Thursday, March 04, 2010

time machine

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Roger Williams, needs a new publicist. I'd never heard of him.


Friday, January 22, 2010

party is over


Thursday, January 14, 2010


Any culture tells you how to live your one and only life--Annie Dillard


Thursday, January 07, 2010


To hold forth a lively experiment
That a most flourishing civil state may stand
and best be maintained with full liberty
in religious concernments

(view from Prospect Terrace Park. Words above inscribed on the eastern facade of the Statehouse)


Sunday, January 03, 2010


January 1, every year in memory, the WaPo runs a list of what is out what is in fashion. Being a curmudgeon who doesn't watch TV, I understand the humor or relevance of few of the pairings. They are primarily evanescent fashion items, sports and entertainment references. I wish they'd write an article explaining why each was significant.
Small batch bourbon is in...


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ambrose Everett Burnside

I think General Burnside had cans of whup-ass opened on him twice in Virginia, once at Fredericksburg, and again at the Battle of the Crater. He had a hair-style named after himself, plus he was Governor of Rhode Island.
Tired of snow talk.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island

outside City Hall


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amicable Congregational Church



Monday, December 14, 2009

Providence Plantation

Roger Williams, Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Within a few months of Williams' arrival in Boston during 1631, he was learning the Algonquian language. He would master the dialects of the Showatuck, Nipmuck, Narragansett, and others. Williams' oratorical flourish and compassion won him esteem with congregations at Plymouth and Salem, as well as among native peoples of the area, all of whom sought his "love and counsel."

Williams' quick mastery of native languages did not alarm the soul-soldiers of Puritania. What landed him in hot ecclesiastical water was what he learned from the native peoples as he picked up their languages. Asked by William Bradford to compose a paper on the compact which established the Puritan colony in America, Williams declared it invalid. How, he asked, could the Puritans claim the land by "right of discovery," when it was already inhabited? Futhermore, Williams argued that the Puritans had no right to deny the Indians their own religions, divine or secular. Soon, the authorities were transferring Williams from pulpit to pulpit, fretting over how easily he won friends not only among colonists, but the native peoples of the area.--Grinde & Johansen


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

street vendors

face in the crowd. Fang mask. Wish this vendor would relocate to CHO


Thursday, October 29, 2009

life of the party

Staunton, Virginia


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Metropolitan Rat

Death comes early if you breathe asbestos


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fifth Avenue

Tried to visit Dave Beckerman today. alas, that didn't work out. Had to settle for Robert Frank Exhibit at the Met plus Acapella Soul + the Rat.
The Rat out in public, making an appeal to the public regarding the Rat's belief that the Met has hired a substandard company to remove Deadly Asbestos.
I love the Rat. wish he'd step up on health care.


Monday, September 14, 2009



Monday, September 07, 2009

Cav Man

Are there lasting mental phenomena associated with wearing a mascot suit? Friday night, Cav Man on the downtown mall, not sure what he was doing.


Friday, August 28, 2009


seed of cocos nucifera

In the sixties I had a coconut. Sat for portraits. Liked listening to Jimi.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

found Jesus

As a youngster I was loathe to take/make pictures that didn't contain a face. Now I make a lot of those tree bush building pictures. It is a geezer thing. Landscapes, streetscapes. They hold still.
But if someone has left a little Jesus around.
Best of both worlds.


Friday, June 05, 2009

ursus stuffus


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pensacola N.A.S.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pensacola NAS

At least in the photo the sun shines. Emma, Sophia and I are driving under a mass of clouds that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. Tornado warnings, flash floods, hail, t-storms...


Tuesday, March 24, 2009




Friday, March 06, 2009

tall girl

you know she's waiting


Saturday, February 28, 2009


above ground below living dead flesh stone


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

street photographer

Photography while driving through the hinterland presents a challenge. The road and its shoulders, according to local law and custom, are usually a public right of way, except when they are not.
If our street photographer gets out of the protective automobile is he in public or private space? He is in a ROW (right of way), a corridor over which he has permission to travel, but not necessarily a corridor from which he can photograph. I have been reminded of this point at the end of a gun.
In our fair state of Virginia, in the hinterland, it is primarily the property owners who own the land under the dirt roads, gravel roads and lower order paved roads.
So, when you step out of the vehicle, be prepared to humbly beseech the proud landowner for permission to breath, and if it is His will, to safely return to your car and git on down the road.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Concrete Andy

Sure, the Metropolitan Museum has a lot of statuary, but do they have the concrete Andy?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Massive Resistance

April 23, 1951 - Under the leadership of Barbara Johns, fellow students at the all-black Robert Russa Moton High School in the town of Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia, walk out of their school to protest the unequal conditions of their education as compared to those of the white students in nearby Farmville High School.--Encyclopedia Virginia

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

falling down

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Friday, December 05, 2008


wishing I'd read the text block

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Thalia, Aglaia & Euphrosyne

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Saturday, November 15, 2008



Friday, November 14, 2008


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


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Monday, August 04, 2008

on the cabinet

Who is the big-headed man?


Saturday, July 12, 2008


Brown, Abdulle and guard doll

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

white collar


Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Manhattan Avenue

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

tulip poplar

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


yard sale dolls


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

after hours in the publisher's office

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Friday, May 11, 2007

save the date

spent the month of March making silver gelatin prints of images selected by Will May. What does the group signify? Hoping Will will say.
On view at the C&O gallery, June 2007.

There is a perfect storm of shows opening June 1, courtesy of the Festival of the Photograph-Look3 folk. Bill Allard, Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, Nathan Baker, Lynn Johnson, Steve McCurry, Michael "Nick" Nichols, and Rebecca Norris Webb. Photography everywhere, Casey Templeton, Jon-Phillip Sheridan, Mary Button, David Leeson, Horacio Salinas, Suellen Parker, Landon Nordeman, Farah Nosh, Marcin Szczepanski, Yoon Byun, Anna Bauer, Mariana Gruener, Ann Giordano, Shai Kremer, Brian Cassella, Dana Romanoff, Domingo Milella, Finlay Mackay, Hazel Thompson, Cass Bird, Jen Davis, Pedro Gasiglia Linger, Jessie Mann, Jeff Liao, Matt Eich, Ian Nichols, Weronika Wisniewska, Sam Richards, Stacy Pearsall, Kelly Bruggema, Phil Buehler, Fanny Griffiths Ferrato, Lalla Essaydi, Alexandra Boulat, Mark Moffett, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Anton Corbijn, Jonas Bendiksen, Roger Ballen, Luis Mazariegos, David Liittschwager, Paolo Pellegrin, Alex Webb, Paul Nicklen, Zalma?, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Tyler Hicks, Chris Morris, Simon Norfolk, Larry Towell, David Alan Harvey, Donna Ferrato...

For my los estados del sur phobic friends, send me stamp, I'll send a postcard.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

concrete world

jesus & venus side by side, campbell county

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

concrete world

alternate takes on human sexuality,cast in concrete

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Dealing with big dogs is frightening. What does the little dog bring to the field? Intelligence? Agility? A ground level point of view? The little dog rests in the everlasting arms.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

dirt doll

unearthed November 19th by Brian Carr

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Saturday, November 04, 2006


Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

The meek being a life form other than hominidae homo sapiens sapiens?
Look again

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Whatever it is confronting you, let it be.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Coolest thing yesterday, I received a huge beautiful print from South Carolina A.C.E. Basin artist Ken Mayes. BAM! Showed up. And so it is with the gifts from God.

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