from camera lucida (i return to barthes) “It was the chemists. For the noeme ‘That-has-been’ was possible only the day when a scientific circumstance (the discovery that silver halogens were sensitive to light) made it possible to recover and print directly the luminous rays emitted by a variously lighted object. The photograph is literally an […]

dear california of immense bleached sky; . . “That was the year, my twenty-eighth, when I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and every procrastination, every mistake, every word, all of it.” [Didion]

patterns: stairways They’re all over Hong Kong…up alleyways, between buildings, connecting layers of neighborhoods. You can see them from bus windows, running steep and narrow against the mountain in odd locations (these are the ones I always wonder about). Some are more famous than others: Pottinger Street (this counts as stairs, I think), the Mid-levels […]