Spending Sunday setting ducks in a row~our books & records have resurfaced from dorm room purgatory and have their own real estate now.
PS-jess, moving that chair was a really neat idea:)



= right on, here





Collected Photographs

Yanni Florence~Collected Photographs~here.



Beautiful small imbricated basket with butterfly motif, Pima, this one is tagged with collection initials and number, an oldee. Navajo Turquoise & silver ring....hallmarked sterling, 60's? (there is varying opinions about dating these things in relation to stamps etc)...nice rock and ///'s for the wizard's index.....both from LBC before the rain.



~my brother used to play a great version of this one



Navajo Bic sleeves from the bowl, 1950's-60's, silver, turquoise, coral...the one on the right has a heavier weight to it, a little more time and wizardry in the tooling.
In house relatives here.


Pacific Norhtwest Basket, Lillooet I think~early 20th century, this one is beautiful, deep colors and waxy signs of wear & use around each end. It was on a table with about six others, a deep collection of an age/quality that I rarely see at the flea's, the guy sold me this one, then packed the rest away in his van mumbling that he was going to take them to auction....huge lidded storage baskets, some finer ones also-aye...I had to go back and ask a second time but to no avail, but this one is really special, a favorite along with this little guy.


After Rationalism And Mysticism

1. The muteness of a photograph matters as much as its ability to speak.

2. The juxtaposition of photographs matters as much as the muteness of each.

3. All photography flattens. Objectification is inescapable.

4. Photography cannot secure the integrity of its subject any more than it can satisfy the need to touch or taste.

5. Good ideas are easily bungled.

6. Banal ideas can be rescued by personal investment and beautiful execution.

7. Lacking an appealing surface, a photograph should depict surfaces appealingly.

8. A photograph that refuses to market anything but its own complexities is perverse. Perversion is bliss.

9. A backlit object is a pregnant object.

10. To disregard symbols is to disregard a part of human perception.

11. Photography may employ tools and characteristics of reportage without being reportage.

12. The only photojournalistic images that remain interesting are the ones that produce or evoke myths.

13. A photographer in doubt will get better results than a photographer caught up in the freedom of irony.

14. The aestheticizing eye is a distant eye. The melancholic eye is a distant eye. The ironic eye is a distant eye.

15. One challenge in photography is to outdistance distance. Immersion is key.

16. Irony may be applied in homeopathic doses.

17. A lyrical photograph should be aware of its absurdity. Lyricism grows from awareness.

18. For the photographer, everyone and everything is a model, including the photograph itself.

19. The photography characterized by these sentences is informed by conceptual art.

20. The photography characterized by these sentences is not conceptual photography.

Sentences on Photography

by Torbjørn Rødland




Stumbled on during a Marantz search on fleabay.



Bad little ride, Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, great details.
*I could not figure out is the welded words on the back read KICK LOVE or HIGH LOVE.