Sunrise and Special Delivery (Photo Essay)

Since we don’t live in Chattanooga anymore, now when I go there to visit family, I have a bunch of friends to visit as well. It made for a jam-packed weekend where every hour of my time was filled, including the crack of dawn.

Woody wanted to go on a photo adventure to Snooper’s Rock to see the sunrise, since he had never been there. (It’s a Chattanooga staple)


Woody likes to dabble in photography from time to time, and he got one of those crystal ball prism things to play around with. It’s pretty fun, I had never used one. I like the upside down thing it does.

Pretty awesome sunrise.

Now to the next thing I photographed:

Robert Schoolfield is a painter, who is passionate about his work at all costs. Every time I drop by his studio he has a pile of new work that he’s made late at night.

For the past 6 months or so, we’ve been discussing a project that we’ve been wanting to do together tentatively called Special Delivery. It’ll essentially be a film surrounding a series of paintings he’s been working on and how he plans to display them. So, I dropped by his studio briefly and we got some footage and discussed how this whole thing is gonna go down (More info to come later).

We talked in his very colorful studio while he showed me some work for the upcoming project.

Sorry to get ya out of focus there, bud. Your walls are just so cool.

More to come on that front, we’re looking to begin filming next month. Pretty pumped: I’ve been itching to make a movie.

I sat down last year and we recorded an episode of my podcast Out of Focus (which will return, I promise), and you can listen to him here.

You can follow Robert Schoolfield on Instagram, and check out his site here.

Fake People, The End Times, and The War on Christmas (Ep. 8 of Out of Focus)

Hey guys! It’s the last Out of Focus of 2018! (Subscribe on your favorite podcast app!)

Next week you’ll get mine and my wife’s annual Christmas Carol podcast called You, Me, and Carol, which is gonna be pretty great this year. We watched The Man Who Invented Christmas AKA the origin story of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It was a really fun film that I recommend you watch before the podcast.

In this episode, I talk to Aaron Fortune who came all the way from Switzerland just to come on the podcast. We talk about Fake Photos of People created by AI, how technology will usher in the End Times, and of course, The War on Christmas that we are all fighting every waking hour.

It’s short but sweet, and Aaron graces us with the lecture series that he has prepared for his students. He’s got some interesting stuff to say concerning how we see tools and how technology fits into religion and the human experience as a whole. Should we take a negative or positive view about where technology is taking us? You’ll hear all this and more in this episode.

As far as the material for this podcast, here’s the article we refer to in the beginning of the episode about fake photos being created by AI. It’s disturbing stuff.

The next canonical episode in the Out of Focus Universe will be out in 2019! Seeya on the flip side!