try as i might, i've yet to find a spider who can spell.
Mar 30, 2010
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Mar 25, 2010
RIP jim marshall
i want to acknowledge the passing of a legend and someone who had a huge impact on my own life in a real way. if i hadn't met jim i never would have gotten my leica, i never would have taken any of my "going over home" photos. i never would have moved to san francisco.
he was the first person i called when i got here. he got me my first job. that job introduced me to music.
so much good in my life came from this one cantankerous wild man. i know i wasn't alone, i know he had other beneficiaries; random young photographers that he would take under his wing and help (even if he maybe drove them crazy at the same time). despite his wildness he was a secret sweetheart....... and one hell of a photographer.
this is jim...... he changed my life.
i heart haters.
so jim (hughes) and i went to the alameda skate park yesterday and made some friends. a funny thing happened. i was on one side of the skate park with some kids and jim was on the other side with some others. apparently they didn't care that he could obviously hear them and they started talking about me.
"dude, she's pretty hot."
"yeah she's hot."
"she's hot but when you get close to her you can see that she.. that she's, like older."
when we were leaving and jim told me what they said i told him i wasn't sure how to take that.
"marin, take it as a compliment - they're twelve."
you've heard of a backhanded compliment?
Mar 23, 2010
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Mar 15, 2010
"you know what you should do..."
this scene takes place inside a honda civic hatchback at the rc gas station on market and castro. the time is around 8:15 pm.
marin: "i feel like taking a silly picture of us."
she holds the camera out, takes several unflattering pictures, giggles after examining each one.
marin: "that one is alot of head."
(takes another, looks at it.)
marin: "what is that weird shadow?"
(takes another, looks at it.)
marin: "wow we look really red."
john: (amused) "i don't know what you're expecting here."
marin: "let's make a face dad makes."
john: "this is going to say alot about what i think of dad."
they both examine photo and errupt in laughter.
marin: "that's the one! that's the one! this is it!" (she gasps for air)
john: " i love you. it's wonderful that it's really this easy to make you this happy."
they continue to laugh hysterically until tears run down her face
marin: "so much is funny.... so much is funny," (she says through laughter), "my pea size brain, (gasps) your feelings about dad (gulps), the amazingly expressive eyebrows that he gave us both (yelps)... and also dad reads my blog."
a photo of my actual father making one of his faces with us would have been the most awesome scenario.
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
can you hear me now?
i was standing in cellular world trying to get my blackberry fixed today and while waiting was transfixed with this giant map.
i couldn't help but mentally note the areas with no service. i'm not sure why but i had the strongest urge to pack it in and move to a white area, the only areas where the constant technological bombardment can still be avoided. there are still 'no service' areas! basic human interaction still has a chance! we just have to make it to the desert, or the forests, or the mountains.
who's with me? it looks like alaska may be our best bet.
Mar 9, 2010
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Mar 3, 2010
my roommate neil is an artist. he's doing an art project with some kids from east oakland. somewhere along the way he's acquired this huge roll of canvas and they are all drawing and painting on it. the theme, or the concept is 'dreams'.
neil tells me that he's going to bring them on a field trip to our house and then take them to the beach. because even though they only live in oakland, they have never seen the ocean.
they have never seen the ocean. except in dreams.