Thursday, December 30, 2010

Photos - The value of a dollar (Jonathan Blaustein)

Once upon a time a photographer bought 10 local early-season organic blueberries for $1 and was disgruntled by the fact that a week earlier he had gotten almost twice as many imported Chilean blueberries for the same price. He thus embarked on photo journey seeing what a dollar really gets you in New Mexico.

The complete list of pictures is on the photographer's site: here.
The new york times wrote a piece about him: here.


The NYT article is worth reading, it puts the pictures in perspective; and I love its closing quote! 
Candy necklaces from China

Regular grapefruit from supersave
Organic grapefruit from natural fruit store

Double cheeseburger from Mickey D's

Early season organic blueberries
Potted meat product
Tea biscuits from Spain

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Photos - Photo Hunting

You've heard of her indirectly before. My girlfriend is an aspiring potter who is still working an IT dayjob.
She's awesome...
I digress.

We sometimes go on a walks with a list of objectives, as you'd have with a treasure hunt. The difference is that our treasure is visual: the game is like a hybrid between a photo-safari and a treasure hunt.
Here's a set from one such a walk we took a couple years back. Most of these were taken with a point and shooter (canon Ixus) except for a couple that were taken with a mobile phone.

Care to guess who is A and who is B? ; j
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(As usual, click to enlarge. Tip: on most modern browsers, if you hold ctrl when you click on something, you will open the link in a new tab)
Small A
Small B
Big B
Big A
Ugly A
Ugly B


Beauty A
Beauty B
Bug B
Bug A

Moving A
Still A
Moving B

Still B

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photos - Mystery pics unveiled kinda

(As always, click on the pictures to enlarge. : j)




I only had that one shot of the seed pod, and I can't find the luminary anywhere in the potshop... Sorry folks. : j

As a parting shot here's a completely unedited pic:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Art - Post-it monsters (John Kenn,)

I don't know much about him, so I'll cut paste from his blog in which he keeps his post-it monsters:


"Born in Denmark 1978. I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when i have time i draw monsterdrawings on post-it notes... it is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies."

Some of his color work can be found on his myspace.

Below a selection of thumbnails of his post-it monsters. There are many more on his blog and he has larger clearer versions than these, too! So if you like what you see, you should pay his blog a visit! : j

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I love how narrative these are. They remind me of Chas Adams' work in that respect.
Each one immediately evokes a tree of narrative developments...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Photos - Meeting cool people and playing games

Ok, in the previous post were some images of what I've been up to over the past two months or so... I took over a thousand pictures during that time and yet I missed taking some pictures of one of the coolest people I met during my trip: Zoe Courtman (http://zoecourtman.blogspot.com/).
She was as awesome, interesting, and weird (in the best of ways) as you'd expect, and I got to meet one of her cool friends too (shoutout to Swathi!).
Zoe's been swept away by writing, life, and the universe... I admire people who are so fully invested in what they do!
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So, instead I have a little game for you... mystery pictures!
Anyone care to guess what these are? : j

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I leave you with the moon!

Sunday, November 28, 2010