Gone Fishin’


Sometimes technology gets the better of me.
Capturing video is a real time proposition; hour long VHS tapes take an hour to import so when there’s a glitch it takes you a while to realize it. Last night I spent an hour and a half capturing some video from ‘the day of three operations’ at Dr. Brown’s Mexico City clinic so I could spend today editing them for Sacred Debris only to find that there was an audio synch glitch and everything needs to be recaptured.

I was a little frustrated, but my friend Gus Diamond reminded me that when things get bad… go fishing. You never know what you’re going to catch. Next time you go to a suspension event and find your phone/camera full of videos that you never do anything with, remember that if you don’t share them, they’re not worth taking.

When not being a trophy fish, Gus can be reached via his Facebook Page.

Shawn Porter has spent the majority of his life in the modification world. As a body modification archivist and documentarian, he has one of the most extensive collections of documents relating to the early American body modification community outside of academia. He edited the SPC website from 1995 to 2005, co-founded ModCon, was the host of ModCons 3.5 and 4, and created and hosted The Scarwars Project from 2004-2007. In 2011 Shawn launched Occult Vibrations, a blog devoted to traditional American tattoos with a focus on the occult and esoteric. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Julia and their creepy pets Mr. Bailey Papers and L. RonBenet Ramsey.

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