31 January 2006

Invitation to a Hanging: Alcatraz

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
San Francisco, CA

From the Prison Tourism project.

30 January 2006

Invitation to a Hanging: Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, CA

It's been a while. Sorry about that. I've had my computer back for about a week and have been busy playing around with Flickr and trying to make sense of the mess of scanned images I have on my hard drives.

Related to this photo (and others I will be posting this week), Antonin Kratochvil has a new set of photos on the VII website on prison tourism at Robben Island. It's a subject I spent three years working on in the early 00's. Mine focuses on prison tourism in the US, but I had hoped to someday continue the project to include overseas prison sites such as Robben Island.

17 January 2006

Well, the hard drive on my computer is a goner. Since November, my computer has been in and out of repair. This is its last gasp. Hopefully this will do the job. I think everything on the computer has been replaced except the hard drive.

Anyway, until it's fixed, no new posts.

12 January 2006

Short Eyes Tour
Vince & Alicja
7:30 a.m., after Vince cut his hand on a broken window, refused to go
to the hospital and Alicja tried--but was unable--to sew up the Vince's hand.

Memphis, TN
June 2004

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In an effort to make sense of the tour photos I have shot so far, I've done a tight edit of 12 images.
Comments and criticism are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

The captions need work, but more specifically I'm wondering what I'm missing. What kind of photo would you expect to see from a project on small punk bands on the road, playing basements, living rooms and small bars? Does it give you enough of a feeling of what it's like? Are there enough pieces of the tour to give you a sense of what happens? Is there anything from this that could be cut?

Fire away.

Battleship Tour
Asheville, NC
October 2005

11 January 2006

Brooklyn Laundromat
24 December 2005

10 January 2006

New York City, NY
24 December 2005

09 January 2006

Soldiers of Solidarity Autoworkers Protest
North American International Auto Show
Detroit, MI
8 January 2006

05 January 2006

Eastern State Penitentiary
Halloween Preparations
Philadelphia, PA
October 2003

Battleship Tour
After the after-show party
Richland, WA
17 September 2005

04 January 2006

New York City, NY
24 December 2005

03 January 2006

Flint, MI (east side)
2 January 2006

01 January 2006

New York City, NY
24 December 2005