March 31, 2008

The Ignominy of Defeat

2008
Las Vegas
On Flickr

Some context, sort of.

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March 30, 2008

Amanda in the Subway

2007
SF
On Flickr

— My friend Eric launched a poetry blog: From Beneath It Devours.

— Dateline Mexico: Mobs of several hundred high school kids go out in search of emo kids to beat up. Why? Because they’re emo. (Courtesy of Your New Favorite.)

— The Bennie Lava phenomenon.

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March 28, 2008

Jasmine on the Road

2008
Sonoma, CA
On Flickr

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March 27, 2008

View from the Playboy Club

2008
Las Vegas
On Flickr

More new stuff coming, especially this weekend.

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March 25, 2008

Christ

2006
Florence, Italy
On Flickr

Last one from the reinterpretation series for a while. Will try to get out of the archives and into unpublished work now that I’ve finally brought my desktop computer back to life.

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March 24, 2008

The Virgin

2006
Florence, Italy
On Flickr

Another from the reinterpretation series. Not sure which master painted this, but it was from a really impressive, out-of-the-way private collection in Florence. This was before I was in the habit of snapping the original work’s information after taking the photo.

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March 23, 2008

Abe

2006
D.C.
On Flickr

Some political themed links:
- Another really interesting article in the Texas Observer by my friend Patrick: ‘Private Trauma: Preston Wheeler went to Iraq to make a fortune, but came home a wounded man.’
- From Clare: The terrifying ‘Raining McCain‘ video that apparently hit the internet tipping point this weekend. I see it’s picked up 120,000 views since Clare sent me the link on Friday. Question: could a really slick viral marketing company pull something like this off, or is it just luck?
- A pretty damn similar take on Abe that I came across on Flickr. Not surprising, I guess.

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March 20, 2008

Another take

Bust of Diego
1957
Alberto Giacometti
Bronze
On Flickr

Another take on the previous photo.

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March 19, 2008

Reinterpretation of “Bust of Diego” by Giacometti

Bust of Diego
1957
Alberto Giacometti
Bronze
On Flickr

Whenever a museum lets me take a camera in, I’ll try this with statues I particularly like. It’s good for focusing on the details of the works in a new way.

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March 11, 2008

Wal-Mart Distribution Center

2004
Temple, TX
On Flickr

Just submitted this shot to Flickr Turns 4, a (huge) group exhibit Flickr is hosting at a gallery right by my office. I should be able to go over on my lunch break and try to find this photo on the wall among several thousand more.

There’s a backstory: it was this photo’s popularity on Flickr and, later, Google searches for ‘wal-mart distribution center,’ that led to a photo editor at the Boston Globe buying the photo from me and encouraging me to start taking photos seriously. That whole process of random people suddenly getting images published thanks to the web was pretty new back then.

The blog will be on vacation for a few days while I’m in Vegas for the rest of the week with my brother. Should be a blast. Wright Bros.!

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