Monthly Archives: August 2011
National Arboretum | Capitol Columns

One of the best kept secrets of DC are the 446 acres that comprise The National Arboretum.

These National Capitol Columns were installed on the East Portico of the Capitol Building in 1828 and then replaced in 1958 as part of an addition to the Capitol Building before finally finding a home at the Arboretum in the 1980s.

Capitol Columns, The National Arboretum, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Agfa APX 400

Capitol Columns, The National Arboretum, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Agfa APX 400


Garry Winogrand | Leica M4

Garry Winogrand’s last Leica M4:

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

From the source site:

I am told Mrs. Winogrand had very strong feelings that her husband’s camera should be continued to used after his death. She sold it to a family friend, who continues to shoot it to this day. Look at the front and back of the advance side top plate, where the chrome is worn away by the grip of Winogrand’s index and thumb. hmm. I get the impression he liked this camera, but he liked shooting pics even more.

More information and images can be here.


Montgomery, Alabama | Oak Avenue

I was driving along the Selma to Montgomery route of the historic Civil Rights march in 1966. Met this gentlemen who had a soda vending machine on his porch. Talked to him for a while when the local neighborhood muscle / patriarch came by and gave me a choice: Leave or I’ll bust your camera and bust your face.

Good times.

I left.

Oak Ave, Montgomery, Alabama © Doug Kim

Oak Ave, Montgomery, Alabama © Doug Kim


The Who | The Kids Are Alright

One of the reasons sort of music and things fantastically loud is ’cause you get so many people who sort of turn deaf ears to what you do. You know what I mean? They sort of just won’t listen to what you do. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad it is. In fact, the bigger it is, normally, the more they’ll close their ears to it. So the louder you gotta — you gotta work, you know.

Volume is a fantastic thing. Power and volume. Power and volume.

– Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, The Who; from the film "The Kids are Alright" 1979, photographer unknown

Pete Townshend, The Who; from the film "The Kids are Alright" 1979, photographer unknown