This will be my first “What I’m up to” post.
Currently, I’m sitting on the top of a rocky bluff next to Whiskytown Lake. It’s about an hour West of the town of Redding in Northern California.
Here’s my “mobile office”, where I’m writing from right now:
I shot these photos with a cool app for my iPhone called Hipstamatic.
I have a Verizon USB EVDO card, so I can essentially connect to the internet anywhere there is cell service. It’s a bit slow out here, but it works well enough to post to the blog. Having a computer and internet access this far into what is essentially the remote wilderness seems to be defeating the purpose a bit, but the beauty of it is that I can do my job from here. Nothing is an escape, nothing is a vacation, but yet everything can be an escape and a vacation.
I’m out here shooting a timelapse for Magic Window, an iPad app/screensaver I shoot content for. The camera has an intervalometer controlling it, so I get a few hours of “do nothing time” while I make sure that the camera keeps shooting and doesn’t get eaten by a bear or stolen.
I moved out of my apartment in San Francisco on April 1st, spent a few days in Los Angeles getting some work done, and then the last ten days in Tahoe clearing through my backlog of stock submissions and getting a few more days of skiing in. A few days ago, my friend Andrew Avitt met up with me, and we drove North from Tahoe through the Sierra Nevadas, and recently cut West.
We’re heading to the coast, and then up to Portland and Seattle. From there, we’re heading across the Northern Midwest to Chicago, where I’ll hop on a train back to Los Angeles. After that, who knows.