COMING HOME: A PHOTO ESSAY.

i finally completed 59 shooting days on location in charleston, south carolina.  it was a dream job, the new danny mcbride HBO project with david gordon green directing.  we filmed long enough for multiple seasons to change and after 5 months away from home and family i am finally back.....  

now what the heck am i supposed to do with myself!

for the last couple of shoot weeks, all i wanted was for the job to end and now i'm home and bouncing off the walls.  production is overly stimulating and it can be difficult to return to a regular non production lifestyle.  for 5 months i have been void of free time.  its been said by more than one person that i am "not good with free time".   i would argue that i'm great with free time, i fill every last second up with activity.  i have never been able to sit still, as a child or as adult(ish).  if i was born a decade later i am sure a doctor would have diagnosed me with some sort of attention disorder.

so here is an attempt at killing a few more hours, a photo easy of my 10 days since returning home from 5 months of filming.

 i bought this bike while in charleston but our shoot went longer than anticipated and i couldn't ride it to new york as planned.. so i had it shipped and....

i bought this bike while in charleston but our shoot went longer than anticipated and i couldn't ride it to new york as planned.. so i had it shipped and....

 took a 15 hour overnight train ride home with this joker, A.D. atilla..... after filming for 59 days including a crazy last week of many 17 hour days i figured a train would help me relax.  i some how convinced him the same.  i don't think he really understood how long a ride it was until we boarded.  

took a 15 hour overnight train ride home with this joker, A.D. atilla..... after filming for 59 days including a crazy last week of many 17 hour days i figured a train would help me relax.  i some how convinced him the same.  i don't think he really understood how long a ride it was until we boarded.  

 i got off train and went straight to color correct a film called "white girl".  i should censor it for the web because producers are always overly paranoid that someone might see a leaked still from a unreleased film.

i got off train and went straight to color correct a film called "white girl".  i should censor it for the web because producers are always overly paranoid that someone might see a leaked still from a unreleased film.

 i met up with my wife and kiddo and stayed in a hotel in nyc.  i think its the first time i ever have seen the inside of a new york hotel room.   keeping the kiddo away from the mini bar was a loosing battle.  we return to hudson ny the next morning.

i met up with my wife and kiddo and stayed in a hotel in nyc.  i think its the first time i ever have seen the inside of a new york hotel room.   keeping the kiddo away from the mini bar was a loosing battle.  we return to hudson ny the next morning.

 immediately after receiving my bike from the shippers i went for a ride with my friend and let him try out my new bike.  the outcome was not good.  he crashed into a utility pole, bike explodes,  friend is ok., wives were pissed.

immediately after receiving my bike from the shippers i went for a ride with my friend and let him try out my new bike.  the outcome was not good.  he crashed into a utility pole, bike explodes,  friend is ok., wives were pissed.

 i make the local paper.  thats me in the white jacket.  

i make the local paper.  thats me in the white jacket.  

 finally get "roller games" to work properly.  a pinball machine takes a lot of space, but a non working one take up even more.

finally get "roller games" to work properly.  a pinball machine takes a lot of space, but a non working one take up even more.

 i create a lot of recycling.  its not all alcohol, there is actually a bottle of olive oil in there.

i create a lot of recycling.  its not all alcohol, there is actually a bottle of olive oil in there.

 i bail a different friend out of jail.  fist time i have been to this building since moving to hudson.  my friend some how managed to flip his car over while on his three block drive home from the bar.  thank god i had nothing to do with his "accident".  

i bail a different friend out of jail.  fist time i have been to this building since moving to hudson.  my friend some how managed to flip his car over while on his three block drive home from the bar.  thank god i had nothing to do with his "accident".  

 i finish my restoration of a different pinball machine.  

i finish my restoration of a different pinball machine.  

 i wonder around taking photos at 4am.  

i wonder around taking photos at 4am.  

 i ignore stuff i should be dealing with.

i ignore stuff i should be dealing with.

 i drop my kiddo off at school.

i drop my kiddo off at school.

 and finally i get to work on my blog, which i have not updated since september.  

and finally i get to work on my blog, which i have not updated since september.  

stay tuned for my next post.  i promise it will come out soon.  it will have something to do with sundance stories from years passed.