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Friday, September 30, 2005

Red Hot Rush

Red Hot Rush

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Clippings

Clippings 2

Clipped from Wired

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Attachment

Attachment

Image by Tekila

Blogger Orchid thought:

hang on...

October 8, 2005 at 5:08 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Autumn Falls

Autumn Falls

I find it sad and strange that in a city so bright and magical, a humble, nearly-ugly leaf such as this has become my first sign of the coming cold. I'm used to flaming foliage, and Autumn fruits of a similar palette; both served in large portions. So it felt off to find myself excited at the sight of the few that had fallen. Satisfied with even this dreary example; knowing heavy sweatshirts and low-brimmed caps are closer than they've been in months.

Anonymous Maeko thought:

Andy,

I come from the land of perpetual brown, where little changes colour except from light brown to fried and then just dead in the winter (southern cal). A leaf like this, which has a myriad of colours, a microscopic kingdom of hues, is gorgeous.

The trees here are turning. I've already pilfered threes of my hunny's warmest scarves, and pull on a pair of my legwarmers under my jeans when I go outside.

October 2, 2005 at 2:32 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Orchid thought:

This summer a strange phenomena happened in my city's park. All the trees lost their leaves. Nature is confused.

So Autumn was earlier this ear and now we dont have the colours. Just the cold.

October 8, 2005 at 5:20 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Last Night's Party

Last Night's Party

Saltine, New York State apple and black-waxed cheddar cheese.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

I've Been Here For 6 Years, This Is My Home

I've Been Here 6 Years, This Is My Home

Blogger Orchid thought:

i'm homeless...

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Eldert Interiors

Eldert Interiors

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Otherwise Out of Sight

Scope

Image by Paul Schmelzer

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Artist's Space

Matt's Office

Image by Matt Burke

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Hidden Eyes

Karel Funk

I've never had much love for the practice of painting; nor the practiced for that matter. I just don't work that independently--that slowly--and have a hard time understanding those that do. Which isn't to say that I dislike painting in general. I simply tend to be interested in ideas that seem poorly addressed in such a form.

The first beautiful assault on my assumptions I've seen in a long while made itself known to me this past Sunday. Karel Funk's depictions of young, anonymous men, hiding under hoods and hats, earned my respect after just a glance. Here were works that needed that attention to craft--needed those hours holding brushes steady. Here were works that spoke to some of my many questions and theories--spoke to that invisible, armored New Yorker I see reflected daily in subway glass.

Image 1: Untitled by Karel Funk
Image 2: Untitled #1 by Karel Funk

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

I know we all know they look like this, but I don't think we believe it. I didn't, really, until I saw these.

I'm looking forward to winter.

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Storms

Storms

This past May I posted these pics, attributing them to an unknown Australian photographer (found via Tiny Vices). It has since come to my attention, through a rather circuitous series of discoveries (an email forward from my dad, a comment on Flickr, Snopes, Cloud Appreciation Society) that they are in fact by Mike Hollingshead.

My apologies for the mistaken credit.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Please Breathe Here

Please Breathe Here

The two photos I took between work and the subway.

Anonymous Maeko thought:

I'm a horrible photographer. Just this week I developed my Lomo Camera photos (4 rolls, and one a 36er) and I only liked about 8 of them. I had a considerable number in the B pile and about three in the A pile (I grade them) but the B pile was full of selfportraits I intend to put on my site once it becomes a full fledged site instead of a ripped skin from word press in a measly attempt to keep it looking so...manufactured.


...but I think if I lived in your city, even my shitty pictures would still look interesting.

October 2, 2005 at 2:37 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Excel Dreams

Occasionally, after a day of heavy Excel use (the end of the fiscal year for instance), I'll have a dream (a rarity for me) in which the landscape sits on a grid. In which the sun rises in a column. Attempts at formulas fail, and I wake up anxious. A little guilty for letting it get to me.

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Lenses

Lenses

4 Color Process.
Spot UV over lenses.

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Mirror

Mirror 15 - Teenage Unicorn

Image by Athena Razo

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Ridgewood Eats

Ridgewood Eats

Blogger Smelly Danielly thought:

that makes me hungry...and sharpies come in pastels??? SINCE WHEN!

September 21, 2005 at 4:50 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Danielly,

Your name proceeds you a little bit (Tony Pierce seems to be a fan).
Welcome.

They totally come in pastel.

I didn't know that either, until a couple of weekends ago, when my fiance and I decided to go to the Target on Atlantic in Brooklyn. It was our first time there, so we meandered a bit, reveling in how suburban we felt. We pushed that cart up and down every aisle I'm sure.

Eventually we came to the craft aisles (they have a suprisingly large amount of inventory in this regard) and found the 4 Sharpies in the image above. Peach, Pink, Light Purple, and Baby Blue (there were two assortments to choose from, only differing by one color: the Peach was substituted with an Easter Green).

A.

September 21, 2005 at 8:20 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Great Salt Lake

Blogger hipp-o thought:

ok, the new camera is 100% off the fucking hook.

September 21, 2005 at 12:46 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Utah is what's so fucking nuts.

A.

September 21, 2005 at 2:00 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Within The Other

Within the Other

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Three Hours In San Francisco

Three Hours In San Francisco

Blogger Mick thought:

The new camera handles low light well. These and "Tribute..." are really nice.

Enjoy...I do!

September 19, 2005 at 2:51 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Thanks Mick.

The prior two you mention were both shot at high ISO on a tripod.
These were hand-held at 100.
I was much more impressed with the handling here, even though I think the others are better photgraphs.

