I’ve spent 5 dang years of my life working in convenience, but it wasn’t until 2017 that I found myself working at night. Though my Sony NX70U is far from ideal for taking stills (it’s the super-robust reporter camera we used to film Honk,) I still think these (unedited) shots are worthwhile insights into the superlit oasis of a Midwestern gas station at three in the morning. These were shot exactly one year ago — to the minute.
I wrote extensively about my iPhone 8 Plus, its implications, and its amazing sensor in February, but its performance has continued to amaze me after almost an entire year of ownership. I found myself in a rare position to take some video of our roommate’s beautiful cat, Daisy, as well as some photos of Hawthorn’s plant on the patio railing.