News From June 2010

RVCA demo in New Jersey...

One of those Zumiez Couch Tours... (Toy Machine does one in Minneapolis this Thursday!)
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I'm just photo-dumping all my photos on here for your veiwing pleasure. For you, it's like being a fly on the wall, or in the van, with the RVCA team...
SEE RVCA's bLOG POST
about this same trip.
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Little Italy, NYC. Some Italian place Jimmy loves. Rodent was in the city and hooked up with us.
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Harmony has 2 kids now.
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There is so much love to be spread.
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Leo texts me photos of his dick.
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Me and Stu.
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Better shot of Stu.
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This is getting gratuitous... Oh well.
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Flying over the America.
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Flying into New York city...
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Driving into the city, the first glimpse of the Empire State...
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We tried to get Julian and David to "Lady and the Tramp" it. They wussed.
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Jimmy was bummed they were out of steak. So went with the veal. Don't have the mom? I'll take the kid.
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It was Stu's first time to NYC, but not Spanky's.
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The old guy area.
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Our hotel in New Jersey was in a pretty nice spot...
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The van was bursting at the seems with RVCA riders.
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Jimmy fantasizes about having a schlong this big, and this high up on his chest too. But mostly so he can lick it himself, and not for any other reasons.
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They had iced towels in the VIP tent for us. How nice.
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And free stuff that aside from liquids and a few snacks, none of us needed.
This was before the demo even started. Here is the footage of the DEMO.

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I took a walk around the Couch Tour event to see what was happening.
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I think the Skull Candy people were torturing kids for free prizes. Man, the things people will do in this recession for a free sticker.
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There was some element of perversion in this, or is that just me?
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Bumming: all that dancing and gunk and you lost.
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You have to wash yourself in a toilet after too.
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Good times.
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The signing, where we signs stuff and some security guard yells at kids who try to get more than 2 things signed. Really? Kids wait in line for two hours and they can't even get more than the poster and something else signed? Most of them don't know who any of us are anyway. You have to be on Fuel TV or the Berrics to be known by a kid these days.
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This is frequent commenter on this blog and Loyal Pawn, Mike.
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Mike rules.
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Boxers. Reminds me of Deanna when I first met her, but that was back in 1987 or so, and she didn't have a bathing suit on underneath 'em.
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Enthusiastic Mothers.
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This guy.
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Look what I can do with my face!
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That "make your mouth look like a pussy" thing will be a hit when you get to prison.
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Lurking the streets of NYC after our demo.
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Came across a pack of rabid fans by chance, so we jumped out of the van to see what was happening. Apparently actor Sean Hayes, was interacting with his people, who were singing him Happy Birthday. Jimmy has a better shot, I'm sure you'll see it on the RVCA blog.
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Stu, Jimmy, and Harmony are repping Dave Letterman.
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This kid was tripping on Leo.
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Harmony had a pal in NYC...
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Stu fanned out on 30 Rock center...
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And we hit up the Seinfeld reastaurant...
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The inside was way different.
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Back to the hotel in Queens.
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I call this piece, "Untitled (blue carpet w/ red lines)"
My B&W are back but not scanned, wehn I get back from my Toy Machine demo in Minneapolis, I'll get on it.

Upcoming Event:
ED TEMPLETON IN CONVERSATION WITH GREG ESCALANTE, CRAIG STECYK, & ANNIE ADJCHAVANICH
Event date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: OCMA pavilion, possibly courtyard
Time: 6-8 pm (6 pm Galleries open, mingling, food; 7 pm panel followed by Q&A and film clip)


Hot Links:

My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
And Arcana Books on the Arts
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog
Posted June 29th, 2010 by The Overlord of this universe and the next one over too
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Laguna Beach and More...

Some shots from around So-Cal.
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Laguna Beach. Go to the Toy Machine demo in Minneapolis, if you are around...
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Came across Grant and Carl on PCH going surfing...
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Laguna again.
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Deanna looking cute.
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Carrying a tree around the mall while texting.
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Is Deanna checking out some ass?
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A little.
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Seek and ye shall find.
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"A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it." –Jacques Cousteau

My B&W are back but not scanned, wehn I get back from my Toy Machine demo in Minneapolis, I'll get on it.

Hot Links:

My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
And Arcana Books on the Arts
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog
Posted June 28th, 2010 by the RVCA demo mega-post is coming soon!
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Around Huntington Beach

My hometown. Where I have not been too much lately.
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This is probably LA, not HB
Posted June 27th, 2010 by the geezer who pulls no tricks in demo.
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A visit to my grandparents...

