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By substitute on March 25, 2013
Under its combed lawns, Irvine holds down a mad carnival of Bosch, Max Ernst, Seraphinianus. Pressure makes it leak. CELEBRITY TEETH! From a waiting room at a large dental laboratory. They have a showcase of these. Many. This phenomenon is all too common in Irvine. Why? Why is there a careful path to nothing? […]
By substitute on March 19, 2011
This is Central Orange County. At least most of it. If you head inland more than a couple of miles and can’t smell the sea air any more, here’s what you get. This, interrupted by strip malls: Here, have a whole set of those. More to come, I’m sure.
By substitute on February 26, 2011
The Santa Ana Boxing Club
By substitute on February 13, 2011
The Mojave desert is a mess. I love it, not in an ironic-slumming decay-hugger way, just love it. Chaparral crackles when there’s no other sound. Weird stuff grows out of nowhere and sits there daring you to find context. Ancient Mexican cowboys sell fruit to displaced urban black teenagers. The light is fierce and perfect […]
By substitute on December 12, 2010
This is the least despairing of my latest suburban despair photo expedition. This time I was in Stanton, which is a small, boring, violent chunk of North Orange County. Stanton evokes for me, because it looks the way Costa Mesa did when I was a child in the 1970s: strip malls, asphalt, and piles of […]
By substitute on September 12, 2010
I have always liked
By substitute on August 14, 2010
Costa Mesa -> Riverside -> Indio -> Salton City -> Anza Borrego -> Julian -> Escondido -> Riverside -> Costa Mesa. Temperatures up to 112 F, climb up a mountain at 90F, lots of twisty roads, 367 miles, 35 MPG. Yeah, I think I’ll keep the Fiesta.
By substitute on June 14, 2010
By substitute on July 9, 2009
wong’s chinese dining, originally uploaded by mannydiller. I remain in awe of Manny Diller.