An ode to International Women’s Day
Behind this glass
you look at us.
And we look at you.
“The Exquisite Canvas of Abandonment: Images of Historic Fort Monroe” – now through March 22nd at the Page Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC.
Many of you have probably been admiring the work of North Carolina photographer Cyndi Goetcheus here lately. Shots like this, for instance.
I come for the soju,
I stay for the pictures.
Initially I wasn’t sure what to make of this use of Native American imagery. The man wearing the jacket was white, and at first he didn’t want me to photograph his design when I asked if I could. “I don’t want someone to steal my visual ideas,” he said.
Thoughts on saving a honey bee
After the rains, Brisbane is a drowning pool for baby rodents and all the teeming airborne insects normally fuelled by the sun. It’s an incidental, non-malicious cleansing which some say takes teeny animal souls back to various waiting rooms to wait for rebirth in some other Earthly form.
This is the seriously-no-bullshit soup plate,
Where it all falls asunder into metal,
and I don’t mean angry white men playing guitars.
It’s peaceful, the undying here,
and I’m trying to figure out how to make some art out of this monstrous tranquility.
I throw compassionate grenades,
and perform brutally humane triage.
It is raining today in Brisbane, California.
I like to call it a fine Tokyo rain.
Because Tokyo taught me
to love the space between the drops and
AstroTurf, garden gnomes, an American flag fluttering in the wind, this yard has it ALL…
Photographers everywhere can identify with William Anders and the crew of Apollo 8.
Our friend Frank Dilatush forwarded a YouTube link this morning commemorating the 45th anniversary of what many consider to be the most famous photograph in history: Earthrise, taken December 24, 1968, by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders.
As it turns out, the iconic shot almost didn’t happen. Continue reading
The full-metal lead apron
was kind of stylish, I thought.