Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
There's really no reason behind this post other than to group together a good selection of great looking seventies Glam Rockers. I just love how fun and cool everyone looks in these pictures. You would almost think that the seventies were a good time! I would love to give credit to the photographers who took these pictures but I have no clue who they are. Things get posted on the web, uncredited, and then float there for eternity like orphans with amnesia. If anyone can provide credit I'd be happy to attribute it.
New York Dolls
Tim Curry from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, October 23, 2009
It's Friday and after enduring a week long cold my brain is like oatmeal and empty of ideas. Not the cinnamon and spice flavor! Nor the Brown Sugar. Not even Strawberry and Cream. Today my brain is plain oatmeal. Mealy, mushy, squishy and tepid.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
As cigarette smoking mostly disappears the smoking of medical marijuana ironically got green lighted recently by the feds. I thought it worth taking a peek at a dying cultural accessory.
Reclining Woman Smoking, artist unknown, 1890
Man Smoking Pipe, artist unknown, 1880's
Walker Evans In Towel with Cigarette, artist unknown, 1921
Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein, 1930
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Two Young Gypsy Men, One Smoking, 1933
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Trieste, 1933
Walker Evans, Eleanor Clark Smoking, 1940's
Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1969
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
The visit itself was great. Thankfully the weather was cold, wet and awful and the zoo was deserted. This made for a fun and breezy traipse through the exhibits and allowed for some quality mutual staring time with the animals. It was only later when going through my snaps that I realized the burden of the sticky baggage I was carrying and the absurdly high bar that had been erected.
"Winogrand's zoo, even if true, is a grotesquery. It is a surreal Disneyland where unlikely human beings and jaded careerist animals stare at each other through bars, exhibiting bad manners and a mutual failure to recognize their own ludicrous predicaments." --John Szarkowski
The above 5 pictures are by Gary Winogrand and were published in his book The Animals.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Polaroid Is Back! Is this a good thing or is it analogous to bringing back those old push propelled rotary lawn mowers?
"The one-step Polaroid camera we all know and love is also making a comeback.
The announcement from Polaroid comes days after the last batch of film officially expired on October 9th.
Black-and-white Polaroid film will be available in early 2010 with color coming later in the year..."
From Silicon Alley Insider
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Ha! hold my Brain; be still my beating Heart."
William Mountfort, Zelmane, 1705
Beating Breasts, 1963. A pair of artificial breasts with a built-in heartbeat. An invention from Japan intended as a sleeping aid for very young children. More at life.com Photo: Keystone/Getty Images
Mar 16, 1963
T.V. Glasses, 1963
Inventor Hugo Gernsback with his T.V. Glasses.
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
jan 01, 1963
External Turkey Roaster, 1966
Photo: Reg Speller/Getty Images
Jan 26, 1966