Thursday, June 26, 2008

New York

New York, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Bedroom in the Metropolitan Museum. I took this shot for reference, just in case I think about getting an inlaid headboard or gilt wallpaper... Amazing, but not to my taste...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Knife on Plate

Knife on Plate, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

This is my homage to one of my most favorite photos, La Fourchette, by Andre Kertesz This is another old image, scanned in and among some other images I recently found.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Organic Beets

Organic Beets, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

I Just re-found this transparency after quite a long time thinking it was lost. It's actually Agfa Scala (sorry, best link I could find to it) film, a black-and-white transparency film that came out in the 80s. It was really nice film but it had to be sent off for processing, a la Kodachrome, so I don't think it really did that well. Interesting stuff, tho...

Friday, June 20, 2008


Battery, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Another tidbit from the house. I love the black-and-white stripes on this battery.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Golf Ball

Golf Ball, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

A Gatke golf ball. According to the box it came in, it was made by Zippo, the same people as the lighters. Also according to the box, it's guaranteed for 18 rounds. I'm lucky if I get 2 or 3 holes out of a golf ball before it gets, uh, lost.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Telephone, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Mrs. A's Telephone (for those of you wondering what all this old stuff is, well, about 7 or 8 years ago I did a promo called '(some) things from my grandmother's house' These are some of the things - I'm working on a show in late July and I'm scanning all my old film.

At any rate, this phone was actually in service until just a little while ago. I could never remember which way to spin the dial when I made a call. My kids had no idea how to use it...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Turmeric, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Old, old shot. I must have done this close to 10 years ago - maybe not quite that long... At any rate, it's from my grandmother-in-law's house - she wasn't using it any more. Love the design...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Real Weddings Cover

Real Weddings Cover, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Well, they did go with that shot for the cover of Real Weddings. I think it looks smashing, glad I took the extra few minutes to get this shot...