Monday, December 13, 2010

in preparation for the future

i will be continuing my blogging efforts at a rival web-space. please refer to: for further updates, explanations, justifications, etc...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the future is the same color as $$$

untitled, 2010

this photograph, as yet, hasn't a title. but it has a context. which is thus: this is the view from my (former) studio in Vermont. I was told VT is the Green State & almost everything out my window corroborated this story. this image is my attempt to keep VT green. anything aside from the approved hue was covered up with pieces of photographs of grass - the dark squares are the tape adhering the trapezoids to the glass. there are so many moments in so many days, i wish to relocate to VT.

Thanks Bernie Sanders. i'm sorry that the next half-century (+) will be something to fear. fare-thee-well 20th century American-Liberal idealism SLASH common-empathic-sense: you were shortly lived, but deeply felt.

Friday, November 19, 2010

long island city & eternal return

10th street & 44th road. Long Island City, 2010.

upon a recent rescreening of Joe Versus the Volcano, i realize that i may have been fated to work in this most centrally located neighborhood. lic first factored into my life at some point in the 90s, when i saw this movie as an impressionable youth. one moment always stuck in my brain as a very sad, albeit very literal metaphor for urban and office life. in the very first scene, as joe makes his way to work he sees a single daisy growing from the concrete. a moment of hope soon dashed, as one of his drone-like collegues unknowingly trounces it in the long march to the office.

now, twenty years later: i work there. a stepping stone between brooklyn & manhattan that i precariously balance upon day after day. just like joe.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

tivoli 2010

i am trying to make sense of the sense i make. something about 'uninhabited' landscape, language & representation. how images stand-in for 'the real' of experience, memory, place, desire. not necessarily that which is known, rather what is felt. like reading a great novel - the prison - the liberation of interiority. "tell me a story" - use photographs. text is directive, too directive. allow me to tell a story about myself.

NOSTALGIA: the comparative space between now & then. in photos, the then of history. in literature, the then of the fictive. in mind, the then yet to be. & the now? only the earth moving - each individual breath.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thanks, New York Times

you sure do know how to illustrate the obvious. seriously, this is journalism?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Long Island City, under the Queensboro Bridge, 2010

this scene i photographed last week with my cell phone, is a startlingly accurate representation of how living in new york city feels to me.
(i'm second in on the right with my back to the camera.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

back in brooklyn

here's an image of johnson, vermont at night. right outside of my former studio. i'm back in the city now, which is - you know - cool. now it is fall. hopefully yr reading this at some point in the future so that won't be true anymore. possible you could be reading this in the past? well i guess now is the past to the former scenario's future - so possibly. no, not really.