15 Minutes of Fame : 93/365

Who is your favorite Famous & Dead person from the neighborhood? Mine is Andy Warhol. With an extensive background in 1950s advertisement illustration, Andy will forever change the…






Working for the Man : 92/365

I don’t usually take my children to work with me, but when I do it’s on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Coming from a sixteen…






Three and a Half Minute Retrospective : 91/365

One fourth of my photo project will be completed, after today’s post, and I thought that a retrospective was in order. So—if you would be so kind—please step…






Confessions of a Solo Traveler : 90/365

I have been a National Mall tourist on numerous occasions, but I have never visited the monuments after dark. Likewise, I had never visited all of the main…






Memoirs from 30,000 Feet (and a Retro Diner) : 89/365

Today, I am in route—via the marvel of modern flight—to the outskirts of Washington, DC. Turbulence bounces our plane along the horizon; a curtain of thick, opaque clouds…






Contemplating Shadows : 88/365

It’s 6:59am and the snooze has been snoozed. I squint and study the ceiling. In the seventeen years of ownership, I have never given much thought to my…






Record Store Day : 87/365

Record Store Day (abbreviated as RSD) is a spot on the sonic calendar to celebrate all things vinyl, musical, and wonderful. Independent shops offer exclusive vinyl pressings for…






Chubby Piney Fork : 86/365

Captain’s log, Stardate 042117: my destination is Piney Fork Creek, in search of oncorhynchus mykiss and salmo trutta. I will be the first to admit that trout are…






D is for Dinosauria : 85/365

Dee is for dinosauria on a delightful day—despite the unexpected Dibble Dibble Dop drops of rain—to dine outside, daydream, and sit on a park bench with my slightly…






Magical, Mythical Maze : 84/365

I am ten or twelve or fourteen, but my age doesn’t matter. My mother has driven us to this magical place, this mythical place. It is a maze…






House of Cards : 83/365

How to build a house of cards in seven easy steps (or a future note to my adult children): Every house of cards requires a level and stable…






From a Land Called Zim : 82/365

Camera is on the car seat, covered with a few pieces of paper as a decoy. I walk into the library to return two movies, and exit with…






Secret Identity : 81/365

When I was a kid, I remember making homemade super hero costumes with my brothers. They were as elaborate as kids can construct—empty Pepsi bottles and gallon milk…






Collecting Snap, Crackle, and Pop : 79/365

My wife hates the way the album spines face outward on the shelf. She calls it clutter; I call it culture. Plus, it’s much easier to read and…






Take Me Fishing : 80/365

Today is the first day of trout season. All stocked local waterways will be packed with eager fishermen, entangled with crisscrossed lines, and polluted with trash—unless you decide…






Wanderlust : 78/365

It’s 7:30am and I’m sitting on faux animal fur in my favorite independent coffee shop for my once-a-week infusion. Wooden planked table stretches before me, foamy chai latte…






Sleep Now in the Fire : 77/365

Silent, peaceful suburb. Cool, calm evening. Zero qualms, conflict. Free from worry. Permission to wonder. Freedom to explore. Flames delicately dance. Across the globe. Missiles destroy machines. Principle…






April Showers : 76/365

I can faintly remember complaining about the cold weather a few weeks ago. Didn’t it just snow within the last week or ten days? It rained for most…






Seeing Beyond : 75/365

Forget what you think that you know about an iris. Forget the fact that irises are purple, yellow, and white. Eliminate that color palette from your mind, because…






Nine Dreams : 74/365

I once knew a person with nine dreams, like planets purely wished into existence: 9) make the cheer leading squad, 8) become a professional ice skater, 7) be…






Three Minutes : 73/365

Awake, but eyes remain shut. Morning slivers creep from behind the curtain. If I lie very still, not a shift to the right or left, a flood of…






(anti)Funny Pages : 72/365

I do not think Punxsutawney Phil is funny, not in the least bit. On February 2nd, 2017, the manipulative marmot predicted six more weeks of winter. Fine, I…






