Sunday, November 29, 2009


"He is in an aisle seat with Esther's absence next to him."

- Zadie Smith Autograph Man

Saturday, November 28, 2009

flannery imagining "the misfit" - age 2-3

This is a photo of Flannery O'Connor at the wee age of two or three. Yes, it makes me grin the size of Texas. There is a new biography of sorts by Brad Gooch drably titled "Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor." There are highlights of her teaching a chicken to walk backward as a child, her peacock obsession, and the funny fact that priests would cross themselves after passing in front of her house after the release of "Wise Blood." She was a private woman and so, I want to know as much as I can gleam about her. Someone please buy it for me. For now, I am reading snippets of the book via reviews which is not advisable but free.

Monday, November 23, 2009


All of these were taken last May with a Holga. Yes, the prints were hand processed and not made with that evil new I-Phone application.

new mexico

All photos were hand made using a Holga camera and so, those little red bursts are light leaks which is all part of the form.


"And by how much are fourteen days less than
fourteen years, fourteen centuries?"

- Ivan S. Turgenev

Sunday, November 22, 2009

brooklyn flea

As the days get colder, the flea is departing Ft. Greene for Dumbo. Here is a photo of a dress taken as the sun had most definitely bid goodnight. This is no flash, steady hand.

Friday, November 6, 2009

good writing

I can only hope to write sentences this good...

"The important thing, rather than the subject, was the conversation itself, the quick agreements, the slow nods, the weave of different memories; it was like one of those Panama baskets shaped underwater around a worthless stone."

An amazing line from "The Happiest I've Ever Been" by John Updike.