"Life’s splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come."
— Franz Kafka, October 18, 1921 from The Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910-1923
My parents started to hand-me-down their old cameras; that was about 1965. The owner of the local camera store gave me all the outdated film I could handle and sold me my first SLR. A darkroom followed and work as a freelance photographer. In 1984, I enrolled in a BFA program at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe.
I still work as a freelance once and awhile, although I detest the business side. The internet and digital cameras has changed everything. I carry both film and digital cameras in my bag.
This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.
“The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.”
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith