1. One of the at least 4 film ranches I was driving by the past few weeks. In Northern L.A. County, the place has so many old west ( I prefer Star Trek’s TNG ancient west) locales and set ups for hire, it makes me think doing anything requiring these locations must not be all that hard…


  2. photography relys on connectivity

    I’ve been in the gulches and canyons of the Antelope Valley just north of L.A. WiFi maybe, AT&T phone no way, Verizon phone depends on height, angle and which side of the riverbed you’re on…have some interesting images coming down the pike - yes, nature based for a change. . dare I say sorta nice . more traditional landscapes… one thing that struck me was the sky became irrelevant, it’s the contours and quality of the land ; as in dirt and rock that are the most compelling…or at least the texture of the landscape not being lorded over by some kind of big sky…

  3. I think I’m burning out…

  4. nothing to see, nothing to see, just keep moving, just keep moving

  5. man, these guys bat another one outta da park… .



    Some of these Wisconsin vehicles outlasted the weather and ravages of time to become daily drivers. Others found their Elysian Fields, which is where heroes went after their deaths in Greek mythology.

    A broke-down automobile can sometimes have the look of a fallen hero. 

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    Ken Kornacki is a State Guide to Wisconsin. Follow him on Tumblr at aurum-design or on his website, aurum-design.com.

  6. instagram.com/p/fVCG2khWRD/#philljane


    Exploring Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Park

    To see more photos and videos of Sarajevo’s Olympic bobsled and luge track, explore the Olimpijski Bob Staza and Trebević location pages.

    Stark against the dense forests of Trebević mountain stands a crumbling, brightly adorned concrete track built for the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    The track, used for bobsledding and the luge competitions until 1991, primarily draws hikers and graffiti artists these days. It bears the marks not only from the passage of time, but also from the wars that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s.

    (via npr)

  7. A harsh sunset in a harsh place, the northern desert near the Mojave. . a place where Mother Nature takes your head between her sinewy hands and breathes closely. It’s not the biomass breath of a moist place, but a dry arid stale blast - she says - I could care less about you, watch your step or you’ll just be a coyote all-you-can-eat.

  8. adieu’ Malibu

    bu hu

  9. proto-selfies


    This Man Took 445 Photobooth Portraits of Himself Over 30 Years, and Nobody Knows Why

    For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose. 

    And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.  

    The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time. 

    The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art.

    Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]

    (via npr)

  10. the whole noir / L.A. thing is really starting to take a hold on me…this is from the classic Hollywood Boulevard.

    (Source: bunnyhepburn, via dollsofthe1960s)