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Monday, October 31, 2005

Quotations

"A world uninterested in genius is a despondent place, whose sad denizens drift from coffee bar to Prozac dispensary, unfired by ideals, by the glowing image of the self that one might become." - Mark Edmunson

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Laptop Light

Laptop Light 2

Shutter: 15/1
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 18.00mm
ISO Speed: 800

Anonymous ubezpieczenia thought:

Laptop light? ;)
Very good photo.

October 31, 2005 at 3:30 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Through Bushwick Glass

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

How To Be Fashionable Like You

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Claim Check

Claim Check 5

Found this morning, about a block southwest of the house in which JFK was born.

Anonymous M Burke thought:

JFK was born in Brookline MA, I used to live a few blocks away, you got it there?

November 5, 2005 at 7:33 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Matt,

Yeah, my whole family was in Boston a couple weekends ago to see my brother perform with his unstoppable comedy troupe. We attempted brunch at Zaftig's, only to be defeated by a throng in khaki and cardigans. I found the check as we sought an easier meal.

A.

November 8, 2005 at 4:25 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger hipp-o thought:

is that the infamous car ted kennedy did that girl in with?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Lenses/Frames

Lenses Frames 2

Images by Daniel Boud

Via TRUE

Blogger Tiff thought:

Andy Warhol, awesome picture I love it!

October 26, 2005 at 1:26 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Key

Keys

Both found in the coarse sand between two cobblestones, some of New York's last.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sunsets

Sunset 8

I think maybe yesterday the sun shifted just enough right in the sky to peek through a window opposite my desk. Now I'm blinded from 5:30 to 5:45. Today, my boss erected a blind, fashioned from large-format collateral and rare-earth magnets. I estimated the time I should wait before packing my bag, heading to the roof and firing a few.

Blogger Tiff thought:

Aww I love sunsets they are so tranquil and beautiful!!!

October 20, 2005 at 3:31 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Eyes

Eyes 3

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mirror - Index

Sixteen in the series as of today:

Mirror - April 6, 2005
Mirror - April 6, 2005
Mirror - April 8, 2005
Mirror - May 3, 2005
Mirror - May 11, 2005
Mirror - May 15, 2005
Mirror - May 25, 2005
Mirror - June 26, 2005
Mirror - July 11, 2005
Mirror - July 20, 2005
Mirror - July 29, 2005
Mirror - August 11, 2005
Mirror - August 27, 2005
Mirror - August 31, 2005
Mirror - September 13, 2005
Mirror - September 21, 2005
Mirror - October 18, 2005

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See Through

"...someone made a joke about taking a picture of a picture with a mirror in it and then looking closer and seeing another mirror in the picture, with the picture looking back at u from inside of it...

I love u. u invisible people out there." - TRUE

Related: Mirror, Invisibility

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Stored Energy

"It's not the camera, and it's not the photographer, it's New York. Stored energy is crammed into every nook and cranny, waiting to spring loose into a photo op." - Jamie Boud

Related: Batteries

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Eyes

Eyes 2

Blogger raymi lauren thought:

i like this one and the seeds one too.

October 18, 2005 at 3:28 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Seeds

Seeds

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Mirror

Mirror 16

Image by Courtneyutt

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Post/Mark

Post_Mark
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Recent additions to our halls.

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Bushwick Disruptions

Blogger Sean thought:

This is a fantastic image. Very, very nice.

October 20, 2005 at 6:24 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Framed Flags

Years ago, concurrent with my first match burro, this quick series sprung from my plastic book of negs. It fulfilled a requirement of one kind or another, though likely barely. Both of the photography classes I took were surprisingly traditional in their approach to subject and technique, and as per my undergraduate MO, I preferred a more punk rock approach.

In preparing for this darkroom session, I made several chipboard jigs, some inkjet transparencies, and purchased the forbidden: RC paper. Multiple exposures, heavy on the magenta, produced each composite. With printmaker's habits I worked quickly, printing every sheet in the box.

Here are the twelve I made public then:

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Blogger Tiff thought:

These are the greatest pictures yet :)

October 16, 2005 at 7:10 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Do We Gravitate Towards a Method?

Do We Gravitate Towards a Method

Image by Plindberg

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Incense Process Fig. 4

Incense Process Fig. 4

Anonymous Telefonia internetowa thought:

Very good photo. ;)

October 14, 2005 at 2:22 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Meeting Notes

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Strange that during a breakfast meeting at which I passed on breakfast (for lack of appetite) my hands found a pretzel.

Sharpie, Pentel Sign Pen and Uni-Ball Vision Micro on 60# Offset Text, 2005

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Past Results

Past Results

Blogger Cream Cheese and Caviar thought:

Reminds me of my father.

