Tuesday, June 26, 2007

satisfaction guaranteed

Today's WaPo has a news story, a column and an editorial dealing with the temporary resolution of Roy L. Pearson Jr. v . Soo Chung et al, a case in which a D.C administrative law judge sought $54,000,000 from the neighborhood cleaners that lost his pants.


Sunday, June 24, 2007

day of rest



Tuesday, June 19, 2007


1. Usually, arms. weapons, esp. firearms.
2. arms, Heraldry. the escutcheon, with its divisions, charges, and tinctures, and the other components forming an achievement that symbolizes and is reserved for a person, family, or corporate body; armorial bearings; coat of arms.
?verb (used without object)
3. to enter into a state of hostility or of readiness for war.
--verb (used with object)
4. to equip with weapons: to arm the troops.
5. to activate (a fuze) so that it will explode the charge at the time desired.
6. to cover protectively.
7. to provide with whatever will add strength, force, or security; support; fortify: He was armed with statistics and facts.
8. to equip or prepare for any specific purpose or effective use: to arm a security system; to arm oneself with persuasive arguments.
9. to prepare for action; make fit; ready.
10. bear arms,
a. to carry weapons.
b. to serve as a member of the military or of contending forces: His religious convictions kept him from bearing arms, but he served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross.
11. take up arms, to prepare for war; go to war: to take up arms against the enemy.
12. under arms, ready for battle; trained and equipped: The number of men under arms is no longer the decisive factor in warfare.
13. up in arms, ready to take action; indignant; outraged: There is no need to get up in arms over such a trifle.--Dictionary.com


Monday, June 18, 2007

corn dog

Sunday, June 17, 2007

day of rest

Diane Arbus took a picture in 1962, the boy with toy hand grenade in Central Park.
This picture is the antidote for that one...


Friday, June 15, 2007


51 29 26.88N 00 07 37.10W


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Water Street, Charlottesville, west to east

38 01 48.36N 78 28 55.35W

38 01 47.65N 78 28 53.07W

38 01 44.29N 78 28 42.65W

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

photographic life

June 9, Paramount theater, Alex Chadwick interviews Eugene Richards
During Richards' presentation, Chadwick asked several times who Richards was working for during his early career, before assignments started coming in from the likes of LIFE magazine.
"Who's buying at this point?" Chadwick asked while viewing Richards' story on a Mississippi nursing home. "No one," Richards answered. On his stirring series about emergency workers in Denver, Richards acknowledged, "It started out as a magazine assignment and no one would publish it."- from Photo District News Online

PDN and the monkey parts...


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

photographic life

Bill Allard in the crowd
June 7, 8 and 9 Charlottesville was awash with photographers. It was wonderful. Singular experience to be in a room with thousands of people, sitting still, looking at images. For three days, the harvest of observation took center stage. Further, the observers were observed. A role reversal. Celebration of images, recognition of image makers.
Observation makes for a lonely life.
David Alan Harvey blogs on the subject of fame...


Monday, June 11, 2007

Blue Run, Black Snake

Talked to Emma last night, she'd been walking in the wilderness for a few days, lost her way, back-tracked via her footprints in the snow pack, crossed the US/Canada border, returning to the beginning. I've been missing posts, engaged with projects that demand attention. Like Emma, I end back at the beginning.
In the darkroom, blackdog, darkly.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007


David Brown, Holly Edwards, Satyendra Huja, on the first ballot...