Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oddities from NASA's Image Archive from Wired Magazine

Check out a cool series of images over at Wired Magazine from the NASA Archives. 

To the left, seven original Mercury astronauts trying to corner the market on desert fashion having made clothing out of pieces of parachutes. For a survival exercise, tres chic. 
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Barack Obama -The Freshman an Exhibition by Lisa Jack at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles

Image copyright Lisa Jack

I wish I could get out to this exhibition of black and white photographs of Obama as a freshman at Occidental College. He should definitely revisit the afro he had back then.

Held at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles from May 28 - July 18. 
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hasselblad Masters Awards

If you haven't popped over to Hasselblad's site to check out the running for the 2009 Masters Awards, you should. Images are presented by the top 100 finalists for the ten  represented categories.

Shinji Watanabe in the Fine Art Category is my personal favorite.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Surviving the World by Dante Shepherd

Clearly Dante has some words of wisdom to share. Go check out his chalkboard.

Lesson #5 to the left is all too true sadly.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another hit from graffiti artist, Doink, in Asheville

I think this rounds out the stuff I found from Doink. All the larger pieces were within a quarter mile of each other other along with a series of larger tags on a wall that had to be sixty plus yards long and a few what I think were granaries in the past.

It was nice to collect some stuff from North Carolina, some of which will likely go into the 50 States Graffiti Project that is still more of a glimmer than a reality. I think it will make a nice book someday.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Obama solicits for change

 Some great stencil work found on a spare piece of plywood around the tracks in Asheville.  Sphere: Related Content

Graffiti work from Doink - Asheville, North Carolina

The best work that I saw in Asheville was from an artist named Doink. He has a characteristic style using the macabre and the color yellow or at least in the body of work that I saw this was the case. It's some very interesting stuff, if a bit on the creepy side. This shot was a corner cinder block wall hence the narrow profile.

More from Doink to come as I get the time.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graffiti of interest from our recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina

I found a good deal of quality graffiti work on a recent short vacation trip to Asheville, North Carolina. We did a little exploration one morning to the River Arts District and happened upon a gold mine of local spray work close by.

Check back soon as I will be following up with more stuff and greater detail of the area as I get a little time.
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