My Adidas Epiphany : 71/365

Footwear, that’s the topic for today. Man, how I love the daily Instagram themes. I’m off to find a location to photograph the brand new Adidas—black with white…






Anonymity : 70/365

You want to know what bothers me the most? Kids who forget they’re kids; parents who forget their kids are kids. Parents, do yourself a favor and keep…






A (Sort of) Bucket List : 69/365

There was a book from my childhood that fascinated me, but I couldn’t remember what it was called. Moreover, I didn’t recall enough details that would allow me…






Better Half : 68/365

A photographer should always be looking for inspiration, even if you find yourself at Olive Garden enjoying unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks at 7:00pm on a Monday…






j : 67/365

My brother-in-law’s typewriter is parked at my mother-in-law’s house, for some unknown reason. That’s fine by me considering that I have a few ideas for photographs that are…






King of Cones : 66/365

It has been nearly ten years since I first witnessed someone lick a cow—the concrete cow, to be specific. King Cones Castle is located on Rt. 68 and…






Pinewood Princesses : 65/365

Our church hosts Caravan which is a Christian-based scouting program for boys and girls of all ages. When I saw a leadership role that needed to be filled…






Weston’s Wherewithal : 64/365

I’ve got to be honest with you: up until 17 minutes ago I had no specific idea of what today’s story would look like. Sure, I’ve got oodles…






Trinkets, Tchotchkes, and Tokens of Time : 63/365

I’ve always been a collector of sorts. Call me nostalgic or sentimental, both are true. When I was a kid, I had a metal container—a tin box of…






Big Top Drizzle : 62/365

The rain did not cooperate today, the fast moving clouds were full of smudged charcoal, and—as a result—my photographs of the dinosaur statue were less than satisfactory. Luckily,…






Massive Meaty Meteor : 61/365

Massive Meaty Meteor Blasts through Suburb Causing Widespread Neighborhood Panic Brian J. Krummel, Staff Reporter/Photographer Monday, March 27, 2017 BETHEL PARK – Residents of a quiet Pittsburgh, PA,…






Reflecting God : 60/365

With today’s theme of mirror, I started to think about the many applicable metaphors. I caught a reflection of myself getting ready for church this morning and I…






Giving 468 Grams : 59/365

As my blood donation finished, I heard the counterweight of the scale swing into place. I asked what that was all about. Interesting factoid of the day: blood…






Lakeside Loop : 58/365

Live life, logging leisurely lakeside loops—ok, maybe that’s too much alliteration. Today was gorgeous with temperatures in the high sixties, a gentle breeze in the air, and puffy…






Beautifully Flawed : 57/365

I am the sum of all my fears, failures, and faults; however, I am a work in progress and beautifully flawed. “I’ve got a serious question for you”,…






Window into Another World : 56/365

Transport yourself to another time, another land by visiting the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland. Thirty classrooms, sprawling across two floors, ring the large…






Learning to Fly : 55/365

Once upon a time, I wrote a book titled The Pinhole Camera: A Practical How-To Book for Making Pinhole Cameras and Images. One of my favorite photographs in…






Memento Mori : 54/365

Welcome to the first day of Spring: doves perch upon power lines, flowering trees contemplate blossom, and warm air fluxes with equal parts cold. With this dreary Winter,…






Cubed Chandelier : 53/365

Cats, chocolate, cheese, coffee, camera—all words that begin with the letter cee. I am really enjoying this daily photo challenge and I’ll tell you why. Given the weekly…






Memory Mall : 52/365

Imagine a mall that is bustling with people and excitement, an indoor shopping mall that boasts three floors of space (1,290,000 square feet) and over 200 retailers. Located…






Battle of Parsley Ridge : 51/365

As the not-so-silent critic of my project, my wife told me that I should rename it from Project 365 to Photos of Brian’s Toys. She is indeed equal…






Art of Aspiration : 50/365

“You can be anything you want to be”, my mother always said. As I raise my own children, I have discovered that she was half right and half…






Sea of Stairs, Spicy Snapper Sushi : 49/365

The wind is slapping my face, sapping my warmth and sanity, while cold temperatures quickly become the bane of my existence. I’m SO over this winter, it just…






