Monthly Archives: July 2009

Duke University AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials

If you get a chance take a look at Duke University’s brand new AdViews site: AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B). […]

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From my collection – Dirty man in doorway.

4″x4″ dry plate negative – circa 1890 – 1910. Subject, photographer, and location unknown.(Click on photo to see larger) I don’t know who this swaggering man is. I bought this singular glass negative years ago from an antique shop. I don’t even remember where, so much for provenance. I like to speculate and sometimes see […]

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British Film Director – Nicholas Barker

I had breakfast with Nicholas Barker a few years ago at a photographer’s house I was an assistant for at the time. Barker was in town for a screening of his film Unmade Beds at a film festival so he stayed over at the photographer’s home and I came over for breakfast the next morning. […]

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Countdown animation with my nephew

My nine year old nephew is visiting for a few days and I shared some concepts of animation with him this afternoon. I created a little flip book ($.99 from the drugstore) and I drew the numbers nine through one in various incarnations on the pages. My nephew flipped the pages for me and we […]

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My love of cycling

Performing a VO2 max test (maximal oxygen uptake) – 1987 – Boone, NC Performing a VO2 max test (maximal oxygen uptake) – 1987 – Boone, NC(I look pretty serious don’t I?) The 2009 Tour De France is now wrapping up. I haven’t watched a bit of it on TV or paid too much attention to […]

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