05 May 2008

Happy Cinco De Mayo.

In celebration of Cinquo de Mayo--not really, but I have no segue here--I'd like to recognize one of my other loves.

That love is Photography.

I'm a terrible digital photographer, and I respect those who can do it well, but I will always be a fan of film photography and those who excel at that art.

One of the photographers I wish that I knew more about is Pedro E. Guerrero. I read a little bit about him recently and found his photographs and architecture to be absolutely compelling.

He did a lot of work with (and for) Frank Lloyd Wright. Plus he's an adorable man.

And for those of you who are fans of Alexander Calder (his work is everywhere in DC), here's a picture of Calder taken by Guerrero.

Tell me, readers, what I shall write about next. I'm thinking about writing about bathtubs.


Dexter Colt said...

If bathtubs are your passion then write about bathtubs.

Dexter Colt said...

Oh, and flores para los muertos!

a little of this, a little of that... said...

Hmm. Bathtubs sound interesting. Rooms of cleanliness and the processes of being/becoming clean?

JordanBaker said...

I would love a post about bathtubs. I would also love it if I [i]had[/i] a bathtub.

Megarita said...

he is adorable! You took some damn fine pics when you were down here. I need tips so I can get a camera that makes me look capable.

cuff said...

Claw footed bathtubs, please. Not dank little shower stalls.

Washington Cube said...

Bathtubs: Gin, Marat, Jim Morrison, How in some shotgun flats in NYC they are in the kitchen, Daisy Buchanan holding Gatsby's letter in the tub before her marriage and it's in shreds, the old lady climbing out of one in The Shining, the Annie Liebowitz shot of Whoopi Goldberg in a tub of milk, Audrey Hepburn having a sawed open bathtub as a sofa in Breakfast at Tiffany's, favorite soaps, bubble baths (pro and con), the bathroom in Brideshead Revisited, the song Singing in the Bathtub (1929), the LED illuminated bathtub, Linda Radlett's glass bathtub in Paris, with goldfish swimming in the walls, in Love in a Cold Climate, the childish fear of going down the drain, Psycho, bathtub on wheels, solid gold tub. Have fun.