Water and Plastic

When I saw successful water-on-a-CD photographs in the Shutterbug eNewsletter I decided to do the ethical thing and completely steal the idea. My ‘results’ must be karma. It should be out of my system, though. For now, anyway. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Royal Tenenbaum: “I’ve always been considered an a*****e for about as long as I can remember. That’s just my style. But I’d really feel blue if I didn’t think you were going to forgive me.”

Henry Sherman: “I don’t think you’re an a*****e, Royal. I just think you’re kind of a son-of-a-b***h.”

Royal Tenenbaum: “Well, I really appreciate that.”

- Gene Hackman & Danny Glover – The Royal Tenenbaums

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

The New Fives

Hopefully this painting reminds you a bit of a U.S. five dollar bill. Or part of it, anyway. Crackle/distressed background texture(s), lightly rusted line-work and shinny copper sides… just F.Y.I.

Me: “Honesty, Abe… you took forever paint, too!”

A.L: “Dude! Nearly four score and seven years!”

Me: “Dude!”

A.L: “Dude!”

(my original Abraham Lincoln piece here)

About this image: acrylic painting on 10″x30″ canvas

Bottle No. 3 (liquid emulsion)

A flashback from ye olde darkroom days! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maude Lebowski: “What do you do for entertainment?”

The Dude: “Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback…”

- Julianne Moore & Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski

About this image: Ilford 35mm film print on 6″x6″ canvas panel via liquid emulsion

Cat’s Head Point

Cat’s Head Point was quiet…. surprisingly… quiet…

Charlie Kelly: “Hello! Charlie Kelly here… local business man and cat enthusiast. Is your cat making too much noise all the time? Is your cat constantly stomping around, driving you crazy? Is your cat clawing at your furniture? Think there’s no answer? You’re so stupid! There is! Kitten Mittens! Finally, there’s a elegant, comfortable mitten for cats. I couldn’t hear anything! Is your cat one-legged? Is your cat fat, skinny or an in-between? That doesn’t matter, ’cause one size fits all! Kitten Mittens… you’ll be smitten! So come on down to Paddy’s Pub… we’re the home of the original Kitten Mittens! Meeeeeeoooooow!”

- Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: faux tintype – digital photograph, highly modified

Lost In Translation No. 2

I’ve already posted a different version of this little building at the St. Louis Botanical Garden, but I felt like a bit of color today (I guess I’m ready for spring). Also, I still have no idea what this sign says… I’m very curious at this point. And confused. Queue the quote!

Jimmy James: “…the original title of… of… this book was, uh, ‘Jimmy James; Capitalist Lion Tamer’, but… I see now that it’s… ‘Jimmy James… Macho Business Donkey Wrestler’. You know what it is… I… I had the book translated into Japanese then back again into English, so… Macho… Business… Donkey… Wrestler. Well, there ya’ go. It’s got kind of a ring to it, don’t it?

- Stephen Root – NewsRadio

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Trans Hudson No. 256

More from the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. Because it’s been awhile. Maybe.

  • Hudson & Manhattan Subway Car
  • 1909
  • Builder: Pressed Steel
  • Capacity: 125 (44 seats)

Jack: “What did he say?”

Peter: “He said the train is lost.”

Jack: “How can a train be lost? It’s on rails.”

- Jason Schwartzman & Adrien Brody – The Darjeeling Limited

About this image: faux van dyke print – digital photograph – highly manipulated

Chrysanthemum No. 2

Why, yes… I do enjoy taping random flowers onto the window. Which is the lead-in for yet another installment of  ‘unusual’  conversations heard only here.

Me: “Hey, Annabelle, does Duct Tape stick to flowers?”

Annabelle: “Well… I can’t say I’ve ever really tried that…”

Me: “Yup! Seems to be working just fine.”

Annabelle: “That’s good.”

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified