The Hopes They Once Aroused

Shot Of The Day: August 21, 2014





QOTD: Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
— Albert Camus

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

Backstory: The Frankfurt School, especially Marcuse, believed that Science and Religion aroused hopes for the future but these hopes were dashed by society’s strict adherence to the Performance Principle (das Leistungsprinzip), an ideology disseminated by the so-called One Percent. The One Percent reaps huge profits from what Marcuse called ‘aggressive production’, militarism, and the ideology they constantly advertise through various media. — TAG

Locale: The historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Rosebank, Staten Island. (It’s a beauty and Father Roy Cole is a nice guy).

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 43~86mm f/3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Halbbildung

Shot Of The Day: August 20, 2014





QOTD: All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
— D.H. Lawrence

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

Backstory: Marcuse called technology ‘the great vehicle of domination’ – noting that it could be used to free humanity, were it not for greed. Still, these gas pipes make a nice photo, stretching to infinity (and beyond)… — TAG

Locale: The minds of Marcuse and Buzz Lightyear.

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


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Stolz der Geschäftsführung dienend!

Shot Of The Day: August 19, 2014





QOTD: The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Backstory: Ruled by ‘Das Leistungsprinzip’ this young man is proudly serving his corporate masters. — TAG

Vielen Dank an Ingo Assenmacher für die genaue Übersetzung.

Locale: Merax One Shot Photo Studio

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


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Reality: Love It Or Leave It

Shot Of The Day: August 18, 2014






QOTD: Als Künstler weiß ich, dass das Realitätsprinzip Bullshit ist.
— Thomas Altfather Good (Ungläubiger Thomas)

Auf Englisch:
As an artist, I know that the Reality Principle is bullshit.
– Thomas Altfather Good (Doubting Thomas)

Quote not yet included in:
The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer


Backstory: Upon the completion of another iteration I find myself thinking of Ernst Thälmann, who was executed by Hitler on 18 August 1944. I carry a 20 Mark coin (aus DDR) which bears his image. I feel a connection. And so, on this day – an anniversary for both Ernst and me, I quote yours truly: both the proverbial title and the quote itself. As regards the image – I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than the alternative. I think we need a new reality principle…Saint Herbert (Marcuse) would agree. As would Tom Waits, Dorothy Parker, etc… — TAG

Vielen Dank an Mark Schimmer für die genaue Übersetzung.

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Pedestrian Pursuits

Shot Of The Day: August 17, 2014





QOTD: The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
— Japanese Proverb

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

Backstory: The banged up street sign is a metaphor for the quality of Staten Island driving. — TAG

Locale: The streets of Stapleton, in the Forgotten Borough.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 43~86mm f/3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Perspectiva

Shot Of The Day: August 16, 2014





QOTD: Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Backstory: It’s been a banner year for fallen ‘No Standing’ signs. I’ve seen at least three… — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

Equipment: FinePix Z33WP


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Ideologie

Shot Of The Day: August 15, 2014





QOTD: If you have a gun, you can shoot one, two, three, five people; but if you have an ideology that you think is the absolute truth, you can kill millions.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Backstory: The ‘I am right’ syndrome fascinates me. — TAG

Locale: Theodor Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality (Disorder)?

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 43~86mm f/3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Sinister Exaggerator

Shot Of The Day: August 14, 2014





QOTD: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
— Bertrand Russell

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






Backstory: Something wicked this way comes? — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Haunted Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 43~86mm f/3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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The Science Of Beauty

Shot Of The Day: August 13, 2014





QOTD: The best mind-altering drug is truth.
— Lily Tomlin

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

Backstory: It being August this shot seemed apt. What do I know? — TAG

Locale: The mind of a Leo.

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8


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The Truth Value Of Memory

Shot Of The Day: August 12, 2014





QOTD: Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
— Henry David Thoreau

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

Backstory: This apartment is battered but it’s home to some families who need a bit of shelter. — TAG

Locale: Workingclass, USA

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8


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