I have struggled recently to take in and understand what is happening in the United States right now. Not because it seems out of line or out of nowhere, but because I'm on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean when my country is tearing itself apart in the quest for change and for justice … Continue reading “Do the Right Thing” **
Athens is a funny place, architecturally speaking. In the U.S., the boom in funding of development projects, particularly in the area of public works, in the 1960s and 1970s in such places as Massachusetts, led to the blooming of Brutalist Modernism in government buildings and educational facilities (see: the University of Massachusetts, especially UMass Amherst … Continue reading A Geometry of Chaos
Second in a series. I still haven't solved the problem of how to present graffiti. But I'm trying my hand at the first step: collecting all my data in one place. At the moment, my formal organizational system is in the form of "sets" on Flickr. I made a collection that contains all the sets … Continue reading Graffiti, Photography, & Writing about Art.
Police, a photo by aeroplang on Flickr. Cops are a state apparatus that make me really nervous. Usually I avoid even looking at them, if possible. Much less talking to them, and almost never taking their picture. But during Athens Pride, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to capture all of these young men … Continue reading Cops, anarchy, and feather boas.
First in a series One of my hobbies is documenting graffiti. This started in Athens, around 2008, when there was, along with an explosion of civil unrest and political discontent in the city, an artistic explosion that spread out across the walls of the city. I remember the point where I noticed that I kept … Continue reading How to Present Graffiti