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Friday, November 28, 2008

Long Weekend This & That

While in college I taught a photography class with a friend for one semester at the Harvey Milk Highschool. That was the first time I ever heard of Harvey Milk. His story is inspiring on many levels and I think Gus Van Sant's movie "Milk" tells the story well. Sean Penn was a great choice for the lead role and he is surrounded by an excellent cast, that successfully portrays a very moving story.
The New Yorker has a review of "Milk" titled "True Love" (written by David Denby) and The New York Times has a nice slide show titled "A Campaign Revisited" narrated by Gus Van Sant about recreation of 'The Castro' of the 70's. Included in this online feature is captivating & historic still photography by Harvey Milk's friend Dan Nicoletta. Mr. Nicoletta has an online gallery dedicated to the images he took of Harvey Milk and during that time, that is fascinating to explore. You can find this photography at: www.thecastro.net/street/memoriespage/nicoletta/milk01.html.

Good pictures only get better with time.

James Danziger always curates great shows and I am looking forward to the upcoming exhibit titled "Sander's Children" which opens December 3, 2008 at Danziger Projects in Chelsea. I was happy to see Dick Avedon's "Bob Dylan, New York City. 1965" included in this show. I love that image and it helped inspire my portrait of my friend director Azazel Jacobs.
Mr. Danziger's blog post from Wednesday is about the upcoming show, the post is titled 'Sander & Sensibility' and can be found on his blog The Year in Pictures.

My friend Fiona's photo blog Picturing Life in Placencia is a nice way for me to keep in touch with Belize; a country I think of as another home. I recommend checking out todays's post, which illustrates Fiona's very close encounter with some visitor's in the lagoon!
Find the images at: www.picturinglifeinplacencia.wordpress.com.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Movies

This year was mostly about non-fiction for me, but I am looking forward to seeing "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". It looks like it will be at the very least visually stunning. If you would like to sneak a peak, you can now see the trailer at: www.benjaminbutton.com.

A movie I plan on seeing today after dinner is "Milk". It has received rave reviews already and could not be released at a more appropriate moment. You can currently find the trailer at: www.filminfocus.com.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Technichal Difficulties

Notice: my websites are down.

I love technology and much is facilitated by technology, but on the other hand it is easy to become dependent on technology and then when one little, but crucial thing goes wrong, it can be like a house of cards coming down.

Resolution to this little hiccup hopefully will come soon. I'll let you know when I am back in business. And thanks Michele for making me aware of the house of cards collapsing ;)

UPDATE: SITES ARE BACK UP :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New York Anecdote

You gotta love New York. Today was a beautiful crisp day and the husband and I took a walk. We passed by a giant pitt bull that was tied to a tree barking in the direction of his owner who was standing in line at a juice place. The dog had a very deep bark.
All over sudden from behind me I heard a tiny yet determined bark, I turned around expecting to see a small lapdog but instead saw a young girl. Holding the little girl's hand was her mother, the acclaimed musician & experimental vocalist Björk.The little girl kept conversing with the dog in fluent canine and I could not help but smile, because without a doubt, the little girl has inherited her mother's creativity and vocal talent.