It's a little daunting that my Flickr life is so bike centric, that a great shot gets ignored, since it isn't of a bicycle. I just need to join photo groups, I guess,
And this is a great shot. Sony NEX, with a supercheap CCTV lens, at the Ice Cream Bar in SF.
Ironically, they are asking for support for their plan to put a mini-park out front, to replace a parking spot. Visit on a Saturday afternoon. If you aren't ready to kick an old lady in the crotch to get a spot within five blocks... Seriously, just walk there. From Cathedral Hill, maybe.
I used to make "sprocket hole" photos, by running 35mm film through a 120 camera. I invented it, but you see it everywhere now. If you can prove you made one of these images before 1992, I'll give you a framed picture of Angelina in Edinburgh. Anyway, this is the method I used, and may use again. The impetus was the usual, "poverty begets invention" story: my 35mm camera broke right after I bought 100 feet of 35mm film. I had no money, a lot of film, and a 120 Ciroflex camera I'd bought at the Sausalito Flea Market for $12. "I bet I can use this stuff to make some photographs... otherwise, I fail the class."
I invented this. It sounds rude, and no one will believe it, but I did. Modern sprocket hole photos are usually shot with a Holga, but I use a Ciroflex and a Mamiya. I have instructions for making the adapters in my Flickr stream.
My friend is selling his 1958 Rene Herse randonneur bicycle (Google it), and the only picture he had was taken inside his garage with his cell phone. Not a lot to work with, but I did figure out a super-fast way to eliminate garage-door handles.
He did go ahead and take better pictures, if you're interested in the bike. The bike is sold - a reader of my blog bought it.
This is an LED bulb you can use in a vintage dynamo-powered bicycle tail light. So much easier than re-engineering modern LED circuits into the antique light housing! Just screw it in and ride away with a much brighter light. 10,000 hour lifespan and a (short) standlight feature that stays on when you stop.
I paint portraits of people's ID cards. It started out on a whim, but I've done a fair number of them now. I like that they're almost sculptures (I made this 6 foot oil on linen painting with rounded corners), and the undertow of this being the State's view of you. And I think people like little things made big.
I've made a number of paintings of ID cards. Personal impersonal portraits of your official self. I've changed the numbers and addresses for these images.
Sizes range from 4" to 6', in watercolor or oil.