Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: Brassai

the assassin . . .

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Too eager . . .

I jumped at Baudelaire’s throat too quickly . . .

I was drunk . . . dreaming
overcome by the past . . .

Brassai,

Delacroix

no rhyming couplets,
only vibrant visual prose

On canvas, paper . . .

And the photographer Eugene Durieu
. . . nude “odalisques” and Moorish themed clothing,
backgrounds . . . and . . .

Alive during the time of Baudelaire

I understand . . .

Baudelaire was a romantic,

but that a was a hundred years ago . . .
Or more,
and this is now

that is why I question
the significance of Les Fleurs du Mal
. . today . . .

let’s dig out of the iambic rhyming “rap“hole

no more A-B-A-B or A-B-B-A

. . . find the deep song,
the canto jondo . . .

He afilado mi cuchillo . . .

Yes . . . I have sharpened my knife . . .

it thirsts . . .

Only blood will ease its craving . .
solamente la sangre . . .

. . . facilita la sed
(ease its thirst)

solamente la sangre . . .
solamente la sangre facilita la sed

La sangre de un poeta . . .

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Photography & the iPod Touch

I’ve always been a fast and dirty guy when it came to film processing and other things photographic, BUT, when I got all the apps for my new iTouch, its like all the girls I lusted after as an 11 year old poonster, appeared . . . naked and otherwise. . . . so I’ve been carrying my new appendage around, snapping pics, snapshots if you will, in true street fashion . . . like Catrier-Bresson, Brassai, or Gary Winogrand, to name a few . . . uh, where was I . . . oh yeh, my new camera . . . some of the apps let me shoot using the default camera and then produces a modified image, like a “cross-processed” pic like some footage from “Man on Fire” (one of my favorite movies) for example, OR it will give me a faux Polaroid . . . YEE HAW!!

Today I was in Reno NV and “discovered” a new wall . . . on Virginia Street . . . I think the wall is somehow related to the tattoo shop two doors south . . .

These photos are taken with the on-board iPod Touch camera, with no manipulation . . .

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. . . gritty, street stuff . . .

. . . shot out the car window driving south on Virginia Street . . .

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In the shot above, the camera exposed for the sky and lost shadow details . . .

But what I was excited about was the highway guard rail on Highway 395, at the Mono Lake scenic overlook near Conway Summit . . . the guard rail is like the famouso Newspaper Rock where pioneers and mountain men scratched their names, dates, and other things commemorating passing this particular rock somewhere on the Great Plains while “going west” . . . yeh, the internet is sort of like a virtual “Newspaper Rock” in cyberspace. The guard rail is approximately 30 meters in length.

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I’m always amazed by the number and variety of stickers that are out in the world . . .

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. . . a familiar scrawl . . .

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. . . wabi sabi . . .

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What I like best about the iTouch and the apps that I have is . . . I can “process” my images in the car, or wherever AND whenever I have time . . . and I can edit the “cameraroll” with a flick of the finger . . . s-o-o-o . . . now I don’t have to wait until I get back to the “studio” or “shop” like with the big Canon . . . oh yeh, I can post or tweet from Starbucks whilst sipping a mucho grande cappuccino . . . wet, of course . . .

Fake Karl . . .

Slice-o-Life

I recently upgraded the software on the G4 Powerbook that I’m using and I HATE the new version of IPhoto – I don’t need all the meta-crap . . . I’m going to get the new iPad, but I’m seriously thinking that I’ll also replace the Apple G4 with a Dell laptop (mini), because I can’t get to the photos that I recently uploaded.

Oh well . . .

Have you ever clicked onto Karl Lagerfeld’s “Guide to Life”? Well, I’m not sure the post is by the REAL Karl Lagerfeld or some démodé FAKE, but be that as it may, I’m not sure which is better – his clothing or the blog.

The new post on the site is titled “Oh Gee” and it’s about Scott Schuman whoever-the-fuck he is. Go here to find out a bit more . . . after looking at his photo on the link, I’m of the opinion that his face is probably a mirror image of his tightly clenched butt cheeks.

Even Karl Lagerfeld has been known to grimace on occasion.

Like “Karl” said (the internet IS a free for all) and I said, there is no “high art” on the Internet and . . . the Internet IS a “free-for-all”, one massive “cluster fuck” in every sense of the word . . . sort of like the CM where all the loonies in the stands jump onto the court to have a go at the poor tennis ball – and Scott is right in the middle . . . only he doesn’t “get it”.

“Oh Gee” – you’re right Karl, I thought he (Scott Schuman) said he was going to quit working to take care of his daughter . . . but he’s off and running around in Italy, Germany and god-knows-where, taking “high art” street fashion photos with his “digital camera”. . . uh hunh, uh hunh . . . uh, right.

The REAL Karl Lagerfeld site is here.
The Lagerfeld landing page . . . BRANDED . . .

HOLY CRAP his (Karl’s) fashion stuff for mens is KOKKUI!! Probably costs a ton of $$$ but you won’t be “démodé” no mo, Fo ev-ah!!

And, oh yeh, Scott who? Does he have his profile on a bottle of Coca-Cola Light?

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I don’t know if this is available in the U.S., but in France it costs 60+ Euros for one bottle in a a fancy box . . . oh, and you get a special bottle opener in its own special drawer! BTW – Karl’s Coca-Cola “bottle” is al-u-min-um . . . OMFG!!

And, 250,000 views on Scott’s blog per Diem? WTF, he’s upset with some parody blog that gets 50 hits per day . . . about what? Hey, I even went to his blog to have a look at his “precious” photos . . . ain’t no Brassai, Winogrand, Robert Frank or Mary Ellen Mark.

A photography instructor I had once said, “Don’t let your photography become precious, if you do, it will become shit.”

Scott is SOOOOO démodé . . . sartorial? NO . . .

. . . uh hunh, uh hunh . . . yeh.