Friday, August 7, 2009

Photos - Running the Numbers

Running the Numbers II
Portraits of global mass culture

Digital artist looks at how much we consume photographically.

View Chis Jordan's Web Site HERE then click on Running the Numbers II.

From his web site:
This new series looks at mass phenomena that occur on a global scale. Similarly to the first Running the Numbers series, each image portrays a specific quantity of something: the number of tuna fished from the world's oceans every fifteen minutes, for example. But this time the statistics are global in scale, rather than specifically American.

Finding meaning in global mass phenomena can be difficult because the phenomena themselves are invisible, spread across the earth in millions of separate places. There is no Mount Everest of waste that we can make a pilgrimage to and behold the sobering aggregate of our discarded stuff, seeing and feeling it viscerally with our senses.

Fire Photos from Spain

Fires around the Mediterranean

From the BIG PICTURE , check out the fires in Spain HERE. Seems like California is not alone in the never ending battle.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

National City Heritage Days August 2, 2009

Car collectors and automotive enthusiasts gathered at National City’s Kimball Park for the Eighteenth Annual Automobile Heritage Day on Sunday, August 2nd in National City. Automobile Heritage Day celebrates the City’s rich automotive history. The event is free to the public and started with a parade at 9:00 a.m. at Papa Gallo’s on Cleveland Ave. and 20th Street, and ended at Kimball Park behind City Hall at National City Blvd and Civic Center Drive. The car show was from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.