Friday, October 30, 2009

Roy DeCarava 1920-2009

The great Roy DeCarava passed away this week. He was 89.

The above 6 pictures are by Roy Decarava

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

Four by Diane Arbus

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sonny and Teixeira

Go Yanks!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Drifting and Sifting

It poured down rain on and off all day Saturday but I managed to get out early and make a few pictures before the deluge.

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Monday, October 26, 2009


There's really no reason behind this post other than to group together a good selection of great looking seventies Glam Rockers. I just love how fun and cool everyone looks in these pictures. You would almost think that the seventies were a good time! I would love to give credit to the photographers who took these pictures but I have no clue who they are. Things get posted on the web, uncredited, and then float there for eternity like orphans with amnesia. If anyone can provide credit I'd be happy to attribute it.

Mick Jagger

David Bowie

Elton John

Iggy Pop

New York Dolls

Tim Curry from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Friday, October 23, 2009

This Is My Brain. This Is My Brain On Oatmeal

It's Friday and after enduring a week long cold my brain is like oatmeal and empty of ideas. Not the cinnamon and spice flavor! Nor the Brown Sugar. Not even Strawberry and Cream. Today my brain is plain oatmeal. Mealy, mushy, squishy and tepid.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em

As cigarette smoking mostly disappears the smoking of medical marijuana ironically got green lighted recently by the feds. I thought it worth taking a peek at a dying cultural accessory.

Reclining Woman Smoking, artist unknown, 1890

Man Smoking Pipe, artist unknown, 1880's

Walker Evans In Towel with Cigarette, artist unknown, 1921

Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein, 1930

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Two Young Gypsy Men, One Smoking, 1933

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Trieste, 1933

Walker Evans, Eleanor Clark Smoking, 1940's

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1969

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can You Name These Photographers ?

Both the subject of the photograph and the photographer who made the pictures?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Her Name Bubbles"

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Gary Winogrand Ruined My Trip to the Zoo

The visit itself was great. Thankfully the weather was cold, wet and awful and the zoo was deserted. This made for a fun and breezy traipse through the exhibits and allowed for some quality mutual staring time with the animals. It was only later when going through my snaps that I realized the burden of the sticky baggage I was carrying and the absurdly high bar that had been erected.

"Winogrand's zoo, even if true, is a grotesquery. It is a surreal Disneyland where unlikely human beings and jaded careerist animals stare at each other through bars, exhibiting bad manners and a mutual failure to recognize their own ludicrous predicaments." --John Szarkowski

The above 5 pictures are by Gary Winogrand and were published in his book The Animals.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

No Heat

We lost the heat in my home 3 days ago. Vigorous attempts have been made to return things to normal. Which would be great, because fall is here and it's damn cold at 6 in the morning.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roid Rage

Polaroid Is Back! Is this a good thing or is it analogous to bringing back those old push propelled rotary lawn mowers?

"The one-step Polaroid camera we all know and love is also making a comeback.

The announcement from Polaroid comes days after the last batch of film officially expired on October 9th.

Black-and-white Polaroid film will be available in early 2010 with color coming later in the year..."

From Silicon Alley Insider

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

30 Dumb Inventions

"Ha! hold my Brain; be still my beating Heart."

William Mountfort, Zelmane, 1705

Beating Breasts, 1963. A pair of artificial breasts with a built-in heartbeat. An invention from Japan intended as a sleeping aid for very young children. More at Photo: Keystone/Getty Images
Mar 16, 1963

T.V. Glasses, 1963
Inventor Hugo Gernsback with his T.V. Glasses.
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
jan 01, 1963

External Turkey Roaster, 1966
Photo: Reg Speller/Getty Images
Jan 26, 1966

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