from marilu © kjm
[within reach is a series of photographs examining the environment of home in detail]
© Shawn Gust
I love this photo by the photographer Shawn Gust. It comes from his series, the dream of becoming King, and of the image, Shawn says, "...the iconic Cadillac emblem seemed to almost project it's luster on the garage door. It seemed the perfect analogy to illustrate the fading of a "glitter and gold" ideal."
And here's his artist statement about the project:
The Cadillac. A symbol of luxury and status in the United States for decades. The American Dream. With society, the economy, and many of the planet's natural environments in jeopardy of all but vanishing before our eyes, so too is The American Dream.
[See past 'i love this photo' entries here.]
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On Saturday, Marilu and I explored Calvary Cemetery, a historic St. Louis cemetery dating back to 1857. Calvary neighbors Bellefontaine Cemetery, and both are dramatic in scale, landscape and their notable inhabitants - people like William S. Burroughs, Dred Scott, Tennessee Williams and William Clark. But of particular interest (and worthy of future visits) were the beautiful portrait photographs on many of the headstones of Catholic Italian Americans.
Wasp Comb, 2007 © Brea Souders
Brea Souders is today the latest photographer to offer a limited edition print on collect.give. Twenty of her lovely 9x9" c-prints (above) will be sold to raise money for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Since launching in December, we've raised nearly $5,000 for eleven different and distinct causes. If you haven't stopped by, please do!