April 10, 2021

Burning Man Art For 2021 Is A 'Go'


In this latest announcement from Burning Man they say (among many other things) that they are committing to fully funding art now, even though we don't yet know if Burning Man will actually happen on the Black Rock Desert this year. This means that probably some (or possibly all) of the art will actually end up being displayed somewhere else in the world.

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March 14, 2021

Lincoln and Houston

Migration - Series No. 7
"Migration - Series No. 7" by Dennis Kowal at the deCordova museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts
, Kodachrome, 1986.

TC Energy Center (2)
TC Energy Center in Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Houston Downtown
Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Tranquillity Park (3)
Tranquillity Park in Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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March 9, 2021

Boston, NYC, Connecticut

Prudential Tower (2)
Prudential Tower in the background, fountain at the Christian Science Center in the foreground
, Ektachrome, 1989.

Theseus Fighting the Centaur Bianor
"Theseus Fighting the Centaur Bianor" by Antoine-Louis Barye
. This is probably at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, but I don't guarantee that. The Met says it's in Gallery 548 ("European Sculpture and Decorative Arts"), but the background of my photo is not Gallery 548 and a Google walk-through of Gallery 548 reveals no Theseus fighting any centaur. But if someone would like to go to the Met and pinpoint its actual location, I would be delighted to know.

Geoff & Friend Sailing
Geoff and his friend on his friend's sailboat docked in Darien, Connecticut
. Kodachrome, 1988.

Marlborough St. and Massachusetts Ave. Boston
At the corner of Marlborough Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay
, Ektachrome, 1989.

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February 7, 2021

Four In NYC

All were shot in New York City in August 1988.

Empire State Building - 1988

Interior
This, again, is the interior of a building in Queens that serves the interior decorating industry
.

Bailey Fountain
The Bailey Fountain in the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn
, Kodachrome.

Erie Lackawanna (2)
Erie Lackawana ferry terminal in New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan
.

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February 4, 2021

Three In Boston and One Unknown

Bronze Sculpture
Unidentified (so far) bronze sculpture
. Kodachrome, October 1987, the same month as the March on Washington, so this could be in Washington...or the Boston area. If you recognize it, please leave a comment.

Back Bay Station Under Construction
Construction of Back Bay station in Boston
, 1986.

Frog Pond on Boston Common (1)
Frog Pond on Boston Common
.

Charles River in the Morning
The Charles River in the morning, viewed from the BU Bridge
.

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January 12, 2021

Four From Across The Breadth Of The USA

Palm Tree Glory
Kauai
, Kodachrome, 1986.

Corvette in McDonalds - Chicago
Corvette in a McDonald's in Chicago
, Kodachrome, 1987.

Young Man With Pink Triangles
Possibly at the 1987 March on Washington
.

Ronny & Nancy
Seen in Washington when we were there for the 1987 March on Washington
, but I didn't make note of who the artist was, nor even where we saw this displayed.

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December 6, 2020

Four in Palm Springs

What's For Lunch

Palm Springs in Sculpture – Past & Future (2)
"Palm Springs in Sculpture – Past & Future" at Union Bank in Palm Springs
.

Public Art (2)

Union Pacific at Amtrak Station (1)

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November 29, 2020

Aerochrome

This is the first I've heard of this film.

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March 30, 2019

Ghost Palm in Desert Hot Springs

Part of Desert X.

Ghost Palm (5021)

Ghost Palm (5031)

Ghost Palm (5034)

Ghost Palm (5043)

Ghost Palm (5051)

Ghost Palm (5058)

Ghost Palm (5064)

More photos of Ghost Palm here.

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September 14, 2018

Videos from Burning Man 2018


My videos.

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May 15, 2018

Photos of the Library of Congress

Library of Congress (4807)
The ceiling in the grand hall where one enters the Jefferson building.

Library of Congress (1916)

Library of Congress (1915)
A bit of the ceiling.

Library of Congress (1913)

Jefferson's Library (1917)
Thomas Jefferson's library.

Baseball - Library of Congress (4814)
Naked baseball players on the ceiling of the Library of Congress.
I've got another photo showing football players.

Library of Congress (4827)
Down in the tunnels connecting the Jefferson and Madison (and I'm sure other) buildings.

