Bamboo

Originally I airbrushed out this guy’s ‘blemishes’ (because I can relate), but it felt… too ‘perfect’. Sorry, bamboo. But hey, it’s almost Friday… if that helps. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander: “If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it’s that a male model’s life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn’t mean that we too can’t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.”

– Ben Stiller – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

English Garden (infrared)

Water. You can probably guess where this is going. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Klaus Daimler: “He’s got hydrogen psychosis, the crazy-eye! Steve! They say you’ve got crazy-eye! Get him out of the f*****g water!”

– Willem Dafoe – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: Kodak 35mm High Speed Infrared film scan – lightly 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

Japanese Garden

Here’s a photo from the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Which means it must be time for a little something from an old stand-by / one of my all time favorite films: ‘Load up the random Lost in Translation quote! AND… SCENE!’

Kelly: “John, John. You are my favorite photographer. ”

John: “Ohhh… ”

Kelly: “No. You are! I only want you to shoot me. It’s true! Oh my God… I have the worst B.O. right now, I’m sorry!”

– Anna Faris & Giovanni Ribisi – Lost in Translation

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Chinese Garden (infrared)

Wow. Lot’s of pollen around here at this time of year. And most of that’s stuck in nose. Good times. Kleenex, anyone?

*This just in* Mr. Paul Johnson has kindly featured my Houdini piece on his hilarious super-blog, The Good Greatsby. If you’ve not yet visited Mr. J, please head on over and check out his antics… you’ll thank me for it!

About this image: Kodak 35mm High Speed Infrared film scan – lightly modified