Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Fades from Down Under – Christelle Giavarini in Sydney OZ

© Christelle Gavarini

© Christelle Giavarini

© Christelle Giavarini

© Christelle Giavarini

The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad | April 16th | ColbertNation.com

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Mail Pouch Tobacco – Mt. Vernon, Illinois – Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Owl Cigars – Socorro NM – Wes Carr

© Wes Carr

© Wes Carr

See more of Wes Carr’s fading ads at his Whiskey Texas blog.

Belinda Hogan’s Weblog is Up Down Under! – Brisbane OZ

© Belinda Hogan

Monty's on Wickham Street - Brisbane AU © Belinda Hogan

Belinda Hogan is from Brisbane, OZ (Australia) and has recently completed her Masters in Photojournalism. Back in September of 2008, Hogan contacted me through my Parking Lot page about doing an interview for a presentation she was making toward her thesis. Below is Hogan’s account of our collaboration.

Last year I took a unit in photojournalism as part of my Masters degree. Keen to reconnect with the camera and also to learn about the technology I seemed to have missed out on-for example digital camera and photoshop, I thought this would be a great thing to do-and I was right.

One of my assessments was to give a talk on a photographer. A few months prior, my husband and I were talking again about Brisbane being a city that does not preserve its past. We got talking about the number of fading ads on the side of buildings that are preserved in Melbourne-a city that does want its past to live on! And we got to thinking about trying to track down old fading signs in Brisbane-if we could find them. The two photos here were taken in Fortitude Valley.

A few weeks later we came across the amazing website of photographer/teacher/activist Frank. H. Jump from Brooklyn New York. He has spent years taking photos of fading ads, not just in New York, but around the States and other countries. His photographs are fabulous and his story is too. The link to his site is under the links section of this website.

So Frank became the photographer I gave my seminar on for my assessment. For this I contacted him and asked whether I could interview him about his work, which I did. You can read about his fading ad philosophy on his site.

I then completed a folio of fading ads for assessment. I photo shopped them, making them black and white and I had them printed in matte on really rough paper. I wanted to give a brick like texture to them.

I sent many of my original photos to Frank and you can see them here

Belinda Hogan

Rex Simpson Fine Clothes for Men – Christelle Giavarini – Sydney, AU

© Christelle Giavarini

© Christelle Giavarini

Other posting at Sydney Daily Photo

Stovewood Barns & Finnish Archives – Bob Kisken in Munising, MI – Upper Peninsula

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

I think some of you have seen these but not in black and white. This is a stovewood chicken coop built by a Finn in the 30s. It is near Munising Michigan. cheers bob

courtesy of Bob Kisken

CLICK FOR PDF courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Previous posting of Bob Kisken’s shots of stovewood barns in color.

Tires – Rockaway Beach, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

A & A Coffee – 107 Thompson Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Another night shot with my nephew Eston and sister Jacqui.

WO telephone exchange is for WORTH

The Finest Hot Sandwich – Park Avenue – East Harlem

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Picasso & Eston Lee Taylor both paint with light – Bulls & Peace-Love-Light – Guernica & Flatbush

borrowed from Pancake Reverb

borrowed from Pancake Reverb

© Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor

Le Taureau - Picasso

National Galleries of Scotland - Le Taureau - Picasso

Other Picasso references:

Eston learned about “light painting” at raves. After going on line and looking how to set up his digital camera for long exposures, he started making his own light paintings with his new Coolpix. Keep on painting with light Mr. Taylor.

Street Recycler – Tribeca – Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor

Burlesque Sign – Church Street

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Packing Material – Los Angeles Times – Sunday, April 9, 1967

From Daniel Hotel Supply - archival clothing's flickr photostream

I saw this photo in Archival Clothing’s  Flickr account a year ago and noticed the date.  Forty-two years ago today! I found this shot by way of my “cousin” Jerry Jump in Eugene, Oregon. Their Flickr group is called the Eugene Oregon Grid Project.

Chinatown in April – Eston Lee Taylor in NY

© Eston Lee Taylor

© Eston Lee Taylor