Sunday, March 29, 2009

looking out the window...

... as the day sinks into night, i notice how beautiful the light is. i take out my cellphone and snap a photo, trying to capture the fleeting beauty. later i see that i caught only fraction of what i saw. where did the rest go?


sunday afternoon i was in the forest again, turning around in circles and keeping my eyes peeled...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

not scary


the cherry tree is in blossom

beauty and the beast

I was walking through the forest last week on the way to my grandmother's when I lost my way. As the daylight slipped away I began to panic. I had heard that these parts were inhabited by wild beasts, boars and wolves, and I feared that I would not survive the night. And so I walked on...

All at one I came to a massive clearing with a hill in the middle. On the top of the hill there was a castle...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

all the things i didn't see

this post is to stand in for the photo i didn't post here today because i didn't take any photos or videos with my mobile phone today.

which is kind of the raison d'etre of this blog.

i want to get into the habit of using my mobile phone camera to sketch scenes from life.

this phone is the only thing that is always with me. always.

it's also a camera.

that's a great thing.


maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

it's war out there.

if it seems complicated it's because it is. the importance of thinking things through can not and should not be underestimated.

sometimes it's just good to be alive

Obama & Sarkosy

Not long after Obama's election, on my way to the Gare du Nord, I saw a wall plastered with these posters. I couldn't figure out if they were art or social protest. (I later discovered they were social protest.)

Madrid May 2008

Last May I was in Madrid. Near my hotel was a park. The Madrid version of Central Park or Tuilleries. I rememberd being struck by the quantity of young people lying around on the grass and hanging out. I remember that more than half of the those hundreds of kids were on their cellphone.

Later I saw a guy sitting by some very weird trees. Finely sculpted...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

soon this will be cool

or at least i hope it will be.

i just need to figure out how to get the videos off my cell phone. and then post them up here. then you'll see. it'll be good.

i hope.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

In the beginning

In the beginning there was just an idea, a crazy thought that came to me during a concert, what if I used my cellphone as a sketch pad with which to document those tiny everyday moments in which the mirculous beauty of life exists. Wouldn't that be cool? Well, maybe not. But it could be fun. And so today I take the first step...