Archive for the ‘image’ Category

The Monster a Child Knows Best
January 16, 2010

Portrait of Jasmine--photo by T.R. Hummer

The monster a child knows best and is most concerned with [is] the monster he feels or fears himself to be.

—Bruno Bettelheim


the kingdom where nobody dies
January 3, 2010

Josephine Settoon, my grandmother, @1905

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

—Edna St. Vincent Millay

Holiday Greetings from AmeriCamera
December 25, 2009

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Product Placement
December 21, 2009

photo by T.R. Hummer

AmeriCamera Project Product Placement Executive Paul Darrow cut deals with sponsors between takes.

And sallied from the gate
December 10, 2009

The good collie Buddy, 1957

Captain Carpenter got up on his roan
And sallied from the gate in hell’s despite
I heard him asking in the grimmest tone
If any enemy yet there was to fight?
—John Crowe Ransom

the presentiment of its end
December 7, 2009


Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

—August Strindberg

the last romance
December 3, 2009

Julius Randolph Slocum, Louisiana, 1921

The romance of your child’s childhood may be the last romance you can give up.
— Adam Gopnik

the score
December 1, 2009

photo by T.R. Hummer

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

—Henry Miller

December 1, 2009

photo by T.R. Hummer

Easy is the descent to Hell.


a renunciation of instinct
November 30, 2009

photo by T.R. Hummer

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

—Sigmund Freud