Sunday, June 26, 2011

spring, archive

just going through the tons of pictures i've taken,
this one jumped out at me.

from below the cherry tree, lower yard, spring 2011.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

al mutanabbi street lament

i have just published a 'zine about the 2007 bombing of a bookstore in baghdad. available from 
it's only $10.

         al mutanabbi street lament        
     al mutanabbi street lament Issue 1:      al mutanabbi street lament    
     20 pages. collages of xeroxes with reproductions of paintings from art history. made in response to the 2007 bombing of a bookstore in iraq. showing in  "the photograph un/framed" a group show at the center for book arts in new york city, july 2011, and will be part of a group show at the baghdad m…    
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Thursday, June 2, 2011


Attended the Platon lecture tonight @ the SVA theatre.
"Power" is an interesting concept.
Platon, (or as some referred to him, Mr. Platon, no need for first names) is quite cute. (Literally; he's like 4'8". We shook hands, he was shorter than me). I understand why people let him get so close.

A slight man with presence and wit, British, so the charming accent always helps. The stories he had about his subjects were funny and touching and told in various voices. 

I gotta say though, I don't like his photographs very much. 
I really wanted to.

They are too fish eye, too stylized, with some awkward cropping -  
Come on, you can get the whole hat in-- don't leave off the left side!
But who doesn't love celebrity, I say? 

His pictures of leaders from the UN were compelling, but not as good as the stories he told about them. But, I do think his heart is in the right place and that is comforting. 

As you can imagine I did not buy the book.

Pictures, Overall - pretty okay. a B, bordering on B+. 
Good but not Excellent.
His Heart, Overall - A+, Bravo. 
Keep taking those photos, Mr. P.