Killing the Kraken : 48/365

Captains Log 638492-19 — It is the nature of this creature to swallow ships, hopes, and dreams while instilling fear in the hearts of men. Staying submerged for…






Supernova Kerplunk : 47/365

Do you remember the board games of your childhood? I can recall a few such as Operation and Monopoly, but my favorite was Kerplunk. Kerplunk involves plastic rods…






Matter of Perspective : 46/365

What does a Mason jar, baby shower, side lighting, and a picture-less picture frame have in common? Each is a component in today’s image. I was gifted these…






Grapes : 45/365

With continued cold temperatures today, I barely left my house. Yes, today seemed like another day to photograph something around my house. To juxtapose the image from yesterday,…






Fork Forty-four : 44/365

It’s my day off: from work, from freelancing, from life, from everything. The scheduled Spring Break day off is a bit of a misnomer as four inches of…






Three : 43/365

This is a story of threes because, well ya’ know, it’s the magic number. Think about all of the things that come in threes, it is quite overwhelming!…






The Man in the Bottle : 42/365

If you had three wishes from a magical genie, what we they be? Fame. Fortune. Glory. Immortality. In 1960, The Twilight Zone aired episode 38 that tackled the…






From Where I Stand : 41/365

From where I stand, the students walk between buildings. With books in hand and backpacks in tow, they shuffle around campus. Today it is raining and they are…






Vinyl Junkie : 40/365

Where to start? What to say? How much to divulge? I guess that I can start by telling you the truth: I am a vinyl junkie. Wait, that…






Champagne Wall : 39/365

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a glass wall—fourteen feet high, three feet wide, fifty-two feet long—full of champagne. Bubbles bigger than your head, floating…






Holding Miss Daisy : 38/365

When I asked my daughter to pose with her guinea pig, this was the result and the reasons that she adores her pet. “Daisy is cute, friendly, and…






Two Wolves : 37/365

There is a Cherokee parable called the Tale of Two Wolves. It’s been around for a very long time, but is resurging in popular media, which is where…






Fast Car : 36/365

“I remember we were driving, driving in your car / Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk / City lights lay out before us / And…






Orion the Hunter : 35/365

When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, my father bought me an Olympus 35mm camera. I can remember photographing two things: the funerary mask of Tutankhamun from a…






Childhood Amnesia : 34/365

This is his home, not hers. I am standing on a covered, wrap-around porch clutching a toy robot in my hand. I am standing in a kitchen and…






Art of Refrain : 33/365

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and the following day is Ash Wednesday. That can only mean that Lent begins this week. Honestly, I love this time of the year….






Tree of a Thousand Climbs : 32/365

On the edge of their world there is a tree that they like to climb. The spaced branches challenge the patience of the Older Ones. Traversing well-worn secret…






Magic amongst Moai : 31/365

February 25th, 1954—My visit to Easter Island (or I should really say, Rapa Nui) is truly amazing. Last night it was a comfortable sixty-eight degrees and I slept…






New Smile, for Awhile : 30/365

So today is the day for a new smile, at least for awhile—my daughter received her top row of braces which is the beginning of a two-year dental…






Freezer Frame : 29/365

Tonight’s grocery store shopping list: sour gummy worms for my daughter (she gets her braces on tomorrow morning), a gallon of milk for breakfast, a delicious ice cream…






W is for Comic Books : 28/365

I am certainly not lacking in the Creative Idea Department, but I do enjoy the weekly prompts from the 365 Instagram gang. Following the daily challenges has prompted…






Ghost Train : 27/365

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove (love that movie), this image could have easily been titled as “Ghost Train: or How I Can Think of 27 Reasons to…






Depth of an Onion : 26/365

I am not a psychologist, but onions have layers; people have layers. I think that it is safe to say that many people, perhaps you Dear Reader, only…






Sight Unseen : 25/365

Science says that the human eye is an amazing organ that can differentiate between 10 million colors. The complex components of the eye such as cornea, iris, lens,…