My grandfather slammed the other day and broke his hand. He's 90.
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I asked him if he felt tough having a cast. He said not at all, it makes me feel like never doing that again.
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The best people ever.
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This is where I get my love of maps. My grandfather made a map to teach my grandmother about the war. She then scrapbooked it, and we still have it 67 years later.
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My B&W are back but not scanned, wehn I get back from my RVCA demo in New Jersey, I'll get on it.

Hot Links:

My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
And Arcana Books on the Arts
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog
Posted June 25th, 2010 by the biggest single example in my life.
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Flying back to California

And coming home to Huntington Beach.
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Flying low over the suburban bliss of Southern California.
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The smog always hangs low.
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The lakes shrivel in summertime.
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Nobody on it, I wonder if it's polluted?
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Ancient Gabrielino earth drawing of an "A"? Or just humans cutting corners? You know that answer.
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The sprawl I grew up skating.
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The boulevards stretch all the way up to LA.
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I have nothing to say to this one.
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The 405 I drive on more than quite often.
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Then right to Mothers Market, and lurking.
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It's good to be home.
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Deanna had some shopping to do.
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The checkout lady was bummed about some unruly child.
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Then I went downtown HB to see my people, the sun and the beach, the ocean and the lack of humidity.
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Ran into Devin Briggs, the guy who only comments "devinbriggs.com" although I think he has opinions and things to say. His GF was holding back something, but she was too shy to say anthing aside from devinbriggs.com.
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Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
And Arcana Books on the Arts
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog

Posted June 24th, 2010 by the people are much crazier here than there somehow
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Tampa, Florida, Wild in the Streets...

aka: Go Skateboarding Day. In the brutal Floridian heat.
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The Boss, Andrew Reynolds is a healthy food addict now, and was more than down to go to Whole Foods with me to do some shopping.
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I can't tell you how much respect I have for this guy.
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Keeping his body in tip-top shape for Stay Gold, yes, but mostly for himself. He loves skating and wants to do as long as he can, and to do that he knows you have to take care of your body. I wish all the skaters on Baker and Toy Machine followed his lead!
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He even got me doing some stretches...
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Looking up skate videos.
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This was the first kid I saw in Tampa on Go Skate Day. What a great start to the day!
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He's not messing around. I should do a board like this, no?
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The crowd was ready to shred the streets. It was only eight trillion degress outside.
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After the 5 mile skate that nearly ended my life, I sat with some fellow skaters who had made the trek also. This gal's favorite skater is Bucky Lasek, and she likes to skate vert. I think her and her friend watch a lot of Fuel TV.
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This is her buddy, he likes Rodney Mullen.
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The Bro Bowl in Tampa. Andrew ollied this much to the delight of the crowd.
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Then I ran into John Montessi. This guy was on New Deal in 1990, 91, just like me! He owns a skate shop now called WestSide. (check out their blog of the GSD event.)
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This was from the airport in Houston, TX where I had a layover today.
I didn't shoot much digital, so this is all I have right now from my Tampa adventure.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio <-----<<< NEW
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 22nd, 2010 by the time has come to grow backwards
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Catalina Island, Part 2

(I'm off to Tampa for Emerica's Wild in the Streets, so I'll resume posting when I get back.)
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The first two days we were there were unremarkable due to a debilitating headache. But the last day Grant and his GF Ashley came to party with us.
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The boat was full, and they were on standby!
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Fast forward to our picnic on a deserted beach. That is our little boat anchored out there to the right of Deanna's head. (Not the one with the mast.) Not a single person around, the entire cove to ourselves. We had already seen two Bald Eagles flying overhead, and there were two skeletons of dead pelicans on this beach.
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Willow Cove was ours. We picniced and skipped rocks, hiked around, and handled dead pelicans. The weather was perfect, the company sweet, the food epic, and the location unmatchable.
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At first I was like, "No shirt off photos!"
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Then I was like, "Fuck it, Grant, lets compare abs!"
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My old Indiana Jones hat got too haggard, now I have this one that is not as cool.
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The beautiful people fill the beach nicely.
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Lets get a smootch.
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This was Grant jumping off Frog Rock. Deanna was late on the trigger. The water was very shallow this day, 5 to 6 feet deep at the most. I hit the bottom pretty hard both times I did it.
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This is a photo of a photo of Avalon Harbor before they took dynamite to Sugarloaf rock to make way for the Casino Building.
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The steps to the dive park.
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Golf cart journey. It was a first time ever for Ashley driving a golf cart and a boat today!
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Grant and I both shot the skeeball action.
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There was a one-handed guy in my first shot, but I missed it.
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The boat trip back to lame-land.
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Still handsome after all that fun.
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Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio <-----<<< NEW
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 19th, 2010 by I'll send my resume to the doctor and hope for the best
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London, Part 4 + Catalina, Part 1

