i’m doing this thing now where i’m picking random dates in my archives and looking up people i posted about years ago. Missy Prince is a Portland based photographer, originally from Mississippi, who i have followed on flickr since, well, i discovered flickr. i posted about her 3 years ago – and her work still […]READ MORE
i was taking in this seemingly picturesque scene of a nice house with a winding driveway surrounded by rolling lawns, and as my eyes scanned the image only then did i notice the ominous clouds of pollution from a factory in the distance. this is the dark undercurrent that runs through daniel shea‘s ongoing photographic series called plume:
plume is a photographic exploration of southeast ohio and its unusually dense concentration of coal-fired power plants. the project serves as a follow-up to the work i made in 2007 in appalachia, removing mountains, which focused on mountaintop removal, a particularly pervasive form of coal mining. plume follows this coal up river to ohio, where it is being burned to generate electricity.
all images: daniel sheaREAD MORE
these photos make me want to jump into a time machine & be right there on those beaches in the sixties without a care in the worldREAD MORE
Once upon a time — or more accurately, back in the 1970s — the van reigned supreme. Riding in right on the heels of the fading muscle car era, the custom van became the ultimate self-expression vehicle– tricked-out and personalized to show all the world just how your bad self rolled. […] from The Selvedge […]READ MORE
hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift stores & seventies living rooms […]READ MORE
once in a while i discover a band whose album i want want want and all the music i can get my hands on gets listened to over and over (so far this year it was passion pit’s “manners”, that became hideously overplayed – last count it was over 100x for “moth’s wings” alone) anyway, this is […]READ MORE
carl w. heindl photos of nevada at flickrREAD MORE
i decided to rent the first season of true blood and watched it pretty much in 2 days – i absolutely love the southern / louisiana settingREAD MORE
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920–) is a Californian painter who is best known for his iconic still lifes of all-American foods and products, such as cakes, pies, sandwiches, cosmetics, and toys. He is also celebrated for his vertiginous San Francisco cityscapes and his richly hued views of Northern California. Known for his plain-spoken style and self-deprecating sense of humor, Thiebaud links himself to the long tradition of painting from observation and speaks in defense of painting to audiences regularly.
just in case, you know, you don’t want to be a slave.READ MORE