Sunday, August 31, 2014
So here's a funny story. Patty decided to take the Jitney back to Manhattan for the day, so Amy and I drove her to the bus. There wasn't much time before the bus left so Amy and I went to the bakery to get breakfast to take back to the house, and something for Patty to eat on the bus. Only she wanted a bacon and egg sandwich. Only thing is, it took 20 minutes to get, and the bus had left before we got back to it. So... We brought the sandwich back to the house, and Amy and Phillip decided to eat Patty's sandwich, while taking a picture of them eating it! Then they texted the picture to Patty, who was on the bus, and starving, with no breakfast! These two are such kidders!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:22 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2014
So this is just your ordinary photograph of someone's car windshield, and the stuff around it and on it. Or not so ordinary... This is the windshield of the four-wheel drive I spoke of that the housemates bought. They added the upside-down hula girl, and the portrait of the young child. Wait until you hear where that small photograph came from! It seems that one of them rented their apartment to some people visiting New York. When the people had left and the owner returned, in the center of the kitchen table was this tiny framed photograph. How weird is that. So the housemates named the girl "Marta" and they put her photograph above the windshield. Their detective work came up with the fact that she is dressed in clothing that was from years ago, apparently. Other than that, the whole thing is a mystery. Do the people who rented the apartment leave photographs like this everywhere they go?
Friday, August 29, 2014
This a bush in front of Captain Dusty's, the house that Amy and her friends have. So they decided trim the bush in front, only their hedge clippers didn't reach to the top. So when they got this far, it occurred to them that it was starting to look like a head. So they got some paper plates for eyes and drew black pupils on them, and then found a yellow plastic thing for a mouth. It is a spectacular thing to come upon when driving down the road, day or night!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:57 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014
You're probably thinking: "Dude, who is the surfer guy?" And where did he find those very rad sunglasses? Well, this is Phillip, and he is a surfer, but he's really a brilliant photographer who did the show supported by Kickstarter, called "Horse By Sea." He sees things in such an amazing way, that it feels to me as if he comes from a different universe. I an in awe of his creativity, and it is so much fun to spend time talking when we visit the Montauk house. He is one of the four people who have shares in it. Oh, and the glasses? He found them in a taxi in New York!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 3:51 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
So here's a cool thing. Amy and her housemates decided to buy an old four-wheel drive beach car. What's REALLY cool is where you can go in Montauk with a 4WD. So they found some trails to beaches that can only be reached by driving on sand. Amy loves driving the beach in their new truck. So she took us out to an amazing beach where there was no one else for miles. It was so beautiful, and so peaceful. So here is Amy contemplating the infinite.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:24 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We all went to Ditch Plains two days in a row, which is where the surfers hang out. There were wall-to-wall surfboards and surfers in wet suits both days. I put a long telephoto lens on my camera, and stood on the breakwater, looking for interesting photographs of the scene. Well, this looks interesting! How did this child end up appearing to float above the water? Mysterious, huh? The man closest to the camera is the child's father, and a moment before this photo was taken, the father was holding the boy by his feet, over his head, and then the dad pushed the boy forward and up in the air where you see him here. It just happened that two surfers paddling out were passing by in the background. An amazing coincidence!
Monday, August 25, 2014
We are in Montauk visiting Amy and her friends Patty and Phillip. When we drove into the driveway of the house they are in, known as "Captain Dusty's" this is the first thing that greets you. It seems so Montauk to me - fishnets, and lobster buoys and then the flower garden. It is late, and so no one knows what flowers these are, but I will find out in the morning and let you know.