curious, not creepy.


27 – portraits
February 25, 2010, 12:51 am
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essential cinema.
August 18, 2009, 9:50 am
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there are some movies that are always hilarious and great to watch. and that also reminds you of the times in which you’d sit in the forts that took over the entire living room with your dad eating the peanut butter and banana sandwiches you had made. 

this is a scene that always makes me think of that.
and this song has been stuck in my head for 2 days straight.


cacti and sunsets.
August 14, 2009, 1:11 am
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i’m pretty over southwestern art.  



phx.
June 23, 2009, 4:55 am
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cloud lines.

black fag.

color field.

black fags.

frosted flowers.



a magnet would have made this easier – walk five
June 9, 2008, 12:15 am
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i asked a close friend of mine what something is he cares about and would want me to walk in his name for. what he gave me was one of his weird quirks. or at least i find strange because it’s not mine. 

he does this thing, that i make fun of him for but now understand why it is he does it. anytime he’s walking and he sees a nail in the road or on the sidewalk he picks it up. he doesn’t want his car or anyone else’s to run over it and get a flat. it’s a very nice gesture, really. and that’s what he asked me to do, specifically the alley where my house is. so i did. first i did this side of the alley:

and found 56 nails 

then i did the other side,

and found 47

for a total of 103

i am now very curious as to how they got there in the first place. as well as have a greater appreciation for his weird habit. it saves tires. which is always good.



private in public – walk three
June 1, 2008, 3:53 am
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music is more important to some people then others. i like it a lot and have it on all the time, well almost all the time. i used to constantly wear my headphones while riding my bike or walking anywhere. at some point i stopped, i can’t really pin point the exact moment in time in which i’d stopped doing that but i did. so, taking a walk with them on again was very strange. and felt almost like a sensory overload. 

this is the route i took: [black = ipod, blue = no ipod]

i noticed that i became very observant. at least about the big things i saw, like buildings and landscape but totally blew past things that i normally would spend a lot of time with. like the sidewalk and traffic. it was very odd to hear music while walking instead of the sounds that i knew i was producing as well as the ones that were around me.  

i ventured into value village because i realized i’d never tried to go into a store with headphones on. i think it’s really rude to try and interact with other people with them in.  it’s as though what they are listening is too important to give you their full attention. i felt incredibly rude with them on and had a conflict with the other music that was being played, they meshed but not in a good way.

i took a slight detour on my walk home, which felt like FOREVER long. when really, it wasn’t that far. 

i prefer to listen to music in a more private setting, i’ve concluded. in the car, and most definitely at home but it isn’t necessary while walking. also, it isn’t the safest decision to make either. though i become very observant to things that i don’t normally pay much attention to, those other things that are important – like hearing traffic – tend to take the backseat.   

 



walk one – sight
May 24, 2008, 7:29 pm
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the media is constantly bombarding us with images…

who hasn’t heard that sentence before? i’ll admit, i’ve said it quite a few times myself.  it is something that i think is very true, and decided to further explore on my first walk. 

advertisements are everywhere:

 

“The average American is exposed to about 3000 advertising messages a
day, and globally corporations spend over $620 billion each year to
make their products seem desirable and to get us to buy them.”
Union of Concerned Scientists Website

 

so, i walked from my old house on university to the center for creative photography and took photographs of all the advertisements i saw, these are some of them…

i see these things on such a regular basis, they’ve just become apart of my surroundings. i never really thought about the fact that they are meant to influence me to buy something or lure me into a space. clearly i need to start paying more attention.