Thursday, 25 November 2010

happy thanksgiving!

happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and readers South of the border today! may your holiday be safe and memorable. xo

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

you can't say 'Bombshell' on an airplane #5 - barbara nichols

backyard spa

i could almost fit one of these wood fired hot baths by hikki on my balcony. apparently these are light enough to easily move around. had i a yard i'd be all over this.

Friday, 19 November 2010

video vendredi - phosphorescent

k, so four is likely too many videos for one post, but i could not decide which one to post here 'cuz i just discovered Phosphorescent last week and i'm kinda freaking out a bit. hailing from Athens Georgia, Mathew Houck is the brilliant singer songwriter at the center of this project. they've been around for years, i just didn't know it 'til now. all that waisted time! dude even did a whole album of Willy Nelson covers. be still, heart.

Monday, 15 November 2010

nobuyuki taguchi

photographer Nobuyuki Taguchi is skilled indeed. click here to see more.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

his face all red

you absolutely must go read Emily Carroll's new web comic, His Face All Red. she makes such brilliant and compelling use of the medium. and when you're done that, check out her blog.

buff diss

read more about the incredible tape artist Buff Diss over at Wooster Collective. can you believe this stuff is made of tape? beautiful.

Friday, 5 November 2010

all the king's women #26 - joan freeman

Joan Freeman was born on January 8, 1942 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. she appeared in her first film at the age of seven, and continued in minor film and television roles from then on. Freeman is known primarily for her roles in two musical films: Roustabout (1964) starring the king himself, and The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967) starring Roy Orbison. she made a number of television guest appearances from the 1950s to the 1980s, and her last film performance was as Mrs. Jarvis in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

in Roustabout - Elvis' 16th film and, as i see it, the one that marks the beginning of a serious decline in quality- Joan plays Elvis' love interest, Cathy, who helps run the roadside carnival which Elvis is stuck in until his motorcycle is fixed ('nother heavy plot :). the film is full of god awful novelty songs and obligatory karate chops, but still has a certain charm, rolled up in lines like “You could get a little closer. I give off a lot of body heat.”

shortly after Roustabout, Joan married Frank C. Beetson Jr., in Los Angeles. she and Beetson would divorce in 1967, and Joan would later marry formula-one driver turned director Bruce Kessler, to whom she is still married. the couple are avid sailors, frequently traveling the world in their boat, and were featured on an on-line boating site called

karrah kobus

minneapolis photographer Karrah Kobus has some interesting work. see more here.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

yesterday's muse # 22 - nusch eluard

Nusch Éluard was born Maria Benz in Mulhouse (then part of the German empire), in June of 1906. her father gave her the nickname Nusch, which would stick with her throughout her life. Nusch would become the celebrated muse of painters, poets and photographers in the 1930s and 40s, and would inspire some of that era's greatest art.

Picasso painted several portraits of her; she was photographed by Man Ray, Brassaï, Lee Miller and Dora Maar, and in 1930, Nusch met surrealist poet Paul Éluard, whom she married four years later. Paul Éluard's Facile, a collection of poems, was written for Nusch, who would later produce surrealist art of her own, primarily in the form of photomontage.

Nusch was known for her quiet, sensual charm and free spirit - a spirit that disappeared all too quickly when she collapsed in a Paris street in 1946, and died suddenly and unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage.

Monday, 1 November 2010

new tumblr page!

i've started a tumblr account to display my photographs. i'll be posting new photos there as often as i can (likely four or five times a week), so please head on over and take a look. i'd love to hear your feedback! click here.