Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blank Stare

In the great age of advertising, a welcome sight.  Maybe they're running out of stuff to sell.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Circle Circle Dot Dot

It's just going around and coming around.  That's what they say and now there's proof everywhere.

certain images via ffffound and but does it float

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rooftop Perspective

Five sky-high views, three from New York City and two from Buenos Aires.  Makes you take a step back and consider the whole picture.

first and second images via jjjjound

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Funny Faces

Three notable faces from a recent San Telmo stroll.  Three guys from very different backgrounds, but I think they get together to play chess on the weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009


They're beautiful even when we let them be.  I think that these are a wonderful reminder of the world's natural processes.  That even the most monumental structures, buildings that took months and years to make, will always reach the tail end of the bell curve at some point is an illustration of the patient symmetry of nature.
I know we are still not back onto images of Buenos Aires, but I've been waiting for a rainy day to put these up.  New stuff coming soon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sky Bridge

Back to Providence for three views of The Foundry skywalk.  I haven't had anything new to post for a few days so I started rummaging through some older images.  I thought that these three would do fine. From a long walk I took back in October.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bored? Go Spend Some Dough

A couple more notable storefronts, one from Colonia , one from Buenos Aires.  The second image reminds me a place where a wild-eyed mad genius spend his days rearranging old televisions into a machine that would allow him to speak to extraterrestrials.  Sort of a Christopher Walken x Carl Sagan type character with a bit of elderly Thomas Edison mixed in.  I doubt that he ever actually sells anything.

Speaking of great storefronts, check out this New York Times slideshow of great Brooklyn finds.

And maybe an even better slideshow here, from New York Magazine. Enjoy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Three Lighthouses

And Morning.  Three views of the same lighthouse, from our weekend trip to Colonia, Uruguay.  Easily the tallest building in the town, its impossible not to photograph.  Alex points this out to us in the final image.

Speaking of photographs, I just finished a new album of Buenos Aires, The Month of Great Epidemics.  Have a look and let me know what you like, what you love and what you might want to see more of.  Enjoy.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Natural Patterns Two

Continuing on about unintended patterns, these four images are from a recent day-trip to Colonia, Uruguay.  The village is quaint in that rundown colonial outpost kind of way and there are walls like this everywhere.  I think that loving neglect has its own aesthetic value.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Natural Patterns

These three images were taken on a midnight walk through a very snowy Providence back in December. My neighborhood was almost deserted, save for a few sledders and the plow crews, and I started to notice interesting patterns made by the snow.  I think I would have walked right past these shots at any other time of day or if I wasn't alone on that night.  Small wonders all around us.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stony Look

A few recent graffiti finds.  Though someone pointed out that these are really more than graffiti, and that they shouldn't be called so.  I don't really know what to call them, so if anyone has any good suggestions I would love to hear them.  In the meantime, keep an eye out for a new all-Buenos Aires album coming soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Color

Its a drab, cloudy and cold Monday in Buenos Aires.  This old gem is a surefire remedy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sky Writing

This is an amazing compilation, made using Google Earth, of gigantic and accidental made man letters. The things you miss from ground level.

And speaking of writing, Alexandra Henson, of Hop Top, has just gotten a nice piece about city travel etiquette published in a local Buenos Aires newspaper, The Argentimes.  Make sure to click over and check it out.

image via ffffound

Saturday, May 09, 2009

White Noise

You certainly couldn't plan it this way, but this worksite has very interesting impromptu street imagery.  I saw a few workmen tearing away old posters and advertisements and started thinking that these men had quite accidentally become leading street artists.  Sort of a post-modern, disillusioned-man style, but a style nonetheless.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Big Game Hunting

It has really been a jungle out there recently, if only on the walls and on the screen.  I want to make nature a persistent theme on The Reef, and if there aren't actually animals roaming the streets, I think these will have to suffice.  Perhaps it would be a lot more interesting if these guys really were walking about, and you didn't have to look both ways crossing the street just for cars but for massive black bears as well. Fingers crossed for a future full of wilder cityscapes.

images one, two and five via but does it float
images three, four and six courtesy of The Reef