Dog Bright

Photo by Roman.

The above popped up on a lamp post at Touhy and Sheridan recently. It appears to be signed, you’ll note.

This dog has a stylistic resemblance to a dog from last June:

Photo by Roman.

Though that dog was unsigned… I expect to find others around the Rogers Park neighborhood and indeed just yesterday I found another at Morse & Ashland…

Photo by Roman.

Beach Blanket Bingo


Just like the movie did, the title of this post promises lascivious scandal and delivers… grasshoppers? Well, the movie had Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon… and Buster Keaton but rather less sex and more prurience than this post has… from one day at Leone Beach Park:

dinner & date. Photo by Roman.
do you mind? Photo by Roman.


X-Ray of the Beach

Photo / graphic by Roman.

Yes, I have been having fun lately with negative images… Depending on how you do it and the objects photographed, some interesting textures and effects can emerge. It’s a cheap trick so I’ll try not to do it too often. In this instance, I like the panorama of vegetation, street signs, vegetation and (of course) the light…

Love Locks 4-Ever

Yep. That’s what they are: love locks. Wikipedia even has an article about them as they do present something of a nuisance at times. Apparently the locks are something like humans. Once they have a foothold, they multiply and take over. Clearly something must be done and soon. Perhaps playing on an endless loop Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dash Light” would be a prophylaxis…

Did I ever tell you that I once witnessed this song performed, at a wedding, by a half dozen or so couples… Lip-synced or sung; I’m sure that some of them knew the lyrics to their part. I treasure the memory as it is too strange to be real but it is.