Sunday, January 25, 2009

An Abstract View of Childhood

Childhood: a dream where where nothing's ever in clear focus and you're always on the wrong side of the door.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Speaking of Flowers...

She said, 'Well, pretty, but they're DEAD flowers.'

About which I couldn't really argue.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Few More Thoughts About Wires.

Regular sufferers of this blog might be aware of my fascination with telephone wires seen as iconic totems. In the past, I've mentioned my idea that they represent the stretching of boundaries, the mythic American journey west. But what about this: what if, for someone who's lived thousands of miles from his home country for almost twenty years now, they represent lines of communication to friends and family left behind?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Austin Gothic

What this needed was an overcast twilight, bilious clouds about to unburden themsleves. Instead, a seventy-five degree, clear blue January day - such is the Austin Gothic.

Monday, January 19, 2009

If We Shadows.

More from The Man Who Wasn't (All) There.
(A self-portrait series).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brad Pitt Wearing My Sunglasses

Or as I like to call it, my web-traffic generator.

I don't love my sunglasses, but I have to say, I probably look better in them than Brad does because I don't have a silly goatee.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Gehry

This last image benefits from the view of City Hall. It's taken not far from Bunker Hill, and City Hall always brings to mind the great John Fante novel mostly set in Bunker Hill, Ask the Dust.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hollywood 101 North

It's about the sky; the light; the bird you don't notice immediately. The Hollywood sign is incidental - and yet not.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Gehry Paradox

Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles.

For me, the building doesn't disappoint, despite high expectations. The museum in Bilbao may have been the real work of genius, a work of art that altered the parameters, but this building surely serves as an exclamation point to the earlier flash of inspiration.

One paradox, however, being that it's a work that's difficult to photograph badly, and as such, it's almost impossible to bring something new to the visual discourse, make something original of it. If you can click a shutter button, you can take a decent picture...