Greetings family and friends (as well as complete strangers)! Giving updates on personal life is somewhat of a rare occurrence on this site, but we felt inclined to show you some of the things that have been happening as of late. Roarke and I have been living a fairy-tale lifestyle of beautifully rudimentary proportions up in the Northeast corner of Oregon – just outside the small town of Joseph. We were blessed with an amazing opportunity to partake in a […]
On my desktop I have a ‘prospective posts’ folder in which many, many random images are dumped, with the thought/intention that they will become the substance of a posting. Now and then I will cull imagery that can not really stand on its own in a miscellaneous hodgepodge of wildness (check out the post of the 1st purge here). Below you’ll find a wide gamut of intriguing visuals that have been collecting dust, but will now hopefully stimulate your mental […]
Looking something akin to a turret in a B-52 flying fortress, the cupola of the International Space Station provides photographers an opportunity to shoot the Earth from a mind-bending 250 miles above the surface!! Here are a few shots of the photographers / astronauts in the hyper exclusive viewing area of the ISS (more found at this site). Also, if you haven’t already check out this time lapse video of the world’s turning from the ISS. ORBITING IN A TIN […]
Based out of Poland, Sainer and Bezt are 2 artists that have formed an artistic collective entitled Etam Cru. With similar stylings to Aryz, Etam Cru’s large scale murals and smaller oil paintings are at a level of expertise matched by few else in the art world. Below is a collection of their combined work as well as their individual pieces. SMOOTHER THAN KEYSTONE.
The Rodeo held in Sisters, Oregon (just a half hour west of Bend) is dubbed “The Biggest Little Show on Earth”. Occurring on the first weekend of June every year, the population of Sisters (normally a town of just over 2,000) easily triples and the roadways become grid-locked with trucks and horse trailers. On Saturday we ventured up there to have ourselves a little gander, and here is some of what we saw. (Roarke was the best dressed Ka-boy there!)
Lots of great material emanating from the New York Times LENS Blog this past week. Starting with the ‘Holy Land ATM’ shot, is a small collection (also derived from a LENS feature) of Josh Yospyn’s photography. His work depicts the bizarre lifestyle and cultural quirks of America. GOOD LUCK OUT THERE.