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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September 2, 2021

Exoskeletons of Two Sorts

Cicada Molt in Infrared (0998)
A cicada molt in infrared
shot digitally with my Canon G12.

The following three photos were shot in Galleta Meadows around Borrego Springs using Lomography Berlin Kino film and a red filter.
Gompotherium at Galleta Meadows (1)

Grasshopper at Galleta Meadows (1)

Scorpion at Galleta Meadows (1)

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August 22, 2021

Two Pairs Of Unclear Origin

These first two were shot in October 1992, a month in which I visited Washington DC, so there's a good chance I saw them in a museum there. Both are Kodachrome.
Statuette (1).

Slender Sculpture (1)

These next two were shot on Ektachrome in May 1995, in which month I was in California for California AIDS Ride 2, but neither look like California. More likely the Boston area...or Washington DC...or possibly any urban center in New England.
City Market
I'm pretty sure Boston was not using trash receptacles like these in 1995
, but Cambridge? Somerville? Springfield?

1961 Chevy Impala (1)
That's a 1961 Chevrolet Impala

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July 29, 2021

Sheep Geometry

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July 15, 2021

Four in Downtown Los Angeles

These were all shot on Rollei Retro 80S film.
Triforium (2)
LA City Hall and the Triforium

LA Boutique

Gateway to Los Angeles (1)
US 101 passing under Los Angeles Street where you can see Gateway to Los Angeles displayed

Los Angeles Times (1)
Part of the LA Times building

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July 11, 2021

Two in PS, Two in DHS

These were all shot on Ilford Delta 100 film.
Plinth for "Forever Marilyn"
The plinth for Forever Marilyn
on Museum Way.

History Of Suspended Time by Gonzalo Lebrija (3)
History Of Suspended Time by Gonzalo Lebrija
at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Improperly DIsplayed American Flag at DHS Spa
The north side of the DHS Spa sign in disrepair
with an improperly displayed heavily damaged American flag. Looks like something run by a slumlord, doesn't it?

Water Leak at Miracle Springs Resort
A water leak in front of Miracle Springs Resort
. I reported this to the resort and to Mission Springs Water District. The water district told me it was the resort's property and responsibility. I never heard back from the resort.

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July 9, 2021

Four On Ilford Delta 100 Film

All shot with Ilford Delta 100 film.
Reclining Figure by Henry Moore
Reclining Figure by Henry Moore
at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Public Art (2)
Public art at Cholla and Pierson in Desert Hot Springs

Public Art (5)

Shadow On A Wall
Desert Hot Springs

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June 30, 2021

One Ektachrome and Three Kodachromes

Mirror Knife Edge by Henry Moore at the National Gallery of Art – East Building
Mirror Knife Edge by Henry Moore at the National Gallery of Art – East Building
, Kodachrome, 1992.

Pumpkin Patch (1)
Kodachrome, 1991

Hibiscus Flower (1)
Kodachrome, 1992

Mist On A Lake
Once again, another of those ubiquitous small bodies of water surrounded by woods in New England
, Ektachrome.

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June 27, 2021

Let It Snow Film

I shot these at the California Botanic Garden on March 5 of this year, using Film Photography Project's Let It Snow film.
Rising Peace by Kevin Box
Rising Peace by Kevin Box

Gathering 2: Moral Compass by Brandon Lomax
Gathering 2: Moral Compass by Brandon Lomax

Improv by Gary Lett
Improv by Gary Lett

California Botanic Garden (26)

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June 23, 2021

Forever Marilyn

The unveiling:
Forever Marilyn

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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
, 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

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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