Images from the Saum family Bible: (c) 1882 Holman's Edition and 2013 Stu Jenks
(From top to bottom: "Mary Magdalene at St. John" [My title, not Holman's], "Jesus Healing The Lunatic", "Arrival Of The Good Sameritan At The Inn", "Return Of The Prodigal Son", and "Daniel Interpretating The Handwriting On The Wall".
Those of you without HBO will have no fucking idea what I'm talking about, but when it comes out on DVD, you will:
At minute 57 of 60 of episode four of "The Newsroom", tonight, minutes ago, at 12:25 a.m., with tears streaming down my face, I'm whisper-screaming at my television set, saying, "She's not dead. She's not fucking dead, God damn it."
If you saw the show, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you didn't, here's a hint. The photo below.
I know she was my congresswoman. It know it was personal to me. (Really personal for her and Mark and the dead and injured.) I'm not objective about any of this, but I just watched the most meaningful fictional seven minutes of TV of my entire life.
"Bodie Hoop Dance (For Stu)" (c) Shawn Peterson, Stu Jenks & Scott Martin 2012
Well, what do you know? This image won Best Of Show at the 2012 Alameda County Fair in Northern California. It was a collaboration with Shawn, Scott and I. Shawn has done all the heavy lifting with this image: fiddliing with tones and densities, digital negative sandwiching, printing, framing, promoting, etc. I was just the hoop dancer on the wall. It was a great night at Bodie, last year, with Shawn, Scott, Lance and all the boys and girls. And Best Of Show comes with a cash prize attached. In payment for my part, Shawn's going to buy me a turkey leg, later this month, when I come up for the Fair. Anywho, a big round of applause for Shawn Peterson. Nicely down.
"179 Sunrises" by Ignas Kutavicius (c) 2012 (Exposure: 2011.06.27 - 2011.12.23 in Kaunas, Lithuania)
I bought this print today at Photographic Works' Curious Camera Show. Stunning work, and personally, those six months last year when this image was shot, were tough for me, but the Earth still circles the Sun and this image helps me to remember that. To see more of Ignas' work, go to his website. Below are his words.
"Solargraphy is a very primitive and simple technique to take extremely long exposure photos of the Sun's movement. To make this possible you need a pinhole camera made from a lightproof can or box, a sheet of light sensitive photo paper and a tiny hole instead of a lens. Then the camera is placed somewhere in the city away from curious eyes and being kept up to 6 months (sometimes even longer). Later the exposed sheet of paper is taken from the camera in a dark room and scanned as a negative. Surprisingly the resulting images are color even when a monochrome photo paper is used. During the exposure movement of the Sun is fixed (bright lines). From the photograph you can even tell what days were cloudy – short cuts in the Sun-traced lines are made by clouds covering the Sun."-Ignas Kutavicius