Taken by Uncle Jed, this is what I look like most of the time. If you see me on the street I will most likely be rubbing my eyes or some other part of my head. This is the season of my scruff.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
In line with this batch of rather intimate images of my existence, this is my perch. My most actualised form at this moment is one which, dressed in underwear and the jumper pictured below, perches in this window facing out into the laneway, smoking a joint and wearing headphones. If anyone is interested in photographing me doing this, raise those hands, because I don’t plan to document myself doing it but feel that images might be useful in perpetuity.
This is what my perch looks like from across the laneway. It’s a very good one.
I got this jumper (‘top’, ‘shirt’) about two weeks ago and I haven’t taken it off since. I even bought the same one in another colour but I don’t wear it much because it’s not as worn in as the grey one. I feel really insecure when I’m not wearing it. It smells fine, so don’t ask that question. It’s the softest thing ever. I don’t know if anyone has any opinions of the fact that I wear virtually the same thing every day, but I’m not sure anyone cares enough to have a conscious thought about it at all. But for me, it’s a whole other existence.
I don’t really have much to post at the moment because I’m exhausted and because most of what I say is said in real-time to people in front of me. But Bobby said ‘more please’ and I feel that I should oblige. Most of the photos I take at the moment are quite explicit and I’d need permission from those who appear in them, which I can’t get at 3 am which is generally when I post. So here’s yet another one that has some of me in it.
The protests at Suvarnabhumi are in denouement. I had no problems as I flew two weeks ago, but it did help me to realise the volatility of the situation there, which I actually didn’t appreciate when I was there, which probably has a lot to do with the way I travelled. It happened that I wanted to post these. I wonder what the same spots looked like with people stranded in them.
Suvarnabhumi is one of those space-age hubs and the architecture of the place is quite impressive. The international terminal swallows you whole in its extravagance, which probably has a lot to do with its high-end commercial retail excesses. But I stayed away from that photographically (I stayed away from most things photographically). I like the symmetry and simplicitiy of an international hub at 5 am. I wish I had done more there with the camera – airports are great places to work on your collection of images of liminal space.
I went to Thailand recently. I didn’t do anything there and it was incredible. I took about 50 pictures the whole time, and I was in most of them. Here are a couple I like.