Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Home Again

Two weeks. Man, that's too long. That's just no good. I used to pride myself on updating this damn thing every day of the work week, but between STAG and the holidays and life in general, I've drifted off course. I guess that's just the way it is.

But here's a new one. Michael Muller (of the great blog In The Choirs) spent 30 some odd hours at my house the other week shooting products for STAG. While he was at it, he snapped a bunch of shots of my house. They both ended up featured recently on The Scout, but here are some extras - and I think they look better in the slightly larger Blogger format as opposed to the small slideshow form that The Scout employs. Thx for the shots Miguel.

Monday, December 13, 2010


"Dazzle camouflage, also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting, was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of a complex pattern of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.

At first glance Dazzle seems unlikely camouflage, drawing attention to the ship rather than hiding it, but this technique was developed after the Allied Navies were unable to develop effective means to disguise ships in all weathers.

Dazzle did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. The idea was to disrupt the visual rangefinders used for naval artillery. Its purpose was confusion rather than concealment. An observer would find it difficult to know exactly whether the stern or the bow is in view; and it would be equally difficult to estimate whether the observed vessel is moving towards or away from the observer's position." - Wiki

And then of course there are some artistic variations.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Allison Diaz

More here

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Civil War Faces

My friend Bruce Webb turned me onto these last night. They're from a Library of Congress collection of Civil War soldiers - mostly from the Union side and all devastatingly beautiful. It still blows my mind that we had a Civil War in this country. 600,000 Americans died at the hands of one another.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Allison V Smith Reprise

It's been more than two years since I've posted any of Allison Smith's photographs, but she's got a great looking new website (I think it's new at least) and a bunch of new work to show off, so here we go. She's one of the very best.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bouldin Mornings

I take a 30 minute walk every morning with my pup, and since I picked up the new iPhone a couple of months ago, I've started to take pics of all the random cars and trucks that line the streets of Bouldin Creek. Love my 'hood.

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