Blending the stuff together.
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Trafalgar Square Sock Team action...
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the Sand Sculpture people.
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This lady was a mermaid for I don't know how many hours. But her back must have hurt when she got out.
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They make a sand sculpture and people walk by and throw coins down at them...
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Late at night, walking by clubs with velvet ropes and scantilly clad women, this stretch Hummer rolls up and these 3 kids are so stoked on it that they pose for a photo with it. "Mummy, I want me a Cadillac limo when I grow up." –Little Girl in front of pink Hummer Limo. "For your sweet 16..." –the Mother
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The B&W film. I already have the results, all crap. 1,428 exposures of turd.
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The flight home.
A Drinking the Kool-Aid Review for you.
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On our way to the island...
See Grants's blog about our Catalina day <~~~~~
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Santa Catalina Island.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio <-----<<< NEW
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 18th, 2010 by I was on Catalina within 3 days of being back
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London, England, Part 3

Almost caught up...
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The river Thames, my old friend.
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The Tower of London, aka, the old castle... Where they had a moat, kept lions, tortured people on the rack, or strung them up, beheadings were common... that place.
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Henry Walpole, imprisoned, tortured, all that. And he left some graffiti that stands to this day. Take that Banksy.
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I don't know why I shot this photo, but here you go.
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The golden hour always makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
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Came across a pro-Palestinian protest in the streets of London.
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Shot mostly with my film camera, but took a few digi shots...
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The tail end...
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They cleaned it up so damn quick. Within minutes the streets were back to normal. They are used to this in London.
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Whoa another protest! Not even connected to the other one.
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For the sock team homies.
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Hippie encampment near Big Ben, you could smell it a mile off.
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Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio <-----<<< NEW
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 15th, 2010 by time to harvest the crust from your eyes
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London, England, 2010, part 2

My second time in a few months...
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Saw this at a Christian bookstore about how to deal with Richard Dawkins.
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I'm sure Deanna finds it silly...
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Her minions best behave.
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There is nothing like this in Huntington Beach, or even in LA.
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Some protesters had snuck past the gaurds and onto the roof. The cops let them have thier fun for fear they will jump. They just wait them out before arresting them. I'm proud of these guys.
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Who is that? Rick McCrank and his fiance Lee... (Leigh? Leah?)
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So how did I come across Rick McCrank? I'm walking through Leicester Square randomly and see a pack of kids with skateboards. I think to myself, "that is odd in this part of London." I think that perhaps there is another skate video premiering at one of the local theaters. So I follow the kids over to the theater and it turns out there is a skate premiere, because there were tons of skaters there, but no sign saying what movie it was. Just as I was feeling awkward about possibly being seen lurking around some skate premiere with no intention of going in to see it I get attacked by an excited Rick McCrank, who is here to premiere in the UK his new film MachoTailDrop! We were literally on our way to dinner and suddenly Rick hands us two tickets and in we go to watch the film. (which rules, every skater should see it.)
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And after the film Rick and John Rattray, who is also in the film, had to get up and do a question and answer session before a tough English crowd. "Did anyone bang the hot chick in the film?" –English crowd
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What a strange day walking around London and a strange circumstance that brought us around the theater at the exact time the film was starting. Chance is a tricky one, we wouldn't be here without it.
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Afterward I had an awkward talk with John. We are always awkward together and I don't know why.
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I wonder what Deanna would look like as the Queen.
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Just then the elevator doors opened creating another awkward moment.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio <-----<<< NEW
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 15th, 2010 by I feel like a loc
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London, England: Part 1

We took the train from Berlin to London. No photos for you from that ride...
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But here is one fom the taxi ride, pissing rain, through the hecticness of London.
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Our first day was wet and chilly, pushing Deanna to go Eskimo.
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"Every man's memory is his private literature." –Aldous Huxley
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"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror." –Kahlil Gibran
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"When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London." –Bette Midler
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Boing!
Hey, The tinyvices.com iPhone App is now available!
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The rain stopped and we brought with us some California weather.
"I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining." –Groucho Marx
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They make you pay to go inside St. Pauls Cathedral, but it's pretty cool inside.
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So I will bore you with some details...
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"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral." –Robert Louis Stevenson
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"He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all." –Sinclair Lewis
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"I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." –Voltaire
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"If God dropped acid, would he see people?" –Steven Wright
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Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Interview: Grey Magazine
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 14th, 2010 by I feel for the guys who have to take that show down back in Gent
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Last Day of my show in Gent

But it is not your last time to see it! The Cemetery of Reason will be moving to Italy in July. Come see it in wonderful Nuoro, Sardinia beginning July 29th.
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Go to the S.M.A.K. Museum ------- it's the ------ LAST DAY!
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Get the CEMETERY of REASON catalog. My first book with paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography all together.

