FR — Réflexions sur Sète #472 • 8.24.14
Sète. France• 2014

FR — Réflexions sur Sète #472 • 8.24.14

Sète. France• 2014

Ceux qui Bloquent La France    —    Those Who Block France
• Syndicats     —   The Syndicates • Lobbies        —   The Lobbyists• Intermittents*   —  The Intermittent workers• Corporations   —    The CorporationsComment ils sabotent toute réforme  — How they sabotage all reform
* intermitten du spectacl  * those who work intermittently eg. artists, actors, dancers
The question is: Who is it for?Is your society for a few to amass capital?or for the masses to live as well as possible?
Where is the line drawn of reasonable compromise?
That line in France may be drawn too far to one side; that line, in America, is drawn way too far to the other.I prefer the failings of France to the disgrace of America.

Ceux qui Bloquent La France   —    Those Who Block France

• Syndicats     —   The Syndicates 
• Lobbies       —   The Lobbyists
• Intermittents*   —  The Intermittent workers
• Corporations   —    The Corporations

Comment ils sabotent toute réforme — How they sabotage all reform

* intermitten du spectacl  
* those who work intermittently eg. artists, actors, dancers

The question is: Who is it for?
Is your society for a few to amass capital?
or for the masses to live as well as possible?

Where is the line drawn of reasonable compromise?

That line in France may be drawn too far to one side; 
that line, in America, is drawn way too far to the other.
I prefer the failings of France to the disgrace of America.

Girl Playing with Greek Statue in Public Fountain
Montpellier, France  • 2004

Girl Playing with Greek Statue in Public Fountain

Montpellier, France  • 2004

Bed of Leaves •  1972
La Honda, California, where the 60s lasted into the 80s

Bed of Leaves •  1972

La Honda, California, where the 60s lasted into the 80s

Mexico • 1964
One of the artifacts of film photography is the end of the pilm-strip hash mark. Sometimes when you stretch the Leicavit film advance it made exposures so close to the end of the role that strange things happened. I think this is the tape put on the end of the role in AgfaChrome’s processing machine.  Whatever caused it, I’ve always liked it

Mexico • 1964

One of the artifacts of film photography is the end of the pilm-strip hash mark. Sometimes when you stretch the Leicavit film advance it made exposures so close to the end of the role that strange things happened. I think this is the tape put on the end of the role in AgfaChrome’s processing machine.  Whatever caused it, I’ve always liked it

Shop Window Paris • 8.6.14

Shop Window Paris • 8.6.14

Andrei Voznesensky w/ Justine at Stanford • 2009
This is the last photograph I made with Andrei, he returned to Moscow,where we had planned to meet the following August, but, sadly, he died in June.  I’d made many portraits with him, but this casual shot is my favorite because he’s with Justine, my daughter, and favorite person.
“If you want to change the world’s spirit, I will go so far as to suggest that only poetry can do this.” said Voznesensky, whose poetry readings filled hockey stadiums in Russia and who did change the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Voznesensky

Andrei Voznesensky w/ Justine at Stanford • 2009

This is the last photograph I made with Andrei, he returned to Moscow,
where we had planned to meet the following August, but, sadly, he died in June.  I’d made many portraits with him, but this casual shot is my favorite because he’s with Justine, my daughter, and favorite person.

If you want to change the world’s spirit, I will go so far as to suggest that only poetry can do this.” said Voznesensky, whose poetry readings filled hockey stadiums in Russia and who did change the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Voznesensky

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SFO Arrest • 1969
Resisting Arrest by San Francisco Airport Police

who is he?

I never knew who he was or why the airport police initially attempted to detain him. I was  getting off a flight from LAX to spend a weekend in the City when this bordel erupted in front of me — the first thing I saw was a badge fly off and some cop’s blood spatter. After that it was on — a full blown public ass-kicking. Even after the cops put this guy down, he did not go quietly.  If there hadn’t been 30 eyewitnesses, mostly in suits, I suspect it would have been worse for him, as it probably got once that security door slammed shut behind them.

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There is no legal reason for tumblr to remove the second photograph,in this revised post.  I protest any censorship of my work…jt
PS. I need to modify the above comment because, as it appears now,not only was there “no reason,” there was no censorship.

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SFO Arrest • 1969

Resisting Arrest by San Francisco Airport Police

who is he?

I never knew who he was or why the airport police initially attempted to detain him. I was  getting off a flight from LAX to spend a weekend in the City when this bordel erupted in front of me — the first thing I saw was a badge fly off and some cop’s blood spatter. After that it was on — a full blown public ass-kicking. Even after the cops put this guy down, he did not go quietly.  If there hadn’t been 30 eyewitnesses, mostly in suits, I suspect it would have been worse for him, as it probably got once that security door slammed shut behind them.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

There is no legal reason for tumblr to remove the second photograph,
in this revised post.  I protest any censorship of my work…jt

PS. I need to modify the above comment because, as it appears now,
not only was there “no reason,” there was no censorship.

"AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANTS" in Sète, France?

I love the food in France, especially Setois seafood, BUT, in my experience as a California native who lived in Latin America for four years, Mexican food in France, overwhelmingly, sucks.

There are several probable reasons for that. First, the French palate favors subtle flavoring not hot spices — that’s the reason one must practically go into the kitchen to plead with the chief in order to get decent Indian food here.  Second, Mexico is very far away —  few of a restaurant’s prospective customers have any idea what el auténtico tastes like. Those factors would make it difficult for the real thing — a “Taqueria El Grullense” from Redwood City or the old “Lucky 7 Café” from Santa Monica — to make it here.  Add to that the fact that authentic Mexican chile, chipotle and molé are not readily available in Europe;  come from far away, would be expensive and unappreciated by most customers — all of which sets the stage for negative expectations.

I have never eaten in a “Mexican Restaurant,” anywhere in France (including two expensive ones in Paris), that I’d recommend. That being said, I made these photographs to note the address of this one.  That was only 3 days ago.  I let you know if anything changes after I eat at “Salsa Posada.”

Margaret Atwood • 1979
An amazing personality radiates through an amazing face…

Margaret Atwood • 1979

An amazing personality radiates through an amazing face…

FR — Sète- Le Theâtre Moliére • 9.18.14
Things we walk past on the way to the train…jt

FR — Sète- Le Theâtre Moliére • 9.18.14

Things we walk past on the way to the train…jt

Exchanging Photographs With a Chinese Sailor
San Francisco — China Basin  •  c.1974

Exchanging Photographs With a Chinese Sailor

San Francisco — China Basin  •  c.1974

Moi — Hollywood California • 1965
Studying photography, in my funky little garage apartmentover the fence from Sunset Sound Recorders where for $250/monthI could listen to Richie Havens & the Rolling Stones rehearse & record

Moi — Hollywood California • 1965

Studying photography, in my funky little garage apartment
over the fence from Sunset Sound Recorders where for $250/month
I could listen to Richie Havens & the Rolling Stones rehearse & record

TATIANA
Sète, France • 9.13.14

TATIANA

Sète, France • 9.13.14