1. Detritus (Around this time last year.)

    Kodak Tri-X 400, Yashica FX-D Quartz

     

  2. Homage to Winogrand

    "Dear Thinh,
    Congratulations! Your image, Capricorn, was selected as a finalist in the Homage to Winogrand contest. Of the 48 selections, it was designated “Best in Show” along with seven other images. Over 250 submissions were judged by Ksenya Gurshtein, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art.

    Ms. Gurshtein said the following about your image: “This photograph captures very precisely that distinctly Winograndian feel that we are looking at a fascinating story unfolding, but will never be able to figure it out.”

    Your image will be included in a digital display before the On the Street film screenings at the School of Communication’s Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater. I hope you can join us for one or all of the films!”
    I was elated to hear this news and I’m feeling good about the way things are going for me finally. The National Gallery of Art in conjunction with American University’s School of Communication are hosting a show of the selected images forĀ Homage to Winogrand followed by Everybody Street tomorrow, April 11th, at 7pm in the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater for the opening. They’ll be showing films on the 13th and 18th as well if you’re interested. I hope to see a few of you there!
     
  3. I soaked some Kodak Portra 400 negatives in warm salt water.

     
  4. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

     
     
  5. Lamentation (Life teaches us that some things are beautiful only because we cannot have them.)
    Olympus E-PM1  |    f/5.3  |   1/500th

    Lamentation (Life teaches us that some things are beautiful only because we cannot have them.)

     

  6. "That we do not discover reality but rather invent it is quite shocking for many people. And the shocking part about it — according to the concept of radical constructivism — is that the only thing we can ever know about the real reality (if it even exists) is what it is not. It is only with the collapse of our constructions of reality that we first discover that the world is not the way we imagine."
    — Paul Watzlawick, “On the Nonsense of Sense and the Sense of Nonsense,” 1995
     
  7. A television, a vanity mirror, an old picture, and the light outside.
    Canon EOS REBEL T2i  |    f/2  |   1/20th

    A television, a vanity mirror, an old picture, and the light outside.

     
  8. Sightwalk - Gueorgui Pinkhassov

    A short but very good photobook from the famed Magnum photographer that I just had to share. It’s definitely worth checking out in person to see the photographs as they were intended in color.

     
  9. King David Memorial Garden
    Canon EOS REBEL T2i  |    f/8  |   1/160th

    King David Memorial Garden

     

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  11. Images from my visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

    I haven’t been on tumblr in a while since my mood hit a point where I didn’t feel like doing much of anything except what I needed to to get by. I’ll get back to posting street shots when I get the chance to shoot but I’ve got other things I’m working on so who knows. Without getting too deep into specifics I’ve started a project about history/record-keeping/the flow of information so I’ll be posting about that as well.

     
  12. Sunday, February 23rd.
    Canon EOS REBEL T2i  |    f/9  |   1/400th

    Sunday, February 23rd.

     

  13. "I don’t think art can stand up to nature. Put the best object you know next to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, redwoods. The big things always win."
    — Walter De Maria, ‘On the Importance of Natural Disasters,’ 1960
     
  14. The devil is a lie. (Rorschach #1)

     
  15. Roses that I can’t give to her.
    Olympus E-PM1  |    f/2.8  |   1/125th

    Roses that I can’t give to her.