I love trains. And people. On my way back from visiting the illustrious Jamila Keba in Vancouver, I met many beautiful people. I met a professional flamenco dancer and a man who had just finished walking across the country. I met workers, vacationers, survivors, mothers, daughters. I shot some video and recorded some audio to make this little collage.
Special thanks to Keith, Glen and Kathleen.
Music: Laura Gibson’s “Sweet Deception” from her album Beast of Seasons.
the NYT said “the poet’s work is to make a private vision public”
but fuck the NYT
I’m the public vision
Jasper Johns said
a fork makes a better painting
than a painting makes a fork
but fuck Jasper Johns
from now on I’m eating with Guernica
twenty first century girl
I was shooting a video of the Bucktown neighborhood for my job this weekend, a little real estate montage about how harmonious and lovely the neighborhood is. Here are a few things that won’t make it into the video.
1) Seen below a basement level window. Fly well, sweet winged friend, to the land where there are no hard pieces of sky.
2) He saw me admiring his cool bike contraption (which he designed and built himself) and asked if I wanted a picture of it. I said yes, and then he got very mock stern and threatened to sue me for my “beautiful, dangerous smile.”
3) View of the city from the bridge near the dump.
4) Evening sun on the dump.
5) This man saw me all set up with my tripod from the other side of the intersection. When the crosswalk signal turned on, he walked into the middle of the street and did variations of this face for about a full minute.
6) Only three reasons?!
The Gemini astronauts also took some of the most memorable photos in NASA history. You’d think we would have seen them all by now. But with Nasa’s help and funding, a team of researchers at Arizona State University led by lunar scientist Mark Robinson has retrieved from the archives dozens of outtakes that never made it into wide circulation.
Ed note: Check out our friends at Air & Space for more stunning photos from the Gemini mission.
This Day in Intestinal Space Tubes.