Being alone in a new city (even if only for a minute) with a real camera was a lot of fun.

A.

September 19, 2005 at 7:41 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Mirror

Mirror 14

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Coffee Table

Cupertino Coffee Table

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420 Friendly

420 Friendly - Cupertino Inn

When I checked in, I asked to be switched to a smoking room. They gave me 420.

I took it as an omen, good things were surely coming.

Blogger Tiff thought:

I loved it, I had to show my friends!!!

September 19, 2005 at 5:22 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Nalgene Ice

Nalgene Ice

Disregarded in the freezer.

Blogger tony thought:

gorgeous. i freeze my nalgene everynight, yet have never noticed this. now i have something to look forward to in the morning.

September 19, 2005 at 3:21 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Near-Collision

Near-Collision

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Tribute In Light

Tribute In Light

It took me a week to get this up. I've been busy, but it's something else.

Anonymous devin thought:

thats a great shot

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Mirror

Dave's Mirror

Dave Reich, Valentine's Day, 2002

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Birds Over Bushwick

Flocking

Blogger Calamity Spot thought:

great photos. :)

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Eldert Posts

Eldert Posts

Blogger rabsteen thought:

i think we've all wanted to post the first msg at one point or another.

effing weirdo's indeed.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ex. 2

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Under the Frozen Surface

Under the Frozen Surface
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Laptop Light

Laptop Light

Shutter: 5/2
Aperture: 3.5
Focal Length: 18.00mm
ISO Speed: 800

Anonymous maeko thought:

This is your place?

It's absolutely delicious.

September 13, 2005 at 11:35 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Thanks Maeko,

We've put a lot of work into the joint.

A.

September 13, 2005 at 11:56 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger hipp-o thought:

the death glow of the ghetto creeps quietly.....

September 21, 2005 at 12:45 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger raymi lauren thought:

that is just too beautiful.

September 21, 2005 at 12:58 PM - Comment Permalink  
Anonymous Ultrabook Profile thought:

Better than the new shiny notebook is an ultrabook terbaru Intel I believe you'll love.

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New Camera Benchmarks

With both birthday wishes and artistic patronage in mind (and heart), Heather and her family have given me a new camera for which I am exceedingly grateful.

The kit with which I've been populating the TH+C since day one (also a gift from the Samps) is now retiring after years of glowing service (don't worry, he'll still come out for movies). I've loved that Leica lens and its late-'70s jewel tones; as I learn this new one though, I'm beginning to see why I needed to upgrade.

I'm now shooting on a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D outside the U.S.), an 8 megapixel, true SLR. The learning curve is somewhat steep, even with rather intuitive controls. I find that I'm calling upon my sophomore memories of logarithmic F-stop scales and ISO sensitivities more than I have in years, and I love that. I love that it's a real camera with all the accordant challenges and freedoms; on the surface barely different from the Canon AE-1 I learned on. It possesses the same physicality, the same weight; the same ability to imbue images with subtle professionalism; all things lacking from my prior cameras (I had an Olympus 1.3 megapixel back in the day).

The possibilities this camera presents seem infinite right now; I'm looking forward to the next few months and the quality of thoughts caught for this space.

Benchmarks follow:

Mirror


Mirror 13 - Small
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Sustenance/Board


Sustenance_Supplies - Small
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Incense Process Fig. 3


Incense Process Fig 3 - Small
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Anonymous Anonymous thought:

Cher ANDY,
Est il possible de voir le dessous du plat utilise pour cette etonnante photo ??
J'aimerais savoir qelle est la matiere..est-ce de l'opaline ??
Merci d'avance
Georges
igeorges@mac.com

September 17, 2005 at 5:36 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Georges,

I don't read French, so I had a friend translate, please excuse any misinterpretations.

The bottom of that dish is pretty well detailed in the first post I made featuring the ash catcher. I thought you might prefer a more scientific analysis however, so I shot it on my copystand: Supine, prone.

I'm not entirely clear on what Opaline is, but I doubt this soy sauce dish is it. We bought it a Pearl River Mart (a purveyor of cheap Chinese imports on Broadway). We have two (the one catching ash, and this one.), each cost 79 cents, probably less.

Hope that's what you were after.

Cheers,

A.

September 18, 2005 at 7:08 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger heather thought:

nonono

these are not the pearl river sushi dishes. these are the *good* sushi dishes from andy's mama. they were a housewarming gift for an old apartment and they came accompanied by a sake pitcher and cups with blue and black glaze.

georges, don't believe a word he says.

September 18, 2005 at 7:29 PM - Comment Permalink  

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International Carrier

International Carrier

An image likely taken in 2002 (the metadata has fallen from the files). I know I was in a DHL.

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Your Pulse On Blizzards

Your Pulse On Blizzards

Text found atop the Eldert lofts.

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Sunsets

Sunset 7

They would be right there.

Blogger Mick thought:

Poignant...

September 11, 2005 at 11:20 AM - Comment Permalink  

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M14 Diptych, Gravure

M14 Diptych, Gravure

Composed 3 years, 1 week ago.

Blogger hipp-o thought:

is that the rear seat of the accordion buses? or some other type? ive never seen them graffed up before.

September 21, 2005 at 12:43 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

I think it was just a regular New York City bus.
Not an accordian, and not one of the newer hybrid-power buses.

I think what had been clear glass was painted black from the inside.
Kids figured out pretty quickly, that paint doesn't stick to glass.

A.

September 21, 2005 at 1:59 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hovering

Hovering - After Tillmans

After Tillmans.

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Shell Corner

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Paper Thoughts

Paper Thoughts
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