For the Grandparents

I don’t know about you, but I feel lucky to have some of the greatest grandparents ever! I mean, how many of you have a grandfather that started and ran his own electronics business, selling it close to when he retired? Or how about a grandmother that did something like… climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro within the last three years?

Or take my grandfather on my dad’s side who was literally a rocket scientist, or my grandmother on my dads side that has managed to beat my parents onto Facebook? (I’m still trying to convince my parents to get on)

Everybody has a story to tell, and it’s the people around us that have helped guide us to where we are today. Take some time and get to know them better and you may find out some things about yourself and who you are because of it!

Until next time,

– Paul Rohde

Why I Shoot.

Why do I shoot?

It’s a question I often ask myself, and the answer has changed over the years, but I think it boils down to the challenge of creating. With photography there’s no limits, no end to the creative exploration, there’s always new ways to improve and better yourself. With the recent project I’ve started (Which you should take a look at here: http://www.project54.net) to take 50 pictures of 50 people over 50 days with a 50 mm lens I’ve realized two things: I’m becoming more comfortable around people with my photography (asking them to do this or that and to let me shoot their picture), and I’m shooting much than just the images for my project. Since moving out here to California I’ve slowed down and I really forgot the passion I do have for photography. It’s images like these from people that have never modeled or done any sort of photography before that make want to keep shooting.

So for your viewing pleasure, Chris the Accountant:

Project 54 - Day 16


– Paul Rohde

I have MMS.

Finally, AT&T made their fashionably late entrance for the iPhone into the world of Multimedia Messaging Services, finally no more log-into-a-website-via-a-phone-web-browsers-with-an-autogenerated-username-and-password-to-see-pictures. Finally, I can stop banging my head against the wall when someone sends me a MMS!

I have MMS.


– Paul Rohde