art for christmas

this holiday season has been, for me, one during which i have found myself collecting art left and right.  it’s all photography, perhaps aptly, since that’s my medium, and it’s all awesome.

first up, jonas jungblut, a fellow i went to grad school with and who has a beautiful, subdued pallet and a fun, offbeat way with composition.

from him i purchased this piece that i saw on his instagram stream.  it is so evocative to me of california life (which i lived for 5 years before heading to texas) and contains a few of my favorite things: a classic car, the road and the coast.

jonas jungblut's photograph

photograph by jonas jungblut

secondly, i snatched up a couple of images from polly chandler’s series inspired by tom waits lyrics.  her beautiful 4×5 images are so ethereal and haunting–i’m super excited to frame the 2 i got and hang them side by side.  one of the ones i got is this one from 2011:

The Part You Throw Away from You Build It Up, You Wreck It Down, 2011

The Part You Throw Away from You Build It Up, You Wreck It Down, by polly chandler

thirdly, as part of her kickstarter campaign, austin-based architecture and interiors photographer ryann ford was offering backers polaroids, prints and advance copies of her book “the last stop” about rest stops and other disappearing roadside relics.  i haven’t decided which image i’ll ask for a print of, but there are lots of fantastic ones to choose from.  like this one:

monahans sandhills state park, texas, by ryann ford

monahans sandhills state park, texas, by ryann ford

#autoside tuesday

little red volkswagen, spotted during cinema east, summer 2013 | shot on iphone4S

little red volkswagen, spotted during cinema east, summer 2013 | shot on iphone4S

after a thanksgiving week break, back to our regularly scheduled autosides.  this beauty (a type 4?) was over on the east side before a cinema east screening of zero charisma on the lawn of the french legation.

one of my all-time favorites…