Monday, February 27, 2012

GREDAR THE SCULPTOR

GREDAR THE SCULPTOR by gredar
GREDAR THE SCULPTOR, a photo by gredar on Flickr.

Isn't he a "Lecker Jung"??????

Harry Potter

Harry Potter by Cristina Arrivillaga
Harry Potter, a photo by Cristina Arrivillaga on Flickr.

Rotz

Rotz by Cristina Arrivillaga
Rotz, a photo by Cristina Arrivillaga on Flickr.

Day557/After Midnight

Tracing Light #1

Tracing Light #1 by Russell Moreton
Tracing Light #1, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

Tracing Light #2

Tracing Light #2 by Russell Moreton
Tracing Light #2, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

Head of a girl (detail). Cyanotype

Enchantment

Enchantment by Russell Moreton
Enchantment, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

Abstract: "half light stillness"

bright moments IV

bright moments IV by Jonas Fransson
bright moments IV, a photo by Jonas Fransson on Flickr.

fagerliden

fagerliden by Jonas Fransson
fagerliden, a photo by Jonas Fransson on Flickr.

plötsligen

plötsligen by Jonas Fransson
plötsligen, a photo by Jonas Fransson on Flickr.

Sweden is a place on earth VI

Sweden is a place on earth XIII

Love. Love. Love.

Sweden is a place on earth XIV

to ski is to move a little II

Old reliable Jonas Fransson.

Always gives me a black and white frisson.

When I need one.

batman&robin holidays (snowangels)

The amazing Bieco.

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Untitled by +++ponyrock+++
Untitled, a photo by +++ponyrock+++ on Flickr.

I'm a total fanboy when it comes to Ponyrock (Tokyo).

I love the way she seems deep in conversation with this tree. It feels like such a fairy tale to me.

It's hard for me to visit her Flickr and not come away feeling life is larger than I thought it was.

Le Merveilleux: Films by Leo & Pipo

I wasn't aware the most sublime graffitists of Paris had assembled some of their works into films.

Love.



In the following clip, you get to see their process. Amazin subterfuge. Guerilla tactics.



Older clip, I believe. But more wonderful Leo & Pipo.

I'm thinking as I post this that it's the middle of the night in Paris, so they're probably out. Beautifying Paris.

quai de la Loire

quai de la Loire by Leo & Pipo
quai de la Loire, a photo by Leo & Pipo on Flickr.

Portrait of Leo & Pipo, by Unrad

Symetricon

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

This dude amazes me.

Renovata

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

From a series of "renovations."

P. Camenzind

P. Camenzind by Pether-M
P. Camenzind, a photo by Pether-M on Flickr.

Some photographers never disappoint me.

self with red feather 2

Love the irony of the title.

Gorgeous dissolution.

Like Hermes taking flight.

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Untitled by Kathleen Mercado
Untitled, a photo by Kathleen Mercado on Flickr.

Kathleen Mercado.

I need to get on Flickr more.

I'm missing great art daily.

Paris-Versailles

Andre Fromont doesn't stay in one place aesthetically.

That's for damn sure.

Empreinte digitale : mon oeil !

Eblouissant!

Rose sous cape

I lose language.

I fall into my childhood.

When I look. At this.

impeccable swing 033

The underwater sensibility.

Love it.

L'oiseau de feu

Isn't this why you picked up a camera in the first place?

Grande Grande Ourse

How galactic is this.

Aboriginal aboriginal.

Triste Somme

Andre Fromont rarely displeases an eye.

STILL from "An Invisible Light"

Elly Nieman.

STILL from "An Invisible Light"

Elly Nieman.

Still from my upcoming Super 8 Movie

Elly Nieman

elly nieman | a Super8 movie STILL

shot on Kodak negative stocks. see the film here: vimeo.com/10821974

Dramatic in a gloriously throwback way.

Why am I thinking Bergfilm?



Something gloriously factitious here, like early German films.

experiment

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

Brian Henry.

This makes me think of Gould's book, The Mismeasure of Man.

It seems like a photographic satire to me.

But it's also sensuously appealing at the same time.

The disturbing presence of Eros in the sociometric grid?

A parody of the attempt to measure or quantify Eros or the erotic drive?

high chair

high chair by ///Brian Henry
high chair, a photo by ///Brian Henry on Flickr.

Portrait that lingers.

Such a subtle palette here.

clone

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

Same title by Brian Henry (see post below).

clone

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

Brian Henry.

This is very "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

I think of all the two main ways clone is used--actual scientific usage and someone imitating an exemplar slavishly.

It also, of course, has a meaning in gay subculture.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

Brandon Long.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

I love the way this one by Brandon Long recalls those photographs of ectoplasm from seances and other "manifestations" of otherworldly beings in the latter 19th century. Just stellar.



At first I thought it was a baby materialized, floating at the treetop.

Which idea I also love.

Palace of the Babies

The disbeliever walked the moonlit place,
Outside of gates of hammered serafin,
Observing the moon-blotches on the walls.

The yellow rocked across the still facades,
Or else sat spinning on the pinnacles,
While he imagined humming sounds and sleep.

The walker in the moonlight walked alone,
And each blank window of the building balked
His loneliness and what was in his mind:

If in a shimmering room the babies came,
Drawn close by dreams of fledgling wing,
It was because night nursed them in its fold.

Night nursed not him in whose dark mind
The clambering wings of birds of black revolved,
Making harsh torment of the solitude.

The walker in the moonlight walked alone,
And in his heart his disbelief lay cold.
His broad-brimmed hat came close upon his eyes.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

Brandon Long

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

Brandon Long. Love the way this reminds me of 19th century "exotic postcards" put out mostly by French outfits. Particularly many of those from the MIddle East.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

Another Brandon Long.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

No words.

Just a vibration in sympathy with this.

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Untitled by theonlymagicleftisart
Untitled, a photo by theonlymagicleftisart on Flickr.

Just found Brandon Long's photographs through the Finding Lost Time site.

Am finding myself lost in them instantly.

Is "finding oneself lost" an oxymoron?

Well, if it is, it's a good feeling of an oxymoron.