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A mile outside Houma, La., sits a little shack on the side of the highway next to a drainage canal that runs along a sugar cane field back into some swampland, and eventually into the Gulf. The shack houses a two-man operation called Munsen’s Monster Tours, and it’s about what you’d expect: An old Cajun hillbilly—with all the moves, equipment and knowledge requisite to entertain tourists to the tune of 20 bucks each—pontoons you along for a couple hours, stopping at intervals to feed the wildlife with a casual showmanship and backwater manner that makes Steve Irwin (R.I.P.) seem like a Disney character. The guide said his father made a living in the mid 20th century gathering Spanish moss to sell to bedding manufacturers at four cents a pound. I guess his is what you’d consider a generational success story.

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The analog negative wears light exceptionally well. The sensitivity of film and it’s relationship to the visible spectrum is fantastic. Light recorded onto a negative has a quality that I just can’t see in digital photography. I know how to manipulate film and I know how to use it to my advantage. I don’t think my relationship with digital photography will ever be that intimate. I will always prefer to use film over a 16-gigabyte compact flash card.

These images are from my trip to Yellowstone and I took them with my analogue Hasselblad.