Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Screaming Room|The Booth


Shogo (Ryuta Sato), the arrogant and condescending star of a popular call-in radio-show must temporarily broadcast out of Studio 6, a creepy and dilapidated booth abandoned since its last DJ committed suicide several years ago. Suddenly, Shogo begins receiving disturbing calls, the voice on the line whispers “Liar” over and over. Is the joke on him, has someone discovered the truth about his sinister past, or has the curse of Studio 6 been unleashed again? In this Booth, all sins will be atoned for.

The Screaming Room|Sorum [Korea|2001]

Why I use AXE hair products. Kinda sorta.

Tarsem|Nike Pro Apparel

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I smell a new project!

Composite image + final ©bernardmlynchjr

Blumenthal's other lie:
"I was captain of the (Harvard) swim team."

When, in fact, he wasn't even on the swim team!

From The Hartford Courant and SLATE, as quoted in The NYTimes:

On a less serious matter, another flattering but untrue description of Mr. Blumenthal’s history has appeared in profiles about him.
In two largely favorable profiles, the Slate article and a magazine article in The Hartford Courant in 2004 with which he cooperated, Mr. Blumenthal is described prominently as having served as captain of the swim team at Harvard. Records at the college show that he was never on the team.
Mr. Blumenthal said he did not provide the information to reporters, was unsure how it got into circulation and was “astonished” when he saw it in print.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1,000+ Dead in Afghanistan
None of these US Troops
served in Viet Nam either!

See The Times' Interactive feature here.

Comment|The New York Times
Richard Blumenthal's Service in Viet Nam

Did he? or didn't he?
Richard Blumenthal & The Viet Nam Lie

from the NY Times online:
The New Haven Register on July 20, 2006, described him as “a veteran of the Vietnam War,” and on April 6, 2007, said that the attorney general had “served in the Marines in Vietnam.” On May 26, 2009, The Connecticut Post, a Bridgeport newspaper that is the state’s third-largest daily, described Mr. Blumenthal as “a Vietnam veteran.” The Shelton Weekly reported on May 23, 2008, that Mr. Blumenthal “was met with applause when he spoke about his experience as a Marine sergeant in Vietnam.”

Richard Blumenthal: I served in Viet Nam.


The Vault|Fashion::Women
CT: 1987 v FL: 1997

Boycott BP

Orange TM

The Vault|Mexico [Oaxaca]
el dia de los Muertos; 1990s

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Vault|1987
Self-Portrait [1931 Zeiss Iko-flex]

Self-Portrait 1987
Location: Point Judith, RI
Camera: 1931 Zeiss Iko-flex
Film: Kodak Tri-X (ASA 200)
Developer: Rodinal (overdeveloped film)

Negative presumed lost

Studio 54
The Interview Magazine Ad Logo [1977]

The Vault|Thunderbird Flea Market;
Ft Lauderdale; 1990s
Separated At Birth

Thunderbird Flea Market
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Camera: Canon A-1
Lens: Canon 70 – 210 Macro Zoom
Film: Canon Ektachrome
Process: E-6

Slide presumed lost

Note: Subject permitted only one (1) photograph

The Vault|Hartford
Deadheads; The State Capitol Lawn
Mother & Child

The State Capitol Lawn
Hartford, CT
The Greatful Dead Tour 1988
Mother & Child

Camera: 1931 Zeiss Iko-flex
Film: Kodal Ektachrome
Process: E-6
February 1988

Chrome presumed lost

The Vault|Miami (1990s)
Eddie [Male Figure Study]

Location: Miami|Virginia Key Beach
Model: Eddie
Camera: Canon A-1
Lens: Canon 70 – 210mm Macro-Zoom
Film: Kodak Tri-X ASA 200
Developer: Rodinal (over-developed film)

Negative presumed lost

Summer 2010|Concert Wish List

The Vault|Student Work [1979]
Photography|The SI Newhouse School
of Public Communications
Syracuse University 1978 - 1982

Student Work|Motion Blur
Model: Kirk
Location: Oakwood Cemetery,

Syracuse, New York

Camera: Canon AE-1
Lens: 50mm
Exposure: 1/30, wide open, hand-held
Film: Kodak Tri-X, ASA 400

Negative presumed lost

CHANGE_Artists With Disabilities
Entry 1 (version)

The Vault|Student Work [1981]
Photography|The SI Newhouse School
of Public Communications
Syracuse University 1978 - 1982

The View from My Dorm Window, 1981
Dellplain Hall, Room 803
Friday, October 9, 1981 approx. 8:45a

Canon AE-1, Full-Frame
Color Negative, Kodacolor II
Negative presumed lost

The Vault|New York City
The AIDS Quilt|Central Park 1988

The AIDS Quilt|Central Park
June 1988

The Vault|Mexico [Oaxaca]

Rocks, Monte Alban, Mexico ©1990s

Sharleen Spiteri (chanteuse de Texas)
Say What You Want (Acoustic)

Sharleen Spiteri (chanteuse de Texas)

The Screaming Room|Retribution

Change_Artists With Disabilities

[I'm] Kissing you off!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Day in History|1965
The Italians Get Canned
Spaghetti O's First Sold

HOSTEL 2|Eli Roth [Italian Trailer]


Anne Coulter in HOSTEL 2

The Alien on TIME

Trailer Park

The Screaming Room|Splice_04 June 2010

C. Everett Koop
Nicotine as addictive as heroin
1988|Mapplethorpe's Last Portrait

Photograph Rumoured by Robert Mapplethorpe for TIME

Accompanying the profile of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in this week's issue of TIME is a photograph taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. It is a particularly apt pairing of artist and subject: Koop has been one of the most outspoken leaders in the fight against AIDS, and Mapplethorpe, an AIDS sufferer since 1984, by publicizing his illness helped raise awareness of the disease in New York City art circles and beyond.

Koop and Mapplethorpe were brought together by Linda Freeman, assistant to TIME art director Rudy Hoglund. First she secured Koop's willingness to be photographed by Mapplethorpe, whose erotic images often overshadowed his iconographic portraits of celebrities and his still lifes. "Although Mapplethorpe had always wanted to shoot an assignment for TIME, his studio informed us that he was too ill to go to Washington," Freeman says. So Koop agreed to come to Manhattan.

The session in Mapplethorpe's loft lasted only about an hour, but it filled the studio with powerful, unspoken emotions. Koop, a strapping man in uniform, seemed the epitome of physical strength. Mapplethorpe, pale, coughing and looking emaciated, moved about in obvious pain as he worked. "It was a poignant experience to have my picture taken by a man dying of a disease that I've spent so much time trying to educate the public about," recalls Koop.

The two engaged in small talk about Koop's busy schedule and Mapplethorpe's latest exhibition, organized by Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art. "Robert had been thrilled about the prospect of shooting Koop," says Anne Kennedy, the photographer's agent. "He had enormous respect for him and his compassion for people suffering from AIDS. He really rallied to do this. He had been spending most days in bed." Out of respect for the Surgeon General's well-known views on smoking, Mapplethorpe hid his cigarettes before Koop arrived.

After the session, Koop gently addressed Mapplethorpe's illness, turning to , the artist before saying goodbye: "I hope it goes well for you." Thirty- seven days later, on March 9, Mapplethorpe died at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was 42. The Koop photograph turned out to be Mapplethorpe's last portrait assignment.

The Vault|1986
Marvin|No Photoshop!
Coordinated by St Mickey

Happy 65th! St Mickey
Patron Saint of Redemption

Saving the Rainforest Was Never Like This!
Elton, The Boss, Shirley Bassey, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Sting at Carnegie Hall!!!