"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

A LITTLE COLOR

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Nothing new at the moment - getting ready for a couple of shoots this week. Two different kinds of shoots so the equipment packages will be different.

Just wanted to add a little color to the blog today.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

NOT "ARRIVAL"

One of the "icons" along H35N on the way to Dallas. If you've stopped at the Italy exit then you've seen this. It even has a marker on google earth marked "Starship Pegasus".  I'm surprised it's still there...even more surprised - it's still for sale...or lease!    
I took a picture of the sale sign which was on the ground covered with junk but it's probably not proper for me to show it. But if you're interested....exit 386.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

SALADO TWO

Two more images from Salado. 



A beautiful example of both focused light and stark shadows from one light source.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YOU SAY SALADO I SAY SALAYDOE

Driving back from Dallas yesterday I stopped off at Salado. Haven't stretched my legs there in several years. The sun was just behind me about to go down and provided a very orange tint to everything.




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Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

CALDER & SNOHETTA

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A little bit Calder, a little bit Snohetta. Looking up from inside the new expansion to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which was designed by the architectural firm, Snohetta.

Below - the walkway from Yerba Buena Gardens towards the musuem.


The Snohetta addition fits right up against the back of the original building designed by Mario Botta.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

CHRISTOPHER WILMARTH

Christopher Wilmarth worked with bronze, steel, and glass. He was a Professor of Sculpture at Cooper Union and Columbia University. He passed away at 44 in 1987.

The glass is frosted and semi-transparent. People can experience the transmission of light through the glass by getting "behind" the piece and then by altering distance to glass one can produce oneiric-like nebulous imagery.





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Friday, February 17, 2017

STEEL, BRONZE, AND GLASS

Christopher Wilmarth

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

VERTICALS MATTER

 Three verticals (portrait) I like from last week's trip.





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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GHIRARDELLI SQUARE

Ghirardelli Square, old stomping grounds for my wife and I. You can see by the clock tower it's 11:10 in the am. 


 Here's a view of the West Plaza with lots of tourists...missing. This place is usually packed even in the morning.

 One of the requirements of this job, cleaning the emptied vats of chocolate, is you have to hate chocolate. Otherwise, some of the profits would end up in employees' tummies.

                                    A view from Ghirardelli Plaza looking toward Hyde Pier.

Just a couple of blocks down the street this guy is thinking the same thing, "Where is everybody?"

Perhaps it's the fact that this is Super Bowl Sunday....a great time to visit San Francisco....or probably anywhere in the U.S. for that matter.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

TWILIGHT LANDING

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Banking into SFO just after sunset.

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SKY LIGHT



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MOMA DEAREST

Some more random images from my visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

                                                             Looking up from the lobby.

                                                     Another splendid Alexander Calder

                                                 Can't remember the artist  of this "Thing"

                                      Looking toward the outside design and walk bridge.

                                                   More of the lobby next to the gift shop.

                                                                               Rothko

                                                                           Dan Flavin

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  Sightglass Coffee shop in the Moma...just a very clean design - these guys are maxed out serious                                                                               about coffee.
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This was one excellent Caffe Macchiato - dang!
I brought home a bag of their Mpanda Station, Ruhango which I am enjoying as write this post.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

MOMA MIA!!!

I have been a museum hound since I was a teenager. I love looking at what people do with their hands, their minds, and their creative spirits.  Here are some of the cool works I experienced inside MOMA.


                                                                           Danh Vo

Dan Flavin

Runa Islam

                                                                      Richard Serra

                                                                   William Kentridge

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Alexander Calder

                                                                    Claes Oldenburg

Schwartz, Calder, and Charles Howard

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Bruce Nauman

How did I get all these pictures without people in them?  Patience....watching the flow of traffic, and perhaps a slow day of attendance.    

Andy deBruyn.  San Francisco view shot through a curtain at MOMA.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

CLOUDS OVER SAN FRANCISCO

 San Francisco skyline from Vista Point across the bridge. Cloudy day. Love the low span of clouds just hovering over the city.

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The only angle I could find without tourists pointing cell phones toward the bridge. Very few  "tourists"  were actually using DSLRs, oh yeah, me! 

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