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Friday, August 15, 2008

Hidemi Takagi

Find out more about artist Hidemi Takagi via this week's Nymphoto Conversations (interview conducted by Rona Chang). I love Hidemi's Blender Project!

Katzenzungen, Zwieback & Knoedel--flying my flag ;) ©Hidemi Takagi

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Autumn Air

August makes me melancholic, simply because it is the end of summer. A beginning of an end.
I love winter but it can get long in New York. During a heat wave, like the one we had in June, it can seem like it winter will never come again. July is also usually really humid & hot in New York City. But in August you can already sense the announcement of fall in the air, especially at night. The air gets a little drier, a little colder.
Anyway, I am feeling moody.
So here are some moody snaps from Belize:

Two Horses, Fog & Cayo Sunrise © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I was first introduced to Samuel Beckett in high school by my French (Literature) teacher, the amazing Madame Kummer, who taught us En attendant Godot with true passion. And my visual introduction to Beckett was the outstanding portrait(s) by Richard Avedon. Thus no wonder Beckett made a lasting impression on me. And the other night during one of those magical humid New York summer nights, I came across this:

Enjoy filmed by Nina Corvallo

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pitch Blackness

Hanky! © Davide Corvallo

Today the husband and I ran into Hank. He had with him an just-off-the-press copy of Pitch Blackness, Hank's first monograph, to be published by Aperture this November.
The book is an emotional tour de force. It's raw, honest and brave.
Everyone says that Hank's work is provocative, I think it is truthful - something people are not used to (anymore).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Still Feeling Non-Verbal.

So instead of reading my words, watch the trailer for The Good Times Kid (which I always loved) & a short by Aza, also starring Diaz (but no 'Depresso'), titled Let's Get Started.

both by Azazel Jacobs

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Aza by Me in Today's NYT

Aza on his hometurf © Nina Buesing

Dennis Lim wrote a nice article about Aza's movie Momma's Man for the New York Times titled Mom-and -Pop Production, Directed by Son and it is accompanied by a portrait I took of Aza - you can find it in today's copy. On the NYT website you can also see the excellent trailer for Momma's Man.