Thursday, July 28, 2011

With the coffins, under heaven.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"I was so wasted I was a hippie I was a burnout I was a dropout I was out of my head I was a surfer I had a skateboard I was so heavy man, I lived on the strand I was so wasted I was so fucked up I was so messed up I was so screwed up I was out of my head I was so jacked up I was so drunk up I was so knocked out, I was out of my head I was so wasted I was wasted." 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A spirit in my feet said go, and I went.

"Seeking a scapegoat, some alleged that Brady’s large camera had terrified the raw federal recruits: 'Some pretend, indeed, that it was the mysterious and formidable-looking instrument that produced the panic! The runaways, it is said, mistook it for the great steam gun discharging 500 balls a minute, and took to their heels when they got within its focus!'"

Via: NYTimes
Read more here: The All-Seeing Eye By Ted Widmer

image: One of Mathew Brady's Photography Wagons near Peterburg, Virginia 1864
"I am a nobody, I am a small rope, a tiny ladder, the tail end, a leaf"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Knockin on my front door.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Every Pulse Beat.

Great piece on NPR about a new book out containing hundreds of letters written between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. (link: here) (buy the book: here) They wrote 25,000 letters to each other between 1915 and 1946..." sometimes two and three a day, some of them 40 pages long" (WOW!)

I really love reading letters. I have this great book with the letters of Ansel Adams (link: here) And it's amazing to read the amount of thought and effort that went into expressing oneself to another person back then. That effort is completely gone in this modern day of emails and tweets, and facebook and tumblr. I mean, I even find it hard  to sit and read people's blogs and sometimes emails if they are more the 3 sentences long. We are just so instant now-a-days, everything has to be quick and to the point, and if you can't understand it in 10 seconds, you move on to the next thing.

The Ansel Adams book inspired me to re-do this blog, but unfortunately I haven't done so well in expressing myself in words. It's a struggle for someone like me. And I wish I could write with the eloquence of Ansel, Georgia, or Alfred. I guess I just need some more practice.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 1969.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon.

Here are some photos taken by both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Along with a note by Buzz Aldrin regarding the film he shot which he described as “the most important lunar surface EVA film.”

Top image is the first photograph taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong.






Monday, July 18, 2011

Yes I know.

Here is a video for the first single off Memory Tapes new album 'Player Piano' which you can buy on iTunes (link: here)

Memory Tapes.

So my friend Dayve makes music under the name Memory Tapes (link: here) He has a new record out and it is beautiful. He asked me to take some press photos of him, which I gladly did. Now one is in Interview Magazine, which is pretty awesome. (link: here)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Last summer.

Canoes, Rhode Island, 2010

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

165 years around the sun.

Neptune, which today completed it's 165 year (1 Neptunian year) journey around the sun.
Photographed by Voyager 2

Mi vista, mi casa, mis suenos, mi alma.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Magnetic Monster.

Friday, July 8, 2011

STS-135.

Watch the last Shuttle Mission launch live: here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

August.

I will be traveling to Spain from August 4th through August 19th. Visiting my wonderful grandmother (pictured below) and family. I am quite excited, not only to see people I haven't seen in a long time but also to escape Philadelphia for a little while. I desperately need some inspiration and hope this will do the trick.





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Self Portrait.

"They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button."
(article: Monkey steals camera to snap himself)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

R.I.P.

Cy Twombly 
April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011

The End.

This is the last week to get yourself to Sweet Jane in South Philadelphia to see this really great show.

OLVIDADO / UITAT photographs by Manuel Dominguez Jr. & Stefania Chiorean

Sweet Jane
1820 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia
hours:
Tues - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
215-339-0882