What do you do when you have non-functioning urinals and an event scheduled? Put flowers in them and call it art. I think this was a brilliant solution of an interesting problem.
No matter how many times I see this same view of Sutro Tower, I am amazed at how different it looks to me each time.
It is really hard to be funny with photographs. A few people can do it quite well, my friend Kurt Hegre is quite good at it, so you should stop reading this and go look at his site right now, I can wait…… I am hoping Kurt is able to visit me this month so […]
The title for this post is not some profound thing I came up with to riff on, it is the title of an album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists when I was trying to think of what this post will be about a song from that album, Dial Up, began playing on my computer. […]
I used to think being spontaneous implied not preparing or planing, just jumping into whatever it is you are trying to be spontaneous in without any forethought. And, sometimes that might work out wonderfully, but most of the time being spontaneous requires a lot of advance work. You have to be ready for the unexpected […]
The danger of empathy — if you THINK you know what another person is thinking or feeling you are much less likely to ask them how they actually are feeling. I wish I could take credit for that idea, it is from my new favorite podcast Invisibilia The subject was a person who has Mirror-Touch Synesthesia […]
I am not going to assume everyone knows the title for this post is from a Clash song The Magnificent Seven If you do not know the song, take a listen, I will wait….. It is time for me to become unstuck from the past. All too often people are trapped in their bubble or […]
Photos from Moffett Field, near San Jose. This structure was a big part of the the things I saw growing up in the Silicon Valley area. It was a 1930s era Hanger One, Moffett Field It was going to be torn down, but now will be restored (I think, you can look it up, my […]
The other day I was talking with a friend about how different my experience is when photographing life, compared to the experience of being without attempting to interpret what is going on. The act of photography sometimes seems, well to me anyway, as a more thoughtful way to experience the world, people especially. When making […]
I have tried writing this introduction sentence about ten times, but it ends up sounding too much like a line from a comedy act “Ever notice how….” or a self-help book “We would all be better off if …” I think this is better, you get to see how I fashion this stream of conscious […]