Archive for the 'Vintage' Category



30
Jan
15

old school ways…

sometimes the old ways

hang around as worthy tools

progress or regress?

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31
Oct
14

Curious Photograph

I was visiting the train station (Union Station) in Portland, Oregon. I noticed a large photo on the wall and particularly the car seemingly driving across the image with a blur suggesting motion, but no driver behind the wheel. Hmm?

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19
Oct
14

Vintage Mid Century

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22
Sep
14

beauty: vintage glass

an old wrought iron chandelier, outside for so many years. in the dirt, the tall grass, stacked amongst the forgotten, the ignored stuff of a hoarder. Not a bit of renewal, of touching up. I pulled it from the weeds, hung it from a ladder’s rung. Later, I snapped a shot of the glass bauble (same day I did the roses from the rear images). Despite all the scars, in its own way it is still beautiful

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16
Aug
14

Writing & A Vintage Oliver

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed.” Hemingway

As Dirty Harry said, ‘A man’s got to know his limitations.’ I know mine. A few words, a photograph and a nice tidy little ‘gem’.

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29
Jun
14

Vintage Post War Radio

I received this radio, a Scott 800B AM-FM radio with phonograph, from my dear, departed Aunt. It was built in 1947, and for the times was considered a real luxury. Such were the tastes of my Uncle/Aunt. Influenced by 1930’s California, they moved to Oregon and if they couldn’t find it locally they somehow researched and had it shipped to them. Their tastes were much different than my parent’s, who on one income scraped by. To visit my Uncle and Aunt, was always a trip to the then exotic. Palm tree designs, desert themes, western themes, tropical designs and that look that was not bargain basement.

Phono-Photography-SwittersB-Vintage-Post WarThe radio works and there was one record on the phonograph, “Mexicali Rose” by Wayne King & Orchestra (1941) which sounded perfect from the old, single speaker. Vintage now, fancy in the day.

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02
Jun
14

Keeping Secrets…Sharing the Rust

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.” Sylvia Plath

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12
May
14

View Through: Vintage Glass Blocks

Glass blocks from the 1940’s. I shot up close to the blocks and received the kaleidoscope effect. 

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06
May
14

Random Dead Ends

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26
Apr
14

Art & Architecture: Mid~Century Modern Blitz @ Sunmore District

While traveling about the Palm Springs area, my wife and I came upon the Sunmore district, a Mid~Century paradise of inspirations. Notable history re the Rancho Style is one Clift May. I took quite a few photos to share and placed them in collage format, which does limit the overall image size. 

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