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Redo: A New Space

March 23, 2010

To all the peoples of the internet (and the world). I am starting a new blog that will focus solely on photography, words, and the ideas explored through them. The reasons for this new endeavor are many. For one, my interest in photography and language as mediums of investigation continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Second, I realize now that I don’t put out art at a fast enough rate to have consistent posts here in this space. Third, that duotone blog theme is just so damn hard to resist! I hope you will join me at my new space and be as kind (or kinder) to me there as you have been here.

http://bareknuckleflash.wordpress.com/

cheers,

Alex

One Morning

March 16, 2010

I found these fallen cherry blossoms in the Quad at the University of Washington as I sat in the crisp morning with my coffee, my ipod, and Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist. These flowers remind me of a song “Our Mother The Mountain” by Townes Van Zandt as covered by The Great Lake Swimmers.

Space Lion

March 12, 2010

There is a song, a piece of music that won’t leave my ears. Every time I hear it the world slows down and silence gains new meaning. This music creates distance and yet lures you in ever so slowly. The composer is Yoko Kanno and the piece is titled Space Lion. As the song unravels it accomplishes what every gentle piano work ever tried to do but in a novel way. This song, which starts above the clouds and spans an impressive lineage of music, becomes the historical trace. It is old and new at the same time, its influences are obvious yet its origins elusive. Give it a spin.

We’ve Walked The Earth In Solitude

March 11, 2010

To capture a moment…

This song makes peace.

On The Road Again…

March 9, 2010

Life is always changing, sometimes these changes are small, habitual, or pre-planned. Some changes are unavoidable like the turn over of seasons or transition between quarters. Other changes are hard, but necessary, a change that saves you from something or somehow makes you better. Travel is like constant change, you’re never in the same spot twice.

Just a note, I don’t normally drive, which is why I can take pictures from inside a moving vehicle.

Currently Listening To: Neil Young – Long May You Run

Electric Dream

March 2, 2010

Only In Blue

February 27, 2010

Apparently my camera has a really cool, full manual white balance feature that I just discovered today. The results are below. The good thing about Seattle is that the weather is always good for photographing in blue. Rain, rain, rain…and its good to be inside.

Currently Listening To: Neil Young – Four Strong Winds