Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friends And Neighbors

Friends and Neighbors is a non-denominational, faith based social service organization which seeks to provide food and other necessities to those in the communities of South East Ohio. They operate three pantries including this one located in Lottridge. The pantry is run by volunteers, most qualifying for some form of welfare and relies completely on donations and grants for support. The pantry opens its doors to the public every Wednesday, and normally serves about 60 individuals each week.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Candle Pouring

Spent the morning with Kathy a couple weeks ago. She does this old style of candle making that involves pouring the hot bees wax down each wick. Its very labor intensive and by no means practical but to her it is a way of meditation. She Learned the Trade years ago from a man living in Alaska. She once tried to make a business out of selling the candles but has gotten involved in other things and only produces them once a year. She believes that there are very few, maybe no one else in the world who still make candles this way, its a forgotten trade. Anyways, she is a very kind and knowledgeable person, it was a pleasure just to be around her.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Some Random Images

Constantine and Kathy
Constantine Searching for something in his basement.
Constantine Walking up the stairs from his basement.
Silverware at Super China Buffet in Parkersburg, WV.
Water from a fire hydrant on Union Street back in the fall.
Out My bedroom window. 
Downpour in Athens

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Constantine 2

Spent two more days with Constantine. He's such an interesting a character and it would take me years to understand all the ideas and philosophies he has brewing in his head. I threw out most of the images in my original edit for these couple. There still some holes in the story but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.  And I'm sure I'll be spending more time with him.