Interview: Grey Magazine
Posted June 13th, 2010 by Come see it or die wondering, slightly
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Berlin, Germany Part 3

Three is just a number if you don't believe in magic.
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Berlin: old and new mangled together in a pefect crash.
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At Hans Wurst awaiting our food. (Yeah, they took liberties with the Toy logo...)
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"A picture is a poem without words." –Horace
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This one I shot for Deigo...
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U-Bung, He-Bung, a We-Bung.
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Exactly, only gross schmucks would get pierced.
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Photo booth pile-up.
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"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?" –Laurence J. Peter
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For The Sock Team Blog...
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"What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore." –Edward Dahlberg
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Oh the sabrosa bebidas we had.
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The Neues Museum, Nefertiti nearly made me cry.
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"I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary." –Mitch Hedberg
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Deanna nailed me.
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We left Berlin, this is in Koln, on a train layover.
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"Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them." –Oscar Wilde

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
.
In Gent, Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum ------------- LAST DAY !
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
Even the
CEMETERY of REASON book.
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 11th, 2010 by that is some profound shit, shalom.
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Berlin, Germany Part 2

Soon I will go back to good ole' B&W photos, I get my film back this weekend.
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A shadow of my former self.
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The German edition...
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The golden hour was kind to us.
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Berliner Dom, springtime.
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Changing film, Deanna style.
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Someone lost thier photos on the train tracks...
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I was hoping for some illicit imagery, but alas, twas only normal.
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Hanging out in the Helmut Newton photography museum. They are total dicks about taking photos in there, so I had to sneak a few.
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Two whole rooms are framed pages from his big book SUMO, sorta weird that they are not real prints, but you get to see a lot of stuff, even if you can see it all in book form at your own house.
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The bookstore had The Prevailing Nothing, that was unexpected.
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Saw this dude Walton Ford's show at the Hamburger Banhoff.
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Giant Flea.
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Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
.
In Gent, Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum ------------- LAST WEEK !
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
Even the
CEMETERY of REASON book.
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 9th, 2010 by everyone must be sick of my travel life by now
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Berlin, Germany part 1

A wonderful place to take the kids.
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Whoa, the RVCA team is in Berlin at the same time as my vacation! So I showed up for the demo and signing. Here we have Deanna with the storied Mike Burnett.
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Kevin Long – a man I have always known as Spanky, although I think he is shedding that moniker.
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Cairo Foster, gets interviewed by the German media, they love to tell you how bad you are and see how you respond. I hope they realize this guy is a legend.
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Jimmy-san and Leo Romero, together they are a handful.
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Leo gets rad, always. I don't have any photos from the signing or the demo, but I can describe them thusly: Nobody came to the signing, and the demo was in fact a "jam" on the first day of practise for a contest. So basically we were asked to skate during a bunch of dude's practise time. and NO fans were there, only people in the contest who could care less about seeing and old guy skate. Me and Kevin are the only ones that skated over 5 minutes.
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This is a girl waiting for her photos at the real old school photobooth that is just on the street in Berlin.
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It says: Black & White photos for Passports. 4 pics for 2 Euros, which as of today equals $2.40 American Dollars.
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Waiting...
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Lurking...
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"Are you taking pictures of those girls' butts?" – Deanna Templeton
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I rocked the bathrobe every morning in our fancy hotel.
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The summer has hit, if only temporarily, and people were out enjoying the sun and the water...

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
ICP
.
In Gent, Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum ------------- LAST WEEK !
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*


You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton Gallery you know...
Even the
CEMETERY of REASON book.
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 8th, 2010 by the RVCA kids
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Train to Berlin, Germany

Berlin is such an epic city, so big, so filled with youth and art.
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It's nice to see the countryside and be able to read or watch a DVD.
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Spy on other passengers...
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Make-up, always an interesting thing to watch.
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Then we got to Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, you can feel the history.
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The other side.
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Can you imagine walking down a street in your town and seeing the trees lined with dead bodies? I can't. If you were in Europe from 1939 to 1945, your chances of coming across something like this were pretty good.
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I hate scharfing.
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We saw a Frida Kahlo Exhibit, they had the cast that was on her body after her accident. No, it wasn't the one that was touching Salma Hayek's boobs.
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The Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral with a full moon. I watched Wolfman on the plane, and thought it was pretty dumb.
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A closer look from the backside along the Spree river.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
International Ceneter for Photography
.
In Gent. Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Holland: At the
Schunck*


Get the CEMETERY of REASON book!
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
Get it direct from Europe before it's realesed in the US. Impress your friends!

