Photography

Calypso Gold

Not a great day, but at least I can get a post in.

This week gave us a new Sleigh Bells video for “Rill Rill”. Tough girl and a muscle car. Not reinventing the wheel or anything with this one, but it’s a good song and seems to somehow suit the band well.

Last week also gave us a vid from Matt & Kim for “Cameras”. No shiny happy Matt & Kim in this one, but I bet they had a blast filming.

My friend Ian is an amazing artist. Earlier this month, he put together a Pummelvision piece that is quite nice, and I was quite happy to see a flash of a pic I took of him ages and ages ago. It’s probably one of my favourite pictures I have ever taken – Ian in his aviators, taking a sip of his water in the sun. Actually, those might have been someone else’s glasses now that I’m thinking about it. I remember it was at Milestone’s at English Bay and Ian and our other friend German were just up visiting for the weekend. That picture brings back a lot of bittersweet memories. It isn’t that it wasn’t a good time, it’s more that I had to walk away from it. But as I watched this, it was really nice to see some familiar faces. The word of the day is nostalgia. The pic comes in around 3:48 if you can catch it.

And here’s a little bonus nostalgia that takes me right back to that time too.

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I LOVE this. Some beautiful vintage photos by Philippe Halsman of celebrities jumping. Marilyn Monroe, as always, looks fun and gorgeous. View the slideshow to see all the jumping shots, and the video to see those mixed in with some of his other work. Amazing either way.

The Morning Benders hail from San Francisco, a city which I will be visiting soon. The mere sight of the cat at the beginning of this video makes my eyes puff and water and my nose itch. But it’s still a good song.