A Glimpse of the Mask

Shot Of The Day: October 1, 2014





QOTD: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
— Søren Kierkegaard

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Another sinister exaggeration. — TAG

Locale: Behind the Ideenkleid (the Ideational Veil).

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Mechanical Sleepwalkers

Shot Of The Day: September 30, 2014





QOTD: If you don’t control your mind, someone else will.
— John Allston

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: The art of the (National) grid. — TAG

Locale: A sleep of No Dreaming…

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Unpunished Blossoms Go Adrift

Shot Of The Day: September 29, 2014





QOTD: Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions.
— Clarence Darrow

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: NYC Arts Cypher strikes again… — TAG

Locale: Thompson Street, Stapleton

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Towns Of Weariness

Shot Of The Day: September 28, 2014





QOTD: I’ve always been crazy, but it’s kept me from going insane.
— Waylon Jennings

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Another, glaringly obvious, rerun (well, close to it). Fox News has nothing on me! (I’m celebrating Rosh Hashanah as, when it comes to holidays, I’m ecumenical). — TAG

Locale: The auto graveyard where I play TAG.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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To Climb The Starry Memory

Shot Of The Day: September 27, 2014





QOTD: Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast or of one thing too exclusively.
— Voltaire

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Okay, okay, this is a rerun of sorts: a b/w film version of a digital shot run earlier. What can I say? I like snails…despite the stereotype some of them are really fast. (Hey, look at that Escargot!!) — TAG

Locale: Stapleton Zoological Gardens…

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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The Tactful Remorse

Shot Of The Day: September 26, 2014





QOTD: Freedom ain’t nothing but knowing how to say what’s up in your head.
— Ralph Ellison

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Sometimes I don’t know where my head’s at. Those are the moments (pretty much most of the time) when I really screw things up. — TAG

Locale: A storefront in Stapleton…

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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I’ll Put My Omissions On Your Wound

Shot Of The Day: September 25, 2014





QOTD: Ordinarily he is insane. But he has lucid moments when he is only stupid.
— Heinrich Heine

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: How did this guy Heine get my number? I swear, I never knew the guy. — TAG

Locale: The old Comfort Station House in Tappen Park, Stapleton.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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In Your Heart There’s A Child, A Lamp

Shot Of The Day: September 24, 2014





QOTD: To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then to go to hell after all would be too damned hard.
— Carl Sandburg

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Graffiti on what used to be called the Pape building. I like the design but I miss the graffiti you seen in Europe, particularly in Köln or Rotterdam, which tends to be more political — and working class. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island, NYC.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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“System Change, Not Climate Change”

“System Change, Not Climate Change”
(Protest NYC, September 21, 2014)
by Thomas Altfather Good

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The Labor Contingent’s House Band




Larry Goldbetter, president of the National Writers Union (NWU – UAW Local 1981),
being interviewed by NY1




New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Contingent




A young UAW supporter – with his dad




Chris Shelton, vice president, Communication Workers of America (CWA), District 1




Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, president of the New York State Nurses Association




Hector Figueroa, president, SEIU 32BJ




A Teamster (DSNY worker) – and his son




Transit Workers Union (TWU), Local 100 Surface Vice President JP Patafio




The UAW Contingent – on the move

As the affluence of society depends increasingly on the uninterrupted production and consumption of waste, gadgets, planned obsolescence, and means of destruction, the individuals have to be adapted to these requirements in more than the traditional ways.

Mass democracy … not only permits the people (up to a point) to chose their own masters and to participate (up to a point) in the government which governs them — it also allows the masters to disappear behind the technological veil of the productive and destructive apparatus which they control, and it conceals the human (and material) costs of the benefits and comforts which it bestows upon those who collaborate. The people, efficiently manipulated and organized, are free; ignorance and impotence, introjected heteronomy is the price of their freedom.

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As the production of wasteful and destructive goods is discontinued (a stage which would mean the end of capitalism in all its forms) — the somatic and mental mutilations inflicted on man by this production may be undone. In other words, the shaping of the environment, the transformation of nature, may be propelled by the liberated rather than the repressed Life Instincts, and aggression would be subjected to their demands.

— Herbert Marcuse (Eros And Civilization)




ISKCON adherents (colloquially: “Hare Krishnas”) dancing and chanting




“Uprose!”




Moms marching for the environment




“Vote the Environment!”




NYPD and marchers…




Children – the point of the exercise?




“Our Future, Our Choice”




Greed – the root cause of Climate Change




Students from UMaine




From Seattle to Central Park




Michiganders marching against fracking – in NYC


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Eclipsed Desires

Shot Of The Day: September 23, 2014





QOTD: The heaven of each is but what each desires
— Thomas Moore

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: A Trabant was a crude beast, powered by a 600cc 2 stroke engine. As a machine it was sheer art of the state. As a metaphor, and a symbol of Ostalgie, it is priceless. — TAG

Locale: Geometric patterns of longing. Farewell DDR, the first Socialist Experiment in Germany.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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