Archive for December, 2007

9 pictures are worth 9,000 words

December 27, 2007


When I got my first digital camera six or seven years ago, I took a long walk down Melrose Ave in Los Angeles and just clicked away. After downloading the 200+ images, I highlighted the ones that I liked. And within seconds I randomly arranged these images into 3 throws of 3. These 9 images, combined with their positions in this 3×3 grid, make up a story that I can tell over and over again.

Thicker than pea soup

December 19, 2007


Amsterdam in December

December 18, 2007

Click each photo for more images… 

[ Architecture ]

[ Bikes ]

[ Grafitti/street art ]

[ Canals ]

[ Local art ]

[ Stores/local businesses ]

View the entire set on Flickr

Leave, and wait for me. I will arrive.

December 16, 2007



December 5, 2007


Now this David Sedaris story makes more sense…

In the years before central heating, Dutch children would leave their shoes by the fireplace, the promise being that unless they planned to beat you, kick you, or stuff you into a sack, Saint Nicholas and the six to eight black men would fill your clogs with presents. Aside from the threats of violence and kidnapping, it’s not much different from hanging your stockings from the mantel. Now that so few people have a working fireplace, Dutch children are instructed to leave their shoes beside the radiator, furnace, or space heater. Saint Nicholas and the six to eight black men arrive on horses, which jump from the yard onto the roof. At this point, I guess, they either jump back down and use the door, or they stay put and vaporize through the pipes and electrical wires.

Read the entire story


Can’t forget Zwarte Piet…

CHOKE selected for Sundance in ’08

December 1, 2007


Choke – Directed by Clark Gregg (What Lies Beneath screenplay). An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s (Fight Club) novel, Choke is the sardonic story about mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual addiction, and the dark side of historical theme parks. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad Henke.