Sunday, March 6, 2011

Migrating to a new photoblog

Blogger, it's been swell. Sayonara!

At the urging of Frankie Marin, I've modernized. Update your RSS feeds accordingly.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Michael Peter, Yoga Instructor, East Side Yoga

Today I began photographing a new project for the Maggie Steber workshop. I went to a yoga for veterans class, but alas, no veterans. Tomorrow is another day. Fingers crossed for tai chi!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

East Coastmas, Pt. 4

Back in Austin, perusing over the photos from the trip. Here's a few more favorites. Two from the Williamsburg bridge.
Lone figure on the Williamsburg Bridge
One from 2010, one from 2009.
A window.
Williamsburg apartment window
I met or revisited a lot of wonderful people.
NYC Snowpocalypse: Miguel
Miguel Anaya.
Elizabeth Griffin
Elizabeth Griffin.
NYC Snowpocalypse: Galya
Galya Kovalyova.
Patrick de Warren.
Staten Island Ferry, Bobby
Bobby Longoria.

New Years Eve, Ariel Pink warehouse party
New Years Eve, Ariel Pink warehouse party
2011, no big deal.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

East Coastmas, Pt. 3

Some frames from NYC.
Shot in Chinatown after getting cheap, delicious dumplings with Claire.
Textures: blue painted wood
I've been going texture crazy. Not much to say about these.
Textures: brick wall
Textures: garage door
Textures: bark
On the other hand, I have a lot to say about the gemstones exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.
I collected gems and minerals as a kid, and can still tell you the Mohs scale hardness of quite of few of them. Jade was always one of my favorite semiprecious stones (it ranges in hardness depending on the variety, but is in the neighborhood of 6.5) because of the sheer variety of color and pattern. These sculptures are unbelievably ornate and beautiful.
Largest star sapphire in the world
This is the largest star sapphire in the world, about the size of an egg. JP Morgan himself gifted it to the museum, one of his few redeeming acts in my opinion.
Fancy sapphires
I discovered this exhibit only a half hour before the museum closed, and will definitely return. I'm pretty sure I was the only one there with tears of unadulterated awe streaming down my face. No shame. I felt incredibly fortunate to be alive and in the presence of the most amazing collection of natural beauty. I really, really want to go back. It got me thinking about Sebastiao Salgado's photos of miners, and the human suffering that no doubt resulted from the acquisition of these marvelous specimens. There is a flip-side to the beauty... avarice. Perhaps I can explore this concept in greater depth. Anyone want to buy me a ticket to Sri Lanka?

East Coastmas Pt. 2

Here's a few more frames from Detroit. This stretch SUV pulled up and a red-faced drunk yelled something unintelligible at me, then he threw up a "hang loose."

The GM building. Appropriately, the sign was broken, scaffolding was up for the repairs, but no one appeared to be working on it.

The Heidelberg project was just a big bag of weird. I approve.

Sarah and I went to Windsor, Canada for about an hour. This is the bridge that brought us, mercifully, back to the good ol' US of A.

Anyone else see the total Lunar Eclipse during the winter solstice? Apparently the next coincidence of those events will happen in 2094, I'm told. This isn't a great frame since I only had a 35mm lens, but it's a pretty accurate depiction of my view from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.