October 30, 2008
Monthly Archive October, 2008
From now on, all debates will be conducted in the following format, no exceptions.
October 27, 2008
When I find a piece that I really enjoy, the first thought that usually comes to me is “I wish I’d done that.” I also think that the reason I love photography so much is that it is so successful at presenting a reality to us, whether constructed or observed. Which is why I enjoy this photograph, because it does that so well.
via I Have No Idea
October 24, 2008
A lot can happen in a couple of weeks, and I’ve got the photos to prove it. I’ll be posting a few select ones here but I’ll be uploading them all over at my new flickr account: Man Killed (thanks go to Owen for the name, I hope you don’t mind but I heard you weren’t using it anymore…).
October 8, 2008
So I’m going from A to B and back again with a fair amount of detouring along the way. I’ll have lots of lovely pics when I return (I promise), but I doubt I’ll be posting anything until I get back.
October 7, 2008
This is a real tv ad from almost 20 years ago which ran in the Chicago area. Thanks to Dana for the tip, and for helping me decide on an egg sandwich for lunch…
UPDATE: A sequel, ‘Eaglewoman’
Some (not quite) nerd rap, hailing from way back when in ’97.
October 5, 2008
I find Nathan Baker’s series titled “Rupture” to be absolutely incredible and shocking, of which the below photograph “Ice Cream” is a part. It is similar in a sense to Gregory Crewdson’s much celebrated unease and sense of narrative, however in “Ice Cream” the main character is absent from the photograph and thus I find it ultimately more disturbing. He plays with the focus as well, isolating the scene subtly and directing the gaze and this is important because it encourages us into recognising an element of narrative. I wonder if others feel as strongly about this as I do, but this image of a home in decay hits me quite directly. To me this represents something like a household disaster has or that (perhaps worse) no-one cares enough to attend to the mess. The home is in disarray.