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Monday, November 29, 2010

my beaver smells nice

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I snapped this handsome fellow and his woodland pals today.

Friday, November 26, 2010

a normal day in the life of


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

magda wosinska

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

good vs. bad



The book's genesis is a relatively (and deservedly) obscure 1902 how-to book by Charles H. Taylor. In it, Taylor gives earnest examples of bad photographs, like the cropping error shown above, along with corrective suggestions and examples of the good photographs that they ensure.


Jim Stone: Why My Photographs are Good, Limited Edition (One Picture Book #29
Jim Stone's One Picture Book finds its formal cues in the deservedly obscure 1902 guide Why My Photographs are Bad by Charles M. Taylor, which earnestly corrects photographic errors -- such as blurring and foreshortening -- that are now overly familiar modernist art strategies. Stone's photographs are widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Psychic Outlaws

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Irving Penn
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a lil AJ Foski

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Psychic Outlaws at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex and Gallery, Cal State L.A.
via artlurker

The Secret World Of Flowers

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Angela Singer: Hedge Row, 2010.
Recycled vintage taxidermy red fox, mixed media, ceramic & bronze flowers

  • Sweet peas planted on St.Patrick's Day will have more fragrance.
  • Blow tobacco smoke on your flowers and this will keep the bugs away from them.
  • The person who accepts the gift of a fern will never settle down in life.
  • When watering your flowers, use the water in which you have washed your meat and they will grow well.
  • Hold a dandelion below someone's chin, and if you can see a yellow reflection upon the skin, he is fond of butter.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mammalia

Centre Pompidou - Francis Picabia, Paris

Junior, the pet monkey

taxidermist Jeanette Hall with her pedestal mounted Appaloosa horse
via timothy allen

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

aesthetics and tactility and invertebrates

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“The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” (University of Chicago Press, 2007), by Claire Nouvian

Magnhild Disington
Magnhild Disington: Deep Sea
The Deep Sea collection is a result of the collaboration with fashion designer Emma Jorn. The project was a short experimentation over the theme "deep sea". With loose inspiration from deep sea creatures, sensations and atmosphere of life down in the dark waters.
Kolding School of Design, 2008


Monday, November 1, 2010

tasty concoction

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Blend Diane Arbus & The Shining twins with equal parts Shirley Temple & Mark Ryden painting, you get:


Minus the humiliation of being judged by David Bromstad and your school's lunch lady
... and not winning.