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November 2008

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Monday, November 10, 2008 Hendricks and Spock

Capturing the fleeting sense of Hollywood, and how it's all chimera, is always a challenge - it's photographing shadows of what was always artifice anyway, so you are recording the residue of what people wanted to be true but knew all along wasn't true at all.  You're twice removed.  Walking around Hollywood with the camera is like walking through the world America wants to pretend might be real but knows full well isn't real at all.  Sometimes you feel like a therapist and sometimes it's just strange, like down on Melrose Avenue.

Mister Spock, from Star Trek, imagined another way

Spock as a Woman, graphic on Melrose Avenue
Spock as a Woman, graphic on Melrose Avenue
Spock as a Woman, graphic on Melrose Avenue
Spock as a Woman, graphic on Melrose Avenue

Above Spock, Jimi Hendricks, and the blue sky

Jimi Hendricks graphic on Melrose Avenue
Jimi Hendricks graphic on Melrose Avenue

To the right, a locked door and an orange parasol

Trojan warrior on locked door, Melrose Avenue

This, to the left, is mysterious

Black Visor Man, graphic on Melrose Avenue

But you are welcome upstairs

Woman's face on a wall, Melrose Avenue - Welcome Upstairs!

Okay, the real world of Hollywood a Jaguar convertible, a Mercedes, and a Ferrari

Big flip-flops on Melrose Avenue
Red Ferrari, antique bicycle and Porky Pig - Melrose Avenue

The new guy is watching over it all

Vintage T-Shirt, Melrose Avenue at Spaulding - Obama graphic

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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