I almost didn't make one this year, but I'm afraid that after the last couple years of Bug calendars, he's developed a small following - especially one particularly excellent little boy I know. So if you're a little boy, don't buy it, because you'll be getting one in the mail. For the rest of you, here's a link.
And submissions are now open for the first theme in Issue 8: Tourist. Let's see your best travel shot!
I have to say, hearing my wife come into the living room and say, "Oh my God, it's so big," gives me a certain manly geek pride I've never quite felt before.
She also told me it was well hung.
I try to be an intellectual. I try to an artist. But it turns out people just come around for the little dog photos.
This is a mosaic of the top 20 photos from my Flickr photostream, as picked by my fellow Flickrinos hitting that "favorite" button. Important stats:
10 little dogs
2 of my beautiful wife
1 famous bicyclist
1 unknown accordionist
1 favorite moment from our wedding (taken by the marvelous Katy Raddatz)
0 big dogs
The audience has spoken. More little dogs in 2006!
JPG Magazine Issue 4 has been out for a couple weeks now, and the contributors are just starting to get their copies in the mail. This week, two of them took their copies out into the wild and photographed their subjects again with the magazine. And, honestly, it's shit like this that makes this project so much fun.
Our hallway ceiling is now a stunning shade of "Frank's Fire." The only Frank I know is my cousin the accountant, and, as far as I know, he's never been on fire. But if he was, I assume he'd be this color.
His and Hers iPod nanos. (Mine's the black one, natch.)
Uploaded by Heather on 22 July 2005, 8.30pm PDT.
Someday I'm gonna write a post called, "So I Married a Photoblogger."
One of the many perks of the first day off work in months is tending to long-overdue life maintenance. Today I ran errands, cleaned the house, and got a haircut. Consider this post my little contribution to the most interesting Google image search ever. I feel like a new man already.
I'm really enjoying the crappy camera in my Sidekick 2 lately. You can see the results in my Flickr Photos Tagged Hiptop.
If there's one thing better than having super-talented friends, it's having super-talented friends who let you participate in their projects. Today Heather and I went over to Robin's garage studio for the rockstar treatment, which consists of a white backdrop, a few lights, and a camera. All in all it's pretty low tech. The fanciest thing in the garage was the iPod playing the tunes. Whatta blast. Thanks Robin!
There's a tradition in Judiasm during Chanukah. You're supposed to light the candles just after sunset, right around the time when people are coming home from work, and place the Chanukiya in a window so it can be seen. The old reason for this was to remember the military victory of a bunch of fundamentalist crazies in the desert. But the meaning has become a bit of Jewish pride. The Chanukiya in the window means: A Jew Lives Here.
For me, this year, Ephemera has been my virtual window. I shot photos of my Chanukiya aflame every night and posted them. In this season of rampant Christmas craziness everywhere I turn, it was my little corner of Chanukah rebellion.
Here's the whole set:
I hope you've enjoyed it, too.
I knew there was a reason I liked the missing E in Flickr. Then, sitting on the throne in SFO the other day, I remembered.
|It's dangerous having friends with phone cams ... and really incredible photo sharing community tools.||
Originally uploaded by Stewart.
A few favorites from recent ephemera:
Thanks to the inspiration from Heather's Furthermore and the sweet software goodness from Noel's PhotoStack, I've added a new section to Ephemera: Sets! The first one to go up includes 35 photos from Saturday night's Chinese New Year Parade, which was a blast. Happy year of the monkey!
My photos now have a proper home. Please drop by Ephemera and see.
No matter how many times I drive the hypnotic highway, I always find something new there.
Just got back from a trip to Claremont to visit the folks. A few moments of beauty....
Dramatic golden light illuminates the plants in dad's driveway.
So I just got a new camera, and to celebrate I'm posting a photo of my cat, as is the custom with my people.
Okay, dogs too.
Outside Yerba Buena. Not an accident. But it causes traffic delays nonetheless.
Robot with a heart.
Do not feed the homicidal bears in the window.
Heather's new do.
In the continuing saga of Fred, there are now three babies peeking out of what was once a stick in a pot. Go Fred!
By popular demand: 1024x768 Evil Robot Desktop.
Around the corner, at the top of dog shit park, there's this sign that keeps getting decorated. After I took this photo, someone added, "WHO DAT?"
The scenic Pike Street Market, with its rows and rows of fish, and the original Starbucks where the mermaid still has nipples? The endless corridors and tacky patterns of the Waterfront Marriott? The stunning, cloudless, utterly rare, blue Seattle sky? Didn't take my camera out once. What did I take pictures of? The cab.
