Blog posts tagged "photos"

You and …

November 13th, 2010

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The “You and X” pages are my favorite Facebook feature I’ve seen in a long time. (I’ll admit I’m a pretty limited user of “the Book” so the bar is low, though a new feature we launched adminonly yesterday on Etsy is making me think about bulking up on ‘Book friends).

Also reminded me of my favorite semi-secret feature of Flickr people tagging: the “You + X” pages.

If you visit the “/photosof/kellan” style people URLs you’ll get prompted “Anyone ever snapped a picture of the two of you?” and if you click on the link you can see pictures of the two of you. (us?) You can also hack the URL to string together a longer list of folks.

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Las Manitas

March 14th, 2009

Las Manitas was one of my favorite things about Austin. I miss it. I took a photo of the empty lot that used to be my favorite breakfast spot in the whole world.

The Flickr nearby page is one of the best memorial to it I’ve seen.

Picture 31

Fire at Beijing CCTV tower complex

February 9th, 2009
asc: it seems to me that we need to set up a magic email address for “things on fire”

Fire at 
Beijing CCTV tower complex

From an amazing set by Ai de ke.

Shoe Toss

December 15th, 2008

CHUCKing Flying Laces Comeverse the new Star Cool Shoes Street Corners for You. (EXPLORE!)

Photos from waterbubblz, dgrubz, murdlebanks, so_phie, elton and picturesofthings

Vermont Fall Colors

October 13th, 2008

Jasmine has a set of photos up from the short road trip we took with my parents to southern Vermont to see the changing of the leaves.


Some of my earliest photos on Flickr are of going to see fall colors in VT and NH, with our friends Rob and Rima, in October 2004. (whose son Elias was a month old yesterday)

A Brooklyn Weekend Ride

October 12th, 2008

Took the bike out for a spin on what might be the last truly hot and sunny weekend of the year.

Head out in search of the fabled Red Hook ball field food vendors. For 30 years they’ve been congregating on the weekends in Red Hook to feed the hordes who show up to play and watch soccer. And its widely agreed to be the best Mexican and Latin American food in the 5 boroughs.

Last year they had a brush with extinction as the city, in its bid to clean up the neighborhood and make it yuppy/Ikea safe shut down the proceedings citing sanitation issues. Eventually a compromise was struck, and a handful of the vendors are back, now in plumbed trucks. The food is still very very good, but their numbers are reduced. My favorite was the pupusas loroco con queso.

Red hook ball park pupusa

But even before that a flat tire drove me into the The Bike Shop and the Coffee Den across the way, where they serve a decent cup of Gorilla. Need to get those kevlar tires.

electronic hearth in the age of irony

From there we walked along the water front, dramatically changed from our last visit two years ago. And found to our glee that Steve’s was still serving their swingles, frozen chocolate dipped key lime pie on a stick.


On the ride back I wandered into Fort Greene park, and wondered if I’d found a portal back to Dolores Park. So startled I forgot to take a photo.

And then, at the end of the 13 mile loop, blocks from home, tripped over a fafi and Koralie piece, paint not quite dry.


waferbaby: “o noes, washington has failedz11!111 “

September 30th, 2008

dc offline, originally uploaded by bees.

Cal apparently has instrumented Washington. Somehow not surprised.

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

September 23rd, 2008

Historical landmark New York Central Railroad 69th Street Transfer Bridge, with Trump Towers looming in the background.

  • September 22, 2008

    Photos from the Kwang-Young Chun show.

    Jasmine introduced me to the work of Korean artist Kwang-Young Chun who sculpts textured swooping surfaces that veer between shaggy and organic, to austere moonscapes out of bits of hand dyed, inked, and folded paper. Gorgeous stuff.

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  • September 16, 2008

    FlickrBlog: El Camino de Santiago.

    “Every year around this time I search for the latest photos from the summer’s collection of trips from El Camino de Santiago, the ancient route filled with stunning scenery which spans between France and the north of Spain.”

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“On a rooftop in Brooklyn…”

July 6th, 2008

We tromped up to our roof with friends and neighbors to watch the fireworks in the rain.

June 23rd, 2008

From the road

June 17th, 2008




Sierra Nevadas in the rear view mirror

June 16th, 2008

IMG_3450, originally uploaded by curlyjazz.

A family ritual

June 12th, 2008

A family ritual, originally uploaded by curlyjazz.

We go for coffee at Gayles every Saturday morning I’m in Santa Cruz.


January 30th, 2008

the view from farrah's blanket farrah_and_ben IMG_0943 road to beach IMG_1026 IMG_1101 ben_coconut kellan,ben,val and farrah IMG_0966

Flickr: The Commons

January 16th, 2008

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC)

George just announced about the coolest thing ever: the Commons. The Library of Congress has started sharing a fraction of their photo archive on Flickr under a special “no known restrictions” license.

You can tag, comment on, fave, and share these historical photos just like any other photo on Flickr.

And the collective wisdom will hopefully bubble up some great photos and metadata.

Los Angeles

January 9th, 2008

Jasmine and I headed to Los Angeles for the new year. And we had an amazing time. This is hard for me. As a native of Northern California I was raised to despise Los Angeles. (and really I’m more a Central/Southern California, but culturally we identified as NorCal.) Studies on environmentalism and conservation just reinforced the point.

Part of the deal for us going to LA was that I’d do a chunk of the driving as Jasmine’s wrist is sprained. This was problematic as I don’t drive, and didn’t have a license. So on Dec. 24th we spent some time driving, and on Dec. 26th I proved that CA will give a driver’s license to just about anyone. And Dec. 28th we drove the 350 miles to LA. And so ends a 15 year boycott of car culture.

The weather was great, we saw amazing art, we ate great food, we caught a good show, and saw good friends. We took a bunch of photos, I’ve got a small sampling of them, and Jasmine has a more complete set.

We drove down to Watts Tower.

The Smart House, Venice, CA

Shepard Fairey might be over saturated, but he is also at the top of his game. The execution on his new work, Imperfect Union, is flawless, and gorgeous. Also sold out. Literally. Every piece was sold. We tried to beg/borrow/steal anything with War by the Numbers on it. Without success.

The Murakami show was overwhelming. On paper doesn’t it look that large, but the live experience is different. Interesting to see his work all together, you realize how weak the painting is, and how amazing his sculpture is. The security presence was so intense, I almost felt like I was in a performance piece, the © in the show’s name being acted out as authoritarian dystopic future. Which is to say, we were only able to sneak a handful of photos. Or a plot to make you buy the catalog. (which we did)

We met up with Jasmine’s people from NYC at the Varla NYE party. The Dickies were the headliners, but the Airliner is a great funky dive bar, with 3 stages, which they kept busy that night, including our favorite act of the night, Vegas based “Objex”, the only one we got photos of.

More then any other year I can remember “Happy New Year!” congratulations seemed to roll in every hour on the hour all day long. This diversified geography thing is starting to look unscalable.