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Laughter is the spackle of the soul
. Wonder what happened to that photo album you thought
got thrown away at the landfill? Perplexed about the snapshot of you and your ex-girlfriend, torn and tattered and tossed out the window of your car? This site retrieves discarded home pictures, makes up captions and shares them with the world. As a side note, you could also look at their site Say Something Cryptic
, comprised of the writings and ruminations of a group of "Reality Avoidance Therapists", though they may be more on the mark than some of our world's leaders these days.
Runs with Scissors
. A Brooklyn based school teacher and amateur photographer who sometimes flaunts the conventions of the powerful [e.g. "..You can't take pictures in here...
Seen but Not Heard
. "helveticaneue" hails from south central Pennsylvania where she takes incredible photographs and captures the essence of the air around her.
Mountain Mike's Flickr Photos
. Evocative of remote rural settings. I await the re-opening of his personal site, Mountain Mosaic
.BOOKS: You could add these to my personal wish list
Ghosts in the Wilderness: Abandoned America
. Written and photographed by Tony and Eva Worobiec who traveled throughout the midwest USA. Said one reviewer: "...these evocative photos (Tony's are taken in black-and-white and hand-tinted, Eva's are shot in color) focus on what has been left behind -- vehicles, farms, schoolrooms, kitchens, sofas, peeling walls, clothing still on hangers -- and have the feel of vintage postcards or 19th-century spirit photographs re-imagined by John Steinbeck
". — Francine Prose
. Lawrence Grecco's three year odessey photographing the Kirkpina championships. Turkish Wresting is a ancient sport full of machisimo and bravado, taken seriously for over six centuries. Grecco was permitted to go on-field and document this athletic and powerful artform close up.
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