This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium

Posted June 7th, 2010 by now how about some
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Gent: Part 4

Just some leftover tidbits. last one I promise!
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Signing some photos that came from my house to Belgium. Yeah, this is what happens when I wash all the shit out of my hair and let it down...
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Banana milkshakes at Thomas' house.
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A nice house design really makes life better.
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Thomas relaxes in style.
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This hair makes me feel kind of funny.
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This photo and the ones below it are why humans are both the stupidest of all animals, yet also geniuses. It's so easy to plug into any category you wish to cop, and there is always someone there to provide it the basest of ways.
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         >>>------------------->  I've been looking for something ethnic.
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>>>----------------> Does it matter which symbol? Not at all.
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         >>>--------\  ?  /---------->
Posted June 5th, 2010 by What do you think you 5 commenters?
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A few days in Gent, PART 3

Part 3 of a 78,949 part series of my few days in Gent, Belgium in May of 2010.
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A nice view of the St. Baafs Cathedral, home of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by the Van Eyck Brothers. The Dutch call it simply "Lam Gods."
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That spot from above...
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More things seen from above.
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Another Cathedral, the city center is under renovations.
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Walking down the stairs in this medieval bell tower. Instead of lovely Deanna, imagine some knights, or a better yet a hunchback criddling around these corridors by candlelight...
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Gent again from our hotel front door.
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Deanna spotted a bird that apparently flew himself into a window and to his own suicide.
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And now he is "art."
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The museum's opening hall screen: Hey young kids! come see Ed Templeton's show!
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The Museum staff sees it this way.
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Kevin Barnett scores a museum placard...
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Thomas scopes the product of his efforts...
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Some extra details...
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On our way out – the last time we will see this show in this place.

My current shows:
In New York City: At the
International Ceneter for Photography
.
In Gent. Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Holland: At the
Schunck*


Get the CEMETERY of REASON book!
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
Get it direct from Europe before it's realesed in the US. Impress your friends!

This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 3rd, 2010 by OK I feel super awkward now, but whats new?
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Gent, Belgium --------- Part 2

Part 2 of my few days in Belgium...
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Winners of Emerica Europe's contest, Lewis and Oliver. They won a free trip and hotel stay in Gent Belgium to see my show, and were there to hear my talk... Congrats on the free trip and the nice weather!
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Some MORE random shots from the show...
See the 25Books Blog for some photos from the booksigning in Berlin <---<<<
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The show closes June 13th, so now is the time to get yourself to Gent to see it!
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Different angles...
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Deanna gives Lewis and Oliver a private tour...
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Gilbert and some framed paper.
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From the hallway.
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Details.
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The big hall...
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June 13th, Gent is real easy to get to!
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Spot check: Shitty run-up and landing, but looks sorta fun. Nothin' a keg o' Bondo can't handle, or some plywood.
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The book not yet available in USA that you can order from the link below and have before all your bro's get it.

My current shows:
In New York City: At the
International Ceneter for Photography
.
In Gent. Belgium: At the
S.M.A.K. Museum
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Holland: At the
Schunck*


Get the CEMETERY of REASON book!
My first book with everything: paintings, drawings, exhibition views, essays, and photography.
Get it direct from Europe before it's realesed in the US. Impress your friends!

This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog <-------- UPDATED!!!!
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
5 pages of photos of the Cemetery of Reason exhibition in Belgium
Posted June 2nd, 2010 by london days with some sun...
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Gent, Belgium - May, 2010

4 days or so --------------------> Part 1
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There was some incredible weather, some of the best thay have had all year, I'm told.
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The sun was out, people were on the river in boats, enjoying life.
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And by people I maen tourists. I wish I took a boat tour...
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This scene was literally out the front door of our hotel.
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Skatespot check. Never saw one kid here. Note to Gent skaters: Blowing it.
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You have to 'go in' inside the fountian because of the gap...
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And we did our now traditional Sunday brunch at Thomas' house. He was flipping a pancake...
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Then disaster struck...
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It clearly passed the 3-second rule...
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I ended up eating it. Some fake butter and maple syrup easily take care of any dirt.
Posted June 1st, 2010 by gent, genk, gand, all cities in the area
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