Monday, March 30, 2009


Are they really so different from us...? Are we really so different from them? Do we all not bleed? Feel? Taste? Fall in love... Feel out of place... Feel bogged down... Feel inspired... have fears, hopes, dreams, longings, regrets...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Donigan Cumming: Coming to New Orleans!

Selections from Pretty Ribbons in the exhibitionThe Art of Caring:
A Look at Life Through Photography
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisianna, U.S.A.
February 7, 2009 - May 10, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hayly Mills~1947 - present

I fell in love with her when I saw Pollyanna at 11. I forgot about her for a time. Another look at her and I remember how full of life and fun she was.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Battle of New Orleans

Chip Willis

"Jimmy Driftwood" was assumed by James Morris, a school teacher who made up songs as a way of making historical facts more easily remembered. Johnny Horton cleaned up the lyrics for radio. There is also a version from the British point of view.)

"In 1814 we took a little trip, Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip

We took a little bacon and we took a little beans And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans

Chalmette Battlefield

Maniplation by David de Lara

Just downriver from New Orleans in Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans: Chalmette Battlefield.

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812.[1] American forces, with General Andrew Jackson in command, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and America's vast western lands. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on 24 December 1814, but news of the peace would not reach New Orleans until February.[2] The battle is often regarded as the greatest American land victory of the war.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Diane Arbus. Beloved.

This image was taken in Indiana. It is of a mother and father and their son.

"Freaks was a thing I photographed a lot. It was one of the first things I photographed and it had a terrific kind of excitement for me. I just used to adore them. I still do adore some of them. I don't quite mean they're my best friends but they made me feel a mixture of shame and awe."

"I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. "

"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory."

"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats. "

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I keep my pubic hair. A photographers memory was jolted by this. He mentioned this Musuical in an email and looked it up.

I am drawn to hippy-ish mindsets so found this interesting.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy
Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired "Hippies of the Age of Aquarius" fighting against conscription to the Vietnam War and living a bohemian life together in New York City.