Thursday, May 16, 2013
Okay, so the seats were way up there at the Honda Center, but the venue isn't all that huge and most every seat was a good seat. Great show. For a bunch of senior citizens, those guys still can rock the house like nobody else can. Guest artist of the evening, John Mayer, performing the Muddy Waters' tune, Champagne and Refer.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Collages: found materials and mixed media on cardboard. each piece is approximately 6" x 4" (15cm x 10cm). The above pieces are numbers 4, 7 and 11 in a series of 12.
The gentleman pictured in each piece is William Archer, a nineteenth century critic and playwright.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Meet Raphael and Angel. They were queued in front of me at a convenience store. I thought their suits were really cool and the fact that they had matching attire made them stand out all the more. I had to photograph them. At first they were a little apprehensive, but when I explained the 100 strangers project, they agreed to my folly.
Raphael and Angel work as waiters at a local restaurant, hence the matching suits. They were running a little late so I needed to get the shot in quick time. My film camera was buried somewhere in the back of my vehicle, so I thought I'd forgo film and use my phone's camera. As soon as I enacted the camera app, the phone's battery died on me. Asking them to hold the moment, I ran back to my ride, opened the back hatch and started digging through the scattered tools and whatnot looking for my Nikon One Touch [a.k.a. Nikon AF2] which was loaded up with some Chinese made Kodak Gold 100.
The shot was taken and off they went. As he was getting into their car, Angel's last words to me were to give the store clerk the blog address. He and the clerk were friends and the message would be passed on. Thanks for your patience guys. Glad to have made your aquaintence.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
As I was going through some of my archives earlier today, I came across some photographs I took from a journey to Joshua Tree some years ago — predating the initiation of this blog.
The deserts of California and the Southwest United States are spectacular and magical landscapes. Looking at these images makes me want to pack up the truck and head out with the camera.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
It's been a long while since I invested time into making [and sending] mail-art. The above images are of a limited edition of cards I made and mailed out to various folks around the globe.
The bottom image is of one of my 'proof' pieces that I saw fit to do a little experimenting with inclusions on the front panel. This card is on its way to a mail-art show in Istanbul. I certainly hope that they have a sense of humor.
Love those California legislators. It wasn't until after I took this picture that I read the sign posted on the machine. Did you know that air and water is free to customers by law? Well, at least it is in California. All those coin operated, self-serve machines at gas stations and people are dropping quarters in like it's just money. Next time I go to fill my tires, I think I just might look into this free by state law issue and save my quarters for the parking meters.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Living in a 'greater metropolitan' area, restored, vintage cars abound on the roads. However, rarely do I get to photograph the cars I see as I am driving around; not being in the habit of stalking and chasing down cars for a shot.
This lovely GTO however, was sitting in the back lot of a local car wash just waiting to be photographed by this muscle car fanatic.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A few months back, my old mobile phone died on me so I thought I'd take the opportunity to replace it with a smart phone; a smart phone with a really good camera. So far I am enjoying carrying this little dynamo around. This image was taken using the camera app, KitCam.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I saw this game at a local bookstore — you know, the only book chain-store left standing. The idea behind this Monopoly Edition seems so anti-Beatles, I couldn't believe that the licensing was granted. I'm sure John and George are looking at this from beyond and laughing at the foolishness of this world.