Sunday, December 21, 2008

Eye of the Beholder

Stand close to a mirror and look yourself in the eye. You're looking out through the pupil of your eye. This is a basic assumption. The eye in the mirror's pupil is a black hole. I suggest staying with this meditation for some time.

The photo above was taken by double exposing an eye (Mary Jane's, a frequent victim of my photos) with the image of rain on a car window. It was done by running a role of Tri-X film through a camera twice. Of the 20 or so exposures, only this one was usable.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bank of America, Cash Window

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This is the Bank of America cash window on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. It motors on, a reminder of the institutions we trusted.
The decimated little tree, which was a feature of this part of the Mall for many years, has been co-opted by a new display window.
I think that the “tree,” might have existed there for 5 years or more. I’m not sure what was happening to it overnight, but it wasn’t helping. I guess what’s miraculous was its staying power. It was in this shape or worse the whole time.