Wednesday, November 12, 2003

International House of Logorrhea:

"Did you ever have an English teacher who told you 'Whenever you read something, and find a word you don't know, look it up in the dictionary and write it down'? Well, I took that advice to heart. Of course, once you have a few hundred words down on your list, you think to yourself (if you are as obsessive as I am), 'Wouldn't it be a lot easier if I just read the whole dictionary, so that I could just do this word writing thing once and be done with it?' The result, after eight years of conscientious word-collecting, is the International House of Logorrhea (it's in the list - really). I present it here online so that the entire world can witness the extent of my madness."

Monday, November 10, 2003

Collecting a piece of trash for the internet everyday"

Saturday, November 08, 2003

NOAA Photo Library - Treasures of the Library:
"Through these documents, much of the early evolution of scientific and geographic knowledge of our atmosphere, oceans, and the remote areas of our planet can be traced. Words, thoughts, and deeds of scientists, surveyors, mapmakers, and explorers have been immortalized through the printed book. Within some of these documents, images of their work, observations, and concepts survive as engraved plates, woodcut images, or, in approaching the Twentieth Century, as photographic plates. However, only a lucky few scholars of the history of science ever see these images; fewer still scientists ever have the opportunity to study and learn from such images of the work of their early predecessors; and virtually no members of the general public ever have the opportunity to see such images as exist in these early works. Now all, including scientists, teachers, students, and all who enjoy learning from the past will have the opportunity to see and learn from these treasures. "
antique wax mannequins

Saturday, November 01, 2003

"Why cranes?

I find cranes, especially tower cranes, to have a strange sort of beauty. The sharp vertical and horizontal lines combined with the contrast between the implied strength and the skeletal, ephemeral quality they have makes them worth my time photographing them."
polaroid triptychs