Patch Jacket

Seth & I have been collecting patches from our various travels for quite a long time now. You can see here how damn busy this jacket has become over the years.


good song and great video...

of Montreal » “Id Engager”



The past month it has been pretty hard to focus my attention on anything else between the election and the financial crisis.
Today I am relieved that there is only one week left until we hopefully elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States. On that note here is a beautiful image of Obama in the rain at a rally today in PA.
Damon Winter for the The New York Times


Pause, to Begin

This month there is a great exhibit over at Flak Photo
called Pause, to Begin, "a photographic book + online exhibition that places an emphasis on the process of art-making and art-thinking in the twenty-first century." Check it out!

© Erika Larsen Josh’s Hog, Boyles Island, Georgia, 2006

© Shawn Gust Crosswalk, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 2008

© Alejandro Cartagena Untitled, Nuevo León, México, 2006-2008


Keith Mayerson at Derek Eller

My friend Keith Mayerson has a new show up at Derek Eller Gallery here in NY called "Good Leaders, Endangered Species, Ships at Sea,". According to the press release it "is a poetic allegory of paintings serving as a hopeful reflection and a warning of our perilous times." Check it out - it is fantastic!


Weekend in Montana








Takashi Homma -Tokyo

Aperture released a beautifully edited book this past spring by Japanese photographer Takashi Homma. Homma's portraits of Japanese youth in this book are sensitive and restrained. In addition, the cityscapes, architecture, interiors and objects all cohere beautifully to create a welcome portrait of contemporary Tokyo. The book is paperback and printed on beautiful matt paper.


Congratulations to Gordon!

Richard Renaldi raises $750.00 for Barack Obama.


Richard Renaldi for Barack Obama

Latest High Bid by Gordon- $750.00 - Wednesday October 15 -7:49 PM

I was very excited by the Art for Obama Auction that I learned about recently and immediately I wanted to participate by donating one of my photographs. After I inquired with the event coordinator and was told that they were no longer taking submissions - I have decided to take matters into my own hands. I am auctioning the following print called ChallengeR staring NOW! It is an image I made on the big island in the state of Hawaii (birthplace of Barack Obama) in 2007. It is unframed and not mounted. It is 25" x 21" and is number 2 in an edition of 10.
The bidding will start at $350.00 (valued at $2000.00) and will close on Wednesday October, 15 at 8 pm. I will post the bids as they are received. Bids should be in $25.00 increments and stop at $2000.00 - were it to get that high - ($2300 is the maximum per person donation to any political candidate and I have already donated $250.00 of my own money...) If my readers could spread the word that would be great - I don't want this whole endeavor to be an embarrassment. It is a really good deal and will go towards a very important cause - electing Barack Obama the next president of the United States! To bid please email me at richard@renaldi.com
Originally Posted on Wednesday October 8


Pier 45 - new photos

Check out other photos from the series Pier 45here


Joseph Smolinski

Some fabulous drawings by Joe Smolinski.


a good one...

I found this on Lady Bunny's Blog.

John McCain and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barbershop.

As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics.

As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had McCain in his chair reached for the aftershave. McCain was quick to stop him saying, 'No thanks, my wife will smell that and think I've been in a whorehouse.'

The second barber turned to Obama and said, 'How about you?'

Obama replied, 'You can go ahead, MY wife doesn't know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.'