Let's pretend I'm trying to get back to a kind of regular blogging schedule, aside from the whole Photo of the Day feature I'm running in 2020. Even if it's mostly just linkblogging, which as a practice, was utterly decimated by Twitter and its seductive immediacy. How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart in Two Days Via tim maughan and Cliff Burns by Philip K. Dick, an essay on the construction of fiction and reality and the forest of mirrors and sacred brands. Writte
This is an unusual, transformed photograph. The original was taken in 1994 or 1995, on film. Then it was scanned at the office where I used to work, but scanned small, for some reason. Not sure why. I know scanners could produce much, much larger files, even back then. And then it was tweaked in PS or the scan setting were such that the file was even more underexposed than the original, but there was something about it that worked. This is actually a .jpg version of the origi
Taken in November, 2012. At the Pasadena City College swap meet. I was down in LA for the Long Beach Comic Con, think I was even at a small press table that I'd bought. Crummy show. Really, not good at all. I mean, it's a fine show, but for me personally, it was terrible. So I blew off Sunday morning and went up to the swap meet in Pasadena, after being recommended it by Chris Cooper, better known as Coop, who I'd met and hung out with (and experience I recommend) after knowi
Yes, it's late. I drove for five hours yesterday and didn't manage my time effectively so as to maintain the continuous stream of free content on my site. You may have your money back. This photo was taken in mid 1996, I think. Perhaps 1995. In South Lake Tahoe, NV. Maybe the California side. Film, obviously. Kodak 400 most likely since I lived on that stuff. The hotel no longer stands. Or maybe it does, but the marquee certainly doesn't. Tahoe didn't weather its transition i
Taken early 2001, Kodak DC290, a camera I still love for its unique low-light responses. I see them on ebay from time to time and think about buying another one. I still might. Shot at the Stephen Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, near UCSD. I visited a lot, particularly when my kids were very young. It was a cheap annual membership and it gave them something to look at and do for an afternoon. I still love aquariums and visit whenever I get the chance. It's likely there'll be many
Taken in 2006, downtown LA. The Fuji Finepix camera (really should dig it out of storage and use it for glitch photos but maybe that's just not that exciting any more.) Most of the shots from this trip were taken in motion, behind the wheel of my trusty Honda Civic. As I recall, this trip to LA was one of the last I took before I moved up to NorCal (really CentCal, but that's a story for another time.)
First brand-new photo in this offering. Taken on Saturday night from the floor of Yosemite Valley. This one was tricky, 'cause the preview in-camera showed the exposure I wanted, but when I put it on the computer it was...not. Had to curves it back into existence. Since this is a new picture, it was taken with my Leica V-Lux, which is a much more flexible camera than my older DLX, but perhaps not my favorite camera. Bulkier, way more controls, but the zoom can't be beat.