Saturday, February 27, 2010
A landmark commercial architectural statement for many decades. Located in Parkington County Virginia, just outside the small hamlet of Ballston Common. We believe this image to be taken in the early morning dawn hours due to its overall cool blue lighting and general camera shakiness.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Ok we need to talk comic books. A juvenile pastime that often turns to an obsession. Then typically they are left in storage at the parents house and left to rot until early midlife kicks in and we rediscover our youth. Then what do we do with them? They are made of cheap unsustainable materials which fade and disintegrate with time. But they have this great look and feel to them--and that old comic smell is indescribable. A favorite memory of Ed Porter is of going to the Key Bridge news stand and talking with Lobo about the latest comics.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Little did you know that the American National Standard anticipated the internet 20 years ago and had set out teams of photodocumentarians who scoured the streets of Washington DC to record the fading world of the past for future consumption. Our lead photographer Ed Porter took this shot of the GC Murphy building near 9th and G streets NW Washington DC in 1986. As is typical with this type of photography, the GC Murphy store closed not long after this image was taken.