The Phillips Collection

Posted: January 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, dougKIM photography, Film, Nikon

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Nikon F5, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400, Agfa 118 © Doug Kim

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Nikon F5, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400, Agfa 118 © Doug Kim


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The Best Part of Eating 갈비 (Galbi)

Posted: January 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography

At many Korean restaurants, galbi (since when did they start spelling kalbi with a “g”?) is served as a big raw ribbon of meat anchored to a single short rib bone. The meat is then snipped off of the bone and scissored into bite size pieces and placed onto the table grill.

Normally, that short rib bone with its little hanging chads of meat, gristle, fat and tendon is left on the raw plate and cleared back to the kitchen. This is a great treat that is often overlooked. Ask for the bones to be cooked and the waitress will return them to the kitchen to be grilled separately.

Even Koreans will remark that you eat like such a Korean as they watch you munch the savory fatty strips off the bone.

Good stuff. And you won’t need lip balm for weeks.

Galbi (갈비) bones, back from the kitchen

Galbi (갈비) bones, back from the kitchen

Bare galbi (갈비) bones, the true sign that dinner is finished

Bare galbi (갈비) bones, the true sign that dinner is finished


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Washington, DC | Lincoln Memorial

Posted: May 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Books, dougKIM photography, Film, History, Leica, Poetry, Quotes

Offutt talked big about Lincoln as a wrestler and Bill Clary, who ran a saloon 30 steps north of the Offutt store, bet Offutt $10 that Lincoln couldn’t throw Jack Armstrong, the Clary’s Grove champion. Sports from miles around came to a level square next to Offutt’s store to see the match; bets of money, knives, trinkets, tobacco, drinks, were put up. Armstrong, short and powerful, aimed from the first to get in close to his man and use his thick muscular strength. Lincoln held him off with long arms, wore down his strength, got him out of breath, surprised and “rattled.” They pawed and clutched in many holds and twists till Lincoln threw Armstrong and had both shoulders to the grass. Armstrong’s gang started toward Lincoln with cries and threats. Lincoln stepped to the Offutt store wall, braced himself, and told the gang he would fight, race or wrestle any who wanted to try him. Then Jack Armstrong broke through the gang, shook Lincoln’s hand, told them Lincoln was “fair,” and, “the best feller that ever broke into this settlement.”

-Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln – The Prairie Years

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | America, Part One

Posted: December 29th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Film, New York City, Photography, Quotes

Since his is fundamentally a tragic vision, he reacted most feelingly to what in America he saw as related to its decay, its pain.

-Arthur Miller, writing of the photographs that Cartier-Bresson took in America.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960.  © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos


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