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If #StillDickingBimbosAtHome isn't the name of a song or mixtape by this time next week Ima start rapping my damn self. 49 86. Comfortably Smug. 3h3 hours ago. Comfortably Smug @ComfortablySmug. When you have pneumonia but your husband is #StillDickingBimbosAtHome.
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Los Angeles Desert Overture [Disquiet0243] by neurogami
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“The Millennial Whoop”: The same annoying whooping sound is showing up in every popular song
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I don't think the Port Authority would like it if you looked at this photo!

Yesterday I spent my morning taking some photos along the Hudson river with my 4x5 camera. Very relaxing. I had one sheet of film left, and I noticed that some nice-looking clouds were developing over the Hudson. I only had normal and wide-angle lenses with me, so I needed a subject, and I found one. The ventilation building for the Holland Tunnel. A majestic, boxy, weathered building, sitting on the calm river, amongst some wispy clouds, perfectly illuminated by the mid-morning sun.

I know the Port Authority (the owner of this building) hates photographers, but this is not their property, and despite many "no trespassing" signs on the piers (one of which is a jogging path), there were no "no photography" signs. So I began setting up my shot.

Someone driving their SUV on the sidewalk stopped to yell at me.

"The Port Authority wouldn't like it if you took that picture."
"Oh?"
"Why would you photograph that? Photograph the WTC."

I examined this gentleman's badge. Not a police officer. Just some random Port Authority employee.

"Are you a cop?"
"No."
"Are you going to call the cops?"
"That's up to you. You look like a professional, so you should know better than to photograph this."
"There are thousands of photos of this ventilation building on the Internet."
"That's their problem. Why don't you take a nice picture of the WTC?"

He sat in his car until I took down my tripod and walked away.

I sat down for a while to calm down and decide what to do next. I looked up the Port Authority's photography policy on my phone. They don't publish one. Ironically, the first result was for a photo contest that the Port Authority ran (TLDR: WTC only).

Some other people on the Internet had similar experiences, and didn't take the photo. Someone in 2013 had been arrested in the subway for taking photos, ended up suing the city, and won $30,000.

I watched the employee drive out to the end of the pier, get out, and look back in my direction.

I watched several joggers stop at the same place I was going to take the photo from to stop and take a photo.

It was decided, I was going to take this photo. However, I was not going to take my time taking the photo. I was going to set up my camera, level it, and press the shutter. From my bench, I took my usual light meter readings through a red filter (to darken the sky). I got out my camera, and focused it on infinity, and decided on an exposure of 1/4 second and f/16, with no camera movements.

I attached my camera to my tripod, extended the legs to about where they would be needed, rotated the ballhead to make two legs parallel to the railing on the wall, and walked over. I leveled the camera, checked the focus one last time, took the picture, and quickly vacated the scene.

Not a perfect photo (good job centering the building :P), but it sure means something to me. The Port Authority's policy is not law. This is a public place, and I can photograph whatever I want.

I will be back to improve this photograph. Fuck the Port Authority.

Tmax 100, 1/4 second, f/16. 135mm lens. D-76 1:1 for 11:15 at 20C.
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Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2017

Ready-To-Wear Collections - London Fashion Week

More highlights from this collection on the blog: www.artoffashionblog.com

#fashion #runway #fashionweek #artoffashionblog #fashionblogger
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"Returning" - track for Disquiet 0244


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"Returning" - Song done for Disquiet Junto #0244 The Disquiet Junto for Sept 1, 2016,(http://disquiet.com/2016/09/01/junto-0244/) was a re-mix challenge. The task was to take the first 20 seconds of three different tracks and use them to create an original piece of music. Lyrics: Do you think it's lack of confidence? That keeps us on this side? You say that we're near. We nod to one another as we start to scheme again. Is...
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Beta version 2 of Washington Heights

New pre-release beta version of my track Washington Heights

Changed some lyrics, re-did some vocals, changed the mix a bit.

https://jamesbritt.bandcamp.com/track/washington-heights

#renoise   #WashingtonHeights   #NYC  
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Hack your world. Feed your head. Live curious.
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Advocate for Engagement.

Owner of Neurogami, an avant-garage research & development entity. neurogami.com

I'm writing some books about technology for artists: http://justthebestparts.com

I'm particularly interested in HCI, controllerism, and generative art and music.

You can read James’ personal blog at www.jamesbritt.com.

Hack your world.

Feed your head.

Live curious.


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Scottsdale, AZ
Great place, clean, rarely have to wait for any of the larger machines. Have no idea why it's listed on Google Maps as being closed; it's definitely open for business.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I give this bookstore double thumbs-up on everything, but this only makes sense if you know what kind of place this is. It sells used books and magazines, with a strong focus on The West. I would have liked to see a larger collection of sci-fi and graphic novels, but that's just a matter of personal taste. I was really amazed at the range of Western items, plus the collection of cookbook's children's books, and history items. If by some chance you're looking for a VHS tape of something you may just find it here, too. The owner is very nice; offered my wife and I some cold drinking water. BTW, there's no A/C in the store, so if you go in the summer it will be warm. There are fans, and I didn't mind the heat, but just so you know. I've been to a fair number of used-book stores, and many of them are just collections of whatever other people don't want. Reader's Oasis, however, has a much more curated feel. Note: If you don't already know, the owner is a naturalist. When I stopped in he was wearing nothing more that a big hat, an big grin, and a partial loincloth. I say more power to him, and I don't care what he wears (or doesn't ) but it's probably not what you usually see at a book store.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Horrible. Avoid. Overpriced and they serve junk. On the bright side you get a lot of that junk, but it's so poorly done it's almost laughable. They have no idea how to make a Ceaser Salad (hint: do not use vinaigrette); the shrimp cocktail is served pre-smothered in sauce; the linguini is a awash in over-salted cream sauce, drowning the flavor of the assorted bits of seafood. The crab cakes are mealy and weak. There are many other restaurants in the same area; hard to imagine they could be worse.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
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Professional, courteous
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
I enjoyed the Bamboo Club; a little pricey but good food. However, the one at Desert Ridge has closed.
Public - 7 years ago
reviewed 7 years ago