Monday, August 30, 2010

Mountain Man Rendezvous

Just when I thought my quest for the perfect cowhide for my pannier bags was a waste of time I came across this tent at the Mountain Man fest in West Yellowstone and found exactly what I needed. I'm working on the prototypes now and they look good so far. It's also great to know exactly where the hide came from and that Fifo is supporting a small traditional business.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Time for Juice

Ian from Richmond Virginia takes a juice break during a polo tournament wearing the "Time's Up!" clear visor hat.

And here Rory wears a "Time's Up!" clear visor.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just Some Junk

There's something about the way functional objects used to be made that tells a story about design and technology. Proof that somebody realized the importance of making a cheap little desk fan look beautiful while keeping you cool. And guess still works! And if it breaks, you can fix it!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Portside NY in Red Hook

As a New yorker with limited means I'm always looking for free activities to inspire my work. The sea is a huge influence and living in Red Hook Brooklyn protects me from the hustle of the city.

On Pier 9B near the cruise terminal I found this old tanker that has been refurbished for a free summer program as part of Portside NY

Boats and bikes! Never too far apart...

And this rope...faded to my new favorite color...I could eat it!

This cat was special...very curious and happy to be on a boat. Took this photo with my old busted duct-taped Holga - it still works!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Brownie Hawkeye

I found this little box of tricks in an Antiques warehouse called Grandma's Attic in Billings Montana. I loaded it up with 120 film and had great results first time. Of course it helped that I was in one of the most beautiful parts of the country at the time.

The geysers at Yellowstone National Park display vibrant blues and greens contrasted with rusty oranges...a definite inspiration for Fifo Cycle for Spring 2011.

This is a herd of Bison on the horizon about 15 minutes before they came down to the road and crossed on front of our car. They have huge staring eyes and are very forlorn looking, which sometimes fools people into getting too close to them. I had the shocking realization as one male trotted by the car that he could quite easily send us rolling into the valley if he felt so inclined.

We got caught in a thunderstorm while hiking down from Phelps Lake in Jackson Wyoming. Once the rain subsided I caught this little rainbow on the Hawkeye.

I think this is my favorite picture from the roll. The Tetons are in the background and the Hawkeye picked up every color among the wild flowers in the foreground. Just like I hoped it would!