Thursday, February 27, 2014

what is colour?

what is a flame?
what is time?
what is colour?

The Flame Challenge: scientists explain science to 11 year-olds via the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Listen to A. A. talk about how this came to be.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The sky over the overpass at twilight on Sunday.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Russia seen by Russians

Sergej Smirnov.
Conversation with a priest.

Igor Lagunov, Magnitigorsk. 
A celebratory dinner for a funeral in Altai, the region bordering Kasakhstan, Mongolia and China. 

Igor Lagunov, Magnitigorsk. 

Valeriy Klamm, Novosibirsk. 
On Trinity Sunday (the feast celebration of God as three persons that occurs the week after Pentecost) in the village of Biysk, grass and branches of birch are brought inside to decorate an orthodox church.

Sergey Maximishin. St. Petersburg. 
Marina, an insemination technician, and Lyuba, a milkmaid, pose for a portrait on a dairy farm near St. Petersburg, near the road to Moscow.

Bret and Kermit

We've been watching F ofthe C lately and I remembered that Bret McKenzie composed this and won a prize for it..

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dad 1942
This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. 

Walt Whitman
Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mirko Hanák

After hundreds of passes in the last 5 years, it suddenly occurred to me to capture the storage in these windows of the Asian market on St-Denis the other day. Harv and I were out together ... maybe it was his influence.