Catching Up

Slacker blogger, reporting for duty!

There is a lot of news to report, but there’s also a lot of sleep to be slept, so here’s a brief summary of two highlights:

Exciting things are afoot with regards to the Candela Structure research. As you may recall, Paul and I are researching these two foundlings from the 1964 World’s Fair.  After talking to anyone who might know something, calling librarians and widows and PR agents, and shuffling through dusty boxes of papers we just may may have finally gotten an actual lead. Fingers crossed and stay tuned for information about the opening of our show in May at the City Reliquary.

The other news is that I got a new camera! Used, actually, but really as good as new. I am still a total newbie—I have barely begun to even comprehend what all the buttons on it do, but still, you can expect better pictures soon, if all goes according to plan. You can, if you’re so inclined, see some of the products of this purchase on either of my two Flickr accounts: catasterist is the personal one, and catasterist-dot-com is the one more connected to this site. FYI, I tend to post most pictures to the personal one, and mostly just urbanism and architecture pix to the blog one.

And one day I will save up and buy one of these. But that’s probably a looooong way off. Maybe once I get the hang of things I’ll just make the ghetto version with a toilet plunger (no, seriously). The only problem is the fake one makes cool miniaturized photos, but doesn’t help with the super-flat architecture photos (a la Michael Wolf, though he may just be getting up high and using super wide-angle lenses, I’m not sure) I long for. And it’s not that hard to fake the miniaturization in Photoshop. So we’ll see.

(And yes, it’s true, I did get a hair cut, though not as drastic as it may look in the picture—my hair is pinned up.)

I continue to depend on my trusty point-and-shoot, though, for lunchtime excursions into the urban archiworld, though, and I will post some of those soon.



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