Mr. James

Condiments, Old Country Buffet

On the National Mall



While I was sleeping…

When you Google my name, and if my site appears in the results, there’s a cute little message stating that my site may be compromised.

Bloody hell!

Nothing like a little hack job to make you wake up and take back your website.

30 Sep 2012

No more Instagram hate

I’m not ashamed to admit it: Instagram has rekindled my love for photography. For lack of a better comparison — my iPhone has become my Lomo. And if you remember my love affair with my Lomo, then you might understand what I mean.

Personally, I don’t understand the aversion some photographers have for the app. It’s silly really. And completely missing the point. As I said in an interview a couple of years ago, it all boils down to the print and how you get there is up to you. We’re still putting too much emphasis on equipment, and now apps. What a shame.

So. If you use Instagram, you can find me under racheldjames. Tag along if you like. For the Instagram challenged, you can tag along here too.

12 Aug 2012

What’s happening?

Was my last update really in February?!

Much has happened in the last six months: new job, new car, new apartment, Leah and Kevin visiting.

And even though I’m back in Waldorf for the next week because I am one of many without power — all in all, life is good!

01 Jul 2012

Drivers License

For the third time in my life — and the second time in Maryland — I had to go through the nightmarish experience of getting my license.

The Maryland DMV remains terribly inefficient and unnecessarily time consuming.

22 Feb 2012

Letting you in

How will I ever be able to ask those that stand in front of my lens to lower their guard and let me in, if I can’t do so myself?

Pure. Natural. True. That’s what my I want my photographic work to be.

I need to start letting you in.

We’ll see how it goes.

06 Feb 2012