Library of Congress (4825)
Some of the floor.

Library of Congress floor tiles (1912)
More floor.

Madison Memorial building (8120)
Columns at the entrance to the Madison Memorial Building.

Madison Memorial Building (5943)

Click here to see all 22 of my photos from the Library of Congress.

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March 22, 2018

Slide Photos Of The Past (well, we couldn't have future, could we?)

Autumn River (2)
Somewhere in New England (Maine, most likely).

Walden Pond
Walden Pond.

View of Downtown Boston from Alewife Station, Cambridge, Mass (BW)
A view of the skyline of downtown Boston from Alewife Station on the Red Line.
I think the very white steeple you can see towards the left part of the downtown skyline is a church that used to stand in Porter Square. You can see the Federal Reserve building on the righthand part of the skyline.

Stacey - August 1986
My brother's stepdaughter at the wedding between her mother and him in 1986, Fremont, California.

Polaris - Kodachrome - 1986
Polaris and the star trails around it.
I probably shot this while out camping, which means it's probably Maine.

Sculpture - Kodachrome - 1987
I can't remember where this is, but I'm tempted to say Chicago.
Kodachrome, 1987.

Prometheus, Boston Prudential Center - 1986 (2)
Prometheus in front of the Prudential Center in Boston, 1986.

Leaves
More New England nature.

John Hancock Building - Kodachrome - 1986
The old John Hancock, Back Bay, Boston.
Kodachrome, 1986.

Christian Science Mother Church Reflecting Pool, Boston - Agfachrome - 1985 (1)
The reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center in The Fenway, Boston.
Agfachrome, 1985.

Chicago City Hall - Kodachrome - 1987
Chicago City Hall, Kodachrome, 1987.

Christian Science Center, Boston - Kodachrome - 1986
The Christian Science Center in Boston.
Kodachrome, 1986.

Boston Pride Parade - 1985
Boston Pride Parade, 1985.

More scanned slide photos can be seen here.

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February 2, 2018

A lot of slides from around 1987, mostly

Chicago Architecture - Kodachrome - 1987
Chicago, Kodachrome, 1987.

Allerton Hotel, Chicago - Kodachrome - 1987
Also Chicago, Kodachrome, 1987.
This is probably the last time I saw this sign on the Allerton Hotel. I had always wondered if the Tip-Top-Tap was still a going concern or was it just too expensive to take down those letters. But that was before the internet. Now I can find out without having to actually go to Chicago and ride an elevator to the top. The Tip-Top-Tap opened in the 1920s and closed in 1961. It is used now as a ballroom or meeting room for private parties, but the bar is gone.

Chicago Buildings - Kodachrome - 1987 (2)
Chicago, but I can't identify these buildings
. The sleek one is not the Willis Tower. This is 1987 (Kodachrome again). If anyone can identify these buildings please leave a comment or email me.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & fern
Ferns in the inner courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Kilauea Lighthouse - Kodachrome - 1986
Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai; Kodachrome 1986.

Morning - Kodachrome - 1989
Kodachrome, 1989.
I don't recall where this is.

Lower South Branch Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine - Kodachrome - 1987
Lower South Branch Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine; Kodachrome 1987.

Nantucket Light Ship - Kodachrome (2)
The Nantucket Light Ship, Kodachrome, early 1980s.

Robie House, Oak Park - Kodachrome - 1987
The Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, outside Chicago. 1987, Kodachrome.

Reserve Channel, Boston - Ektachrome
The Reserve Channel in Boston on Ektachrome, early 1980s.
When I lived in South Boston in the early '80s, I worked downtown at 100 Summer Street, so most mornings I would walk to work (a couple miles) rather than suffer the crowded bus. This was along the way and almost always offered a photogenic view. But it never changed much, either. Sometimes a ship would tie up and stay for more than a year.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu - Kodachrome - 1986
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach, Kodachrome, 1986.

View Of MIT Across Charles River - Kodachrome - 1987
On the Charles River Esplanade in Boston looking across the river at MIT in Cambridge.
Kodachrome, 1987.

Vietnam Memorial, Washington - Kodachrome - 1987
My first visit to the Vietnam Memorial Wall on The Mall in Washington, Kodachrome, 1987.
I was quite impressed with the feeling of grief that grows to almost overwhelming levels as I walked down into the memorial and the walls rose higher than my head.

