Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ian Thal [125]

Ian Thal
Somerville, MA, USA

1. Outside the Boylston Street not-an-entrance-or-a-birthday-present to the Huntington Convention Center T-Stop. In the entire time I have lived in Boston, though the station has changed its name, this thing that looks like an entrance has remained a not-an-entrance-or-a-birthday-present.

2. A Shepard Fairey in Harvard Square to which some one has added some commentary by way of a stencil. (Detail.) Not sure I completely agree, but it is certainly a thesis worth discussing.

3. This is when Sophocles was working for Hallmark. After this point I could not stomach another sidewalk aphorism about love and reverted to my normally cynical self.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Michael Chan [120]

Michael Chan
Milltown, NJ, USA

1. Saw this the other day in SoHo (email sent October 1st, 2010)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Emilian Badea [116]

Emilian Badea
Boston, MA, US by way of Romania

Richard Tarantino posted this photo from his accordion teacher, Emilian Badea, who in turn kindly gave his permission to post this on the Signs of Our Times blog.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Phillip Greenlief [114]

Phillip Greenlief
Oakland, CA, USA

photo by phillip greenlief
just outside the town of hope - eastern arizona - not quite california

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rob Hayes [113]

Rob Hayes
Cambridge, MA, USA

From a facebook posting on Mobius, Inc.:

Nancy Adams:
For Signs of the Times - sent to me by brother-in-law Rob who was traveling in the UK at the time. For anyone in the dark - a nappy is diaper. For anyone in the know - let ME know what a "radar key" is and why the high tech security for diaper changing, in a bar.

David Chin

Royal Association for Disability And Rehabilitation

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jen Hicks [111]

Jen Hicks
Boston, MA, USA

1. Apparently Lump is the Bulldog. He was sleeping inside today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Melati Suryodarmo [110]

Melati Suryodarmo
Gross Gleidingen, Germany

The first photo:
not_allowed: I found at the Royal Palance in Surakarta (Solo) Central Java, Indonesia. 2010

The second Photo:
Instruction_Taiwan_train: on the train from Kaoshiung to Tainan, 2009

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jack Cymber [109]

Jack Cymber
Tel Aviv, Israel

I photographed this graffiti sign in Barcelona, and found it enlightening...... :)
especially the way it was scribbled right beside those green bars.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ian Deleon [108]

Ian Deleon
Boston, MA, USA

1. Taken on Mission Hill in Roxbury, MA.

2. Taken in January of 2010 through the windshield of a car stuck in heavy traffic. The sign had a surreal effect on everyone in that car.

3. Subway, Washington D.C.
i thought i should share this insane sign

Friday, October 1, 2010

Birgit Spahlinger [107]

Birgit Spahlinger
Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe

One signboard reverses back to the other. A courthouse in Baden-Baden.

Monday, September 27, 2010

M [106]

Machain Jean-Pierre, dit " M." ( artiste visuel )
Petit-Couronne, France

La Vie prend sa source aux environs de Belleville-sur-Vie.La longueur de son cours d'eau est de 62,2 km. la Vie passe notamment par les communes du Poiré-sur-Vie, Aizenay, la Chapelle-Palluau, Maché, Apremont, Commequiers, Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie, Le Fenouiller, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez et de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

Ce fleuve permettait l'alimentation en eau salée des marais salants de Croix-de-Vie et de Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, ainsi que de permettre au port de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie de pas être constamment ensablé.Ses principaux affluents sont le Jaunay, la Petite Boulogne et le Ligneron.

Photographie :
Signalisation " LA VIE " , à Saint Gilles croix de vie, Vendée , France
Copyright : Machain Jean-Pierre, dit " M." ( artiste visuel ).
Tout droit réservé.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

David B Freeman [103]

David B Freeman
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

This juxtaposition of a defibrillator dispenser next to the hot dog and fried treats vending machine in Japan is a lesson in practical convenience for us all.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ivana Rezek [100]

Ivana Rezek
Rijeka, Croatia

All these photos were taken in Berlin.

1. is taken infront of an independent/underground movie theatre
2. protesters' signs - the one on the right says 'food first, then moral'
3. these signs are an artistic installation, and might be a parody
on the protests that were going on at the time - one of the signs says
'revolution over, spaghetti cold' and another 'the truth frees nobody'
and 'artists are the antennae of human race'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Deon Reynolds [98]

Deon Reynolds
Eureka, NV, USA

1. "7th Street" Eureka County, Nevada

2. "25 M.P.R." Unionville, Nevada

3. "Benny" Success Summit, Ely, Nevada

I shoot these black and white panoramic images using a Kodak "Fun Saver Panoramic 35" disposable camera that I reload with Tri-X film over and over again. I have been shooting "Signs of the Times" in the Great Basin Desert on the Western United States since 1994.