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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Slowly but surely
November 20, 2010
Below is a graphic representation of the pace at which my current bookmaking project is moving along. It will be a self-published feature to start with but I am planning on using it to try and get an official bite later. The 13x11 in. 100-page photo book is called Roasted in the Namib and is a collection of images and text based on the stories posted in here about the 2009 Namib road trip. I had to re-process all the pictures for maximum size and in CMYK and reformatted th...
The Coney Island Chronicles
November 11, 2010
As a matter of courtesy, Marie and I revisited Coney Island recently to update our mental picture into a winter one and to replenish our supply of marine air. The poor place is in desperate need of TLC. Between the threats of expropriations and evil developer plans, it has become very hard to figure out where the area is headed. Garbage, however, remains a familiar sight, but that seems to be a trend these days. The cats? Were nowhere to be seen...  Self-service ...
Evolution Lost
November 5, 2010
If you have the patience and do like animals, here's a brief compound quote of "Evolution Lost", a study recently published by the Zoological Society of London and passed on to me by Earth-Touch. It talks about the extinction of species. As it is said in the text, "The story that emerges is not a happy one." Man, that's an absolute understatement probably due to the scientific - and hence cold-bloodedly analytic - nature of the paper. "The homini...
Splash
November 5, 2010
A photographer, just like a kid, finds endless sources of amusement in everyday scenes and events. Little things take the front stage. A leaking water hydrant can provide hours of fun because basically, like kids, photographers seem more curious and look at the world with candid eyes. Well I think I do, any way. I kept jumping back in fear of getting splashed each time a car would drive by even though the water pressure guaranteed my safety. One car stopped...
Brooklyn Dichotomy
November 3, 2010
Old truck, old church, old park, old canal, modern camera posting almost live on a blog. Why do we hunt old things and odd sights like as many treasures? Maybe they remind us that not everything is out of control. Beauty finds its way through, and so does our imagination. ...
Vincent Mounier Photography compromised
I have just been notified by my hosting provider that my FTP password had been compromised. Some moron hacker injected most of my HTML files with malicious code, which was subsequently cleaned up by my provider, leaving all HTML files truncated and broken. If any of you tried to access Vincent Mounier Photography dot com during that time and got empty pages or some garbage, I apologize. It would seem the web is a very insecure place these days. Measures are being taken ...
Rebelote at Pelham Bay Park
November 1, 2010
The light was dull. A somewhat sunny day was fading into shades of abstract gray clouds. Good for fall colors if the shutter can follow. We set out to visit Pelham Bay Park any way, picnic packed and cameras loaded.  It remains a nice place. Far away and seemingly forgotten. Granted, the subway ride is painful - as in "week-end-special-makes-you-want-to-shoot-yourself-MTA-schedule", but worth it. When the 6 train emerges in open air, far into the Bronx, ...
Brooklyn Mushroom Mother Lode
October 29, 2010
I'm sure Marie will post about it at length and using much greater lyrics than I ever could. These beauties simply grew out of the ground, or rather on old fallen tree. They were free. Urban prodigies, they appeared in the middle of an 8-million soul city. They reminded me very much of childhood chanterelle-picking expeditions in France's Dordogne region.  Oyster mushrooms. The jackpot. They suddenly appeared out of nowhere in a very shady area of the park...
Airlines: Our Slaves Will Ensure Your Comfort And Safety
Remember the last time you were passing through an airport on a trip from A to B and ran into some issue that required the assistance of an airline employee? Or maybe there was no issue: you just went to the counter, checked your bags in, then headed to the gate and boarded. Think about all those friendly or not-so-friendly airline people you dealt with. Remember how you probably thought of them as these highly-trained, all-things-air-travel-proficient professionals? Can ...
Placebo Merchants
October 26, 2010
Everyone's heard the word, right? Not the band, the medical term. Something like this: placebos are used in clinical trials. Someone puts out an ad for easy money, a study of this and that. A bunch of loosers willing subjects show up. They are given pills for some condition. Half of them are fooled into thinking they're taking medicine when in fact, what they're swallowing is placebo, an empty decoy. Measurements are then taken and results compared, drug vs placebo....