Reflecting Pool

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Update 2014-07-18:
Hi, my corner of the world was recently battered by a powerful typhoon that knocked out power for most of the city. As a result, I have not been able to engage in my usual online activities, and will not be able to for a while at least. Honestly, I have no idea when things will get back to normal, so updates will be spotty. I’m so sorry guys, and please stay safe.


Brassaï: A few years ago, I was in the valley of Les Eyzies in Dordogne. I wanted to see cave art at the source. One thing surprised me: every generation, totally unaware of the ones that preceded it, nevertheless organized the cave in the same way, at a distance of thousands of years. You always find the “kitchen” in the same place.

Picasso: Nothing extraordinary about that! Man doesn’t change. He keeps his habits. Instinctively, all those people found the same corner for their kitchen. To build a city, don’t men choose the same sites? Under cities you always find other cities; other churches under churches, and other houses under houses. Races and religions may have changed, but the marketplace, the living quarters, pilgrimage sites, places of worship, have remained the same. Venus is replaced by the Virgin, but the same life goes on.
Conversations with Picasso

Accidental Exposure

Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore County, Maryland
Baltimore County

Arthur:    …Why are you hesitating?
Gramp:   …In this moment, these undeveloped pictures are full of potential…Stolen glimpses of the past gifted to us by chance.
Arthur:     So get them developed!
Gramp:    But…it’s also possible they’re just TERRIBLE PHOTOS…
Sheldon (start here and click forward to read the story)

Good old silver gelatin! Remember that special feeling of dread and anticipation after every frame was shot? I couldn’t wait to see how badly I screwed up the exposure!