Plans permitting, I always try and submit to the Picture Black Friday project every year. It is an issue I believe in exposing, rampant consumerism, retail hell, America at its best and worst, and I love working with the other folks who submit to create a one day picture of the country. This year, PBF has made it to the Aperture blog along with the photo above in the number 2 spot.
Thanks again to John Saponara for organizing this great project and stay tuned to the PBF website for more photos and plans from this year’s submissions.
Since I got going in the photo business, my sister and I have talked about collaborating in some way. The idea came and went as we went about our own careers and paths.
Last year that idea came to fruition in the form of the above book about architecture criticism that will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in March 2012. She wrote the text and I shot the photos. When the book is released I will write a bit more about the process, and show many of the photos that are in the book and outtakes, both here and on the new tumblr, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, order your copy here and wait with bated breath for it to arrive
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We, mostly Frank as usual, finished the new addition to his bowl, just in time for fall colors.
nick williams, november 2011
Lets stop for a minute and think about those people we have known for years, in this case almost 20, and be thankful for that. It is a rare gift, and I am unfairly blessed, to have friends for 20 plus years. I still hang out on a regular basis with many of the people I grew up with, screwed up with and got hurt with. We were kids together and have been able to become adults together.
In this case, I have known Nick since he was 11 I think. We used to pick him up to go skate, take hm to parties, he was our little brother. We bestowed upon him all the half baked wisdom of older and barely wiser 15 years olds. Luckily he ignored most of it and has gone on to great things, like opening his own restaurant.
So be thankful for what you have this week, and go see Nick, and his sister, and support them in this new endeavor. This is as local as it gets.