Tuesday, October 28, 2014
This party store - on my drive to work, down the street on N. Hoover from where we used to live - has seen better days. Not only is it closed and shuttered, it has the oldest, saddest, most faded pinatas hanging from one corner. I suspect this whole block (with a few more funky stores in it) of biding its time, waiting for the ever-ongoing hipsterification of the furthest flung sectors of Silver Lake to reach it.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Some very fluffy stuff on our evening walk in our 'hood;
a garden up on Museum Hill (where I managed to see the photo exhibit of Native American portraiture, at long last);
and the Pecos River, at Ribera, with a cable looped across just stopping it from being picture postcard territory. New Mexico is completely perfect at this season: warm, still, sunny, golden.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
in class. My assignment was to take a selfie that would mean something to a specific audience - and then to write about it discussing what one had chosen, and why, and what kind of response one thought one's image (and caption? and hashtag?) would be met with. This was after discussing a particularly ghastly dance-song by the Chainsmokers called # Selfie, and before talking about Kara Walker and Sugar Baby selfies (with detours through Beyonce, advertising campaigns featuring - for example - a selfie-taking squirrel - and funerals). Nothing if not eclectic, this class - itself sandwiched (though there is a logic) between trauma and Barthes. As ever, it seemed only fair to participate - a selfie with a specific audience of, I guess, our class ...