The Automatism of Perception

Shot Of The Day: September 20, 2015





QOTD: Art discovers and liberates the domain of sensuous Form, the pleasure of sensibility, as against the false, the formless and the ugly in perception which is repressive of the truth and power of sensibility, of the sensuous dimension as erotic dimension. The artistic process thus is the liberation of the object from the automatism of perception.
— Herbert Marcuse

Marcuse’s middle period aesthetic is quite inspiring and clearly brilliant. His later reversal (not complete but a turning away from anti-art to more traditional forms as encapsulated in his last book The Aesthetic Dimension) is rather sad. It seems like he ran out of Hope as the 60s disappeared in the rear view mirror.
Backstory: A great quote from a great essay: Art In The One-Dimensional Society — TAG

Locale: Between Eros and Civilization

Equipment: Nikon D7100 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G


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Pretzel Logic

Shot Of The Day: September 18, 2015





QOTD: I have never met Napoleon but I plan to find the time.
— Steely Dan






Backstory: Another iteration of the Consensual Validation shot (b/w film – top), this time with a shot of the unreconstructed circles (the colour, iPhone version bottom). — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5, Ilford HP5 film, developed with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford Rapid Fix, scanned on an Epson V300 (top) & iPhone 5c (bottom)


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The Ravages Of Time

Shot Of The Day: September 17, 2015





QOTD: What kind of vicious muse broke the both of you? Why did your golden hearts effortlessly bruise? How did that waning spark fade to black and blue?
— Jacob Bannon





Name the demons, overhead – the same names as old forgotten friends.
— Jacob Bannon

Backstory: Close of a long day. (Bannon’s artistic vision reminds me quite a bit of Samuel Beckett). — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5, Ilford HP5 film, developed with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford Rapid Fix, scanned on an Epson V300 (top) & iPhone 5c (bottom)


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You May Already Be A Winner

Shot Of The Day: September 15, 2015





QOTD: Love? I know you were ashamed to say the word, and so am I. It’s true: that’s the basic subject. I know we are called Teutonic and destructive, but now you know the truth.
— Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten frontman) on what drives him and his music.


Backstory: A birthday card I received from my friend Camille Brown, modified to reflect my view of the aging process. — TAG

Locale: Click on this image or the dog gets it. (Okay so the in-joke is: someone you know was born in the Year of the Dog).

Equipment: Nikon D7100 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC


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Mr. Mojo Risin

Shot Of The Day: September 14, 2015





QOTD: I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
— Jim Morrison






Backstory: The future’s uncertain and the end is always near – but in order to burn out you have to have once been on fire. — TAG

Locale: Kunst-Studio TAG

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 & Nikon D7100 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC


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Verloren (To The Lost)

Shot Of The Day: September 11, 2015





QOTD: …Ouija board, would you help me because I just can’t find my place in this world
— Steven Patrick Morrissey






Backstory: What backstory? Consult your ancestors for answers. — TAG

Locale: A (very) long distance call

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5 & Nikon D40 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G


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