Saturday, May 20, 2006

camera porn

camera porn, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I do, in fact, know someone with a daughter named Zippy.

I do, in fact, know someone with a daughter named Zippy.

Short for "Zipporah"

Friday, May 19, 2006

Bus ad

Bus ad, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horrorscope

The planets appear to be sending you some pretty obvious signals that you should be moving in a new direction. You can ignore them if you wish but at some stage in the not-too-distant future you will realize that, like it or not, you will have to go that way anyway, so you might as well do it now and save yourself some grief.

Mercury, planet of the mind, and also your ruler, crosses the career angle of your chart today, so this is the ideal time to think deeply about your ambitions and to start making the changes that will bring you the recognition and rewards you deserve. Take a look at your rivals and realize that you are as good as, if not better, than they are.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Down the hill

Down the hill, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Photo shoot

Photo shoot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Z on Fillmore

Z on Fillmore, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Buns, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Lou & Stephanie

Lou & Stephanie, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

D50 test shot

D50 test shot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Bumper stickers

Bumper stickers, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Coast Guard MLB

Coast Guard MLB, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

A shoot at sunset

A shoot at sunset, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Golden Gate sunset

Golden Gate sunset, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

One of the reasons its called the Golden Gate.

A guy offered to buy this print on the spot.

JPennant: Ok, Im finally setting up the selling of prints.
McClint: you do realize that you need a "profile" in order to sell them for more than $5, dont ya?
JPennant: profile?
McClint: anyone can buy a picture,,, but if the photographer has a profile, it gives the picture weight.... you have clout
JPennant: you mean, A Name? :-)
McClint: "Joe Pennant has a keen eye for the sublime and ordinary. He makes raindrops appear magical..." etc etc
McClint: yes. A Name
JPennant: Oh, that. The Legend :-)
JPennant: The Cover Story :-)
JPennant: heheheh
McClint: yeah something like that
JPennant: Yeah, I sorta do
McClint: if you dont have that, you might as well just sell pencils
JPennant: I dunno if you remember
JPennant: back in 99, you saw some picture I took of the WTC from the back of a cab
JPennant: called me a goddamned Ansel Adams :-)
McClint: hahaha i dont remember
JPennant: or, more accurately you said - "What are you trying to be, a goddamned Ansel adams" :-)
JPennant: See, since that time in 99 my shit has been seen across the world
JPennant: my one and only exhibition basically sold out
JPennant: even tho i had no intention of selling anything
McClint: as long as you can answer the question: Who is Joe Pennant and why do I wanna buy his pictures? then you're covered
JPennant: Its all marketing for sure
JPennant: youve got that right
JPennant: but you know youve arrived when youre standing there taking pictures, and a man puts a hundred dollar bill in your hand to buy a picture he's only seen on the back of your camera
McClint: hehe Ben Franklin can be a good motivator
JPennant: Actually, the motivator was - strangers want to buy my shit.
McClint: hehehe

Bus stand

Bus stand, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Push man, PUSH.

How does
that line from "Raspberry Beret" go?

He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
'Cause I was a bit 2 leisurely

Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing
But different than the day before

Yup, that's me. A bit 2 liesurely.

Even people who know me, and know me well - believe I am totally that way, that I am some sort of a sap, until I ramp up the intensity, show claws, get serious and accomplish things so quickly it takes their breath away.

Then they believe.

Still, I tend not to do things till Im pushed out of my comfort zones. Im almost too patient. That's not always good. That's why I tend to make things a little uncomfortable for myself, so then when Im quite sick of things the way they are, changes are made.

Still, that tendency isnt all bad. Saves my bacon from time time. Has kept me from plunging over the edge, engage in risky behaviors, squirreled out the the.. heh.. .unbelievers, removed the distractions, given things a chance.

F'rinstance, my year contract with Yahoo DSL is over. They raised the rates. They frikken cut it off.

They did warn me. Sent letters I ignored as is my wont. Then they cut my service off. Primarily to get my attention.

Freak out? Nah. That's what my rarely used AOL account is for. Wouldve made sense to not pay 23 bux a month, but inertia, as well as a finely keened instinct I dont always understand, kept me from pulling that trigger to save money. And it gives me time to explore my options.

What does that do for me? Gives me options. Chess has taught me most things are a matter of time and distance. Money, love, friendship, joy, anger, experience. All about time and distance. Give yourself enough time, you have more options, you can go the distance.

Still, given a choice - I would rather have things happen directly and decisively. And Im tired of needing to be pushed.

DSL, trivial. My life? Not so much.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Roses, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Chicken Katsu Plate in the Mission

Lord, VERY large plate