スカート – すみか skirt: sumika

come to hawai`i in 1966

hawai`i tourism film starring elizabeth logue, just after her role in the 1966 film, “hawaii” (based on the james michener novel).

“night time’s a swinging time in honolulu”

the sound of elizabeth’s voice as she narrates is lush , velvety and subdued … like a billy holiday record playing on a rainy day.  but its just on the audio quality of a low budget toursit film from the 60’s.

“salon of beauty” ana serrano

ana serrano’s world in cardboard.

see more here http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/ana-serrano-cardboard-art.html

rachel sussman photographs the oldest living things in the world

after a visit in japan lead sussman from the oldest woman in the world to a 7,000 year old japanese cedar tree … she endeavored to capture photographs of the oldest living things in the world.

the result is a book full of nature photos in desaturated hues, framed by thick borders of whitespace and handwritten captions.  followed (perhaps) by some contemplation on nature, time and life.

the oldest:  bacteria in siberian tundra

the epic adventure:  antarctic moss on elephant island

the one in our backyard:  palmer’s oak in riverside, california.  nearby is a cement factory and suburban sprawl.

the metaphor:  this fallen bald cypress was alive when sussman started her endeavor, but burned down after a meth session in the tree’s hollow trunk.

listen to her interview w/madeleine brand on press play HERE

see more photos from this project HERE

buy book at your local bookstore.  or HERE

vice lahaina halloween 2014

see what happens when you cruise for vice down front street in lahaina … on halloween.

see more at vicelahaina.tumblr.com

traversing yunan, china. captured on 120mm.

“old town” in lijiang.  

photos taken during the summer holiday (october, 2013).  lijiang is a popular tourist destination, especially for chinese from the city looking to see the ‘old china’.  photos taken with kodak portra 160 film on a yashica-mat tlr.  

 

kcrw 2nd annual 24 hour radio race

1 theme + 24 hours = a radio story

winners get air time on ‘unfictional’ and $$ benefits

this years theme:  “You Should Know”

here are the winners…

first place:

You Should Know What’s Right Next Door by Gamma Radio

second place:

Psychic Blob by Jeff Emtmen

third place:

Coming Home by Grit City Radio

unfictional award:

Bobby is Trying to Get in Touch by so it goes

and… a non-winning entry:

you should know how to cook rice by msmlska