21.11.12

sometimes you feel that way . . .

" sometimes you feel that way . . . "

and it's ok, too . . .
so, today
is like that . . .

- the painter's name wasn't present
on the photograph. . .
but you can figure out
and drop us a line . . .


janot's garage closed . . .

" janot's garage closed . . . "

( les vrais amis ne s'en vont jamais . . . )

real friends never go away for ever. . .

the sun changes
and all the tools
are put away . 

you're
the friend
one can drop in at any time

or even 
not knocking on door
for years 

he'd said: oh it's you. . .
and whatever we talked about
20 years ago
is still up to date.

today

we'll miss you Janot. . .
but then you'll still be around
for a long long time.

© 2012 bijou le tord , photograph
and text.

12.11.12

nostalgia . . . 1964

" once upon a time "

© 2012 bijou le tord
black and white non-digital photograph

8.11.12

in janot's garage. . . past the oil barrels . . .

" in janot's garage "

day 15: sun hits thru roof top
small window. . .
15:15 pm

past the oil cans. . .
and barrels  . . . tin rust. . .
tool box that open
like an accordion . . .

we sat there looking
with lulu his wife. . .
40 years of "stuff" stacked,
bought 3-4 times . . .

you can't find anything in here. . .
so, what he didn't find
he bought again
and again . . .

she's not mad at him. . .
she just wonders. . .
life goes so fast .


© 2012 photo and text bijou le tord
colors untouched . . .



28.10.12

and snow, too?

" and snow too "
sheep in the neighborhood . . .

polaroid black and white
© 2012 bijou le tord

the bug and shrimp collector . . .

" the bug and shrimp collector "

polaroid black and white
© 2012 bijou le tord

snowy day . . .


" snowy day. . ."

Prune doesn't mind the cold. . .

polaroid black and white
© 2012 bijou le tord

27.10.12

3 greens bowls and 1 cat . . .

" 3 green bowls and a cat . . ."

© 212 bijou letord
polairoid shots. . .
nik software. . .
aa cat . . .

© 2012 bijou letord polairoid shots. . .
nik software. . .

sheep in the mist . . .

" sheep talk"
late eve gathering 
in the fog, foolish day
it seems . . .
i knew a sheep who read the papers each morning. . .
never got to the end, though. . .

he ate the news & all. . .

:)

24.9.12

red self-portrait . . . blue shades . . .

" red self-portrait "

i like the blue best:
it does frame the portrait
, gives it
a little something

that surprised me while pulling out
the photograph from my iPhone. . .

infinitely red kitchen . . .

" red kitchen "
color work on pro-paper
ultra glossy

© 2012 bijou le tord

red venetian cat . .

( miss Prune cat drinking her milk . . . )
her favorite bowl
you know
cats  !

color photograph a pro-glossy paper

© 2012 bijou le tord

18.9.12

Chinese gardens at the metropolitan museum . . .

Chinese Gardens

Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

August 18, 2012–January 6, 2013


This exhibition explores the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years. In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as an extension of the living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed according to the same compositional principles used in painting; likewise, as idealized landscapes, they frequently drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Artists were called upon not only to design gardens but also, as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, to create idealized paintings of gardens that served as symbolic portraits reflective of the character of the owner.
This exhibition features more than sixty paintings as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and even several contemporary photographs, all drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collections, that illustrate how garden imagery has remained an abiding source of artistic inspiration and invention.

©2012 the metropolitan museum
http://www.metmuseum.org (thank you for beautiful exhibitions. . . when you're far away from NYC. . . how wonderful to type  in the museum website online and hop hop you're there. . . 






12.9.12

lego on moleskine . . .

video
" lego on moleskine . . . "
© 2012 lego

lulu in her garage . . .

" lulu in her garage "

color dependable . . . kodachrome 400
 © 2012  bijou le tord

buttermilk gets its due. . . NYT

"buttermilk gets its due "
the New York Times
Thu Sep 13 7:54 25

©2012 NYT

2.9.12

la plaine d' Eteize . . . Ardèche, France




" dans la plaine d' Eteize " ardèche, france. . .
(en fait Eteize est en bordure de la Loire, le sud de la Loire. . . 
tout près de St. julien Molin Molette) comme dans tous le pays 
les balades sont magnifiques. . . Eteize surplombe le lac du ternay . . .  
que l'on appelle couramment le point d'eau . . . pas si petit que ça
puisque des familles entières de beaux brochets, certains de 1 mètre
m'a juré un pêcheur. . .  sillonnent les eaux du lac . . . il y a aussi 
des large mouth black bass. . . rajoutées aux autres espèces. . . 
dont des carpes d'au moins 40 à 50 ans. . . impressionnantes! .

un jour d'été où la lumière brillait
fort, très fort. . . 
les vaches n' étaient rentrées je crois
mais trop loin pour les rattraper avec l'objectif. . .
pareil pour les moutons  

le paysage lui ne se promenait pas
je lui ai tourné autour.

2012 © bijou le tord



14.8.12

morning light . . .

" morning light . . ."

good
morning
neighbors 

:)

© 2012 bijou le tord

25.7.12

The Tour de France . . .

