An assortment of B&W images

I am currently digitally archiving my entire photo archive. I have been in this process for years. Every single B&W image you have seen on this blog since day one has come from a scanned proof sheet. (That's why they look so crappy.) I have 42 books of negs so far, (and some extraneous boxes and folders) and each book has about 75 proofs in it. (That's over 100,000 photographs.) Once I am finished I will be able to search for keywords and find out where the negatives are. Before I started this it was a nightmare finding them. Books 38-42 are all done and up to date. But going backwards, there is a lot of work to do. So I am currently doing book 37, where these photos are from.
I shoot way too many photos from the car. But when Deanna is driving there is nothing to do but look out and enjoy life. (or read, or draw, or fiddle with technology.) So when we drive by something and there is a camera in my hand, I snap it.
A 'joiner' (two or more photos put together) of ravens on Catalina island.
The story of Hell has scared millions of Americans into belief.
Self Portrait at an Araki show.
Matt B., Long Beach.
Hotel room, St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, Minnesota.
"And in 'Frisco Kid' and in 'The Woman in Red' I had to ride badly. Then you have to really ride well in order to ride badly." -Gene Wilder
Oh Huntington Beach, you're so crazy.
"I'm not trying to be sexy. It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around." -Elvis Presley
Posted December 16th, 2011 by OH well.
Digital Archiving. That´s what I did last year.
Well, I don´t have 40 some books of negatives and proof sheets,
but maybe one day I will, so better start today getting a good
archive that makes it easy to find what you´re looking for.

Worst part of it was to name the files.
What´s on them, what will I search for?

I also did that with the fotoarchive of my parents.
Up to 3000 Dia and negatives, took me some weeks.
But now I can search for a person on my harddrive and
all the images just pop up.It´s also sorted by year, name,
situation, and whatelse special´s on the photo.

Hang in there...haha.
Posted By: S on December 16th, 2011 at 10:50AM PST
Catalina Island has ravens, no crows.
Posted By: chvostal on December 16th, 2011 at 11:32AM PST
Keep 'em coming.
Do you have an archive of shots of Deanna driving?
Posted By: Eggs McManus on December 16th, 2011 at 12:26PM PST
Who's getting your books of negatives when you die?

No children.
Make kids now. go. do it.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 16th, 2011 at 05:36PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 16th, 2011 at 08:45PM PST
Ed adopt Jgonz!
Posted By: Josiah on December 16th, 2011 at 11:07PM PST
Not True. Affair with Steamer? No. I have stories though.
Posted By: ed on December 16th, 2011 at 11:36PM PST
Spanky getting married/engaged too? that true?

I'll be that little mexican boy you've always craved.

That guy's tattoos suck
Looks like a weird cousin of Dyrdek's or something too

have you seen the new Beavis and Butthead episodes? they're actually pretty good. I read his Vice interiview, he said he's had ideas in his head this whole time and now he's just putting the episodes out.
killin' it

speaking of MTV. man. fucking Dyrdek's tv show. I mean, good for him I guess. he gets money for watching youtube videos. but what the fuck. some lady on a couch and some random ass guy with this rewind box. wow. Tosh.O was terrible to begin with too. watching a show full of shit you've mostly already seen.
I'm just another guy bitching on the internet, pretty awesome.

I can't even name one avenged sevenfold. this dude that skates in my photography class was playing some on his ipod touch while I was developing some rolls. god. it's like wussy metal. I can't stand metal when they like try to sing all, for lack of better and over used word "whiney" and stuff. it just doesn't sound good. or like that jock metal where they all try to sing like Creed or Pearl jam.

speaking of long beach. my ex in the coast guard is stationed there. and I found out over facebook that she is pregnant. it's kinda a life trip, you know. somebody you were like close and intimate with once before. I mean, like internalizing that was pretty crazy. but other than that, I wasn't too bummed. I imagine it would suck having that major responsibility so soon. but that's life I guess. Never ready for shit when it happens.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 16th, 2011 at 11:51PM PST
No wonder such a comment comes from a guy who calls himself baconeggsandcheese.
Posted By: S on December 17th, 2011 at 02:11AM PST
do you develop and print your photos yourself?
Posted By: martin kozak on December 17th, 2011 at 11:13AM PST
Martin, I use a lab for developing my film and making proofs. But I print most of my work myself, up to 20x24, in my home darkroom. I have an assistant, Dennis who helps me print when I have a lot of printing to do.
Posted By: ed on December 17th, 2011 at 04:47PM PST
josiah. my blog is still up.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 17th, 2011 at 10:26PM PST
lol oh well for some reason I had the wrong link.
Funny how you replied back on here!

It's crazy how checking the site is so addicting!
Posted By: Josiah on December 17th, 2011 at 11:46PM PST
Just posted your tumblr on the TM facebook JGonz.
Posted By: ed on December 18th, 2011 at 09:34AM PST
I got ten followers.

I just had lost 4 followers. All the poop images.
I have like 15 negative sheets to scan into my computer for posts. Maybe I'll do that sometime now.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 18th, 2011 at 01:53PM PST
who would've guessed...about minnesota
Posted By: lunch on December 18th, 2011 at 07:18PM PST
Kim Jong Il is dead.

More room for Toy Machine's new world order.
Toy Machine X Illuminati collabo.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 18th, 2011 at 09:46PM PST
Thanks for all these blog posts. I'm going to Paris and London next week.. these tips are better than buying a lonely planet!
Posted By: Fugazidude on December 19th, 2011 at 07:11PM PST
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