June 27, 2022

Herb Ritts Took A Photo In Desert Hot Springs?!

I had never heard of that before. "David with Lampshade, Desert Hot Springs, 1989".

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May 11, 2022

Various Slides

Le Vendome, Quebec
In Quebec
, 1994, Kodachrome.

Self, Half Buried
Don't know which beach
, undated E6 slide.

Saguaros (11)
Saguaros near Tucson
, 1988, Kodachrome.

"Peace Through Chemistry Bronze" - Lichtenstein
"Peace Through Chemistry Bronze" by Roy Lichtenstein
at the National Gallery of Art, 1992, Kodachrome.

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May 9, 2022

More Slides

On The Ferry From Provincetown (3)
Sunning on the top deck of the Provincetown II ferry from P-town to Boston
, late 1980s.

"The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
"The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
at the Met, 1994, Kodachrome.

"Window" by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright at the Met
, 1994, Kodachrome.

George Washington on the Washington Square Arch
On the Washington Arch in Washington Square, New York
. 1989, Kodachrome.

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May 6, 2022

Four Kodachromes From The 1990s

A Pair Of Sculptures At The Met
"Hiawatha" by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and "The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, Kodachrome.

Self with Bricks
Myself, posing with my bike and David K.'s bike
, 1992, Kodachrome.

Calder, National Gallery of Art (1)
A mobile by Alexander Calder at the National gallery of Art
, 1992, Kodachrome.

Veterans Cemetery (2)
A Veterans' cemetery
, but I don't know which one or where. 1992, Kodachrome.

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May 2, 2022

Four Old Ones

Boston Public Garden (4)
Boston Public Garden
,1983, Agfachrome.

Boston Public Garden (3)
Boston Public Garden in winter
with a view of the ritz-Carlton and John Hancock Tower, 1982, Agfachrome.

Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mt Greylock (1)
Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mt Greylock
in western Massachusetts. Mt Greylock is the highest peak in Massachusetts with an elevation of 3,489 feet (1,063 meters). I had bicycled with friends to the top. 1991, Kodachrome.

Sculpture (1)
A sculpture I have not yet identified
, but the slide is from October 1992, a month when I visited Washington DC, so there's a good chance this was in a Smithsonian museum. Kodachrome.

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April 2, 2022

Some More Kodachrome

All of these were shot on Kodachrome.

Top Deck of the Provincetown II Ferry
The top deck of the Provincetown II ferry
. This looks like the crowd from the Boston-Ptown bike ride returning to Boston. 1991.

Cathédrale Saint-Jacques, Montreal
Cathédrale Saint-Jacques in Montreal
in January 1992. If you go to visit Montreal for pleasure, don't do it in January. It makes January in Chicago seem like Florida in comparison.

Cyclist & Sculpture
David with his bicycle and a sculpture
in 1991. My first guess is that this is in the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, but this sculpture does not now show up on their website, and I can't confirm it was there 30 years ago.

New England Town Green (1)
A New England town green
that has managed to make itself so iconic that I have no idea what town it really is. It can just stand in for any and all small New England towns

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February 14, 2022

Four Very Different Films

Public Art - FourFortyFour South Flower (1)
Public art seen at FourFortyFour South Flower in L.A.
Ilford Delta 3200 film.

Pacific Design Center (1)
Pacific Design Center in 1996
, Kodachrome.

Sunning with Rollerskates
1983, probably Ektachrome
.

Reading & Sunning
I shot this on 5247 motion picture film
. Date unknown, but sometime in the 1980s.

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February 7, 2022

Four On Ilford Delta 3200 Film

All of thse were shot on Ilford Delta 3200 film on December 19.
Shoshone (2)
"Shoshone" by Mark Di Suvero at FourFortyFour South Flower
.

Mark Taper Forum (1)
The Mark Taper Forum on the Jerry Moss Plaza at the L.A. Music Center
.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (1)
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, also at the L.A. Music Center
.

Union Bank Plaza (3)
Union Bank Plaza
.

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January 16, 2022

On Broadway

Jewish Lights Over Broadway Tour Group
Not my photo
. This came in a recent email from the Museum of Neon Arts. Somebody shot this at the conclusion of the Jewish Lights Over Broadway Tour. I'm the one in the white sweatshirt wearing a pink cap. Left of me (on my right) is Edmon Rodman who led the tour. I think we lost three or four from the group at the mid-point of the tour, the Grand Central Market.

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January 12, 2022

Four More On Ilford Delta 3200 Film

All of these were shot on Ilford Delta 3200 film.
Desert Hot Springs Fireworks (1)
Fireworks in Desert Hot Springs on July 2, 2021
.

342 N. Palm Canyon Drive (1)
342 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs
.

History Of Suspended Time by Gonzalo Lebrija (6)
"History Of Suspended Time" by Gonzalo Lebrija
.

Our Lady of Solitude Church (2)
Our Lady of Solitude Church in Palm Springs
.

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December 26, 2021

A Kodachrome and Three Agfa Scalas

Beacon Hill Viewed From Longfellow Bridge
A view towards Beacon Hill
shot from the tower on the Longfellow Bridge that is on the downstream Cambridge side. Agfa Scala film, probably around 2001.

Longfellow Bridge & Back Bay
View from the same spot across the bridge at the matching tower on the upstream side
with the two Hancocks and the Prudential in the Back Bay as background.

