideology. The best way to find these orgs is too look for community events in the paper, in the internet, and any other popularity community resources such as co-op cork boards and the like. My advice to any person interested in getting involved is to pick ONE issue and stick with it. also be wary of PIRGs because their work tends to be based around fundraising towards little more than survival
Hitchhiked thru the south of France, spent a lovely day
Pyrenaic-hiking beneath a chilly blue sun, trekking into Spain &
ascending to sleep atop Taillón, enshrouded by eerie sweetness of soft
silent fog (drifting off, asleep in a cloud).
Olympus XA + Psychedelic Blues Film (Kodak Gold 400)