Posts Tagged ‘Joe Cunningham’

Pathways

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Pleasant Avenue, Uptown Minneapolis & St. Anthony Catholic Church, NE Minneapolis

Pleasant Avenue, Uptown Minneapolis & St. Anthony Church, NE Minneapolis

    I tread these two paths every week. The one on the left leads to my door, which can be seen in the trees. The one on the right takes me past St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church to the retirement community where my father is dying of Lewy Body Dementia. Last year he was like the rest of us (mostly), but he deteriorated rapidly over the course of this year and has already lost his ability to speak, walk, and feed himself. He suffers continuous confusion wreaked by random brain damage and hallucinations but is lucid enough to know how terrible the end of his life has become. I do my best to comfort him and bolster his courage and implore him to not lose faith, even though what little was left of mine has vanished. That universal force we sometimes sense is not worth worshipping. Too fucking cruel.

Vision thing

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Downtown towers, Minneapolis

Downtown towers, Minneapolis

Psychedelicamera obscura

Friday, November 21st, 2014

H8HER★ Tag, Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

H8HER★ Tag, Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

What have we here?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Graffiti sticker, Northeast Minneapolis

Graffiti sticker, Northeast Minneapolis

In 2012 I replaced my trusty antique iPhone 1 with a brand-spanking-new, still-in-the-box antique iPhone 1. I wanted another for its outdated camera. I was in the midst of a project and the newer Apple phones had a better camera which would render images inconsistent with that body of work.

Much to my chagrin, the new antique iPhone’s camera had a major problem. As you can see from this example selfie, the pictures all came out pink and blue; as if they had been developed in a Pepto Bismol bath. Not attractive at all - so the camera app was relegated to the last page on the phone. You know: the back of the bus where you keep the stock tracker, the iTunes store and other useless apps Apple won’t let you delete.

It wasn’t until this year that I discovered the Pepto Bismol effect applies only to bright sunny days. It was overcast when I, a sucker for sticker graffiti, walked past the above image and discovered that on dull “concrete sky” days the malfunction goes all Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The above photograph has not been retouched, only resized. Click it to be dazzled by the raw full resolution file.

I have spent the last few months making up for the two years I lost ignoring the über-psychedelic camera in my pocket.

Much more to come. Stay tuned.

Late evening sun

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Dad's old rolltop (double exposure)

Dad's old rolltop (double exposure)

Slash and burn

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011



City Center construction fence (Uptown, Minneapolis)

Edge of nothing

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Jupiter (Isanti, Minnesota)

Jupiter (Isanti, Minnesota)

Woods Journal #2

Sunday, June 12th, 2011



May 28th in the family forest (Isanti Minnesota)

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Woods Journal #1

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011



May 26th in the family forest (Isanti Minnesota)

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Indulge at Club Pen15 in Duluth

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011



Mike Wilson (bottom photo) and friends raise hell in the basement

Stark tangle

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Random night flash, Minneapolis

Random night flash, Minneapolis

Unintended collage

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Slow Poke tag, Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis

Slow Poke tag, Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis

Glitter trail

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Bloomington Avenue Post Office, Minneapolis

Bloomington Avenue Post Office, Minneapolis

Ess ess eye pea pea eye

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Karl Noyes and Kevin Hagen chatting along the Mississippi River

Karl Noyes and Kevin Hagen chatting along the Mississippi River

Light the way

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Karl / Curb to curb (11th Avenue, MInneapolis)Karl / Curb to curb (11th Avenue, MInneapolis)

Karl / Curb to curb (11th Avenue, MInneapolis)