jordan black
05Mar2012

"It was late winter in Gordita, though for sure not the usual weather. You heard people muttering to the effect that last summer the beach didn’t have summer till August, and now there probably wouldn’t be any winter till spring. Santa Anas had been blowing all the smog out of downtown L.A., funneling between the hollywood and Puente Hills on westward through Gordita Beach and out to sea, and this had been going on for what seemed like weeks now. offshore winds had been too strong to be doing the surf much good, but surfers found themselves getting up early anyway to watch the dawn weirdness, which seemed like a visible counterpart to the feeling in everybody’s skin of desert winds and heat and relentlessness, with the exhaust from millions of motor vehicles mixing with microfine Mojave sand to refract the light toward the bloody end of the spectrum, everything dim, lurid and biblical, sailor-take-warning skies. The state liquor stamps over the tops of tequila bottles in the stores were coming unstuck, is how dry the air was. Liquor-store owners could be filling those bottles with anything anymore. Jets were taking off the wrong way from the airport, the engine sounds were not passing across the sky where they should have, so everybody’s dreams got disarranged, when people could get to sleep at all. In the little apartment complexes the wind entered narrowing to whistle through the stairwells and ramps and catwalks, and the leaves of the palm trees outside rattled together with a liquid sound, so that from inside, in the darkened rooms, in louvered light, it sounded like a rainstorm, the wind raging in the concrete geometry, the palms beating together like the rush of a tropical downpour, enough to get you to open the door and look outside, and of course there’d only be the same hot cloudless depth of day, no rain in sight."

Literary BAMF Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice
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25Oct2011
Vernal Falls, Yosemite Valley, CA, August 2011

Vernal Falls, Yosemite Valley, CA, August 2011

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25Oct2011

Brian Eno - Spider and I

From the album Before and After Science

on repeat. all day.

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13Sep2011
Laundromat on Pico, Los Angeles, CA, August 2011

Laundromat on Pico, Los Angeles, CA, August 2011

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12Sep2011
Merced River Reflection, Yosemite Valley, CA, Sept. 2011

Merced River Reflection, Yosemite Valley, CA, Sept. 2011

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07Sep2011
New York City, New York, as seen from an airplane window, May 2010 
(still the closest i’ve ever been to the place)

New York City, New York, as seen from an airplane window, May 2010 

(still the closest i’ve ever been to the place)

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06Sep2011
First day Shooting a Feature, Laguna Beach, CA, July 2011

First day Shooting a Feature, Laguna Beach, CA, July 2011

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04Sep2011
Night Shoot, 4th st. Bridge, Los Angeles, CA, July 2011

Night Shoot, 4th st. Bridge, Los Angeles, CA, July 2011

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03Sep2011
Los Angeles, as Viewed from the 101 Southbound, some month, some day, sunset.

Los Angeles, as Viewed from the 101 Southbound, some month, some day, sunset.

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02Sep2011
Self-Portrait, Yosemite National Park, CA, August 2011

Self-Portrait, Yosemite National Park, CA, August 2011

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11Aug2011

Joe Carnegie, Man of Danger, Long Beach, CA, May 2011

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10Aug2011
Pool Table Light, Seven Grand Bar, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

Pool Table Light, Seven Grand Bar, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

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09Aug2011
Theater TV Monitor, Los Angeles, CA, June 2011

Theater TV Monitor, Los Angeles, CA, June 2011

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08Aug2011
Kids with Guitars, Orange, CA, July 4th, 2011

Kids with Guitars, Orange, CA, July 4th, 2011

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07Aug2011
A Hotel, Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, July 2011

A Hotel, Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, July 2011

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