Pride Festival, Seattle 2014-06-29

2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.
2014 Seattle Pride Festival has grown exponentially over the last decade. It now regularly attracts crowds in excess of four hundred thousand people.

Mountain Trajectory

devtankTheoretically a mountain trajectory is one of a climb and then a fall.

This is something Ive been thinking about for a while. Steep entry, tapered sustain and gentle release.

10 years ago when I came to the US, I started out freelance, and it built up over time, and with the help of priding the word and network building etc., and then in just weeks my clients all stopped calling me, they stopped calling everyone.

Most of my colleagues floundered, I took an industry related retail job, and a few of them took up university. The rest went back to their parents farms or had some kind of fall back. Everyone had a fallback.

I grew up with the belief that getting a job -any job- was better than anything else. So I took the job, it was a stupid idea. Ok it was a stupid idea to stay in the job more than a year. I should have gone to university.
Because now, a decade later, I am forced back into being freelance but without a client base, so theres no work, aka Im unemployed, or, more truthfully under-employed. I don’t know which is worse. Theres more expectation on the latter.

I have to decide at some point whether to accept defeat and go back to the fallback which for me is on the other side of the Atlantic.

Design Prototyping

Last night I watched an industrial designer put his engineering mind to work by bringing a medical project to life on the Milling Machine. A complete pleasure to watch as he weaved the machine like a pen around the product as it was taking shape in front of us.

Numerically Controlled Milling
The material is measured for accuracy before milling can commence.
Numerically Controlled Milling
The mill shaft and bit are measured for accuracy using a calliper before milling can commence.
Numerically Controlled Milling
The mill shaft and bit are measured for accuracy using a calliper before milling can commence.
Numerically Controlled Milling
The mill shaft and bit are measured for accuracy before milling can commence.
Numerically Controlled Milling
The bit and material are monitored during the first cut to ensure tight tolerances are maintained during the sweep.
Numerically Controlled Milling
The mill bed is manoeuvred into position using a numerically controlled three axis panel, switchable between metric and Imperial measurements within thousandths of and inch and micrometers.
The material is then placed in the mill vice, levelled, tightened and tapped with a hammer to ensure the seating has solid purchase on the material. At this point the mill can be programmed to run its sweep based on the instructions of the operator.
Numerically Controlled Milling
Monitoring the cut during the sweep to ensure consistency of the cut, afterwards the material is checked for possible inconsistencies caused by variables in the cutting process.

2013 09 04 In the Back where the light of the fading day reflects off the wall.

Its a phenomena to hear the daily rumination’s of your neighbor showering, slurping milk in his cereal bowl, listening to the radio, masturbating, showering and general other private life sounds, and yet never actually really seeing them because of a wooden fence that separates you from him. Im pretty sure he cant hear me because the sound from his side is funneled in through a small space filtered by a Mosquito grille and a cat.

I have a lot of uncertainty now, and yet I know somewhere in there I will miss these days. Perhaps this is a time of resettlement and reassurance from a relationship that I now find myself in.
I also find myself in the eye of the storm. Im doing things now that are prime and ahead of the curve. Yet Im filled with doubt and procrastination is the crutch Im leaning on. Im trying to do a lot maybe too much, but if I dont Ill feel as though Im not doing enough, like I feel that anyway regardless of the capacity Im at.

Who knows. Just remember the important things.

Seattle Streetshooter

SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.  Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.  It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.  The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.  This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.  Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.
Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.
It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.
The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.
This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.
Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.  Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.  It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.  The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.  This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.  Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.
Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.
It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.
The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.
This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.
Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.  Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.  It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.  The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.  This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.  Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.
Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.
It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.
The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.
This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.
Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.  Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.  It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.  The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.  This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.  Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.
Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.
It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.
The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.
This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.
Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.  Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.  It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.  The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.  This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.  Im open to discussions on this.
SEATTLE. Street photography. Downtown Seattle. Upon returning from almost six months in India, walking around the streets of downtown seattle is an interesting concept. Getting access to people in India is not even a consideration as people will generally walk up to you and either stare at you out of curiosity, or will stop and talk, and in some cases will look at you and get on with what they are doing. There was never any issue with my presence and if I asked 99% of the time people would be very happy to have their photograph taken.
Seattle however is radically different to this, mainly because of how we perceive ourselves let alone what we think of you the photographer.
It seems to me that in US individuality is championed and defended with great vigour, and the exact opposite is the case in India, where Indians generally see themselves as being part of a greater whole.
The construct as it seems to occur in the US is just that, a vague, preconceived, compartmentalisation of existence where everyone is happy in conviction that we are, in fact, individual, and yet confine ourselves in the routines we impose on ourselves and the things we do, places we go and the consumption patterns we cling to.
This is a thought that has been running around in my head for some years now, especially after having moved from one culture to another about a decade ago.
Im open to discussions on this.

