The tiny little
shops boxes in Akihabara’s electric town are only as strange as the shop box-keepers that run them. Here is a study of the fantastic men and women that power these tiny outlets of the most specialized collections of vacuum tubes, capacitors, led lights, CCD cameras, switches, and other electric needs. Each tiny box is an average of six square feet in size and the boxkeeper usually has the tiniest space in which to operate from. Shot with Leica M9 and a 35 v4 ‘bokeh king’. This is their story, click fer biggerer and slideshow:
This revival film is playing at Fantastic Film Fest the same week we are. I must say I’m only a few minutes into watching it as I’m working on some new JiJ pages... and wow… this is just amazing. A era of Florida history captured perfectly on a bootleged VHS. There’s even a little guy that I swear is John Oates… and I should know I’ve worked with him and his mustache before.
…and to the Hub. On a long stroll through downtown Tampa, I happened upon Fetish Con again (like I had managed a year before). I didn’t really feel up to a prolonged stay this time around, as I was meeting a friend at the Hub. Next year maybe I’ll be in the mood to shoot more. There’s little escape from the energy that this event creates in that town. The last few moments of our evening were of the delightful fellow pictured propositioning me and Andy to “Go dancing, if we knew what he mean’d.” We would then motion to the several 50 dollar bills he spread on the table. Andy repeated and repeated: “The friendly’s wearing off.”
He never really understood that meant “no.”
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Get mechanical and add shit even after an EMP blast: