Larry Blamire's Steam Wars

Steam Wars is the creation of Larry Blamire; artist, actor and writer-director of the indie cult film The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra, released by Sony Pictures. The concept began as an image from a mural he painted in high school and over the years has become something of a "dream project", in paintings, stories, copious notes, film treatment, and--eventually--film itself.

(from the gallery) The US samson class battlerig "Ulysses" has seen better days. Top of its line, the 1907 rig was first to feature electric lighting. Note alternating stacks, another first.

(from the sketchbook) Goliath class gunrig

(from memorabilia) Only surviving photo of the wreck of the ajax class William B. Travis, felled at the battle of Duluth. Smaller steam rig took direct hits from Prussian 15-pounder and just "sat down" at the edge of some woods. Crew scrambled out with, amazingly, no casualties.

More clunks and clanks here.


Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish photographer and director

Winter In The City, Istanbul, 2004 (from Turkey Cinemascope series)

Girl With A Black Shirt, 1987 (from Early Photographs series)

I also suggest his meditative film, Uzak. Not a boatload of dialogue, but if a photograph is worth a thousand words then his film is worth millions.

Nuri's site.


How to displace 1.9M people

The Three Gorges dam, in the middle reaches of the Yangtse River, China. Due for completion in 2009, it will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world.

An old town under demolition, Wanshen, 2003. The sign on the building says "175m" denotes the expected water level once construction of the dam is completed in 2009.

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Angus Bungy - Stolen Heads

Conduction (1996)

Leathered Clown

Check his sculptures out here.

Crispin Glover - Clowny Clown Clown


Emilie Simon - Desert

Almacan a.k.a. Kazuhiko Nakamura



Nakamura's official site, Mechanical Mirage

via The Dream People a journal of bizarro texts

Photos of Deserted Icelandic Farms by Nökkvi Elíasson

More here.

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The Gilded Age Monsters of Charles Eisenmann

From his studio on the Bowery in New York City, Charles Eisenmann photographed the great freaks and sideshow acts of the 19th century. His prints are collected in a terrific book called Monsters: Human Freaks in America’s Gilded Age, edited by Michael Mitchell.



Georg Fischer Photography

Trainstations for GEO

Museums for GEO

Very Ballardian.
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Joel-Peter Witkin

Un Santo Oscuro

The challenging photography of Witkin.
Lots of corpses, death and deformity here.