11/21/14

Time-Traveling-Celebrity JERRY LEWIS/JIM CARREY


If you were going to time travel would you do it as a character from Dumb and Dumber? Would it just be too hard to resist going back in time to act like a fool knowing no matter what you did there'd be no trace?

Sorry Jim, but I think we got you. Or wait, could that be a young Jerry Lewis? We'll never know. It's just possibly a recorded sighting of a time-traveling-celebrity.


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So, how does this fit into the Sepia Saturday theme this week? Ummmmm…I'm thinking…ummmmm…okay, maybe this is Jim Carrey taking a pose for famed silhouette artist Eveline Adelheid von Maydell. Oh, wouldn't you like to have witnessed that event? And if anyone has found the silhouette I think you might be sitting on a fortune…or just an old piece of black paper that makes no sense at all.

Don't understand this whole time-traveling-celebrity theory? Just click on the label below to see previous celebrity sightings through time.
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11/20/14

GLENN CLOSE, Time Traveling Celebrity


The incredibly kind and beautiful Katherine of Photobooth Journal sent me this photo to add to my Time-Traveling-Celebrity series. Thank you Katherine. And I hope you are beginning to feel better. Miss you.

Ladies and Gents, I give you Glenn Close, Time Traveling Celebrity, most likely doing some research for her Academy Award nominated part for Albert Nobbs.


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Don't believe me? Take a look at the poster for the film Albert Nobbs.


Again, thank you Katherine. You are so kind.
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11/19/14

REMEMBER me?




This lady was the featured post on January 8th of 2014. It was quite a surprise to find another shot of her. It's always nice to find a shot of someone you've seen before. I still long to find more shots of Ernie, but there haven't been any in years. I keep my hope that someday he'll smile back at me from the vintage suitcase at the antique store.

If you don't know Ernie simply do a search for him in the search widget in the left column. I think he's worth it.
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11/18/14

The SADDEST LION


This is actually a shot I took over 30 years ago. I didn't have any memory of this slide, it was a complete surprise inside a box processed by Fotomat. I can't be positive, but I believe this was probably taken at the Los Angeles Zoo. Hopefully it doesn't look like this anymore, but when I was growing up this was a pretty standard enclosure for animals. As a child I never even noticed the cruel surroundings. But somewhere along the line zoos began to bother me and I stopped going.


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My heart breaks when I look at this animal and I have to wonder did it ever know freedom beyond its cement walls.
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11/17/14

…CHILD REUNION


This photo belongs with yesterday's photo, The MOTHER. I'm pretty sure these are the children of the lovely woman posing in the sheath dress yesterday.


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My best friend gave me some money for my birthday and told me to go shopping for photos. An incredibly thoughtful gift, but she knows what life has been like and she knew this would bring me great pleasure. So off I went to my favorite antique store and found a whole series of posed shots of these children. Most of the shots were in b/w, but in each shot they were wearing different clothes. There were a lot of clothing changes going on the day of the shoot. And through it all the two kids kept the same confused expressions on their faces. There were no smiles, no twinkle in their eyes, just confusion and boredom. I did not buy the b/w shots, only a few color shots.

I call this post, along with yesterdays, The Mother and Child Reunion because I managed to find the shots scattered within several boxes and brought them back together. The possibly happy family is back together in an envelope. And so I hum Paul Simon's Mother and Child Reunion while I type this.
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11/15/14

The MOTHER and...



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11/14/14

Look straight ahead and KEEP WALKING


There's a category of vernacular photography that is very easy to collect: itinerant street photographers. Go through a box of snapshots at an antique store and I'm betting you'll find several. The problem is the majority of them are incredibly boring, the photos…I have no idea if the photographers were boring. The photo equivalent of watching paint dry. But once in a while one comes along that makes me wake up and say, "YES! This is perfect!"

Who knows how these photographers actually behaved. Aggressive? Dart, shoot, and run while dropping a card? Shifty? Polite with a warm smile?

I'm guessing this woman was taken off guard and was concerned for the safety of the child and herself. I can hear her muttering, "Look straight ahead and keep walking" as she tightly clutched the little girls hand.



This is my submission this week for Sepia Saturday with a theme of "needing a helping hand." And this is not the first time I've featured one of these street photographs for Sepia Saturday.
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11/13/14

LOAD UP THE CART, we're leaving Bahrain


Though there are still more slides of Bahrain I'm going to put an end to it. You've seen the best and the rest are real yawns. Besides, I have to admit it's questionable to be spending so much time on a country where torture is government sanctioned. Indeed, we have the humiliation of knowing we've done it too.

So pack up the wagon, we're out of here.


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