" friends on the Tour "

 so good . . . racers?
yes. . . the Yellow Jersey 
we enjoyed watching
Bryan Wiggins. . . win 

© 2012 . bijou le tord 

20.7.12

2012 Tour de France. . . july 19 . . .




" never stop if you can . . ."
fans on the road are a nonsense. . .
french rider thomas voeckler here
in a critical stage . . .
loathes fans touching him . .
 as he races by . . .
it is extremely dangerous for the rider who may fall 
at times fans seriously get hurt as well . . .
speed impact alone creates 
scary accident.

2012 Tour de France . . . July 19 . . .




" on a foggy day "
the weather gave me a chance to be more
creative with the camera. . .
this year i focused on color
and graphic space.

© 2012 bijou le tord
color digital imaging

16.7.12

2012 LE TOUR DE FRANCE . . . sixty blow outs

" love that sport "
2012 the tour de france

more racers than ever before have 
abandoned the tour this year. . .
too many falls, mechanical accidents,
road accidents, exhaustion ( and the tour isn't over . . .
 with the hardest stages yet to come, climbing
the Pyrénnées Mountains )
one more week to the Champs Elysés. . .
yesterday étape/ stage : 60 tire blow outs in a row !
someone threw tacks on the road. . .
not funny at 60 miles per hour
and counting. . . 
the police is "on the case" viewing hundreds of hours 
of the Tour videos. . . they are confident to bring
the culprit to jail or something' . 
tomorrow rest for all. . .
racers get to sleep late ?
not really . . . they get a chance to speak 
to their families. . . friends. . . they are all FaceBook addicts
rather  than Twitter . . . (?)
Skype home . 

© 2012 bijou le tord
color photograph

11.7.12

" 2012 the tour de france will be a hundred "

" is the grand old tour de france getting younger? "

le tour de france is showing signs of getting younger
in spite of adding years on the road. . . it will be
 a hundred years old next year. . .
2012 race is not finished . . .
but we are all talking about next year's
celebration. . .
one hundred years ago
the tour began . . . it is not ready,
yet, to retire.  

© 2012 color photograph bijou le tord- 

5.7.12

le tour de france 2012



" le tour de france 2012 "
©2012 bijouletord
color imaging. digital input.

4.7.12

working at the stone quarry . . .

" stone quarry in st. julien molin molette, loire"
©2012 bijou le tord
black and photo imaging 

happy 4th of july . . .

miss rosie dog
last year
4th of july

©2012 bijou  le tord

27.6.12

sag harbor, ny . . .night shots . . . no ghosts.






"sag harbor magic. . ."
pure love.
night shots. . .no ghosts.


© 2012 bijou le tord

i'm back and happy . . . what about you?

" i'm back and rolling . . ."
did miss my blog. . . so much happened, though .

spent time back home in the Sag Harbor, NY.
played with friends and found time
to do my work. . .

hope all is well with you . . . blog friends.

© 2012 bijou le tord

28.4.12

our planet beautiful...

our planet beautiful...

imagine
we live there

we are on the most
extraordinary
" galaxie "

how not to love it
and save it

(c) 2012 i'm not sure where this photograph came from...
but who ever took it.... robot
or man... thank you ...


26.4.12

harrison ford ...

harrison ford

from high school
to Star Wars...
(c) harrison ford

12.4.12

storm 101 . . . transfer"

" transfer 101 "

storm is always beautiful
when safe watching from inside the house. . .

beta color photo-transfer
© 2012 bijou le tord

26.3.12

morning cat 2 . . .

" morning cat 2 "
beta project : one at a time /
black and white
on neutral color transfer

© 2012 bijou le tord

16.3.12

spring leaf . . .

spring leaf
oh
 we trekked
the mountains

no deer
no doe
no fawn

spring

early

© 2012 bijou le tord


13.3.12

traffic jam . . .

" traffic jam "
sometimes it gets crowded in the garage
next door . . .
oh .
© 2012 bijou le tord

9.3.12

de Tode, peintre japonais:[photographie de presse]/Agence Meurisse

" de Tode, peintre japonais "
[ photographie de presse ] / Agence Meurisse

de Tode , Japanese, painter

Gallica digital library
© www.bnf.fr

[Yokobue] [よこぶえ 上 下] / Genna-Kan.ei 元和・寛永 (1615-1643)

[Yokobue] [よこぶえ 上 下] / Genna-Kan.ei 元和・寛永 (1615-1643) 

Japanese calligraphy
at the French National Library
the Bibliothèque Nationale Française. . .
Treasures hidden for you
to discover. . .
at the link above. . .
Gallica is the digital library of BNF
it is both in French and English. . .

The Salon du Livre in Paris from 16 to 19 March 2012
willl honor Japanese literature . . .

Japanese literature will be the guest of honour at next spring's Paris Book Fair.
From 16 to 19 March 2012, Japan and its literature will be taking centre stage,
with a large number of Japanese authors in attendance specifically 

to meet the French public.
© Galica. http://gallica.bnf.fr
 [よこぶえ 上 下] / Genna-Kan.ei 元和・寛永 (1615-1643)