Monday, July 25, 2016

Holiday Adventure


Mabel and the two darlings I probably photograph her with most often.

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Collected" at Pier 24 Photography


The current show, Collected, at Pier 24 Photography is pretty phenomenal. As a reminder, Pier 24 is a beautiful enormous gallery (more like a small museum, really) that "provides a quiet, contemplative environment for viewing photographic works"--I've found that, although it is always FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, most San Franciscans don't seem to know about it, or know it is for them. Perhaps the fact that you have to book a reservation ahead of time puts people off, though lord knows folks will happily do that for the privilege of slapping down cash at restaurants. Anyway. The show is rad. If you're local, check it out.

Above: William Eggleston


Irving Penn's portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe


Consuelo Kanaga's portraits of Annie Mae Merriweather


Diane Arbus


Rineke Dijkstra


Florent Mazzoleni


Elena Dorfman


Mickalene Thomas


Todd Hido


Todd Hido


Robert Mapplethorpe's portrait of Patti Smith


John Baldessari


John Baldessari


Joel Sternfeld


Erica Deeman


Garry Winogrand


Hiroshi Sugimoto

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Poetry Series, Poem #2



October 2010

sitting on the sofa
at two in the morning
nursing the baby and
watching the windows

of the buildings
across the street
noting lights left on
and speculating

who’s home
who’s awake
like a really boring
version of Rear Window

while the animal warmth
and weight of the baby
rests in my arms and
she contentedly feeds

her toasty skin
her hair like fluff
her eyebrows
and peony-bud fists

this sleep-bleared thing
that feels like tedium
will later reveal itself
to have been happiness


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Few More Highlights from ICON9


Here are just a few more fun things from the ICON Illustration Conference I attended the other week. Getting to hang out with loads of my favorite authors was a highlight for sure. How hot it was (99 degrees by lunchtime) was not. Like, seriously, even the sky in Austin looks hot.










Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Lobster Rolls


One of the great wonderful things I did on Martha's Vineyard was eat lobster rolls. Seven of them, to be exact, in a three-week period. The mayonnaise-based cold lobster salad type is more common there, I found, and very delicious, but the hot version with drawn butter remains my favorite. Here they all are, in all their glory.







Monday, July 18, 2016

Legion of Honor


In this photo Mabel sits on the stone balustrade outside San Francisco's Legion of Honor museum. It is a loose recreation of a photo of me sitting on this same balustrade as child, although I was much smaller--even almost a baby--in mine.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tale Tales show at ICON9


One of the many cool things to do and see at the ICON9 illustration conference was a group show called "Tall Tales" at the Lion's Nest gallery. Here are some of my favorite pieces from that show. (Forgive the less-than-stellar photography, it was a crowded room).

Above, Kimberly Hall


Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius


Kim Murton


Edel Rodriguez


Mark Todd


Martha Rich



Mark Kaufman


Barry Fitzgerald


Krystal Lauk