Wrigley's Spearmint at The Art Institute of Chicago
A serendipitous moment at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1987.

Cape Cod - Kodachrome - 1987
Dunes on Cape Cod near Provincetown, Kodachrome, 1987.

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January 18, 2018

Le Sacre du printemps Under The Tree of Ténéré At Burning Man 2017

This is really good!

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November 15, 2017

Sonic Runway in San Jose

The Sonic Runway was an installation at Burning Man in 2016.

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July 10, 2017

Action Figure Family Donation Request

These are photos of the creation of the Action Family Figures, which is taking place right in lovely Palm Springs. I think that you'll agree that, like every great art project at Burning Man, this one will bring about world peace and a transcendent consciousness linking all souls. If not that, it will at least generate surprise. The playa has never seen anything quite like this. It's going to be four mannequins covered with the action figures, Lego people, Muppets and even Happy Meal toys that young Jallen has been acquiring throughout his 50-odd years, 20 of which he has spent as a Burner. Do you see the Viewmaster serving as the eyes for the little boy? Look into the little boy's eyes and you'll see some of Jallen's photos from the last 20 years of Burning Man. Of course, you'll have to come to Burning Man or one of our work parties to do that.

Besides its stunning artistic qualities, this project is what's getting me to Burning Man this year. Now I'm working for the price of my admission. Working on this project will get me a ticket, a vehicle pass and an early arrival pass! If they would throw in a free shower on the playa, it would be an even better deal, but that's not to be this year.

Who are the patrons supporting this Sistine-Chapel-of-the-desert? Uh, well, me...and others, and you should too. I've actually contributed more than the value of the ticket & VP, so now it's your time to join the fun.

Go here to make a donation, and don't shy away from a 4-digit donation. Check out the rewards you get for one of those!

You get real value for those, not just a t-shirt or other souvenir. And Jallen's going to tell me who made contributions.

Action Figure Family (9347)

Action Figure Family (8033)

Action Figure Family (6762)

Action Figure Family (5988)

Action Figure Family (1831)

The complete set of photos is here.

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June 17, 2017

Pink Houses

I visited these houses in L.A. that have been painted entirely pink, pending their demolition. NBC had a story about them.

L.A. Pink Houses (3975)

L.A. Pink Houses (3960)

L.A. Pink Houses (3972)

L.A. Pink Houses (3940)

L.A. Pink Houses (3933)

L.A. Pink Houses (3915)

Complete set of photos here.

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June 8, 2017

Queer Burner Retreat

Over Memorial Day weekend I returned to Saratoga Springs, this time for what used to be called the "Queer Burner Retreat," but has been renamed to the meaningless "All Of Us." As a result we got one paying guest who feeling the need for a meditative weekend Googled and found Saratoga Springs, which led her to "All Of Us." She read no further, knowing that she must be one of us. She submitted her credit card and showed up to be rather surprised to find a Burner party underway. She stayed one night and then escaped.

Dan Reeves
Dan Reeves, the artist behind The Journey Project
.

The Journey 43
About one-quarter of the Journey Project
.

The Journey 19

The Journey 20

Home at Saratoga Springs
My little camp
.

Tent View
The view from my tent door
.

Comfort & Joy cabin
The well-known colors of Comfort & Joy, the biggest gay camp at Burning Man
.

Hottub
The jacuzzi, all fresh and clean when I arrived
.

Hottub after a couple of days
After a couple of days of hard use
.

Main Lodge Front Porch - Saratoga Springs
On the front porch of the main lodge
.

Rand Larson & Me
Rand Larson on the left
.

Saratoga Springs 23
A new fire escape and an entirely new deck!

Unicorn Poopie

The complete set of photos can be seen here.

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June 2, 2017

The Journey Project at Saratoga Springs



About a quarter of The Journey Project was constructed at Saratoga Springs over Memorial Day weekend for the Queer Burners Retreat. Their fundraising page.

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May 9, 2017

The Gilbert Font


Download links can be found here. At the moment, it's only fully supported in Photoshop CC 2017. But it will work in monochrome on any Mac...and I assume Windows, too.

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