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Meta.lopolis

Well, hello again. Wow, I sure haven’t touched this blog in a long time. Maybe I will again. Maybe not. In the meantime, I’ve started playing with Tumblr as a low-barrier way to post links and photos. I’m keeping it primarily photo/multimedia/art focused. You can follow here, if you’re interested in some more regular posting [...]

A Week around the Olympic Peninsula

Finally, here’s the re-cap of the Olympic Peninsula trip I took with my parents in the first week of September. Words don’t do the sights a lot of justice, so I’ll keep this brief and point you back to all the photos I’ve been posting in the past few weeks (which I’m sure most of [...]

Enjoying Photo Overload

Since starting at the big daddy of photography, I’ve certainly been surrounded by imagery. Given that photography was a hobby of mine before then, I was a little worried that the interest would wane after being around photos all day long. Thankfully not. Some of the photo stuff I’m enjoying: Linked before, The Big Picture [...]

Flickr and Getty are Dating

To borrow Heather Champ‘s language from the discussion thread: This is just the announcement of our relationship (like, we’ve just started dating). Here’s the official announcement on the Flickr blog, and the basic FAQ that’s started. Congrats to all involved! Being an avid Flickr-ite and a recent employee of the big G, I can’t wait [...]

Artopia 2008

This past Saturday I ventured down to the Georgetown neighborhood to check out Artopia. It was an exciting mish-mash of galleries, installations, performances, and people generally expressing themselves in interesting ways. Where else can you find power tool races, opera singers in an old brewery, and graffiti artists tasked with covering a delivery truck all [...]

Utility Fixture Binge

While out driving for various errands, I took it as an excuse to explore some new neighborhood back-alleys for utility fixtures and see what I could find. The results are in… I uploaded a batch of 26 brand new photos to my growing collection of utility fixtures which now tops 150 images. Followed by plenty [...]

PicLens Abstract Digital Glitch Art

Yesterday I fired up the slick PicLens plugin to play more extensively after only ever seeing videos or over-the-shoulder pieces of it. It really is an awesome plugin and smoothly panned through my various Flickr and Facebook photo feeds and searches. While browsing through some of my historical Flickr stream, I ran across this awesome [...]

Smith Garage Door Accident

Friday evening I was on my way to meet a friend at the bar Smith in our neighborhood and upon rounding the corner I saw a firetruck, ambulance and a large crowd of people gathered outside. As I got closer I noticed there was something not-quite-right about the garage door that usually covers the front. [...]

New York City Visit and Photos

I finally caught up on all the photos I took while visiting New York City last week. Here’s the main batch with the usual assortment of street art, buildings and urban scenes. I also put together a small set of New York City standpipes in the tradition of my ongoing obsession with utility fixtures. And [...]

Internationally Published Photographer? Dubai?

About a month ago I got a message on Flickr from a Japanese publishing company, CONEX Asia Network, requesting to use a photo of mine in a business magazine of theirs. Even more surprising was that they wanted to use it for Dubai Business Today which, “focuses on informing Japanese businessmen the various aspects of [...]

3 Years of Flickr and 1000 Photos

Somewhere in the midst of uploading bunches of photos from my New York trip, I surpassed 1000 uploaded photos on Flickr. This really isn’t a lot considering I’ve got tens of thousands more that I’ve taken, and many Flickr accounts have a few thousand photos here and there. From the start, I decided to be [...]

Thoughts on the Olympic Sculpture Park

I finally made it down to the Olympic Sculpture Park this past weekend. It was still quite crowded 3 weeks after opening, but not nearly the mess it was on opening weekend. The setting is quite impressive for what it is. There’s plenty of well-landscaped space, and you hardly notice the busy Elliott Ave running [...]

FILE Magazine Project: Utility Fixtures

I’m happy to share that my Utility Fixtures photos have been featured as a project on FILE Magazine. You can enter the gallery from the project intro page here. The project gallery is just a subset (with most of my favorites) of my growing collection of 70+ fixtures. There’s also a new Flickr pool for [...]

And a Little More Halloween

I finished up this year’s Halloween season with one more party last night. There were some Katamari Damacy characters, some creepy cross-dressing, the Dude from Big Lebowski, and a Jack in the Box “Jack” with papier mache head (there was one at our company party too). And of course there were a fair number of [...]

Halloween ’06, Boyeee!

This year I went to our annual work Halloween party as a half-assed Flavor Flav. As luck would have it, another coworker arrived as Flav’s two-time runner-up from Flavor of Love, “New York.” Completely unplanned.