Animal Crossing Update

It’s been a few months.. here’s a update:

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Ed and I are still together.

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I wore the helmet for too long (seen above, ala Big Daddy in Bioshock) and it gave me horrible hair.

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I still have my Christmas tree up.

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I had bugs (maybe because of the tree?) but they’re all gone now.

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Today was a fishing tournament thrown by Chip! I beat Ruby’s 8.8 inch loach.

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It was a tough competition and everyone wanted to win. You can see us all running around here with our fishing rods, but yet there is no water to be seen.3374066833_0bf6b292f4

This is Chip eating a fish I gave him as a gift.

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This is me winning the fishing contest, holla. My prize is in the mail!

Today’s Pictures

Errands today, so follow me with my phone. We’ve had like no food here for the past week (except hot chocolate), so finally had to go to the grocery store. Also, was not raining the first minute I was out and then decided to rain the rest of the time until I came home. Lastly, there was a giant RAT outside the Pratt Store, like a blown up balloon rat. It must have been 25 feet tall. I was across the street though so was going to take a picture of it on my way back. When I came back about 20 minutes later, it was gone. Did I imagine this?

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Art Photography Now

Art Photography Now by Susan Bright

Very good book to own. I admit I was sold on the cover image, but the contents inside are just as enjoyable. Buy it, make some hot chocolate and grab a blanket.

Description: "In the previous century, photography helped shape art; in the current one, it has begun to dominate it. Not only are major international museums and galleries mounting blockbuster exhibitions, but art photographers are also being celebrated as contemporary masters and their work commands unprecedented prices. This indispensable survey presents the work of 76 of the most important and best-known art photographers in the world: Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Allan Sekula, Boris Mikhailov, Inez van Lamsweerde, Stephen Meisel, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sam Taylor-Wood, and many more are featured in its pages. Susan Bright, former Curator of Photographs at London’s National Portrait Gallery, has organized the book into seven sections–City, Portrait, Document, Object, Landscape, Fashion, and Narrative–and provides an introductory essay for each. Along with each photographer’s works, presented in sequence within those divisions, Bright’s commentaries provide context and depth, and quotations from the artists themselves offer valuable insights into the motivation, inspiration, and intentions behind the work. Following in the tradition of Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50 and the Photography Speaks series, this volume will become an essential resource for curators, collectors, scholars, practitioners, and anyone who wants comprehensive, up-to-date exposure to the state of the medium today."

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V

We just collaborated on a project with V Magazine: "In a new series of Model Makeovers, V choose one model and photograph her twice—once in her normal clothes as she walks in the door, then again once she has been completely transformed via hair, makeup, and a fresh set of threads. In our first installment, Norwegian stunner Sophia Lie from FORD NY. Voilà the amazing transformative power of fashion!"

See it here on the V website.

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Animalania

Ok, this ends today, but if you are around, check it out! If not, you can check the images that were part of it here.

Animalania
Group Show Curated by Aliya Naumoff
Exhibition: February 18 through March 14, 2009

Fuse Gallery
93 2nd Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets)
NYC, NY 10003
Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue

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Derek Watson – White Day – Digital Print – 9" x 12"

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Tim Barber – Kitty City – 11×14 digital c-prints

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Robin Schwartz – Shibu – Vintage Prints – 16" x 20" Print with 30" x 40" Frame

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Benjamin Bertocci – Huokusi Ohm – inkjet on paper, oil on canvas – 11" x 15"

Diritto Rovescio

The Triennale in Milan is showing Diritto Rovescio, an exhibition on knitting and embroidery. Diritto Rovescio proposes a reflection on the textile Loom as metaphorical structure of the thought and the company, and at the same time as individual participation and the creative process, through installations of international artists, design objects and a permanent workshop opened to the audience.

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Il Signor K. – Elisa Nicolaci

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Patricia Waller – Sheep

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Freddie Robins, Skin – A Good Thing