Tag Archives: photography

Fragile

Fragile_0085Seoul, South Korea

Tweetus Interruptus

After a recent tweet failed to send, I ended up in my Twitter Drafts folder for the first time. I was surprised to see that the handful of Tweets I had posted while on a trip to Shanghai last summer were sitting in the Drafts folder with “Failed to Send” labels.

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I’ll leave the implications alone, but here are those images:

music and commerceShanghainese news vendor getting creative with his evening hours.
eamesyRepurposed bent plywood chair, Shanghai.
SumoStreet art Sumo, Berlin.

Golden Hour

Last autumn, outside Boston, MA.

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Outsider Art – Portland, Oregon

One of my favorite things to do is go somewhere and wander. I love the feeling of being a complete outsider, no gravity, no connections yet.

Graphic nature

An early November sunset paints a classic California graphic pattern.

Physical Traces


Paper towel in club bathroom, Los Angeles, CA


Curbside trash, Palo Alto, CA

Tiny ethnography over morning coffee

Picking up coffee in Boulder Creek on my way to work this morning, I noticed an unusual photograph of a mountain lion stalking a white rabbit.

The proprietor of the cafe noticed me taking a picture of his picture, and made a little “come here” motion with his finger. He walked me into his office, and showed me a whole wall of photographs of various wild animals – coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions – stalking this ceramic rabbit. It seems this scenario is something he’s set up in order to take pictures of wildlife.

People often find it very gratifying when you take a genuine interest in them. It’s quite common after design research interviews for the interviewee to thank us profusely and say that they really enjoyed the experience. It’s a great kind of exchange – both sides benefit materially and on a deeper level.