Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Cat Scan

C'mon- cats on scanners? Hilarious and you know it. The Cat Scan

Friday, September 16, 2011

Immediate Family

Jessie's Cut, 1985

Recently I paged through Sally Mann's Immediate Family book. I've been a fan of this series since I first saw it my freshman year, but it was really nice to revisit it. These were a few of my favorite images. (Especially the one above- something about the starkness and ambiguity of that image absolutely mesmerizes me. And the soft spot in me loves that Jessie is spelled with an -ie like mine.)

White Skates, 1990

The New Mothers, 1989
The one above reminds me of my sister and me.

Hangnail, 1989

Night Blooming Cereus, 1988

Yard Eggs, 1991

Tobacco Spit, 1987
Love the glow from the baby in this photo.

Mann was featured in the first season of Art:21. If you somehow don't know the show then look it up- it's all interviews with all sorts of different artists about their work and their processes... it's amazing. This is a portion of her interview, although I definitely recommend looking up the whole thing. The whole episode is free on PBS's website.. start at chapter 6

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mr. Yuk

Remember Mr. Yuk stickers?? Get a free sheet of them by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to

Mr. Yuk
Pittsburgh Poison Center
200 Lothrop Street
BIR 010701
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

You can also get larger packs for a few bucks, which is still awesome. Check out the website. Stickers rule, especially these stickers, and I had to share the address with everyone.

Threadless is having a sale..

... So I treated myself

Singewald & Kickstarter

James Singewald is a Baltimore photographer that concentrates on our city's historical locations that are now left abandoned and neglected. Below is a sample of his work- mostly my personal favorites. With their futures up in the air, James is working to photograph each historical building on Baltimore's oldest streets to complete a series of books. His first book was his graduate thesis at MICA, titled Old Town, East Baltimore.

Philly, 2009

Bmore, 2009

Bmore, 2009

Bmore, 2009 (I bought an 11"x14" of this one at Artscape last month)

Bmore, 2009

You can find Old Town, East Baltimore on Blurb, which is an awesome self-publishing website. I love this photo book- the way the photos of every building overlap each other is really interesting and keeps you looking at all the details on the street. Make sure to check out his website to see what I'm talking about.

As I mentioned, James is trying to do a book like Old Town for every historic street in Baltimore, including Howard, Eutaw, Baltimore, Broadway, North, and Greenmount to name a few. He's using another awesome website, Kickstarter, to get these projects funded. Below you can see his Kickstarter video, but make sure to go check out the page and support! Every little bit counts, and you get your choice of awesome prints from the artist as your reward for supporting a great project! I did!