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Buy this book -One track mind

  • Posted by howies
  • 10 December 2008

it's done by a good friend of mine - tony davidson.

he was one of our biggest shareholders in the old days.

but it wasn't his money that kept clare and me going but his belief.

no matter how much bad news we delivered to his doorstep, he just kept saying keep going - i believe.

Then he would laugh out loud and we would get back to work.

yup, he's as mad as they come. but as smart as they come too.

he only trusts his instincts.

he only listens to his heart, not an accountant or a spreadsheet.

so please buy his book.

it's for a good cause -breast cancer research.

and if you do buy the book, please add your comments to the comments page on amazon.

I promised I would blog it, here's the website.


Paularoid

  • Posted by howies
  • 9 December 2008

Due to all this talk of Polaroids I've decided to dig out my own box of sx70's and other odds and sods and if I remember put one up a day until I run out

Dan McPharlin

  • Posted by aron
  • 9 December 2008

I first saw his work for Lo Recordings, in collaboration with Non-Format. He made these miniature cardboard models for the release of Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert's album Moog Acid. If you're familiar with moog synthesisers then you'll probably enjoy this link here. You can visit Dan's site here.

polaroid blog

  • Posted by pete
  • 9 December 2008

Here's a great polaroid blog by L.A. photographer Jen Gotch.

 

and here's our t-shirt of the week

the camera loves you

The Warrior - Deena Metzger

  • Posted by tim
  • 8 December 2008

 

Prior to this ground breaking image the only photographs of mastectomies were tucked away in medical textbooks with the womens head discreetly cut off for the sake of propriety. "The Warrior" changed all that. Deena Metzger, arms wide and face beaming, realized the image of a spirit unconquered. A sensual photo with a feminine beauty very much intact. "The Warrior" is resolute and celebratory. A poster of the image became something of a cult object during the 1980's, ubiquitous in feminist bookstores and tattoo parlours alike, and in this way the censored scar was finally revealed. 

When the novelist and poet Deena Metzger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977 she underwent a mastectomy within two weeks and her life was changed forever. After her recovery she became aware that the sight of a one breasted woman aroused as much curiosity even as it disturbed women. Metzger having written a book Tree on her experience with cancer wanted to create an image that would accompany the book. After a lengthy search she found the photographer Hella Hammid, who's photo is below this text. Their collaboration produced "The Warrior."

In a twisted irony , Hella Hammid died of cancer in 1992. The two women had become deep friends and Metzger was able to accompany Hammid on her journey with the disease before her death. According to Deena, when she developed cancer it was expected that one in five women would develop breast cancer during their lifetimes, and these statistics have not changed since. In Tree, she speaks of the ways in which we use use nuclear war (radiation), biological and chemical warfare (chemo and other therapies) and the sword (surgery) in order to treat disease. She believes that the same genius that that contributed to to the development of moderm medicine can discover treatments that do not agres against the body or the land, but which are healing for the individual and the community.

Deena's unbridled bravery would influence a coterie of women artists and photographers who had undergone mastectomies. A series of passionate self portraits emerged. A self portrait by the artist Matushka appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in 1993 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Today Deena Metzger is a well known writer, teacher, story teller and healer. She is the author of many books, fiction and non fiction, and almost all of her work is concerned with creativity, community, healing and peacemaking. Her website is here.

This text above was written by Rick Cusick in Feb 2004. 

What's great about Deena can be tapped into on her website, there are some great features on line about all sorts of subjects that are very interesting and thought provoking. They are more than worthy of a read. Here's few lines she wrote. 

 

     There are those who are trying to set fire to the world
     We are in danger 
     There is time only to work slowly 
     There is no time not to love.

T-shirt of the Week

  • Posted by pete
  • 8 December 2008

Don't forget, this week’s T-shirt of the Week – ‘Polaroid’.

We did it because they announced that after next year, there won’t be any more Polaroid film.

A sad loss indeed.

In these digital days of instant gratification, it seems like we don’t have the patience to wait a whole minute for our pictures to develop.

But no amount of photoshop wizardry will ever match up to the beauty held within that thick white border. So buy up whatever film you can find and store it in your fridge, help keep Polaroid alive.

Click click. 

Available on Dirt tees for men and White tees for women

Nice blog

  • Posted by howies
  • 8 December 2008

I just stumbled across the Magnum photos blog, its really great don't know why I haven't looked at it before now! check it out here...


poladroid

  • Posted by howies
  • 5 December 2008

If you love our polaroid t-shirt of the week then you'll love this sweet app called poladroid.  Give it an image and it makes it into a polaroid. You even have to wait (and watch) for two minutes as it delevops on your computer screen. 

Download it here.

(picture credits: Shot my me, on a smena 7 with fuji sensia x-pro'd, model: my Dad)

New T-shirt of the Week - Polaroid

  • Posted by pete
  • 5 December 2008

This week’s T-shirt of the Week is ‘Polaroid’.

Unfortunately, they announced that after next year, there won’t be any more Polaroid film.

A sad loss indeed.

In these digital days of instant gratification, it seems like we don't have the patience to wait a whole minute for our pictures to develop.

But no amount of photoshop wizardry will ever match up to the beauty held within that thick white border. So buy up whatever film you can find and store it in your fridge, help keep Polaroid alive.

Click click. 

Available on Dirt tees for men and White tees for women

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