Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Remember dot-mac? Remember MobileMe? Here comes iCloud. Prepare to have Apple shove your computer's contents into some nebulous iCloud, empty the contents of your wallet, and manage to shove your head up your own ass, all in one day. Don't say you weren't warned. They have a pattern with this stuff. Remember MobileMe being down for 3 days? Try to nail a cloud to the wall, and you'll realize how much sense all this makes. But Apple will say "we warned you over a year ago..." You mean they greased my backside for one year, made me spend more money, fixed what wasn't broke, and, surprise! surprise! are catering to the iPhone and iPad generation. Leaving us computer folks with our heads in the proverbial cloud.
Here's a great story, very well-written, and worth a read, whether or not you fish. Happy 20th Anniversary to my fave couple!
And check out CASTING FOR RECOVERY, a great organization for women (and their friends) with breast cancer.
No matter how you square it, guns are trouble.
Check out any movie. The minute a gun makes an appearance, you know nothing happy is going to be happening.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The United States
The Fort Peck Dam; The first photo on the cover of LIFE Magazine
Prisoners at Büchenwald, 1946
Dr. Kurt Lisso, Leipzig's city treasurer, and his wife and daughter after taking poison to avoid surrender to U.S. troops, Leipzig, 1945
German civilians made to face their nation's crimes, Buchenwald
Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photo journalist. She was born in the Bronx, New York, to Joseph White (who came from an Orthodox Jewish family) and Minnie Bourke, the daughter of an Irish ship's carpenter and an English cook; she was a Protestant.
Margaret grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey.
In 1922, she began studying herpetology at Columbia University, where she developed an interest in photography after studying under Clarence White. In 1925, she married Everett Chapman, but the couple divorced a year later. After switching colleges several times (University of Michigan, Purdue University in Indiana, and Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio), Margaret graduated from Cornell University in 1927. A year later, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she became an industrial photographer at the Otis Steel Company.
In 1929, she accepted a job as associate editor for Fortune magazine. In 1930, she became the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union. She was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine.
Her photographs of the construction of the Fort Peck Dam were featured in the first issue, dated November 23, 1936, including the cover. This cover photograph became such an iconic image that it was featured as the 1930s representative to the United States Postal Service's Celebrate the Century series of commemorative postage stamps.
During the mid-1930s, Bourke-White, like Dorothea Lange, photographed drought victims of the Dust Bowl. Bourke-White was married to novelist Erskine Caldwell from 1939 to 1942, and together they collaborated on You Have Seen Their Faces (1937).
Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II.
During the 1950s, Bourke-White was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and she died in Connecticut, aged 65.
|Creator:||Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971.|
|Title:||Margaret Bourke-White Papers|
|Quantity:||76.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Biographical material, correspondence, writings, and memorabilia. Memorabilia consists of financial, legal, and printed materials, photographic equipment, scrapbooks, and miscellany. Bourke-White's photographs and negatives comprise a separate collection, also located in Special Collections Research Center,|
Syracuse University Library.
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,|
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Here's a link to Culture Club's work located at
BURNING THE GROUND.
BURNING THE GROUND.
This photograph by Richard Avedon was actually taken at DAVID VANCE'S first studio in Opa-Locka, (Miami), Florida. Days before the shooting, Avedon's assistant(s) came down and painted the entire background cyclorama in (Richard Avedon's) WHITE paint, specially mixed for all of Richard Avedon's portraits. That ensured consistency with his lighting and the tonality of the background. David actually told me he knew God had a sense of humor when Boy George stepped out of the limousine and was something like 6' tall (and Tom Cruise is 5'7").
Much later, I started my tenure as David's assistant, and one day I was told "to paint the cyclorama." I don't paint. Ever. I wear paint. But, as every assistant knows, you do what you are told, and do it to the best of your abilities. So I was pointed in the direction of several 5 gallon buckets of "white" paint.
After I finished painting the cyclorama (which is like getting lost in a white cloud on acid) I was wearing most of the paint, especially on my sneakers. All OVER my sneakers. At that point, I was told the paint I used was "white – Richard Avedon white." And I was so thrilled, I never cleaned my sneakers or jeans.
So for several years, I had my "favorite" sneakers, which were splashed with "Richard Avedon white."
Freddie Mercury was actually asked in the only full interview he gave years before his death what he thought of the "new singers" and who he thought would "really do something." George Michael's name came up and Freddie said something about "the old fag's already done a duet with Aretha Franklin, and beat me to it" but then he went on at length to say "Boy George is very good. And if he doesn't get messed up in all this (the lifestyle), he'll really go somewhere.
I don't think Freddie figured it'd be jail.
Richard Avedon White!!!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
- Here are the top 25, as extracted by antivirus solution provider ESET. Is yours one of them? If so, it’s safe to say you should consider changing it to something stronger immediately.
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Posted by B.man at 6/11/2012 12:17:00 PM