abstraction

Urban Space Step Details

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The stroll around the little red light district behind Tsudanuma station yielded some macro treasure.  Some up close urbanized details of a city that is in flux.  An every changing landscape filled with oxidizing metals, faded stickers and lights that strain the eyes.  Into this urban space I step.  Into this urban swirl I play, live and rest.

Rest, those weary eyes, so that your soul can open and retain it’s former glory.

Power Blue

Rumple Cornerskin

R Sticker Slap

Oxidizing Lost Necklace

Blue Criss Cross Swirl

Feminine Camouflage the Pink and Purple of it

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I was intrigued by the distinctly feminine aspect of this political poster.  It was covered with pink, purple and lavender patches of camouflage.  I guess it might be from the the Woman’s Party here in Japan.  Trying to reach out to their base.

Abstracted, removed from it’s context. By inverting the viewer’s view on the sign’s designed to get the people to vote for a political candidate, I hope to inspire beauty in their political constructs, and construct a new world based on beauty and love.  These might seem like lofty goals, but we as one people must strive together for a better world.  We must not let the ugliness impede our lofty goals of creating more beauty.

Seek it out, find that beauty that is out there.  Do not let the mass media tell you how terrible the world is.  Go out there and find the goodness in the world.

Feminine Political Camouflage

If I Had the Wings of a Dove

A Wrinkle in Our Sysytem

Ear Yellow Blue

They Wont Leave me Alone

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

These political posters of Japan just won’t leave me alone.  Anywhere I go I cannot escape them.  The cold two dimensional eyes stare into my three dimensional eyes. Our eye lines meet, but the event is only recorded in my mind, and then on my pixels.  I want to move in close.  I want to flip the script of what they are trying to convey.  Subvert their message.  Turn propaganda into an artist expression.

This is why the posters won’t leave me alone.  They are telling me that there is still work to be done.

So, lets get it DONE.

Twittle Hair, Twittle Dumb

A Stitch in a Stuffed Shirt

Not the Red Badge of Courage

Takimoto Watch Shop, Political Poster Abstractions

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Walking thought the little streets of Narashino I came across the Takimoto Watch Shop.  An establishment that looks as if it has been there for eternity.  A thick layer of age covered everything on in and out of the store.  A beautiful testament to the glory design of the Showa Era.

Dancing Venus, Self Reflecting, Takimoto Watch Shop

Takimoto Watch Shop

Show Your Orange Stripes, Only for the Ladies

Wrinkles in Time

Off the Wall and on the Ground

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This poor poster was not able to survive.  It laid crumpled in a heap on the side of the road.

Off the Wall and on the Ground

ATTENTION: Mt. Fuiji found on a Trickster

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

For immediate release ! ! !

A miniature Mt. Fuji has been found on a local politician in the Ichikawa area of Japan.  Do not be alarmed, everything will be all right.

Mt Fuji on a Trickster

Wander to and from the Station

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I am starting to get back into the swing of things.

Pulling out my trusty little ricoh camera, and catching little bits of life, expression on my journey to better understand myself and the way in which I relate to the world.

Wandering to Ichikawa station, and then wandering from Kasai station back to my home.

ahhhh, my neighborhood.

Dragonfly Privacy Glass Self Portrait

Remains of the LDP Party

Purple, Blue and Adobe Wanna Be

Unexposed Rolls, Sandals, and Flakes

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The film in these boxes date back to, who knows when. They

are sitting quietly covered in a thick layer of dust next to the Olympus Pen cameras.

Sandals to keep your feet cool in the summer.

And a daily abstraction.

Unexposed and Expired

Sadals, Got Your Sandals

Top it Off

Purple and Rusty

Monday, July 6th, 2009

A poster faded to a lovely shade of purple.

and a rusty encrusted screw, found on the streets

of Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan.

Puple Dot Glasses

Rust Juts Out

Shapes, Reflections, Direction

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Ichikawa, Chiba is an endless source

of abstractions for me.

Cracked Tape Reflection

3 Red Oblong Shapes

Bubbly Oodles

Flaking Signs of the Future

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Signs are used to point us in a direction.

What is the direction we need to go?

Where do these signs point us to?

Chiba is Watching You !

Deeper than the Ocean Blue

F is for Flake

Trickster Abstractions

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Back to one of my favorite subjects.  The political tricksters ant their posters.

I am not sure why I am so drawn to these gaudy posters.  It might be the challenge

in their pure horror, and ugliness to create something abstract and intriguing.  

 

I see photography as a process, which the goal is to create the best possible image.

This of course starts with the way the image was shot, which camera was used, exposures and 

what have you, but it does not end there.  One needs to keep on pushing and pulling the image

until the image satisfies something in your soul.  When it does it is ready to be shown.  

 

 

Why so Long, Trickster

Sideburns, got Burned

Unshaven, Unclean

Segmented Tricksters Ear

When is a Red Line not a Red Line ?

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

When is a Red Line not a Red Line ?

 

When is a Red Line not a Red Line

 

It is a image word play.  The answer is when the Japanese character for

red is printed over a line that is black.  So pictorially the the image reads Red Line,

but it is actually black.  

 

Nice Bokeh?  Don’t you think?

Feeling a little Abstractish

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

More and more close ups, segmentation.

I am becoming to see in abstractions.

 

Necked, and Segmented

Silver Rainbonic Scratches

3 Urban Abstractions

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Tokyo, Chiba Japan the land of abstraction.

Po Can

Olive Branch

Knot One

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