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The couch

The couch

Chair & rug detail

Chair & rug detail

My very happy yellow chair

My very happy yellow chair

Netflix is really not doing well with that recommendation engine.

Netflix is really not doing well with that recommendation engine.

Leslieville Farmers’ Market haul: May 26, 2013

Opening day for the 2013 season of the Leslieville Farmers’ Market! Hooray! If I’d had a few more dollars in my pocket, I would have also picked up some cut flowers but I was down to my last quarters at that point. Next week for sure! This week’s haul:

  • Pork shoulder roast (frozen - for jerk pork)
  • Smoked trout (Hooked makes this and it’s insanely good)
  • Soft goat cheese (a rather large amount)
  • Hard goat cheese (one of my favourite cheeses ever)
  • Green garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Golden beets
  • Oyster mushrooms (fresh)
  • Organic salad greens
  • Jerk sauce (for jerk pork)
  • Hot pepper sauce (also for jerk pork)
  • A baguette
  • Two croissants

photojojo:

Chris Hadfield, photo/astronaut/hero, explains how to take photos of Earth from space…y’know, just in case you’re ever in space one day!

Astronaut, Chris Hadfield Explains How to Shoot Earth from Space

via anythingphotography

(Source: bobbycaputo)

Second Acts: Why "Rediscovered Artists" Are the Art Market's New Darlings

Genius in colour: Why William Eggleston is the world’s greatest photographer

Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet 'There's Only One Rooster' - Businessweek

Another photobook

Tonight I’m looking through one of Uta Barth’s photo books.

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I only know of Barth because she was one of the 2012 recipients of Macarthur Genius Grants, at which point I picked up this book and immediately fell in love with her work. Unique & simple & strangely powerful in unexpected ways. Just great stuff.

Two photo books

Tonight I’ve been looking through two photo books — Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer and A Visual Inventory by John Pawson. Very, very different photographers, and very different books, but both brilliant.

There is so much to be learned by looking carefully at other photographers’ work and thinking about what they’ve done and why and how.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, bookcover

This is actually the second time I’ve been through these books, and I’m fairly certain I’ll go through them both again many, many times — each time coming away with something new, learning something new, with something new impacting how I see the world and how I make photographs.

Visual Inventory, bookcover

I’m slowly amassing a bit of a collection of photo books, and always have more that I want to get. Real books, too — with good photo books it’s absolutely worth having the real thing. I have a wishlist of some I’ll eventually get. It’s over here.

"The moment I buy my fake Facebook girlfriend, she leaves a post on my wall. It reads: “I just remembered that thing you said… hiarious. lol ;)” Great. Now everyone thinks I’ve fallen for a woman who can’t spell and says “lol” a lot. This is a disaster."

Books I Read Whilst On Vacation (2013)

In no particular order…

* Wool (Hugh Howey)
* An Everlasting Meal (Tamer Adler)
* Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
* People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
* The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression (Bruce Barnbaum)
* Dissolution (C.J. Sansom)
* The Sisters Brothers (Patrick deWitt)
* Demolition Angel (Robert Crais)
* When the Women Come Out to Dance (Elmore Leonard)
* Pronto (Elmore Leonard)
* Riding the Rap (Elmore Leonard)
* Serena (Ron Rash)
* Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman (Richard Feynman)
* Relic (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)*
* Speaking from Among the Bones (Alan Bradley)
* Pictorial Composition: An Introduction (Henry Rankin Poore)
* The Photographers Vision (Michael Freeman)

Neil Gaiman: I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday...

neil-gaiman:

I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday which included the phrase “In these days of political correctness…” talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for their culture or for the colour of their skin. And I thought, “That’s not actually anything to do…

Playing with Android photo apps. This one’s from Vignette.

Playing with Android photo apps. This one’s from Vignette.