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As I get my notes organized to write about the Magritte early works I saw at the Art Institute last week, here’s a favorite later work of his that hangs in the regular galleries where photography is allowed. “The Banquet” … Continue reading
I am at a house painting party. Here are two of my hosts. (The next day: This was the first post with multiple images in it I have ever posted from my phone. After some consideration, and in honor of … Continue reading
Where have I been all day? I went to to the home of Anish Kapoor’s iconic public sculpture “Cloud Gate”, to visit it and some other fine pieces of art. The Bean was precisely as usual: epic in scale, colossally … Continue reading
Polaroid is making a very small camera in the shape of a cube. It is called the Polaroid Cube, and it is oddly attractive. It is 35 mm in every dimension, is controlled by one big button on the top, … Continue reading
We had a closer call here than we knew at the time. Yesterday afternoon we had one of those brief and terrible storms, the kind that send your phone vibrating off the edge of the desk with three urgent weather … Continue reading
These cookies are a little bit too self consciously artistic, and possibly actually cannibalistic. A friend of a friend reports that “the ones with the cookie dough filling” are “gross”, “too sweet” and “taste fake”. And considering that these are … Continue reading
The one buckeye tree in the neighborhood, this one week in September, when the buckeyes are ripe: this is the true end of summer and the official beginning of fall. If you’ve never pulled a ripe buckeye out of its … Continue reading
Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands … Continue reading
When I returned to more or less serious (kinda sorta) photography last year after a six year hiatus, I expected that I would find that things had changed. Up until I gave up taking pictures– temporarily, it turned out– I … Continue reading