Colourful sojourn into celebration..

Seattle Gay Pride 2013
Selections from Seattle Gay Pride 2013

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Thoughts.for the minute

I think that India brings one closer to ones priorities, because ones priorities become prioritized.
You simply must achieve the things you need to achieve in order to actually survive.
In the west we put off so much of our priorities because we actually set up the system of our existence to facilitate that.
Paul Thereux said somewhere that convenience is the enemy of something that I can’t remember now. If he didn’t say that then I did.

876 HOURS REMAINING

There so much shit going on in my head now, things I dont want to be thinking about. i dont want to go back to the US, I dont want to go back anywhere. The US specifically, Ive had so many experience in the last 5 months that going back to the US seems like a backwards step.

After all this time, and nine years living there, I have achieved very little. Ive learned how to forget myself and how to get swamped into a system of thought and a culture of denial. America is now not good for me. I realize that. I just dont want to be there anymore. At the same time, what else is there? Im not sure. Im wired to think in western ways, so living in a routine is now a learned behavior but the concept of it is repugnant.

The last two months here have been emotionally tumultuous, on a personal level, learning who I am and rediscovering the things that Id forgotten about what makes me me. I used to hate myself. Now Im ok with myself, as Im accepting the ways in which I function as an acceptable set of parameters that exist for a reason, and those reasons are functional, though Im not entirely clear on what they are maybe i will never be, but I can live with that also. The reasons are less important to me now then the realm.

I spent two weeks in Pushkar and the blossoming self reflection and subsequent opening of the realization doors were hard, and within that other personal issues were starting to develop also, things I dont want to delve into here. Suffice to say that when i left Pushkar and then travelled back to Bhopal and then on down into Chhattisgarh and into the surreality of the place and the job I was on, i was numb and tried only to concentrate on the essentials. Then going back to Bhopal and the end of the job and the dissemination of the crew put me back up against myself. I left bhopal and took the long train ride south into the heat of the tropics. I spent two weeks in Vagator and in that time chewed into a bigger personal mess and came out the other side feeling positive and refreshed. The middle & last period in Vagator was good, I had met some new people and was energized by them and had long in depth conversations which I sorely miss in the US. Deep meaningful communication with people who can disagree with you and argue until their logic becomes your logic and your logic becomes theirs.

Ive been carrying around a small bag of things, stuff from my past which controls my present and ultimately my future too, things that Id wanted unload but now come to the conclusion that they are in fact assets and tools for the future. Not all of them, the things will tell me in time what they are and where they fit in to my life or whether they fit in at all. If they dont then I will have to accept that.

Ive made some stupid mistakes, and the results of those mistakes are challenging me in ways that I dont like because I valiantly tried to push forward and in a way that I thought was positive, benevolent and beneficial but the results keep coming back negative. Perhaps its the way I’m seeing it, but Ive been here before on other levels and my instinct keeps telling me to let it go. Its like hitting a pingpong ball at a target and the ball bounces back and lands in that pile of cow shit in the corner, and no matter how I try to hit the ball in different ways it always ends up in the cow shit. There only so many times I can hit that ball before I put the bat down and leave the court.

Now, with little over a month left, American reality is awaiting. I have more friends, real friends, now then I have ever had in my life, and how they exist in the kettle of America is beyond me, they are different people, they have to be, because they wouldn’t be my friends if they weren’t. I am against the grain of convention, and yet I lived in routine for seven years, day in day out. I dont want to walk away from those friends, and leave, but i feel the centrifuge is off balance and its only a matter of time until it breaks its bearings and starts to migrate towards critical.

 

They say India changes you, and I was curious to know why, and what I know now is that I have changed, while being here and Im sure when I go back I will change also, it’ll be a slow burn low trajectory for the rest of my life. I am fourty years old and I feel like the last decade has vanished back into life reserves for use later on.

 

India is such that when one comes here one floats like oil on water. The white man is exotic, and the sensation is disconcerting, but it serves as a living lesson in ones own identity and what that is in relation to the carnival as it exists around you. Indians exist all around you, and carry on their lives in exclusivity to you, and by that the very nature of walking from a bus into a busy sidewalk of a billion people you simply have no choice but to flow and whatever you can do to make your own space within that will be accepted, ignored and ultimately a minor moment of curiosity for those around you at any one moment.

 

I have a month left and what will happen in that month will probably seem a little faster then before, but the flow of traffic is the same yet the destination is unknown, and the rules of relativity go out the window.