October 13, 2005 at 9:45 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Balloons

Balloons 4

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Reminder

A Reminder

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Slip

Slip

Some days it's easy to remember that I'm the same person I was a decade prior. My adult temperament and attempts at tolerance fall away, leaving a familiar (and all-too-comfortable) darkness. One that corners me, dipping my brim and lids. One that allows New York hardcore to sound relevant, and the manipulation of negative energy to seem productive (it can be). I float through, past hours, past people, detached; amazed at the faith I can normally muster. Where's the spring of my self-belief, and what weight causes it's tides? Why the ebb today, and yes, yesterday? Fatigue, and preemptive adjustment to imminent change are certainly triggers. As is work; an abundance professionally, a shortage closer to home. A return from a quiet cabin to the squeal of orange alerts, diet, addiction; they're possibilities. In the end, this line of interrogation is only of marginal benefit. Reliably, my mood will shift; today's wind is tomorrow's breeze.

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Country Breakfast

Breakfast

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Blogger Mick thought:

Rustic...reminder of other wonderful, remembered, relaxing, retreats.

October 12, 2005 at 6:36 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Entropy

Entropy 3

Little change since March.

Anonymous Anonymous thought:

entropy- the spontanuity of a chemical reaction,decay increases universal entropy

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Quotations

"If people weren't good at finding tiny things in long lists, the Wall Street Journal would have gone out of business years ago." - Jef Raskin

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Identification

Identification

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Claim Check

Claim Check 4

Plucked from damp pavement, under dimming light.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Quotations

"It's easy to predict the future when all you have to do is predict the past." - Bruce Sterling

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Unshown Series

Sitting in my studio, I'm surrounded by the products of practice. I have shelves erupting with documentation, the magazines--books I've had work in, sketches, stillborns, all the objects I reference and pull energy from (what Heather jokingly refers to as Inspirational Ephemera). Old work resides close as well, though only the small stuff (filing cabinet friendly). The canvases and screens retired to my parents' years ago.

I often debate which of these iced ideas might now be appropriate for this audience. Which have just been waiting for the right venue to become functional mini-works. Which deserve to be seen, need to be shared. Which polish another facet on this gem I've been chipping away at here.

The majority remain dusty, and determining which should is a task shackled to considerable responsibility. The series that follow have always stirred particular reluctance (each for disparate reason) but also begged to be considered.

Today I've hung them on the wall.

Imaginary Animals


Imaginary Animals

Rarely one to applaud whimsy, I've always been somewhat embarrassed by my lighter work (a category in which my imaginary animals fall squarely). Drawn between 2001 and 2003 on found bits of paper (in found bits of time), each provided me with a moment of spacey escape. Nothing more.

Still, I've always found that they attract an audience, that their easiness calls company. So, I present 21 freely-associated species (in approximate chronological order), stretching outside the cardboard mailer that's housed them now for years.

Open - Bocoln and Subledont
Grozot
Gleopid
Climak
Mitzpole
Mono-Rhombluff
No-Ehta
Plebil
Loop Ghempo
Cimlikan Cloud Eaters
Blue-Nailed Slomitharn
Thwagutark
Cehix and Reltdaen
Spectral Pyndlop
Drumblixth
Three Fish - Mahmarnt, Bundlop, Soft Permiliot
Crested Quarelke
Close - Pen Testing and Pomeranc's Digits

Also viewable as a Flickr set.

September 11th, 2001


September 11th, 2001

The motivations behind my hesitation here should be pretty obvious. I'm no victim photographer. I love this city, and hate myself for shooting her while she's down. But I couldn't help myself; we were witnessing history and we knew it. It felt simultaneously right and wrong to snap away.

Until now, I kept the photos that follow, binder-clipped and deep within a cold steel drawer, only brought out for fellow New Yorkers who couldn't help themselves. For a while, I've thought that the catharsis they can provide the viewer is something one must share. That suspicion was laid plain a few weeks ago by Raymi; someone I didn't know then, but was on her roof on the rim of Brooklyn, just as I was, soaking it all in. Seeing her post her pictures (thousands have their own) made me realize, it's time I did too. Sometimes it's best to let open wounds breathe.

Photograph 1
Photograph 2
Photograph 3
Photograph 4
Photograph 5
Photograph 6
Photograph 7
Photograph 8
Photograph 9
Photograph 10
Photograph 11
Photograph 12

Also viewable as a Flickr set.

Blogger raymi lauren thought:

wow that brought back some repressed feelings.

October 3, 2005 at 3:21 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Mick thought:

Poignant memories...how many mono-rhombluffs I have seen...how many suppressed memories flow from the photos of "where they were."

Juxtaposition of whimsy and tragedy...very strong.

October 3, 2005 at 3:45 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Cream Cheese and Caviar thought:

holy shit. living in chicago i can only imagine what that must have been like. i didn't realize it clouded the entire city like that and through the night.

October 4, 2005 at 11:43 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes 2

Sharpie on Crumpled 60# Offset Text, 2005

Blogger Tiff thought:

I love it, I was scrolling through the past couple of days and when I came to this post I let out a laugh... good picture :)

October 3, 2005 at 7:26 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Orchid thought:

How can simple things, like a paper ball, rock my world?


Is it because we miss doing simple things?

October 8, 2005 at 5:05 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Quotations

"You're either in opposition or you're a collaborator." - Dave Allen

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