Exorcise Class

Lou Carter

It’s been a while since we’ve addressed the rostromedial prefrontal cortex. This time it’s own fault: I drew attention to Lou Carter on Friday, in third hour. (At least it’s somewhat picture-related.)


This is an example of a human biocomputer’s file that should be put on the “to be deleted” list in order to make room for newer, more useful stuff. Of course, the only reliable way to nudge this along is to replace it with something worse. Here’s a suggestion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC96LE9KhIU

The BHS Picture of the Day

…is by Ms. R. B. R.; click on it.


This reproduction does not do the image justice; at least we can appreciate the distribution of elements within the frame.

Huzzah! & Welcome!



Congratulations to next year’s new members of the

Advanced Placement 2-D Design class:

Emma Felice!

Kendall Free!

Madeline Gustafson!

Eric Haufschild!

Lindsey Lambert!

Ellie Lauderback!

Marissa Miller!

Alicia Parrish!

Maggie Quinn!

Eliot W. Raymond!

Caroline Reynolds!

Palak Shah!

Megan E. Spiess!

Michelle A. Stevens!

Kelsey Vogt!

Emily Watkins!

They join returning artists Bianca Adams, McCall Braun, Claudia Nielsen, and Maggie Ziolkowski. Welcome in!



Your (Our) Hometown

So I get up at my usual time, before 4:00, I make the first double espresso, and I check the bookmarks for signs of life (and to see if I have a contract). Lohan behold, this pops up: http://projects.nytimes.com/lens-my-hometown

Read the whole thing, including the link. Methinks we’re all over this.

“…sometimes always…”

Phil Toledano says, “Here’s the secret about starting a project. START THE PROJECT.”

Be that as it may, everyone confronts a sort of writer’s block from time to time. Things can seem far less natural when one needs to meet the deadlines of an academic calendar. Read, and then follow the links within, http://www.fototazo.com/2013/02/how-to-start-project-susan-lipper.html


“Sometimes it is just abstract. There is no exact process. Ever. But these things are happening and circulating in my head all the time. That is the ignition process.”

“When I was a kid my mom taught me to make mental pictures and after all the rolls of film I’ve gone through, the mental photos still endure as a kind of living, invisible sketchpad. Many times before going to bed I run through all the things I saw but didn’t photograph. So when I actually pick up my camera, the real pictures are rooted in a kind of abstract place, like a distilled fantasy.”


‘You cannot want the pictures to be a certain way or the idea to be what you thought it was going to be, you have to let it unfold and show you what it is.”

“Even now, however, I still don’t know precisely what I am looking for when I go out to photograph. This situation can be either liberating or frustrating depending on my point of view at that moment.”


Get Ready, Boys and Girls: It’s Almost Showtime











Here is the trailer for “Finding Vivian Maier:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2nBhQ67Zc&feature=youtu.be


UPDATE: Ach, Ayun Halliday beat me to it. Maier and Darger, Darger and Maier: http://www.openculture.com/2013/02/finding_vivian_maier.html

Got Camera? Got… Cameras?


Check this out ASAP: http://www.petapixel.com/2013/02/14/massive-1000-piece-camera-collection-being-auctioned-on-ebay/