Dug up a favorite! Yes, still Dan Auerbach.
I wish I could post photos of last night's Pearl Jam show at the Garden, buuuut I would have missed the first three songs anyway after an epic run to get to Manhattan from New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Oh. That and I surprisingly didn't have the baby coming from the Bon Jovi build.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Dug up a favorite! Yes, still Dan Auerbach.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
My very, very happy friends at the Black Keys' secret show at the Classic Car Club in Tribeca on 5.15.10.
(L-R) John McClellan, Sean Tant, Mike Curran.
You can indeed find these crazy kids on gettyimages.com.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Again, I lied. No photos due to an eclectic bunch of alternate lifestyles gathering in one perfect place last night post-Swell-Season-load-out.
Let me explain in brevity:
1. first Primantis of the year. 7:30
2. one-truck load-out. piece of cake. 12:00
3. visit to the shadow lounge and its sage with the best hang-out crew ever assembled. 12:30
4. depart shadow lounge on foot (J. Bilec saves the day) for chocolate-chip pancakes. 5:40
5. zeppelin chat while walking 1/2 a mile from diner back to car. 6:45
6. arrive at hotel. 7:00
8. depart for aeropuerto. 11:00
Black Keys to continue tomorrow, but to tide you AND me over until then... holy crap, I love this magazine:
Monday, May 17, 2010
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs at the Classic Car Club in Tribeca on 5.15.10.
Mid-May = beginning of summer concert season = zero sleep = adventures = too much content, too little time = more photos to come tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Black Eyed Peas' February load-in at the Garden. Shoddy cell phone work, but I hope one day to make this a real project and not just an on-the-go endeavor.
The top photo is my Blackberry wallpaper... and of course I absolutely wish all of these had been taken with the baby.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I've seen many a dance photograph in my time, but this one... this one stopped me in my tracks. I have absolutely no idea who took this photograph or who the subjects are, but it's one of the best tango shots I've ever seen. Amazing lines. Amazing frame. Amazing contrast.
Lines: All vertical, save one. Their faces, their lips sit at a perfect vertical 180° above one another, the angle of her leg at 45° of the bottom right corner.
Frame: Shooting slightly to the right of the subjects, the photographer emphasizes the sheer importance of the vertical. Though her leg extends to the right, the energy is not away, but inward and upward. Her body may be bent, but she reaches up. The only piece in the photo not moving either in or up are her locks of hair and drape of her dress.
Contrast: His shadowed face, her pale skin, the white leather of his shoe, her stockinged leg. Remove the hat, remove the suspenders, remove the long hair and you have a totally different photograph.
While obviously in a studio, the two in the photo show the beauty of this art form in a fascinatingly pedestrian way. Chances are neither have been through the rigors of classical ballet, but grew to understand and work their bodies on their own, to a point where movement and eye contact are the only necessary communication devices. Every bone, every muscle is engaged in that one second of that one motion - appearing passionate and almost delicate, however requiring the utmost strength and control.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Thank God when my creative process stalls, my friends are right there to pick up the slack.
Thank you to Mr. McClellan, Mr. Herman, Mr. Buck and Mr. Hicks for providing content over the past few days.
And of course, a bear hug and a giant thank you to Linda, Sue, and generations of moms prior, for making this blog (and me!) possible.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
"He closed his eyes for a moment, and nodded in confirmation of his own suspicions. "Sit down," he said, and proceeded to explain to her in a fatherly fashion about the savagery of intellectual dispute in a city where many held the intellect above nature. "Most people," he told her, "arrive at tortured conclusions via blind and painful routes. They don't like it when someone like you shows up in a balloon. You can't expect anyone to trust revelation if he hasn't experienced it himself. Those who haven't, know only reason. And since revelation is a thing apart, and cannot be accounted for reasonably, they will never believe you. This is the great division of the world, and always has been. When reason and revelation run together, why, then you have something, a great age. But, in the city, now, reason is predominant. To argue from any other point of view or by any other means, as you do, is subversive. You will be attacked. Perhaps if we run your pieces in the religion department, alongside the sermon summaries, they won't create so much controversy..."
-Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin, p. 433-434
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
(L-R) Constantine Maroulis, Diana DeGarmo and Bette Midler plant a tree at the MillionTreesNYC Arbor Day Planting And Celebration on Friday, April 30th in Brooklyn, New York.
You have no idea how bad I'd like to add speech bubbles to this photo. No idea.