Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dan Phillips

Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas builds affordable housing with recycled materials. A self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber, Phillips says 80 percent of the materials are salvaged from other construction projects, hauled out of trash heaps or just picked up from the side of the road. “You can’t defy the laws of physics or building codes,” he said, “but beyond that, the possibilities are endless. Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I’m out to prove it.” Read the New York Times article here.

Lebbeus Woods' Underground Berlin

From architect Lebbeus Woods' film treatment 'Underground Berlin'.
Storyboard drawings and more on his blog.

Treman Lake

Treman Lake Path, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Johnette Napolitano

An acoustic version of Concrete Blonde's Jenny I Read, from 2008.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Taylor 3

The Taylor Hall archway is one of a handful of places that most say Cornell to me. Years ago, before the trees down the slope grew tall, you could see downtown Ithaca, the blue hills beyond half-lost in the promise of a hazy summer evening. I wish I'd photographed this place then. But enough of that first glimpse, first impression has stayed with me these years to color, I'm sure, many of my drawings, their gates, doorways, their beckoning light. Sometimes a memory is enough. But I love shooting Taylor too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Founders Hall, Cornell, 9.5.2009.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Near Town Line Road, Newfield. If I were Marty Poole, I might have set up an easel, begun painting. Lacking any such abilities, but determined nonetheless to capture something of the evening, I set up my tripod instead.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Taylor 2

Another from the Taylor Hall series, 8.31.2009. Had someone lost a contact? No, the object of interest was in fact a ladybug. Or maybe two.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall, Cornell University, 8.31.2009.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Six Mile Creek

From a Labor Day walk up Six Mile Creek, Ithaca. An overcast, autumn-like morning threatened, but by afternoon the sun emerged again, warming, cheering: Still summer. Whew.