single women # 38 / civilized ku # 5315-17 (triptych) ~ moving around the landscape

Ain’t airports fun ~ Washington,DC (embiggenable) • iPhone

Plattsburgh / Washington. DC / Pittsburgh ~ (embiggenable) • iPhone

A busy week. Took my grandson, Hugo, to Pittsburgh, PA. for a day long visit to a prep school.

The visit included a practice skate with the school's top prep hockey team. Hugo put on enough of a show that the coach offered him a spot in the top team prep hockey program. Consequently, I may be traveling to Pittsburgh more frequently.

On the picture making front, I managed to make an addition to my single women body of work which you can view on my site front page via the WORK link above.

single women # 37 / the new snapshot # 161-62 ~ using the tool at hand

single woman / beer on draught ~ Kanata, ON, CA (embiggenable) • iPhone

a tree grows in Brooklyn ~ (embiggenable) • iPhone

a sheet hangs in NYC ~ (embiggenable) • iPhone

Left my "real" cameras in the car knowing I was going to have a beer and a sandwich at the rink before Hugo's hockey game.

So, when opportunity knocked, I used the iPhone camera module to make a picture for my single women body of work. If I don't tell anyone, even in print form, no one will be the wiser.

single women # 36 / the new snapshot # 155-56 ~ the impossible project

waitress ~ East Village, NYC (embiggenable) µ4/3

ornament ~ East Village, NYC (embiggenable) iPhone

60 degrees~ East Village, NYC (embiggenable) iPhone

Here's the thing about the free prints deal ...

... I can't help feeling that this deal is too good to be true. Except, it obviously is true at this point in time. My worry is that it will cease to be before I can get, say, a billion of my pictures printed.

Seriously though, I currently have approximately 8,000 finished pictures-processed, edited and saved-in my FINALS folder. Only about 25% have been seen on my blogs (the original blogspot blog, the Landscapist blog and the current Lifesquared blog). And it's just a guess but I would estimate that about 800-900 of my pictures have been printed - that number includes those pictures printed in books.

FYI, on this blog / site there are 33 sperate bodies of work on the HOME (aka WORK) page. Contained in those bodies of work are approximately 400-500 pictures. If I were to print only those pictures (a very dubious proposition), I would need to send off approximately 20 groups of 25 images each which requires a whole lot of prep work - each file needs to be re-sampled to the right file size and saved as a jpeg.

The long and short of it is simple. I will be spending a lot of time organizing, prepping and uploading picture files to PARABO.

single women # 35 / picture windows # 71 / art reflects # 32 ~ 6 days and nights

While in Mahattan during my recent 7 days travels, I discovered - at the Aperture Foundation gallery - a delightful little (5x8") book, Office Romance by Kathy Ryan. (see some pictures HERE)

No, it is not a romance novel but rather a collection of 154 iPhone pictures (4x4") which depict the same number of referents as seen by Kathy Ryan her place of work - the New York Times Building in MYC. According to Ryan ...

This began when I saw a bolt of light zigzag across the stairs one afternoon at The New York Times Magazine. I pulled out my iPhone and took a picture of it. Then I started seeing pictures all the time - incredible beauty and poetry in my office. It got my heart racing. When I see a certain kind of light out of the corner of my eye during the workday, or somebody us illuminated in an unsusaul way, I take a few pictures. It's a compulsion. Making pictures has become a call-and-response to the light and the day.

Inasmuch as I am a "call-and-response" (to quotidian referents / experiences) compulsive picture maker and a fan of small / precious pictures / photo books, Ryan's book gave me the idea of creating a small book (6x6" with 4x4" pictures) of my pictures which were made over the course of my recent 7-day travels. A diarist approach to presenting those pictures.

See the pictures.

Fyi, during the 6 day period I was able to add 1 single women, 2 picture windows and 3 art reflects pictures to their respective bodies of work. Although, the art reflects pictures will be the start of a sub-category within the art reflects body of work inasmuch as the manner in which the art is displayed through the gallery windows and the reflected architecture in those windows is decidedly different from that which is depicted in the current collection.