Todd Gehman




I'm doing 40 things
 

Todd Gehman's Life List

  1. 1. care about health for a year
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. manage a low- or no-cost recording and photography studio
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. make a documentary film
    2 entries . 32 cheers
    549 people
  4. 4. shoot a photo essay on small-scale winemaking
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. base a Theme and Variations suite on my phone number
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. learn clever magic tricks
    13 cheers
    160 people
  7. 7. publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
    17 cheers
    382 people
  8. 8. build an excellent piece of furniture out of wood
    23 cheers
    95 people
  9. 9. live in New York City for one year
    24 cheers
    83 people
  10. 10. drink 40 year old Bordeaux on my 40th birthday
    3 entries . 25 cheers
    7 people
  11. 11. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    15 cheers
    21,524 people
  12. 12. master three piano pieces by Chopin
    21 cheers
    4 people
  13. 13. write an artist's statement
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    6 people
  14. 14. make a short film
    16 cheers
    673 people
  15. 15. codify the rules of the jukebox drinking game
    2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Record a solo album
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    55 people
  17. 17. go hang gliding
    6 cheers
    470 people
  18. 18. take a drawing class
    12 cheers
    96 people
  19. 19. design a font
    9 cheers
    33 people
  20. 20. Build out my entire neighborhood on 43 Places
    4 cheers
    5 people
  21. 21. attend a dark dining dinner
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. read at least one book a month
    8 cheers
    286 people
  23. 23. commission a work of art
    4 cheers
    5 people
  24. 24. Learn to play the cello
    11 cheers
    832 people
  25. 25. write a clear and concise essay on color theory for photographers
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. learn to ride a motorcycle
    8 cheers
    1,958 people
  27. 27. Make 43 Things Faster
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    4 people
  28. 28. design a t-shirt
    3 cheers
    942 people
  29. 29. take a photo every day for a month
    6 cheers
    39 people
  30. 30. have my caricature drawn
    4 cheers
    93 people
  31. 31. do yoga
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,363 people
  32. 32. Fund 43 microloans through Kiva.org
    3 cheers
    48 people
  33. 33. take writing retreats
    2 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. volunteer
    2 cheers
    5,554 people
  35. 35. make music most mondays
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  36. 36. fund 43 student microloans through vittana.org
    1 cheer
    1 person
  37. 37. learn Logic Pro 8
    2 entries
    15 people
  38. 38. Participate in NaSoAlMo 2009
    2 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Make a project for kickstarter.com
    1 cheer
    8 people
  40. 40. Do the Seattle to Portland (STP) ride
    2 cheers
    33 people

How I did it
How to get my house in order
It took me
6 months
It made me
satisfied


How to take dance lessons
It took me
1 month
It made me
cliche


Recent entries
drink 40 year old Bordeaux on my 40th birthday (read all 3 entries…)
tonight's the night

Four decades later, these two bottles of hopefully-still-alive wine are not long for this world. To help cling to relative youth, I’m going to photograph this evening’s events with a 46 year old Leica. So it might be a few days until I have photos developed and scanned. But in just a few hours, we indulge!



make a documentary film (read all 2 entries…)
sideways

My two juiciest documentary projects (including the one I false-started a few months ago) can’t swing into production until late summer. Meanwhile I’ve met some cool folks who are just getting off the ground doing docs on interesting local angles. Hopefully I’m going to join up with them, probably starting as the audio guy since I have more experience with mics and recording than the rest of the crew. Boom Operator is not my dream role, but getting off my ass and into doc production will be great in and of itself. And if these people are really cool to work with, who knows, a production company might materialize. Have to insert a plug for the Northwest Film Forum for providing the classes that are helping me jumpstart progress on this long-held goal. Last month’s Videography workshop with Erik Vilinskas kicked ass.



exhibit my photographs in a public place
thrown into deep end

All of the sudden, I’m hanging a show at a friend’s bar next Monday. I have seven days to throw together my very first photography show. Holy wow.



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