Friday, September 30, 2011

Civil Service Book Shop, NYC, 2011

One of an occasional series of bookstore portraits.
"Under these circumstances, the artist has been advised to wait. To wait for what? Until there are no more juries."

Great Falls of the Passaic, Paterson, NJ, 2011

Gyre, 2011

Palm, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011

YVR -> YYC -> EWR -> NYC

Back soon.
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Harvey, 2011

KELLY: What is it you do, Mr. Dowd?

ELWOOD: Oh, Harvey and I sit in the bars and - have a drink or two - play the juke box. And soon the faces of a-all the other people - they turn toward mine - and they smile. And they're saying, 'We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fellow.' Harvey and I --

As he sits on bench & leans against brick wall - hugs himself as he soliloquizes -

ELWOOD: -- warm ourselves in all these golden moments. Uh - we've entered as strangers -- soon we have friends. And they come over and they - they sit with us, and they drink with us, and they talk to us. And they tell about the big terrible things they've done --

Looking off & listening - intent -

ELWOOD O.S.: -- and the big wonderful things they'll do.

Sitting on bench - talking - smiles - leans forward - sad -

ELWOOD: - Their hopes and their regrets, their loves and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then - I introduce them to Harvey. And he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And - and when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back, but - that's - that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us. That's too bad. Isn't it?
Firemen lined up at attention in front of the half-mast flag at the firehall. Soft blue sky.
Friday, September 09, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Unfinished business on the east coast, September 16-24 2011
Sunday, September 04, 2011

Weeds, 2011

(nb. that lurker in the foreground)

Reading: Martha C. Nussbaum, The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
COFFEE GUY:  What are you guys doing in the neighborhood?

TOURIST:  One of the best bookstores in Canada is in this neighborhood!  We read about it on the internet.

COFFEE GUY:  Well there's his...

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