Monday, October 11, 2010


It might be hard to see him, but he's there.  The urban night owl, hanging in the husk of a tree overlooking Chattanooga.  Feel like one myself this evening.  Seems like cities get more interesting at night - everything happening is highlighted by absent familiar things that aren't.  Suddenly the land is transformed, the city floats into context, focused by its own alien light.  The northshore goes all Marty Stouffer.  That owl swooped down to assert the waning of the year on some helpless rodent.  Tonight I got a load of crannies and nooks on the river's industrial bend.  We're squatting cool in the flood plain of a flowing highway.  Such a two-way imprint, people and place.  There's so much urban exploration to be done - how did I ever forget?  Two wheels get you closer.

Significantly rad:

Fifty two cameras, one button.  Enough to make you sweat and pine for some ridiculous break where several dorks on a scaffold can retweet your shred so well my face feels salty.  So what if it's a wave pool...these guys invented bullet time, and this footage invented awesome.   Here's how they did it.  Rad.

Friday, October 8, 2010


my 82 honda might be hemorrhaging oil, but I can still dream.

Shinya Kimura from director Heinrich Hansen.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch

Theobroma and garden tobacco, watching like refugees raiding Tenochtitlan while Johnny Depp dies all the way across North America. Maybe one of the best films ever.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flying with cameras

Chopper test of a dual-gyro Kenyon KS-8 + 5DmkII rig.   Bungee cords.  Actually, it's just shot on a flipcam.  But the 5D was there.

pilot : Michael
old cameraman: Bobby Stone
music: MGMT

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hound Ears

450 climberers can't be wrong.  These rocks are cool.  One day a year, they're packed.  Why not for the rest?  You guessed it - golf course.  Finally, autumn in the Appalachians.

Boone, NC