Saturday, October 30, 2004

Got Me a Movie, Slicing Up Eyeballs

From the big Florida sky at dusk. September, 2004.
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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Same Time Next Year

Keep hope alive. Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox (my second-favorite team) on their well-earned World Series victory.

Salut, beisbol 2004! You were a grand season.

Ramirez and Sosa, before a game at Wrigley Field. The cubs would go on to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks the day this photo was taken.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

A Ghost Ship in a Storm

Behind a dying sunflower.
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Monday, October 25, 2004


From the archives... Fake ads for a fake company that makes some of the world's finest products.

The photographs, however, are real. I was trying them with text to see if they carried a certain gravitas and the shiny look of professionalism.
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Sunday, October 24, 2004

I Could Sleep For a Thousand Years

My friend Jade. October, 2004. Chicago.
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Friday, October 22, 2004

They Were Young and In Love Before Game Seven Sent the Yankees Back to the Golf Course

Sometimes I love the little imperfections of digital photography (this shot was not exposed 'properly').

And sometimes I think digital photography yields images which are too crisp, for my taste, and too clean.

This one is obviously neither, and I happen to like it very much.
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One More Time Before the Cold Winds Howl

Sunny moments from summer 2004.
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Monday, October 18, 2004

In a Little Spanish Town, 1924

Actually it's Chicago, October 2004.

This image was too grainy as it was, so I started playing with it. I think I went too far, but I still kind of like it.
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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Ride the Fader

Halloween in Chicago.

The title of this post is what a friend of mine calles "the rock-n-roll decoder joke".
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Friday, October 15, 2004

Cities of the Red Night

A late-summer sunset over Chicago's Humbolt Park neighborhood. Yes, it really looked like that. If I used an 8x10 view camera, this image would be absolutely stunning.

But I haven't used a view camera in years. Just my little Panasonic and all its 4 megapixel, purple-fringing glory.

We needed some color around here....
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Let Your Eyes Drink In The Shiny Beast

Millenium Park, Chicago. Again.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Ian's Ears

This is not a Soviet poster.

One of my favorite images from a recent portrait project.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

They Told Me It Was the Best Columbian Restaurant in Chicago...

It did not sit so well with me.
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Monday, October 11, 2004

Reeds On Water

With apologies to Ralph Eugene Meatyard, here is a hand-held long exposure of reeds on water (which is the hieroglyphic symbol for a question). There was even a flash involved, I think.

I've started to like this one very much.
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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Jesus Just Left Chicago

Riding the train late at night. A further attempt to get my tones to look like Anton Corbijn's lithographs (or whatever they are). I am getting closer. Just for fun.
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Saturday, October 09, 2004

The Death of Summer Will Not Be Televised

Dusk at the Orange Line Library stop, Chicago. I had just gotten off a plane from Florida. I had survived Hurricane Jeanne. Chicago looked like Europe, and not a thing was painted turquoise.
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Friday, October 08, 2004

Almost a Classic

One more time from the Providence - St. Mel school. This photograph misses the mark. It wants to be a classic; think Robert Frank, the 50s, etc. It fails.

I am tempted to blame it on my camera. I will avoid that temptation, however.
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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Goodbye Summer

This is not an advertisement for Weber charcoal grills (although they do make an excellent product).

There is a snap of cold in the air. Baseball is almost over. We are bundling up for the long haul.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

I See a Darkness

In an alley. Chicago.
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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I Saw the Flash, But Did Not Hear the Gun

Taken from an El platform in Chicago, early afternoon. This great thing happens with the light: there is no direct sunlight in the street, but bright patterns of light bounce off windows.
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Monday, October 04, 2004


The so-called "Sausage Race" at Milwaukee's Miller Park. A repeat image from my portfolio site -- from the archives, so to speak. This may end up being an entry in the Photo Friday Challenge, under the heading of Speed.
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Sunday, October 03, 2004

I've Got You Under My Skin Pulsing Red Light

Not normally my thing, this macro business, but I like this guy. It seems like he's really getting into it.

And I've been reading a lot of W.S. Burroughs this summer, and this creature looks like a character, an agent from the Nova Mob.

I don't know.
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Saturday, October 02, 2004

We Believe

Another one from the Providence-St. Mel school in Chicago.
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Friday, October 01, 2004

Do Translucent Monoliths Dream of Electric Mayors

Another photo from Chicago's Millenium Park. They have these monolithic fountains -- giant translucent bricks with water cascading over them, and behind that video projections.

After adjusting levels and doing a little burning, it struck me that the big face looks completely fake. I assure you it is not. Come to Millenium Park and find out! (I promise, I don't work for Mayor Daley).

And I read somewhere that today is International Post a Photo of Your Cat on Your Photoblog Day. So, here...
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