Archives for the month of: October, 2010

Sound Slides: Graffiti Alphabet

These images are part of a series on sustainability that I shot for Dr. Trayes’ photojournalism class at Temple University as part of the “Sustainability Week” exhibit. If I can just be really corny for a minute, it was pretty exciting to see my images displayed in such a large format for everyone to see (top row). They were captured at the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, which is located at about 24th and Spruce streets in Center City, Philadelphia. The garden began growing in 1982 through the determination of a group of local volunteers who transformed the location from Kelly Brickyard and R&O Railroad Sidings to an urban oasis of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Some of the images were also shot at Greensgrow Farms, which occupies one square city block at Cumberland and Gaul streets in Kensington, Philadelphia. This urban garden shares a similar story as the first in that it was once a government superfund sight contaminated with hazardous substances. Now they grow all kinds of fun things there, teach growing and cooking classes to the community members, raise chickens, and generally do great things.

I want your mad photographers. I want your steak sauce escapades and vanity for my pocket frontier (& I god damn do not want to stand when you enter the room, pompous prosecutor.) Cuticle cream infinty fuck. pin striped pin head with the pins&needles penis. poking through to your wonder bears, roarrrring. I need this in my life, this pop-up tent ensamble, winged walrus ring-a-linging around things. SINGING! i know you’re looking at me & i don’t care lalalalala. I want your wondrous wanderings, your swingset wonder bus, your hands free frolicking about these endless roads. laughing, loving, cuddling carebears creativity space, space! space! framing your face in sleeping bag critters, cocktail nail biter endings, your rickety rags and nonsense. who’s laughing? wooooh, doggie. JUST WHAT IS THIS DOG & PONY SHOW!!  i don’t want your god damn nine to five to nine to five to nine to five, enough. i don’t want your salary, your 10 days at a time vacationary limits. just hazel and pine for me, love. you glorious soul, this aside from it all friend, this hello say stranger how are you doing, wear it all til its worn sort of gorgeous creature, this lay me down exposed wondrous one. hands fancy bodega, bottled beetle juice, pregnant princess parades on saturdays sideways, staring! tip your hat to me, cowboy. i like that look on your face, do it again. say that one more time. yea, yea. iota wagon distant enemies. i want your fairytale eyes, your mismatched additions. your table talk and ingredients. that’s the picture of you that i like. concealed expressions and salad dressing puddles. your silhouette, you mistake me.

So the writer flaked out on the article for these photos… so no print. Yet. Here they are anyway. The beautiful and oh, so classy, Dominique 😉

Another project for Dr. Trayes. Also, pick up zeee Temple News on Tuesday to see Dominique’s alter ego…

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