Do Not Include Watermarks.
This photo was taken in The Bywater neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina. Take note of the unusual juxtaposition between a doorway, which functioned as an entrance/exit for the disabled, then consider the irony of such a portal being obstructed by a waist level bank of flowering perennials. Anyone who knows New Orleans understands that it doesn't take a natural disaster for such a paradox to occur.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in an abandoned institutional building in Marriotsville, Maryland. This panel's function was to communicate a patient's request for an orderly to visit their room by lighting up the patient's room number.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in Bedford, Pennsylvania at Dunkle's Gulf Art Deco gas station, I found the idea of creating a diptych of the bathroom entrances particularly interesting.
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"It was a lone tree burning on the desert. A heraldic tree that the passing storm had left afire. The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here..." - Cormac McCarthy
This image captures the wonderful Lady Sassafras art vehicle and Aurora (the tree), designed by Charles Gadeken.
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From Burning Man
Teddy Bear Picnic
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." - W.C. Fields
"Books: Food for the Imagination"
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"Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of you first? I'll fight you both together if you want. I'll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I'll fight you standing on one foot. I'll fight you with my eyes closed... What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in an apricot? Courage!" - The Cowardly Lion
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Sometimes you just gotta go...
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Fleur de Eeeeee!!!
Possessed by the spirit of Tiamat, she presided over a sacred marriage between salt water and fresh water, and thereby created the cosmos.
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She came in from the rain to discover that all she had ever known was gone; forever.
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Dedicated to superheroines everywhere...
“We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.” - Grant Morrison
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"The best way to go into unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible, and to not have to meet any requirements but one's own." - Dorothea Lange
This image pays homage to Dorothea Lange, who was one of the most notable photographers during the 1930s. She was tasked by The Farm Security Administration (FSA) under the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) administration to document rural poverty and the great migration westward during The Great Depression.
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