Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Halloween by steve.garner32
Halloween, a photo by steve.garner32 on Flickr.

I've been looking at about a thousand Halloween photos!

I figured this one was a good one to wish you a happy Samhain!

Last Thursday night. Around 2 a.m.

I've already outed myself as a fan of Dmitri Belyi.

One of my favorites.

God, what a great nightscape this is.

Lazy Calm

Lazy Calm by copazetic
Lazy Calm, a photo by copazetic on Flickr.

Mark Florence took a close up of one of Dale Chihuly's magisterial pieces in the San Antonio Museum.

He mentioned its reminding him of the music (and cover art) of the Cocteau Twins.

I agree.

I was looking for photos of Liz Fraser and my favorite band and found this.


Here's the song whose title he chose.

It's the opening song on the album Victorialand, which is one of my two favorite albums by the Cocteau Twins.

This and Moon and the Melodies are probably their most impressionistic albums.

Victorialand is an album about Antarctica (perfect that they chose a place on the planet where the human is largely absent!) and the turning of the seasons there and the life largely untouched by humanity. It's like a paean to the pre-human. Or the post-human? Songs with whale intelligence floating through them. Songs that unfold like the Aurora Australis. Songs that capture the changing colors on snow, on clouds.

This album really takes you over to altogether different brain waves.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

i search for you in every passing car

I love poem titles.


fiskur by Emilia rún
fiskur, a photo by Emilia rún on Flickr.

Be nice now.


Ricoco by Emilia rún
Ricoco, a photo by Emilia rún on Flickr.

How's this for revisiting an old favorite archetype?

This summer in Iceland

This summer in Iceland by Emilia rún
This summer in Iceland, a photo by Emilia rún on Flickr.

Icelandic Photographer/Artist Emilia Run strikes again.

I miss Iceland.


ceram-2011-5 by Futurilla
ceram-2011-5, a photo by Futurilla on Flickr.

I am titillated.

These photographs blow helium into my head or something.

I'm floating along with that thing.


ceram-2011-14 by Futurilla
ceram-2011-14, a photo by Futurilla on Flickr.

Giacometti would be proud.

Drawing on Spode 5

Drawing on Spode 5 by Futurilla
Drawing on Spode 5, a photo by Futurilla on Flickr.

I like photographs with debatable senses of space.

Is your interiority my interiority?


Watcher by Photosightfaces
Watcher, a photo by Photosightfaces on Flickr.

I love this view.

You never see Buddha or a bodhisattva from this angle.

We're behind compassion's back.

What is that tree? Cryptomeria?

Box of Chocolates

Box of Chocolates  by Kelly Ichinose
Box of Chocolates , a photo by Kelly Ichinose on Flickr.

This is so Peto.

So Haberle.

Okay, it's not a trompe l'oeil painting.

But it's still that sense of monumental scale in the ephemeral.

Which is always a giddy thrill.


. by thart2009
., a photo by thart2009 on Flickr.

Thart2009 totally took me by surprise with this one.

It reminds me of much 19th century photography.

Staged to perfection.

Remember the one with in the sickchamber of the dying girl.

Who was that? I should remember.

That one.


Belive..... by solarixx
Belive....., a photo by solarixx on Flickr.

By the briliant Solarix.

This is hilarious. And moving at the same time.

Pathos and bathos both.

We all need 10,000 props to survive the world.


Black by Daniel Constante
Black, a photo by Daniel Constante on Flickr.

The author of the photograph has written below it:

"We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times"

Japón, quedó sin color.

I like tondos (tondi?)

And I like the interdimensionality allowed here by the nested tondo.


boil by ///Brian Henry
boil, a photo by ///Brian Henry on Flickr.

I've been a fan of Brian Henry's photographs for some time.

Oddly enough, I'm also a fan of Brian Henry's poetry.

But I don't think "they" are the same person.

But they might be.

2010 Mixed media

2010 Mixed media by yoshiko fukushima
2010 Mixed media, a photo by yoshiko fukushima on Flickr.

A photograph of the painter/sculptor's work.


unt. by Pether-M
unt., a photo by Pether-M on Flickr.

The formidable Pether-M continues on his journey of crafting new archetypes.

Minotaur. Terrorist. God.

Who can tell the difference anymore?

Nostoc commune Abstraction...


Or not?

Hiding In Plain Sight...

Hiding In Plain Sight... by Sea Moon
Hiding In Plain Sight..., a photo by Sea Moon on Flickr.



Oh...and texture.

rue Saint Eleuthere

rue Saint Eleuthere by Leo & Pipo
rue Saint Eleuthere, a photo by Leo & Pipo on Flickr.

The ever charming Leo & Pipo strike again. This is part of a series which you should check out by visiting the Flickr account.

Just click.

Target.Winchester Cathedral 2011.

I'm already a fan of Russell Moreton's auto-ekphrastic photographs.

So no surprise I wanted to add this.

hommes en boites

hommes en boites by carole félix
hommes en boites, a photo by carole félix on Flickr.

I couldn't resist this one by Carole Felix either.

Men in boxes (or nightclubs?)

Probably she wants both senses/translations of the word.


éprouvettes by carole félix
éprouvettes, a photo by carole félix on Flickr.

Why stop at a diptych?

Day 434 / I'm Broke

I love this ongoing project by this masterful photographer.

One photo a day. Every day.

I'm not sure if it's about recovery but that's how I read it. And relate strongly to it.


IMG_1530 by gliss.gliss
IMG_1530, a photo by gliss.gliss on Flickr.

Gliss Gliss.

Perfectly timed for Samhain.


. by Sad Ferret
., a photo by Sad Ferret on Flickr.


Is often photogenic.


self-distorted. by Kathleen Mercado
self-distorted., a photo by Kathleen Mercado on Flickr.

I've been following this photographer's evolution with great pleasure and more than a little fascination.


.\./...... by +++ponyrock+++
.\./......, a photo by +++ponyrock+++ on Flickr.

Ponyrock strikes again.

Bokeh heaven.



All up in your grill.

Aucun papillon ne nuit

No words.

Just enjoy.