Echo of the Waves
"Echo of the Waves" by Susumu Shingu
at the New England Aquarium in Boston. Kodachrome, 1991. Checking Google Streetview, this sculpture is no longer standing there. This page in the Smithsonian's Art Inventory Catalog makes no mention of its removal. I can find no information about its removal.

Cereus peruvianus (1)
My Cereus peruvianus cactus
forming a flower bud while living on my windowsill in Boston. Agfa scala film, around 20 years ago.

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December 22, 2021

Jurupa Mammoth Vandalized

The well known sculpture of a mammoth in Jurupa Valley along route 60 has been vandalized with about 10 gallons of paint. It stands on the grounds of the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center where they call it "Eddie The Mammoth." The Press-Enterprise misspelled it as "Eddy," but I won't ask if it's really supposed to be male or female. I had assumed the sculpture was by Ricardo Braceda, but Googling turns up no identity for the artist who created it. The Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center site has lots of photos of the mammoth, but no information on the artist.
Eddy The Mammoth

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Jewish Lights Over Broadway

The Museum of Neon Arts seems to be able to schedule a tour (or two) during each COVID low point. This past Sunday they offered "Jewish Lights Over Broadway." The route was simple. We met at the Eastern Building which is almost at 9th and Broadway. From there we walked up to 4th and Broadway (the Bradbury Building), turned around and came back down on the opposite side of Broadway. Along the way the tour leader shared his incredibly detailed knowledge on the history of the buildings, the neon, and the people who built it all, many of whom were/are Jewish. I'd be willing to do this tour any time of the year, although if you tried it in the summer you'd have to wait until well after 9 o'clock to insure solid darkness to appreciate all the neon. But at this particular time of year it appealed to me even more because it looked like a social event during the holiday season that was NOT likely to include traditional Christmasy stuff. And Hanukkah has passed, so I wouldn't even have to hear a dreidel song.

Eastern Columbia Lofts (7480)
The entrance to the Eastern Columbia Lofts
.

Villa Moreliana (7509)
At the Grand Central Market
.

United Artists Theatre (7486)

Orpheum Theatre (7552)
The neon wasn't turned on, but it was still up there
.

Neon Display at Grand Central Market (7515)
Also at the Grand Central Market
. The MONA had some connection to the creation of this display.

Globe Theatre (7530)

Broadway Bar (7546)

Apple Tower Theatre (7534)

The complete set of photos is here.

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December 21, 2021

Three Kodachromes and a Digital

Autumn Color on the Esplanade
On the Charles River Esplanade
, Kodachrome, 2001. IIRC, I shot this on 9/11/2001. I worked in downtown Boston as a federal employee. We were sent home early, it was a beautiful day, and I wasn't sure the subway would be entirely safe, so I walked home, getting this photo on the way.

Saguaro (4)
Kodachrome, 1988
.

Ford "Toy" Convertible
Kodachrome, 2002
.

"Shoshone" (5690)
"Shoshone," by Mark Di Suvero
at the base of FourFortyFour South Flower in Los Angeles. That's the Bonaventure hotel in the near background. This is a digital shot that I took two days ago.

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November 11, 2021

Four More Photos

Palm Tree Silhouettes (1)
Ektachrome, 1991
.

Then Shall The Earth Yield Her Increase And God Even Our Own God Shall Bless Us
Part of a frieze on the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City
. Kodachrome, 1991.

Copa (7137)
Part of the neon sign at Copa in Palm Springs
. Digital, shot just six days ago.

Forever Marilyn (7152)
"Forever Marilyn,"
also digital from just a few days ago.

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October 12, 2021

Velaslavasay Panorama

I'm pretty surprised that I never heard the slightest peep about this weird and interesting place until I saw this LA Times story. Here's the website for The Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles. It's a cousin to Boston's Cyclorama which was built to display one panorama.

Velaslavasay Panorama's Instagram account.

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September 24, 2021

Four More In Palm Springs, Again

All of these were shot with my infrared Canon G12 using an infrared filter.
Downtown Loop (1)

History of Suspended Time (1168)
"History of Suspended Time"
displayed across the street from Palm Springs Art Museum.

The Rowan (1178)
How the scene now looks from the front of the museum
. Museum Way is barricaded with those ever so lovely A-frames and cones. Further up Museum Way you'll see "Forever Marilyn." "History of Suspended Time" is to the right, partially blocked by the palm. The Rowan Hotel hulking in the background there.

LuV Biden (1)

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September 23, 2021

3D Printing Chicken With Frickin' Lasers

The cutting edge in the food extrusion industry right now is crafting real chicken breast meat into some kind of shape using lasers that can also cook 'it.'

The laser-cooked chicken retained twice as much moisture as conventionally cooked chicken, and it shrank half as much while still retaining similar flavors. But different types of lasers produced different results. The blue laser proved ideal for cooking the chicken internally, beneath the surface, while the infrared lasers were better at surface-level browning and broiling. As for the chicken in plastic packaging, the blue laser did achieve slight browning, but the near-infrared laser was more efficient at browning the chicken through the packaging. The team was even able to brown the surface of the packaged chicken in a pattern reminiscent of grill marks.

I'm looking forward to the art project that scales this up to a size suitable to appear on the playa at Burning Man.

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September 14, 2021

Met Gala Meets John Waters

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September 13, 2021

Four More From Galleta Meadows

These were shot on Kodak Tri-X film.
Giant Sloth at Galleta Meadows (2)

Sand Dragon's Tail at Galleta Meadows (3)

Sand Dragon at Galleta Meadows (7)

Camelops at Galleta Meadows (7)

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