Kitchen Gadgetry No. 2

Kitchen Gadgetry No. 2 © Robert Jay Matejcek

Cookie-sheet abstract expressionism seemed like… a thing… to… try. At one point. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Harry Crane (of a Mark Rothko painting): “Two possibilities. Either Cooper loves it, and you have to love it, like, in an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ situation… or he thinks it’s a joke and you’ll look like a fool if you pretend to dig it.”

Salvatore Ramano: “People like him pretend they understand this.”

Harry Crane “Maybe he has a brochure in here, something that explains it…”

- Rich Sommer & Bryan Batt – Mad Men

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in iPhoto)

St. Louis Grunge (in red)

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It’s been almost a year since I posted a more neutral version of the above, so I figured I’d share this colorful edition today (and, if my computer remains unconscious, you might see a yellow version sooner than later, too). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Trinity: “Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.”

- Carrie-Anne Moss – The Matrix

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Succulent

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I can’t seem to remember what kind of plant this is. I water it from time to time, though. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Marie Helena Kreutz: “Do you have ID?”

Jason Bourne: “Not really.”

- Franka Potente & Matt Damon – The Bourne Identity

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Pierce Stocking Pop

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Pierce Stocking Overlook. All popped-out.

Warhol Girl: “Andy, Yoko’s here to see you.”

Andy Warhol: “Oh, Yoko. Tell her I’m filming this man eating a hamburger… it’s… transcendent. Okay, now the pickle!”

- Francesca Tedeschi & Bill Hader – Men in Black 3

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

Four-Leaf Clover (faux wet plate collodion)

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Black and white and (implied) green all over! Not exactly what I had in mind, but you get the idea.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Murphy MacManus: “Yeah, it’s St. Patty’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight.”

- Norman Reedus – The Boondock Saints

About this image: digital image (flatbed scan) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Hydrophobic Universe

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Oil and water. Just chillin’. Or… not.

Ron Burgundy: “If you want to throw down in fisticuffs, fine. I’ve got Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary waiting for ya, right here.”

- Will Ferrell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Dish Soap Abstract

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Kinda makes me think ‘The Matrix’. With Apple Blossom Scent.

Cypher: “I know what you’re thinking, ’cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Actually, I’ve been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?”

- Joe Pantoliano – The Matrix

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

New Years…

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Sorry, all I had was Ginger Ale. And yes, I spilled it on myself. And my camera. And my tripod. And etc, etc. *hic* Anyway, wishing everyone the very best in 2013!

Harry Burns (of ‘Auld Lang Syne’): “What does this song mean? My whole life I don’t know what this song means. I mean, should old aquatints be forgot… does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances or does it mean that if we happen to forget them we should remember them which is not possible because we already forgot ‘em?”

Sally Albright: “Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it’s about old friends.”

- Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan – When Harry Met Sally

About this image: digital photographs (Canon 300D) combined and lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Plastic Porter

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I might have jumped a little. Full-disclosure. Although, on second thought, I’m pretty sure I could out-run this dude. Still, such creepiness will probably affect the tip.

Wes Mantooth: “What, you guys can’t say one thing?! Even the guy that can’t think said something! You guys just stand there?! Come on!”

- Vince Vaughn – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

Barn – Rural Michigan

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Another shot from summer… have a great weekend, everyone!

Man with Bullhorn: “It’s the authorities! We got you surrounded!”

Ulysses Everett McGill (cowering in hayloft): “Damn! We’re in a tight spot!”

Man with Bullhorn: “Just come on out and grabbin’ air! And don’t try nothing fancy! Your sityeachin is purty nigh hopeless!”

Ulysses Everett McGill: “Damn! We’re in a tight spot!”

- Royce D. Applegate & George Clooney – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)