Friday, February 29, 2008

Los Luchadores

Los Luchadores de la Avenida. February 2008

"Precious Father of the wrestle, why have you given me this desire to wrestle and then made me such a stinky warrior? "

"Hey sister, I was wondering if you would like to join me in my quarters this night... for some toast?"

"Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It's for fun."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Main Street

Main Street, Ventuckey February 2008


"The Perfect Woman"

"And She Has a Twin!"

"Hi Sky"


"My New Job"

"Hookers for Jesus"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

La Avenida Ventura, aka "Home"

I went for a walk the other night, feeling sort of nostalgic that my days here
along the Gold Coast are numbered. I brought the LensBaby along. You never know
when a moment will present itself, even at night. So this is the neighborhood.
I have heard folks call it the ghetto. For me though, it is simply "home."

La Avenida Ventura, Ventuckey, Calif. February 2008


"Ladies Welcome"


"Fill 'er up""

"Bus Stop"






Sunday, February 24, 2008

Desert Paintings

These last few months I have spent quite a bit of time out in the dessert wandering around. The desolate loneliness is a comfort and an inspiration. These are a handful of the paintings in the series on the desert, with the photos that inspired them.

"Manley Reflections" Badwater Basin, DVNP, Calif. 2005

"Truck Door" Darwin, Calif. 2007

"Wicht's VW" Wicht Camp, Calif. 2007

"Wicht's Citation" Wicht Camp, Calif. 2007

"Jubilee Pass" Death Valley, Calif. 2005

"foRd" Wicht Camp, Calif. 2007

"Surprise Canyon" Death Valley, Calif. 2007

"Desert Window" Mojave, Calif. 2005

"Manson Mobile" Ballarat, Calif. 2008

"Panamint Dunes" Death Valley, Calif. 2007

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Old Negatives

In the middle of organizing and getting various portfolios together, I came across these two old negatives. Both are medium grain HP5 film. I had never done anything with them, though the intentions were there. And so here they sit...

Down Coast, Maine 2001-ish

Finley's Grist Mill, Lewiston, Maine 2002-ish