the new familiars @ local 506

the new familiars @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. At the end of the summer, when I was asking people to pick out photos for me to talk about, my Kat picked this one. It has sat in my “to post” folder every since, waiting for me to figure out what to say about…

unc: librarian on a post!

unc: librarian on a post!, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’ve been at my current job, which is hardly “the new job” anymore, for just about six months now, and there are many, many things I love about it: the routine of it, the stability both financial and employment, the benefits, my 401k which I am…

american aquarium @ the pour house

american aquarium @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. This is for Martha, who picked out the photo, and for Chris. Two years ago tomorrow, I went out to the 506 with t. We were there to see the Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (Perry, cough up that new album now!), who…

baltimore: hampden & the avenue

baltimore: hampden & the avenue, originally uploaded by minervacat. For Lani. I like this picture for the suggested motion in the butterflies, faked into being by the limitations of my point and click camera indoors in poor lighting. I’ve been trying to appreciate the point and click to its fullest extent over the last few…

durham be easy: language arts

durham be easy: language arts, originally uploaded by minervacat. This is for Martha. Friday night’s Holy Ghost show was the 81st show I’ve seen this year (there are 78 of them here, and three (to date) that I didn’t shoot), and while most of them have been in standard venues — bars with stages, stages…

wrightsville beach

wrightsville beach, originally uploaded by minervacat. This is for Heather. It’s a lesson in the power of a point and shoot; I took this shot lying upside down on a blanket at the beach, just leaned back, looked at what was behind me, framed it, and clicked. No metering, no thinking, just go. I probably…

the spikedrivers @ the blind tiger

the spikedrivers @ the blind tiger, originally uploaded by minervacat. This one’s for Jess. I like to take pictures of the things that musicians carry onto stage with them; a cell phone set down next to a guitar pedal, a plastic cup of whiskey on the edge of a railing. It’s a tiny human part…

unc: the weirdest art on campus.

unc: the weirdest art on campus., originally uploaded by minervacat. This one is for Andrea. This sculpture used to be tucked into the tiny sculpture garden behind the Ackland Art Gallery on campus. I thought it was simultaneously amazing, bizarre, and gratuitous, and it always made me think of a dumb joke that never fails…

rock and roll means well tour

rock and roll means well tour, originally uploaded by minervacat. What follows are two loosely related paragraphs, a single sentence, and a disclaimer: This one’s for cee. It’s one of only a few shots I took with my point-and-click during last fall’s Rock & Roll Means Well tour. It’s appropriate today, if not something that…

green #21

green #21, originally uploaded by minervacat. Finding the right work is like discovering your soul in the world. — Thomas Moore Maja picked out this photo yesterday when I said, hey, pick a photo for me to post tomorrow!, and this quote is for her. Whenever I read that line, it soothes me a little….