I'm packing/sorting and settling any last minute loose ends before I'm off to England for a month. So I'm feeling a bit scatterbrained this weekend. Best to leave you with a bit of inspiration. I'll be thinking about these images quite a bit over these next few days.
The top photo is mine but click on the links below for a better view of these other lovely photographs.
1. Untitled, by Katherine Squier 2. Untitled, by Stefano Marchionini 3. Untitled, by Joshua Whitelaw 4. Untitled, by Will Govus 5. autumn blues, by Jördis Anderson 6. northern expedition, by Rebecca Genet 7. Untitled, by Christian Pitschl 8. roadtrip, by Johanna
06 November, 2010
22 October, 2010
(At home lately.)
A few inspiring links, books/journals I have been enjoying lately.
the new brooklyn cookbook
a public space
It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
Theo Jansen's Strandbeest
21 October, 2010
17 October, 2010
When the leaves are still green and the air still somewhat warm but hints of autumn are beginning to appear, I go for potatoes. Nothing helps me settle into Autumn more than a good hearty hash for breakfast. That, and my slippers. And lately our new rugs are helping me get in the mood for autumn, too. But potatoes do the trick every year. And luckily for me, a few weeks ago our farmers market had beautiful heirloom potatoes available and I snatched up a big bundle and took them home and made us a hearty hash.
It feels a bit silly to offer a recipe for a breakfast potato hash, but I've really been enjoying the roasted thyme, oregano and sumac flavors of za'atar spice (most associated with za'atar fattia bread) with our potatoes. We also love cooking them using an Adriatic spice blend that was given to Stephen and I as a gift by a dear friend, but I can't really tell you what is in this spice blend because its housed in an unmarked ceramic container, but I can tell you there is thyme in there and dried berries, even, I think. Its wonderful and special and delightful. Any wonderful aromatic herbs that bring you back to a place you wandered during the summer months, or remind of a place you long to be would be perfect here. Potatoes lend themselves well to daydreaming, I feel.
Autumn Potato Hash
(Serves 2 people generously)
15 October, 2010
09 September, 2010
19 August, 2010
10 August, 2010
20 May, 2010
Below are a few quotes by William Eggleston via jmcloberg
“‘A picture is what it is,’ he says when I ask him why he no longer wishes to talk about individual photographs, ‘and I’ve never noticed that it helps to talk about them, or answer specific questions about them, much less volunteer information in words. It wouldn’t make any sense to explain them. Kind of diminishes them. People always want to know when something was taken, where it was taken, and, God knows, why it was taken. It gets really ridiculous. I mean, they’re right there, whatever they are.’”
“‘I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.’ Let me get this straight, I say, astonished: each image he has produced is the result of one single shot? He nods. And what happens, I ask, if you don’t get the picture you want in that one shot? ‘Then I don’t get it,’ he answers simply. ‘I don’t really worry if it works out or not.’”
06 May, 2010
19 March, 2010
28 January, 2010
"So I bring forth out of myself always more, always something further, an endlessly brighter shining, as far as love, which is everything, enriches me in this way and leads me to that which I am instinctively drawn, that I want to tear apart inside me, so that I may create a new thing from this state of newness which, in spite of myself I have perceived."
-- E. Schiele