September 2008

Congress Shmongress

September 30, 2008

With the economy and stock market in freefall, Congress failed to pass a controversial relief bill today. This photo of the Capitol reflected in a muddy pool of filthy rain water pretty much sums up my feelings about our congress on days like this.

Capitol Hill

For comparison, in case you can’t quite tell what’s going on, here’s the photo right side up.

Backyard

September 23, 2008

Contents: 3 swings, 1 slide, 2 trampolines (1 rusty), 1 hose, 1 shed, 1 above-ground pool, 2 inner tubes (one in bushes), 4 chairs, 6 towels, 1 umbrella.

Photo Essay: The Denim Factory

September 9, 2008

I shot these photos at a denim factory in Kentucky that specializes in distressing high-end jeans for a few top designers. I used to scoff at paying a premium for jeans that come with holes in them already. Then I saw just how much work goes into distressing jeans, and I realized that these people are artists. You can’t just have any loose threads, you have to have the right loose threads. They can’t just be faded. They have to be the right color. A lot of work goes into making these jeans look just right.