Bigouden

I found this in a library copy of ‘Timequake’ by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s a postcard, and the only other words on it are “Laurent Nel, Rennes,” on the back. My favorite things are the hat and the apparatus in the background.

We Had a Good Year

Strange poignancy, to me, in this image and its phrasing.

From My Levatoranz

No idea what a Levatoranz or a Bulbospongiosus are, but it does seem that “J” really loves Matthew. This was found in a book outside at The Strand bookstore in New York City in the $1 books section.

Coppertone

Found this tucked into a bench in Washington Square Park. I was gnashing on a dosa from the cart man, when I felt a little item on my seat. Too bad I don’t qualify.

Four Brothers?

This is a cheap machine/lab print of a vintage photo. My best guess is that the owner wanted to share this ancient picture with somebody, photographed it, and took the film for printing to the one-hour lab. I found this in Washington Heights close to- you guessed it- a one-hour lab.

Hard Day’s Work

This is a photo that somehow slipped into my storage locker at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Van Dam St. How unhappy does the “driver” look? I’m trying to determine where they are (West Indies?) and how old it is (late 80′s?) – but the blue truck in the background seems newer, and I’m pretty … Continued

No Room for Emos

Written on the back of a school notice, and found in a desk during parent/teacher conferences.

Dog’s Head

Some kind of liquid had spilled on the sidewalk and taken the shape of a dog’s head.

Don’t Get Mad

I found this on the floor in one of my classes. Something made me pick it up and when I read it, I laughed at its cautious yet blunt nature, but kind of pitied the kid who wrote it. All in all, it’s pretty cute.

The Luckiest Man In The East Village

During the transit strike I was living in the Lower East Side and walking to work. Somewhere on 1st Avenue in the teens there were a half dozen of these plastered on one light post after the next. My girlfriend says this is touching but I just think it’s creepy. Either way, I sure hope … Continued