Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

Objective Surrealism

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

Venice Beach, Friday, February 9 - sometimes the objects in front of you make you feel you're in that Hitchcock film with the nightmare scene created for him by Salvador Dali.


For example, what are these pigeons doing on the wooden taco fish?

Pigeons doing on the wooden taco fish, Venice Beach

And what are the militant, patriotic eagle and serene Buddha doing here?

Wooden eagle and Buddha door at shop on the boardwalk, Venice Beach

And what's with that flying mermaid above them both?

Flying wooden mermaid - Venice Beach

Salvador Dali was here, obviously.

Salvador Dali was here, obviously.  Venice Beach curio shop.

Are you ready for some nightmare music nearby?

Piano of street musician, Venice Beach

Don't worry - the creepy clown is behind bars.

Clown head on sidewalk, Venice Beach

Do you want to be part of this nightmare?  Here's your chance.

Casting notice, Venice Beach

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

The original large-format raw files are available upon request.

[Objective Surrealism]

Last updated Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10:30 pm Pacific Time

All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - Alan M. Pavlik