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Mirimirage

Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Ed Panar: Golden Palms - Charlotte Cotton Strangely static and uninhabited street view of LA. Even the rare animal (dog or bird) or car is motionless. Sort of interesting, I guess, but I got bored with it pretty quickly. Maybe I'm not enough of a photographartiste to appreciate it. Maybe stucco houses aren't my thing. Maybe it was just that I've seen all this walking around various bits of LA myself (I thought his assertion that no one else sees these bits because they all drive was either disingenuous or indicative of his unfamiliarity with the area).

But seriously, stuff like this:

I see sights like this all the time. And I can take photographs of random trees and houses that look as good. But I don't expect people to pay me for them. And I know Panar can take shots that are much more interesting. Photography friends, if you can explain what I'm missing, I'd appreciate it.

Also, I'm not sure what Cotton did to get authorial credit, since there isn't any text besides a single sheet insert of small print and easy losability.

Now on to The Architect's Brother!