The Illusory Industry

Shot Of The Day: September 21, 2014





QOTD: The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitudes.
— Victor Frankl

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

Backstory: Who wants to be a millionaire? — TAG

Locale: Just outside the ideational veil (Stapleton, Staten Island).

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


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The Hope Of Secret Harmony

Shot Of The Day: September 20, 2014





QOTD: Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
— Norman Cousins

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

Backstory: I am not sure if the Cousins quote holds Hope in higher esteem than mere logic – but I do (as a permanent student at the Frankfurter Schule). — TAG

Locale: The People’s Republic of Stapleton, Staten Island.

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


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Unadvertised God

Shot Of The Day: September 19, 2014





QOTD: A comprehended god is no god.
— Saint John Chrystostom

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

Backstory: This is getting out of hand. — TAG

Locale: The former Muddy Cup, then former Full Cup, up next: the Hashtag Bar.

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


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The Approximate Man

Shot Of The Day: September 18, 2014





QOTD: God gives almonds to those who have no teeth.
— Spanish Proverb

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

Backstory: This man is squeakly clean. — TAG

Locale: A 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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Dialektik

Shot Of The Day: September 17, 2014





QOTD: The dialectic is an amusing mechanism which guides us / in a banal kind of way / to the opinions we had in the first place.
— Tristan Tzara

Quote is a proposed addition to:  The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: There is no way to Dada. Dada is The Way. — TAG

Locale: Bucharest, Paris, Staten Island?

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

[ photo of Tristan Tzara by Man Ray ]


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Unsanctioned Pleasure

Shot Of The Day: September 16, 2014





QOTD: To look up is joy.
— Confucius

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

Backstory: The Mexican population on Staten Island has endured and prospered, in the face of occasional bigotry and a dubious economy. It is inspiring – and colourful. — TAG

Locale: Cebra Avenue, Staten Island

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


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The Social Value Of The Individual

Shot Of The Day: September 15, 2014





QOTD: The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
— Mignon McLaughlin

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

Backstory: Poverty, class polarization, infant mortality, hunger, disease, endless war – these are the charges contained in the Great Indictment. — TAG

Locale: Your backyard – despair in the midst of affluence.

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3


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The Privilege Of Being Rather Irrational

Shot Of The Day: September 14, 2014





QOTD: Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
— Henry David Thoreau

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

Backstory: I’m not a snappy dresser. Like a snail I tend to wear the same things every day. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island.

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3


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The Truth Of The Great Refusal

Shot Of The Day: September 12, 2014





QOTD: Fear is the highest fence.
— Dudley Nichols

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





Backstory: The chains of ignorance, greed, and intolerance cannot bind this Tawny resister. She is the Great Refusal. — TAG

Locale: Beyond the performance principle.

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


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