Regular readers of the Dot Com may be perplexed, disturbed even, but these images are real. Do not [attempt to] adjust your television sets. The above text was originally intended to accompany photos of a great meal that I cooked, but the pictures didn’t come out as good as the food. So here are some […]
Though I’m not sure if I’ll ever eat there, the Ninja Restaurant and Sushi Bar might be my favorite restaurant and sushi bar in New Orleans. It certainly has the best name and sign combination imaginable. And while I’m back up to my old tricks again photo-wise, it’s nice to be reminded that the folks […]
For as much time as I have spent waxing on about flat, graphic compositions, vast depth is also deeply compelling. The thought crossed my mind as I flew home last weekend that sunset, as seen from above the clouds, will make a pious man out of a sinner — at least for the duration of […]
re: writing. On another tack: a wide angle lens can overly dramatize a photograph. Sometimes the effect is desirable; often it is distracting. In the second version of the shot, I backed up and zoomed in a little resulting in a more classical composition — straighter lines on the extreme edges of the frame. Which […]
Every so often the idea of design hits me in the chest like a medicine ball. The idea that every man-made thing we see — from the hinges on a van to the metal lining on a curb — was designed and built by someone to serve a specific purpose is confounding in its size. […]
Here’s something from the lab. I wanted to put together some of my favorite pics from a year of blogging, but in the end I still had to skip a few good ones.
If any one of you claims to have a better suit, tie, and hat combination than the one Ornette Coleman wore to the Grammy’s, I’ll tell you right now, you’re lying.
No less than five white dudes wearing dreadlocks were counted at the Philadelphia new years party where these paintings were photographed. The artist works with stencils, spray paint, glass, and mirrors sometimes. He explained that “the only way for me to sell those old mirrors was to put someone like Ol’ Dirty Bastard on them.” […]
The last 262 C coupé that Volvo made was in ’81, and styled by Bertone. I didn’t catch the year of this model, but check out the crown logo on the side. Seeing this car on the street, then ogling it as I did, reminded me once again that in cars it’s always mo’ classy […]
megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.