In the Maslow's hierarchy of needs for Chieka, finding stinky things to roll in is just about at the top.
Everyone loves Tigger. Women coo at him on instinct. Dogs follow him around. There's this one dog in the park, Theo, who loves Tigger. He'll run through traffic to get to him. Once, when we were out walking, a car stopped in the street. It was Theo and his owner, Nate. Nate was driving. Theo pressed himself against the glass of the window. "Look, Theo," said Nate, "it's your boyfriend!"
This is why I always ask for a window seat.
See? I was there.
Thanks to Tantek Çelik for the photo!
A random bit of art on a staircase in Lower Haight.
When Heather and I were in Vancouver, we finally got to meet Dos Pesos. He's cute as a bug and he does one heckuva prairie dog impersonation.
Happy Birthday to Caterina (that's her, grinning in the background)!
Our flight to Vancouver treated us to a stupendous sunset over a blanket of fog around Sutro Tower.
Update: 'Cause someone asked, here's a 1024x768 version suitable for desktopping!
I contributed an old favorite to the July theme over at Lalaland.
And, yeah, after a harrowing few hours of immigration lines, security lines, and baggage lines, we're home safe and sound. Phew.
'Cause dad asked.
Special thanks to Mark for the pic above. The trouble with being the emcee and the photographer is that you never get photos of yourself on stage. Thanks, Mark!
Photos from last night's Flam Chen show. One sentence review: Kinda like Cirque du Soleil if they had fire instead of money. Bonus one word review: Amazing.
Universes collided this weekend when a UCSC banana slug (the college mascot, dontchaknow) met its logo-ized self on a baseball hat in what used to be called Elfland in the forest of upper campus.
Personally, I got the knit cap.
Heather and I averted a small tire emergency thanks to Harry's Double D Tire Corral.
Note: When walking the rim of the Grand Canyon, be sure to bring a hat, or else you'll wind up wearing whatever goofy thing is in the trunk of the car.
Note: The curve in the horizon is from the camera, not the curve of the Earth. I think.
A girl and her dog. Golden Gate Park.
This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page shows thoughts about Photos, including:
2007 with Bugsley Dante
26 December 2006
Vote for JPG Issue 7 Now
5 October 2006
"It's So Big!"
12 January 2006
My Flickr Top 20
5 January 2006
JPGs in the Wild
4 January 2006
The Household Beautification Project Continues
28 December 2005
Love in the year 2005
8 September 2005
My New Glasses
23 July 2005
Before and After
30 June 2005
Heather and I on Lulu
3 May 2005
Heather via Flickr
9 April 2005
19 February 2005
My Chanukah Window
15 December 2004
The Original Dropped E
19 August 2004
Me via Caterina
1 July 2004
Me via Stewart
17 May 2004
13 March 2004
New in Ephemera: Sets
8 February 2004
A new site
11 January 2004
She Said Yes
2 January 2004
Claremont Photos 3: Highway 5
29 December 2003
Claremont Photos 2: Back Yard
29 December 2003
Claremont Photos 1: Shadow Play
29 December 2003
Celebrating the new camera
23 December 2003
21 December 2003
11 December 2003
Do not call 911
11 December 2003
Out for a Walk
6 December 2003
1 December 2003
Signs of Life
15 November 2003
Still Life With Artist
7 November 2003
6 November 2003
Sign Person Five
3 November 2003
Chieka in the Kitchen
2 November 2003
2 November 2003
Rusty and Robot
31 October 2003
30 October 2003
27 October 2003
Out for a Walk
25 October 2003
SF Skyline from above
25 October 2003
13 October 2003
How it works
28 September 2003
Conservatory of Flowers Reopening
22 September 2003
3 August 2003
The missing photo
25 July 2003
More urban texture
13 July 2003
Happy birthday Caterina
9 July 2003
8 July 2003
7 July 2003
1 July 2003
Fray Cafe Sedona
30 June 2003
Flam Chen photos
28 June 2003
Greetings from Santa Cruz
23 June 2003
Harry's Double D
11 June 2003
10 June 2003
Greetings from the Grand Canyon
9 June 2003
Memorial Day in the park
26 May 2003
22 May 2003
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2007 with Bugsley Dante 26 December 2006
Vote for JPG Issue 7 Now 5 October 2006
"It's So Big!" 12 January 2006
My Flickr Top 20 5 January 2006
JPGs in the Wild 4 January 2006