Wednesday, March 30, 2011

random photos i've taken in the past month

It appears

Someone is moving their art collection

Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekly Link Round-Up

18 Tiger Portraits. Via: Olson Stuff.

Flotsam and Jetsam has a bunch of sick camera images.
Photographer talks about covering the Arab Revolutions. Via Coudal.
A look at Steve Lambert's Everything You Want Right Now.
a newly unearthed 1981 Joel Meyerowitz documentary.
The Backpacker Magazine archive is on Google Books.

new art

there's new art in the lobby once more

Monday, March 21, 2011

winter in santa cruz

Wilder Ranch state park, between rainstorms:
wilder slab
Our homeless/nomad population has its priorities:
need coffee

Weekly Link Round-Up

Recent Noma Bar book covers.
Longform Storytelling in a Short-Attention-Span World. Listening now.
Die Antwoord's short film. I'm still not sure how to feel about these guys.
What defunding NPR means to your district (.pdf) Via: Slate's Twitter.

Monday, March 14, 2011

santa cruz to austin 2011

My new bike is sweeeet. thanks to todd at Black Cat.

Weekly Link Round-Up

To Run or Not To Run from Abstract City.
A great conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely.
Japan before and after Via: Slate's Twitter.
Timelapse of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Via: Coudal.
Tax Breaks V. Budget Cuts infographic.
Forbes lists the five richest rappers. Via: Vulture.
Ira Glass hosts an entertaining talk on Net Neutrality. Featuring John Hodgman.
Ikea's art of cooking videos.
New York Magazine on Toast.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

10 speeding is cool, man!

New paved magazine is here. I'm really proud of my work in this magazine. I shot a story about the Basque country, and cyclocross. I've also got some images in the gallery section called "proof."
Take a look:

paved Magazine: Issue 2 from (((vernor))) on Vimeo.

paved magazine #2
Tooting my horn, sorry, but I am psyched on the way these guys are running this mag.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Weekly Link Round-Up

Smithsonian Wild collects camera trap photos from all over the world.
NPR has a first listen with the new Dodos album.

Mondo Blogo shoots modern furniture at Sotheby's.
Know the difference between a blazer and sport coat. Via: Coudal.
Allister Lee's 500 Black Marker poster. Only $35.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Short Doc Day

Sometimes simplicity of format can reveal the essence of being human. The following three short-form documentaries (all parts of individual series of their own) seem to be derived from or influenced by one another. They all stick to a simple structure of selecting people and displaying them in front of a lens while applying basic conditions. The effect is human honesty in some of it's purest and most touching forms.

"People in Order: Age"
By Lenka Clayton and James Price
Run Time 03:06

"Fifty People One Question: Brooklyn"
By Kenneth Chu, Benjamin Reece, Nathan Heleine, and Tung Bach Ly
Run Time 05:48

"Gadajace Glowy: Part 1"
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Run Time 4:42
(NOTE: Brent Meier of The Meier Family found this film and told me about it. Brent is rare in the fact that he is both a rational man and a wildly creative individual. He is also one of my best friends and I miss him.)

Full, Empty, And Otherwise

Sitting in our living room. Miles is sick. Cian's watching Indiana Jones. Cheryl's doing school work. Hubble's trying to pet himself by nudging my feet with his head. The place is a total mess and it's all great.

I was out in SoCali for about a week and there was a ton going on—appointments, meetings, driving, we had a secret party for the YBAm, I got to witness some Bones Brigade doc interviews, scoped out a bunch of good examples and bad examples for phase two of the Donuthill, made business + pleasure visits to Skate One and Stacks, plus all the daily attention that my actual job needs from the road. I was still pretty crippled from my knee injury, too ... still am, actually. There were times when it seemed like more than a lot, but it was warm, it was sunny, there are a couple good coffee places right by Pat's house, and each and every single day was full with hand shakes, hugs, and high fives from family and good friends. Can't really ask for anything better.

And I'm back.

I wouldn't ever consider myself an optimist, but there sure is a lot of stuff out there that I enjoy. I like getting out of town, for example, but I also like coming home. I love goofing around but I also love my job. I'm lucky most of the time and I know that can't happen without being unlucky sometimes, too. The glass is rarely half full or half empty. Most of the time it alternates between spilling over the top and being completely bone dry. It's maddening, it's exhilarating, and it's just part of the game.

Good game, though. Right?

Autographed blanks.

Skate One's Michael Furukawa.

Staged destruction.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011




Black Cat in Santa Cruz