Thursday, March 31, 2011

A good time to start something new.

Mercury.

via: flickr
The first color image of Mercury from orbit.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

R.I.P.

Farley Earle Granger July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011 (sad news, especially after watching 3 of his films in the past week...)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stefan Ruiz

via: horses think

How do people do it?

Bowie & Keechie

"That wouldn't be a sore foot making you limp, would it?"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Truth or Fact?

Via: Zoe Strauss
A great read from artinfo.com

"An artist’s job is to help make people think, to try to make something that will be part of the dialogue," "I know it’s hard — with photography in particular, it’s very difficult to find the line between photojournalism and fine art. It’s slippery in terms of how people perceive photography."- Z. Strauss

"But the emotional impact is what’s primary. Some artists are stylists. I don’t think of myself being one of them. I want the painting to have a sort of monumentality, drama, and artifice that pull the viewer into the narrative that’s going on." - S. Mumford

Steve Mumford's "Going Back In," 2006

Zoe Strauss' "Bathers on the Beach with Boom," 2010

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Frank Hurley.


I keep going back to look at these Frank Hurley photographs on NPR's Picture Show blog...especially the 2nd one here.

A few years ago I read about Frank Hurley, Ernest Shackleton, the Endurance and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition in Alfred Lansing's book Endurance. As a photographer I was of course drawn to Frank Hurley's story and images. There is something about the 2nd picture here, something that grabs me, that I can't really explain.  I try to put myself in Frank's shoes and imagine what it was like to be there at that moment, so far away from everything, freezing cold, not sure if you would ever get home again...



R.I.P.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March, 23 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paris.

Friday, March 18, 2011

At the old ball game.

Another thing to look forward to this summer...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Margrethe Mather.


Untitled, 1927, Margrethe Mather

R.I.P.

Nate Dogg - August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan.

Thoughts and prayers for Yosuke, Arisa, and all of Japan





yosuke & arisa, philadelphia, 2008

Please donate: here.

Self Improvement.

As summer nears, here is a short list of things I would like to improve upon...

Physical:
1. Walk/Run
2. Drink less coffee
3. Eat more vegetables

Mental:
1. Read more
2. Play more chess
3. Spend more time in my dark room
4. Explore, Learn, Understand

Personal:
1. Spend more time with my family
2. Stay in touch with friends
3. Talk and express my thoughts to those around me
4. Cut down on stress, or find better ways to deal with it

Monday, March 14, 2011

E.W.

good advice from Edward Weston, via: thenytimes

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mark Steinmetz.

Photographer Mark Steinmetz is giving a free lecture tonight at the PPAC here in Philadelphia.

More information can be found here.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 9, 1997.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A thing of beauty.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby.

Eva Lola Vazquez, March 2, 2011
My sister and her husband had a beautiful baby girl. So I am officially an uncle, and pretty pumped about that.