I said this a while back back but I'll have a (very) small exhibit of photos up at SIP (998 Amsterdam at 110th St, NYC) starting around July 2 for the month with an opening reception on July 7. Expect surprises but no dick shots of course.
Fair Game, which is a not very fictionalized account of the Valerie Plame affair. I'm both amused and disgusted with reviews in various places that say the movie is complete fiction and the reviewers trot out all the fake GOP talking points (i.e., Plame was a CIA secretary) and rant about how anything with Sean Penn isn't worth watching because he is obviously a communist. Anyway, Ms. Plame in the DVD commentary says at one point: "Look at that! Great shot. Whole lotta nothin.'" She's talking about a desert shot in the film but for a second, I felt a little vindicated in my aesthetic.
So I have the friggin back wall at SIP. Now I have to friggin decide what to show in big size.
The early blooms are out of course and I locked myself out of my apartment the other night but I had my camera and there wasn't much wind so I fired off some (ha, 10+ second exposures) night shots. We're getting hit by that massive rainstorm so a lot of these yellow friends will be trashed already. More bloomin' to come.
My photos were accepted for an exhibit at SIP! It won't be until the summer sometime. Stay tuned! Also, I edited many 2010-2011 night snow photos down into a gallery which I'll upload probably later today. I have been having tech problems with my Canon and Mac OSX! Nothing new I find out.
I have neglected the blog the blog for a while and I apologize. Before fall definitely changed into winter I took a few tree shots. I also have a few blizzard shots that I'll upload very soon... and that Philly post will probably come out in the Spring because the photos are kind of summery and the snow is still falling. Stay tuned for a different kind of happy announcement!
These photographs were taken over the course of a few night bike rides downtown, mostly along the Hudson River greenway.
I went to Cape Henry near Virginia Beach last week for a small family reunion of aunts and uncles and cousins on my mom's side of the family. (My last post on sleeping at the airport was a fitting postscript to the drive down there. It's a mistake to drive through Virginia on I-95 if you're going to be there anywhere near rush hour.) There was nothing better to do one afternoon except stroll on the beach and shoot driftwood. I like driftwood because it's one of the most common examples of beautiful decomposition. Another gallery of nondriftwood from this trip will posted soon.
treehugger. If I was really ambitious, I would've recorded all the trees and camera spots and taken shots during all four seasons -- I do sort of know where some of them are. These trees are in Williamburg, East Village, Upper West Side, and Riverside Park. In college, I was a prolific music critic but I got disillusioned with the music business at an early postgraduate stage. To get back to more music advocacy, I have loaded the Grooveshark plug-in which allows me to add a music player to posts. My first installment here has a couple songs from the San Francisco space-lounge act called Tipsy. Enjoy!