Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brandon Gash [73]

Brandon Gash
Gardena, California, USA

1. Xact-o-cide (social awareness to ones self destructive tendencies)
2. Future Tool (handgun)
3. I believe some signs point to this.

Monday, August 30, 2010

David Miller [72]

David Miller
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts USA

1. We saw this hand-made advertisement on an Orange Line (Boston) subway car.
I assume it's a self-portrait. Blake is certainly enterprising. Note that
someone else has given her a hand with spelling. Good luck, Blake!

2. Taken at Stony Brook Station, on the Orange Line subway in Jamaica Plain

3. ...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Steve Gildea [71]

Steve Gildea
Natick, MA, USA

This is one of a series of digital photomontages I have done on Japanese castles and temples. The title is “Matsumoto Castle Exit.”

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Steve Messam [70]

Steve Messam
North Stainmore, Cumbria. UK.
website: www.stevemessam.co.uk
blog: www.stevemessam.wordpress.com

As part of my practice I have made, and also been commissioned to make, roadsigns. My signs are based on actual Ministry of Transport designs and conform to their specifications. Only difference is mine are fictitious and probably illegal (oops!).

Anyway, here's two of my own signs and one found sign.

1. At Low Sizergh Farm, Cumbria. 2006.
'Little Folk' is a local term for fairies, goblins and the like. they live on the farm.

2. This is on the Cumbria / North Yorkshire border in Northern England. The border is significant locally as no buses cross the border. the phone books, TV stations and road maintenance all stop here. From the Cumbria side we have no idea what happens on the other side of this arbitory line.

3. This was found in the grounds of the art gallery in Durham, England. The area used to be the biggest coal industry in the world until the government shut down the mines in the 1980's. Consequently much of the area still has remnants of the coal pits. I guess this is the origin of the phrase.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ray Worsnop [69]

Ray Worsnop [The Accidental Photographer]
Rhyl, North Wales, UK

I saw the sign in a Ladies Hairdresses shop window here in Rhyl.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

EL Putnam [68]

EL Putnam
Boston, MA, USA

I saw this sign in Marthas Vineyard. Despite its presence, people are always trying to climb the cliffs.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Miodrag Kojadinović [67]

Miodrag Kojadinović
Nomadic (North America<->Europe<->East/South East Asia)

Pic # 1. Sign on the gate of a foot path in Qin Xiu Shan provincial park in Guangxi-Zhuang Autonomous Province leading to a Buddhist temple. Of course, in terms of being a "sign", this coloured engraving is devoid of meaning to many people, not only foreigners. A not insignificant number of elderly Chinese people, especially minority women in rural areas, cannot read, which is a kind of logical when you need at the very least 2100 signs to be functionally literate, something most rural kids in the 1940s/50s simply could not afford to spend years on learning.

Pic # 2. "The system is fictitious, it's created by humans; we lack imagination!" -- A desperate cry of a) a spiritual artist / b) facade destroying hooligan [pse. circle one] in the heart of Lisbon downtown

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sonja Benskin Mesher [66]

Sonja Benskin Mesher
Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Wales

1. Just saw it out on the moors, middle of no where, made me smile!

2. Seems the boats never have to be in!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Margaret Bellafiore [65]

Margaret Bellafiore
Boston, Ma, USA

I saw these 2 signs out in front of the Federal Reserve Bank across the street from South Station, Boston.
Curious mixed message.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ria Vanden Eynde [64]

Ria Vanden Eynde
Leuven, Belgium

-Revolt or Die: I pass that message every day almost. When I notice it, I think, "well, I'm not dead yet?!" Ria The Rebel, she travels by bike.

-Free the Object: Come to think of it, these images go well together, I do seem to have a bit of a revolter mind ;)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Christoph Betsche [63]

Christoph Betsche
Lichtenau, Germany

I took this photo just for fun, a short while ago.
My immediate thoughts were "kind of fun", "sign made for sharks etc..."
Or "beware of the piranha".
But with the global disasters at the moment, the flood catastrophes, the laugher stops and the picture takes on a different, not funny, meaning. Not to mention the global warming, but this is another story.

Friday, August 20, 2010

John Ladd [62]

John Ladd
Fort Worth, texas, USA

1. Wisdom
I shot this photograph on US 287 near a ghost town just outside of Quanah Texas....I followed this storm 140 miles to this intersection...and as i watched the skies unfold, this storm went from a classic thunderstorm to an arching bucking tornadically violent beast in about 5 minutes...there's no rhyme or reason other than I prepared myself to catch up with storm from amarillo headed back to fort worth and this spot was just about half way. I think that's what's significant...

2. Danger
This photograph of a Danger Sign in Pamlico Sound is always a study when staying there in Rodanthe North Carolina...to date not one of my fellow kitesurfers has ever hit the sign which is really what's dangerous. The sign is warning us about itself...


Wisdom and Danger are both the property of John Ladd. Copyright 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Craig Goss [61]

Craig Goss
Waitsfield, VT, USA

I Did It My Way, God. Omaha NE, July 24 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cara Brostrom [60]

Cara Brostrom
Boston, Mass, USA

1. Mansfield, Massachusetts
2. Damascus, Virginia
3. Helsinki, Finland

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fendell Dustin Pillsbury [57]

Fendell Dustin Pillsbury
Sarasota, Florida, USA


I took this picture a week and a half after the Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Alexis White [56]

San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

Estado de Michoacan, January 2010

Description: En route to the coast, we pulled toward the shoulder to allow a speeding convoy of twelve Federale vehicles to pass. Masked police generally signify that there is anti-narco activity going on. This shot of the last convoy vehicle was cautiously taken. The sign translates as "keep your distance."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kat Good-Schiff [55]

Kat Good-Schiff
Easthampton, MA, USA

1. "Isn't it ironic?" Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

2. "Forest of the Subconscious" Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

3. "Courage" Hall of Ideas, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

Monday, August 9, 2010

Shil Sengupta [53]

Shil Sengupta
Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

1. Longing
2. Forgotten
3. Resilience

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ignacio Pérez Pérez [52]

Ignacio Pérez Pérez
Caracas, Venezuela

1. ART, Caracas, Venezuela, 2010.

2. KEEP LEFT, Caracas, Venezuela, 2009.

3. SENSO UNICO, Rome, Italy, 2010.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jackson [50]

Key West, Florida, United States

Keepin’ it real
And yes, that’s me on the right.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jonathan West [49]

Jonathan West
Bel Air, Maryland, USA

1. All Air should be free

2. "God is watching"..

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lawrence S Johnson [48]

Lawrence S Johnson
Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkopa, Spain

1. Dada’s is in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania, an ex-coal-mining town. I think that “Dada” does not mean “early avant-garde art movement” in Polish, but it gave me a dada moment anyway.

2. This is a sign on the door of a design studio in Chelsea, NYC. “This is not an art gallery.” It’s not a pipe, either.

Jane Linders [47]

Jane Linders
St. Louis, MO, USA

All three signs were captured at Burningman festival in Black Rock Desert , Nevada. I've seen some of the most hilarious signs ever at this crazy anarchistic art party located 150 miles from the nearest mall.

I live in St. Louis, MO and try to attend BM every year.