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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

4th of February, Asbury Park (Grimy)

In Asbury Park, redevelopment, like the future, is here. It's just unevenly distributed. (With apologies to William Gibson and Bruce Springsteen.)

Cement block railing, detail, Metropolitan Motel, Asbury Park, NJ

Posted at 4:58 AM

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hey ralph, how have you been? so glad to see you still writing and taking pictures. i love this photo... very nice. the sort of abstract architectural detail that i like so much.

i'm just going to read back through some entries now and catch up with what you've been doing...

Posted by deb at 3:46 AM, February 9, 2006 [Link]

Deb! Glad to see you! I've been wondering what you've been up to now that Slipstream is kind of dormant. I remembered your Flickr photostream a few days ago, though, and I figured out where you've been. :-) Seems like you've gathered quite a crowd there. No surprise, your work is quite distinctive and impressive. I was tempted to join up myself, although I have this weird aversion to letting others host my stuff that's kept me from doing so. Funny thing, that.

I stopped taking pictures for a while; for some reason I lost that thing where you walk through life looking at everything as if you're looking through a lens, seeing everything as a potential photo. I think maybe it's starting to come back. I hope so; I miss it.

Posted by ralph at 8:53 AM, February 9, 2006 [Link]

hey ralph, thank you :)

i hope you start taking pictures again, because i would love to look at them.

i've found flickr to be interesting... it's certainly a place to be social, and a place to see lots of different styles of photography (good and bad).

but it's not really a place to get serious critique on your photographs.

i'm missing writing... and i really really want my own photoblog. so i need to do something, maybe resurrect slipstream in some form.

hey, btw, my husband (Mike Brown) is organising a conference here in NZ: Webstock. www.webstock.org.nz

it's going to be way cool, check out the speakers... are you coming? :)

Posted by deb at 4:21 AM, February 27, 2006 [Link]

Wish I could come to Webstock, Deb. Seems like everyone else I know is going to New Zealand these days. My best friend from college is there with her daughter right now, and my brother is going to be there soon on his honeymoon with his soon-to-be wife. Me, I can barely afford to make it to Texas for SXSW....

I know what you mean about the critqueing and/or lack thereof. I always prefer to hear about what I could do better than what I did right. :-)

Posted by ralph at 3:23 PM, February 27, 2006 [Link]

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