Photography – Art

REBLOG 2008-11-17 The Guggenheim and thoughts on art…

On Friday, I took my good friend Chris who was visiting from my hometown to the Guggenheim Museum. On Fridays you get to pay what you want (in our case $5 each) instead of the full $18 admission. At the Guggenheim you can view works from such Masters as Picasso, Renoir, Degas and many, many more. There are also temporary exhibits that usually last a few months. In one instance of temporary exhibits, you will find one photographer named Catherine Opie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Opie). []

Ah….

A little while ago I blogged here about the demise of Polaroid instant film. Now we are hearing of the demise of Polaroid as a whole: Polaroid files for Chapter 11 (CNN) (CNN) — Polaroid Corp. announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Minnesota-based company said it is taking itself and its subsidiaries into bankruptcy in order to restructure its finances. “Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with []

Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture…

Words to a song that will, one day, have to be explained to a younger generation: “What does it mean Grandma?” “Well, back when I was a kid, one could take a picture using what was called a Polaroid.  The instant photo would spit out of the camera and while developing before your very eyes you would have to shake it back and forth to allow it to air dry.” “What megapixel was the camera Grandma?” Wha…? I have an odd way []

2008-10-23 Ponderances

This morning, on my way into work, I sat on the train facing west as it headed into Manhattan. Because of where I was seated the sun shone brightly on my face. I had left my DVD player at home, opting to give my ears a rest from the earbuds I use incessantly and to allow the readers here to catch a breath from my marathon movie watching. The sun felt good. I suffer from winter blues and try to find ways []