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"The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead of waiting to repay the…" http://tumblr.com/xiyf3nq3l

"The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead of waiting to repay the..." http://tumblr.com/xiyf3nq3l
Aug 6

"The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead of waiting to repay…"

“The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead of waiting to repay the gift of vision. It is not simultaneously restful and lively, like a field full of flowers, or the face of a thinking human being, or a well-made typographic page. And we read the screen the way we read the sky: in quick sweeps, guessing at the weather from the changing shapes of clouds, of like astronomers, in magnified small bits, examining details.”

- Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style (via viafrank)
Aug 6

150 actionable email items down to 17, in a straight 4 hour sitting. Dear To Do list, can I go write some poems now? Pretty please?

150 actionable email items down to 17, in a straight 4 hour sitting. Dear To Do list, can I go write some poems now? Pretty please?
Aug 6

House Gallery seeks proposals for Friday evening events… http://bit.ly/bnXomO

House Gallery seeks proposals for Friday evening events... http://bit.ly/bnXomO
Aug 6

#Poetry Foundation’s website is back up and running… www.poetryfoundation.org

#Poetry Foundation’s website is back up and running... www.poetryfoundation.org
Aug 6

There’s something strangely debilitating about losing a notepad. Even a small pocket-sized one.

There's something strangely debilitating about losing a notepad. Even a small pocket-sized one.
Aug 5

"I am comfortable with the idea of being a photographer, just being a photographer. I don’t want to be an…" http://tumblr.com/xiyf0nfh2

"I am comfortable with the idea of being a photographer, just being a photographer. I don’t want to be an..." http://tumblr.com/xiyf0nfh2
Aug 5

"I am comfortable with the idea of being a photographer, just being a photographer. I don’t want to…"

“I am comfortable with the idea of being a photographer, just being a photographer. I don’t want to be an artist; I want to be a photographer. That’s what I do. And a photographer is someone who looks at the world and tries to make some sense of it for themselves, and for everyone else. And that’s what I want to do.”

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Stanley Greene’s Redemption and Revenge - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com

Ars (Photo-)Poetica?

Aug 5

"No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no." – Derek Sivers http://instapaper.com/znnbwp114

"No more yes. It's either HELL YEAH! or no." - Derek Sivers http://instapaper.com/znnbwp114
Aug 5

"TLRs have a lot of soul to them; they’re ugly, cantankerous little lightboxes. People always kind of…" http://tumblr.com/xiyextwsf

"TLRs have a lot of soul to them; they’re ugly, cantankerous little lightboxes. People always kind of..." http://tumblr.com/xiyextwsf
Aug 4

"TLRs have a lot of soul to them; they’re ugly, cantankerous little lightboxes. People always kind of…"

“TLRs have a lot of soul to them; they’re ugly, cantankerous little lightboxes. People always kind of look at you funny when you’re carrying one around… but that’s a perfect in for a conversation, and then maybe some impromptu street portraits. I think SLRs are a little forward — that is, people know you’re pointing it at them, and that can sometimes be a turn off and can raise some hostilities. With TLRs, you just look a bit confused, as if the thing in your hands is some sort of Rubik’s Cube. Plus, women love a man who touts a rugged, double-barreled photo machine. Just ask my wife. At least, I think that’s why she’s with me.”

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What is the main camera you shoot with, and any others you use? - the myth of fingerprints

I picked up a Yashica 124G last Christmas after an unhealthy amount of research (aka fawning/obsessing over vintage TLRs) - but nothing I read prepared me for the responses I received to the camera on the street. On the one hand, there’s none of the “response to threat” reaction that you sometimes get when you hoist an SLR to eye level and point it in someone’s direction. On the other hand, there’s a degree of fascination that’s somewhat surprising. To be fair, unless you’re a camera geek in this digital age, TLRs just don’t look like cameras. To the average person in the street, a camera either looks like a point-and-shoot or an SLR. Period. The twin-lensed box they see me with obviously has something to do with the work of capturing images, but it might as well be steam-punk from an alternate reality to most. Just another reminder that, while our realities may overlap, we live in different worlds. 

One of the more memorable questions I’ve been asked: “how many megapixels does it have?”

Aug 4

Metric mail; because I really don’t check web stats as often as I should… (via One Thing Well) http://bit.ly/clhug3

Metric mail; because I really don't check web stats as often as I should... (via One Thing Well) http://bit.ly/clhug3
Aug 4

Understanding starts somewhere… Southbank Favela.



Understanding starts somewhere… Southbank Favela.

Aug 3

Do you really want to be busy?. – Thinking aloud http://instapaper.com/zR5lxbuQ

Do you really want to be busy?. - Thinking aloud http://instapaper.com/zR5lxbuQ
Aug 3

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-1)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-1):
  1. Daisuke Tanabe (56)
  2. Mike Slott (33)
  3. Mice Parade (11)
  4. Mount Kimbie (8)
  5. ritmo sportivo (5)

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Aug 2

For me, summer started at the weekend, and I intend to make the…



For me, summer started at the weekend, and I intend to make the most of it…

Aug 2

Photo: Whut? Mo’ Yashica shots? (The Other Side Of The Story on Flickr) http://tumblr.com/xiyes2wqe

Photo: Whut? Mo’ Yashica shots? (The Other Side Of The Story on Flickr) http://tumblr.com/xiyes2wqe
Aug 2

Whut? Mo’ Yashica shots?  (The Other Side Of The Story on…



Whut? Mo’ Yashica shots? 

(The Other Side Of The Story on Flickr)

Aug 2

Want to use your iPhone while travelling without the ridiculous roaming tariffs? Prepaid sim wiki – nice! http://ow.ly/2j332

Want to use your iPhone while travelling without the ridiculous roaming tariffs? Prepaid sim wiki - nice! http://ow.ly/2j332
Aug 2

"I must say that while poems of “the moment” occasionally can be pulled off without revision, they are…" http://tumblr.com/xiyepcir1

"I must say that while poems of “the moment” occasionally can be pulled off without revision, they are..." http://tumblr.com/xiyepcir1
Aug 1