Live Long and Prosper

35 mm, Film, Gelatin-Silver, Interior, Monochrome, Nerd & Geek, Nude, Photography, Still Life, Street, USA
Shekhina by Leonard Nimoy, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, Barnes & Noble, 3rd Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Fujifilm Neopan 1600 BW negative 35mm film.

Los Angeles, Santa Monica

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
Leonard Nimoy
Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (watch the video)

I’ve reposted this old photo to honour the recent passing of a personal idol and photographer. See you in the future.

Mac Love

APS-C, Australia, Color, Digital, Interior, Nerd & Geek, Photography, Still Life
15" Macintosh PowerBook, House, Robertson, Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, Robertson

Charles: Level with me, Red. When are the robots planning to rise up and take over?
Red Robot: Typical extrovert perspective. We’re on your desks. We’re in your phones. We count your money. We heat your homes. We navigate your cars. We time your mac and cheese.

We’ve already taken over everything that matters.

But you’re welcome to whatever’s left of nature!
R Stevens, Diesel Sweeties

Happy 25th birthday Photoshop. I hate the monster you’ve become, please don’t leave me. You were the killer app for many a photographer otherwise too frightened to touch a computer. Having been a user for under two decades, I must acknowledge the influence of your creators, Thomas and John Knoll on my creative life.

The Gypsy

35 mm, Color, E-6, Film, Photography, Street, USA


Hey (hey) What’s the matter with your head? yeah…
Hey (hey) What’s the matter with your mind and all your sighing?
And-a ooh-ohh
Hey (hey) Nothin’s a matter with your head, baby, find it
Come on and find it
Hell, with it, baby, ’cause you’re fine and you’re mine
And you look so divine

Redbone, Come and Get Your Love (watch the video)

Vintage Obsession

APS-C, Color, Digital, Interior, Philippines, Photography, Still Life


Can’t stay at home, can’t stay at school
Old folks say, ya poor little fool
Down the street, I’m the girl next door
I’m the fox you’ve been waiting for

Hello daddy, hello mom
I’m your c-c-cherry bomb
Hello world, I’m your wild girl
I’m your c-c-cherry bomb

The Runaways, Cherry Bomb (watch the video)

Signboards

35 mm, Cityscape, Film, Gelatin-Silver, Interior, Monochrome, Photography, Street, USA
Tribeca Skyline, Manhattan, New York, New York. Ilford HP5+ BW negative 35mm film.

New York, Manhattan

I once saw a sunset like that, over the lake near the old tanning factory back home. It was winter and I was going back for Christmas break. I remember the light flashing through the trees woke me up, and I pressed my face against the window just before the bus turned away onto the overpass.

Sometimes I think I only see moments like that through some kind of screen.
Michael Cho, Shoplifter

Voluptuous

35 mm, Film, Gelatin-Silver, Interior, Monochrome, Nude, Photography, Studio, USA
Nude Studio Session, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Kodak Tri-X 400 35mm BW negative film.

Baltimore, Bolton Hill

If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,
I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way?
Emily Dickinsonfrom a letter by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Offering

35 mm, Film, Gelatin-Silver, Interior, Monochrome, Photography, Street, USA
Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York, New York. SIlford HP5+ BW negative 35mm film.

New York, Manhattan

That responsibility is thrown into even greater relief at a time like this, when the Ferguson protesters are doing everything possible to emphasize that racism is a systemic problem, built into the basic machinery of our lives. That machinery, of course, includes Hollywood…
Sigal Samuel, Why I’m Boycotting the ‘Exodus’ Movie

While race didn’t matter at the time, it does now, and casting all white people as non-white people is problematic. Ridley Scott, a 76 year old man who grew up in a world where the historical epic tradition was actors with booming English accents wearing togas, probably never even thought about it.
Devin Faraci, Will Ridley Scott’s Exodus Be The Last Whitewashed Blockbuster?