Retooling The Mental Apparatus

Shot Of The Day: July 28, 2014





QOTD: The living moment is everything.
— D.H. Lawrence

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

Backstory: I buy a lot of items here. I love the accoutrements of Santeria. — TAG

Locale: My friend Jose’s Botanica, Stapleton, Staten Island. (Jose and I like to talk about futbol).

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4-5.6 D & Nikon F65


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The Means Of Destruction

Shot Of The Day: July 27, 2014





QOTD: There is less to this than meets the eye.
— Tallulah Bankhead

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





Backstory: Are humans the top species? Or just showroom dummies, staring at their gadgets of affluence as their Rome burns? — TAG

Locale: The set of A Star Is Born?

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4-5.6 D (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110) & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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The Automation Of Perception

Shot Of The Day: July 26, 2014





QOTD: Dare to be naïve.
— R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Backstory: I hope Robert Mapplethorpe would approve. — TAG

Locale: The Garden of Eden.

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4-5.6 D (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Total Absorption Of The Personality

Shot Of The Day: July 25, 2014





QOTD: Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual – and the soul of a people.
— Anwar el-Sadat

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





Backstory: This artificial female has apparently misplaced her torso. — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4-5.6 D & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Single Dimensionality

Shot Of The Day: July 24, 2014





QOTD: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

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





Backstory: ‘She’s as beautiful as a foot’ — Blue Oyster Cult. What could be more beautiful than an impractical shoe in a thrift store? — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4-5.6 D & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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The Ability To Remember

Shot Of The Day: July 23, 2014





QOTD: Knowing is half the battle.
— G.I. Joe

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





Backstory: Libido should extend beyond one’s genitals. — TAG

Locale: Planet Earth

Equipment: Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset) [top] & Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4/5.6 D (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110) [bottom]


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The Forgetting

Shot Of The Day: July 22, 2014





QOTD: It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
— Henry David Thoreau

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





Backstory: The Death Drive is powerful, the only antidote is to remember your original face. — TAG

Locale: Merax ‘One Shot’ Photo Studio

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 & Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset)


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The Deification Of Time

Shot Of The Day: July 21, 2014





QOTD: I don’t think of the future. It will come soon enough.
— Albert Einstein

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





Backstory: I never knew the Parks Department numbered their lightbulbs. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Kodak (Tamron) 80~210mm f4.5-5.6 & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Another Death In The Forgotten Borough




STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — July 19, 2014. Photo: Reverend Al Sharpton (of the National Action Network) with Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, at a protest held on Saturday, in the Staten Island neighborhood where Mr. Garner died while in police custody.

Eric Garner died on Thursday, July 17, while being pinned to the ground by police during an arrest – a video shot by a friend of Garner’s shows the man being choked and crying out, “I can’t breathe” several times before he stopped moving or speaking. The Saturday rally and march was attended by hundreds of Staten Islanders. Police blocked traffic on Victory Boulevard and Bay Street, in the busy Tompkinsville section of the Island, to allow the large procession to march from the Mt. Sinai church rally site to the 120 Precinct.

Two of the officers who arrested Mr. Garner are being investigated by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau – for using a chokehold on the victim.

Below: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James at the Garner protest.





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Equipment: Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Prosaic Languages

Shot Of The Day: July 20, 2014





QOTD: Anyone who tells the truth is bound to be found out, sooner or later.
— Oscar Wilde

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

Backstory: Step lively, don’t tread on an analogy… — TAG

Locale: Somewhere, NY

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Kodak (Tamron) 80~210mm f4.5-5.6


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