Smogranch Journal: Six Month Update

Here is what it looks like today…..the “Smogranch Journal Cover” is officially becoming a part of me. I can’t tell you how many people see the bag, and then this journal, and say “Oh man, where did you get THAT?” Arthur doesn’t know it yet…..but I’m gonna secretly work on the backpack idea. I will have to be sly, trick him perhaps, but it’s coming.


There is no possible way to wear a fanny pack and look cool. Not that looking cool is really that important, but when you strap on one of these belt busting back savers, you are taking your creative life in your own hands.

So I use a fanny pack when I shoot weddings. I do. I admit it. And typically what I do to break the ice is make fun of myself, to the client, so that they know that I know just how silly I look. Until now, my healthy back was what ruled the day, but after seeing this image, I’m not sure I can hold out any longer.

Perhaps knifing back pain IS better than public humiliation. Maybe if I paired the pack with shorts and black socks? A tank top? Anything? Something?