Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Lovin?

Doug Hall, Coney Island, New York, 2005

Can't believe June is almost over and i've only gone to the beach two times! If you spent the last 2+ months in NYC you would know how starved we are for sun and warmth. The only plus is that it makes it a hell of a lot easier to be in the darkroom getting work done when its pouring rain outside...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On Beauty and Being Wrong

Loving Zadie Smith right now. I really liked White Teeth but this was so touching, so poignant it brought me to tears. She weaves so much truth and beauty all about and together into a thick, heaping mass of humanity. The breakdown of relationships is heartbreaking and yet, something in the reader is somehow rebuilt. She gives us so much to contemplate: underlying politics of class and race, making the macro micro and vice versa.  Awaiting the moment when i pick up the next Zadie Smith novel.