Moment of What Once Was : 24/365

Was this a home or farm, resounding with someone’s hopes and dreams? I do not know. Several years ago, I stumbled upon these ruins while walking through a…






Starset Concert : 23/365

My son wanted to see one of his favorite bands, Starset, in concert when he discovered that they were touring in Pittsburgh at the Rex Theater. I, being…






Hi Little One : 22/365

The photo postcard is post marked June 21, 1954, from Los Angeles, California. A three cent stamp marks the faded and cracked corner. A toy squeaker is embedded…






Lost in Lansing : 21/365

It all started last night with a simple joke that goes like this: “I really want to see Taylor Swift in concert.” Never have I ever wanted to…






Locks of Love : 20/365

February 14th: today’s lunch break objective was code-named Operation Locks of Love. The sticky note on my desk had five important tasks jotted upon it, to ensure a…






The Eleventh Egg : 19/365

Not all of my daily photos have deep meaning meant to enlighten your day. Some photos are simply just photos. And that’s a fact. When I started this…






He Dreams in Parkour : 18/365

While safely tucked between flannel sheets and memories of marsh-mellowed hot chocolate stuck to his teeth, he dreams in parkour. Through the city streets he wildly runs, vaulting…






My Mamiya Man : 17/365

Today’s story belongs to my dad as it is his birthday. He bought my first camera, a manual Minolta, when I was around eight years old and taught…






Good News Guacamole : 16/365

Good news and guacamole go hand in hand. If that’s not a common saying, well it really should be. After receiving some really good news from the orthodontist—read…






Something About Snow : 15/365

Yesterday, it was warm with the temperature slowly decreasing over the afternoon. Last night the snow started to fall, and fall, and fall. Pittsburgh accumulated a modest four…






For Love of Latte : 14/365

Only a handful of people in the universe read my daily rants, so I have zero problem admitting the following information: today’s photograph belongs to yesterday. When I…






Sweet Stargazer : 13/365

I’ve always been a sucker for members of the lily family: we had tiger lilies on the edge of my childhood yard, I like the stark white Easter…






Chicken Noodle Souper Bowl : 12/365

There are few things more patriotic and American than chicken noodle soup and the NFL Super Bowl. Perhaps apple pie and baseball, but it’s nowhere near the warmth…






Mister Mollusk Shucker : 11/365

Holy Foods, Batman! A new Whole Foods opened in the neighborhood and the store was buzzing with shoppers today. From seafood to cereal, from loose tea to organic…






Swimming with Zeiss : 10/365

Fridays are my work from home day which is a sweet way to ease into the weekend. I had just received a new macro flash for my camera,…






Katy Perry, the Record Fairy : 09/365

I have an outrageous claim to make: 1) the Record Fairy is a magical entity that brings you vinyl as a reward for an outstanding act of kindness,…






(un)Common Room : 08/365

The Commons Room, located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, is anything but common. It is an architectural fantasy land of wrought iron, vaults, limestone, and…






Seven Seconds of Seduction : 07/365

She is there, always there at the corner of Forbes and Oakland, seemingly inappropriately dressed for the weather. Towering fifteen feet above me, she stares down at me—it’s…






On a Dark Desert Highway-ish: 06/365

“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair / Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air / Up ahead in the distance, I saw…






Mystery of Maps : 05/365

I am fascinated by maps and the mysteries contained within: a city reduced to a solid circle, a majestic mountain peak simplified to a triangle, or a wet…






Antithesis of Me : 04/365

I would venture to say that most parents would like to see their children follow in their footsteps, adopt the same interests, and fall in love with all…






Bouncing into Graceland : 03/365

“There is a girl in New York City / Who calls herself the human trampoline / And sometimes when I’m falling, flying / Or tumbling in turmoil I…






Of Monolithic Magnitude : 02/365

Working on the campus of University of Pittsburgh has distinct advantages: abundant coffee shops on numerous corners, decent sushi shops within walking distance of my office, and an…






Becoming Double Fours : 01/365

January 25: today’s my birthday—please hold all applause until the end—and I only mention it because that simple fact frames the context of Project 365. But first, I…