TSURUFOTO now on ETSY!
Well, it’s Wednesday and our “Dirty” Photo Contest is over! Cameras down! Heeeenry, I’m looking at you, I said CAMERAS DOWN! There, that’s better. I gotta say, you guys really came through! We had a lot of great entries, I’ve got some great photobug readers, it was very hard to figure out who the winner should be…. Also, if you read the title of the post, you saw that we are presenting a new mixtape today, Here’s A Photography For You To Hold Mixtape!!!, something I’m very excited to share with you, BUT before we get started, I need to make a quick note about yesterday’s GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE 00’S post.
After much (i.e. litte, if any) wrangling, I announced Hazards Of Love by The Decemberists to be our Album Of The Decade (it WAS what I was listening to at the post and I WAS really enjoying it). But since then, I’ve changed my mind. So please note in your journals that the corrected TSURURADIO Album of the Decade is now…
RADITUDE by Weezer!
Congratulations Weezer… I haven’t actually heard the album yet, it comes out later this year, but I’ve got my money on this one. I’ve canceled shipment of the prize (my love & tenderness) to the Decemberists and re-directed it to you, expect receipt in 5 to 7 business days via UPS Ground tracking number 1Z33A363359091N19.
Okay, I feel better, don’t you? Movin’ on to today special presentations!
First up, the “Dirty” Photo contest!!! Like I said, we had a lot of great entries and many different takes on what constituted a “dirty” photo, which is exactly what I was hoping for (the quotation marks, hopefully, helped make that clear).
A great example is two of the four entries from one of our Society VIPs, Ingrid, who, among other amazing photos, entered these two noted for their starkly different takes on what is “dirty”. One literal, and one, uh, a bit more animalistic (literally)…
Go get her tiger, er, I mean, Simba! Rawr! She seems so enthused to be there, doesn’t she?
And then you had our dear Isa who inadvertently entered a dirty photo in our regular Art & Photography thread when she presented her captures from a recent trip to London, that included this peep show!
Speaking of Brits, there was our Ami who brought us a picture from an interesting Brit “stag” party in a hostel in Madrid.
That COULDN’T have ended well for the groom, I think the dirtiest part of that photo is, not the Union Jack skivvies, but the secrets the groom will be carrying around with him for the rest of his life with his future bride…. HA!
On this side of the giant pond in the sky, Catastrophe Waitress brought us a view of beautiful, scenic Oakland…
Via email, Ellen brought a few to the table, and though the lip-licking mutt and the dirty-faced baby (which reminded me why I got my vasectomy, thank you) were certainly dirty, it was a baby elephant investigating momma’s giant pile of turds that really spoke to my inner-dirty-boy…
Two Elephants, One Cup coming soon? Uh……………… Ew.
Then there’s are newly reborn cyclist Lanni, who brought three lovely pictures to us, but it was the pink Converses she shared with us so long ago for a mixtape that I’d have to share, if you knew Lanni (which I suggest you should) you’d know, a pair of dirty pink Cons IS Lanni…
I wish my Chuckiepoos were in that good a shape. Mine are a MESS, toes hanging out, tears on the side. What a mess. And speaking of someone I don’t think I’d want to mess with is new dirty boy My Favorite Boxer…
Our fellow artsy photographer, PookieNight brought us a trucker, the virgin mary, some closed shanty type thing, but being the fan of potty humour that I am…
*insert fart noise here*
Sad, I know, it was the symmetrically disheveled toilets that made my bowels clinch…..
Not even sure how to work that! Looks painful… Any of our readers who suffer from IBS just winced.
One of our newest and bestest fans, Hollie has access to a mechanic, specifically a pair of mechanic’s hands, presumably after a long day of dealing with a bunch of customers who think oil changes magically occur by little elves living under the floor of the car repair garage, and shot some re-cooping hands taking advantage of a very comfy couch…
Huh? Where was I? Oh yeah, Miss Sinema! Who came to me via the Twitters to bring me her beautiful and gorgeously coloured entry “War Paint”..
More adorable than dirty, but unfortunately for me, adorable often leads to dirty, and being as I’m in my 30s, I think we should move on, eh?
And what’s better than to go to a GIL(hta)B… What’s a “GIL(hta)B” you ask? A Grandmother I’d like to (have take a) bath as Matthew sends us some sights from Scotland of his grandma getting down and dirty in the garden…
But, my friends, there was one photo, one in particular, that really, really spoke to me, one that captured the spirit of the contest, was creative, that moved me in a way that finding Jesus (what was he doing behind the couch) does to a washed-up ODed rockstar, and, maybe most importantly, used the word “nipple”! Ladies & gentlemen, our winner is…
Grafista with “Nipple Art In Copenhagen”!
Copenhagen wins a special mention for having soooo many goddamn nipple-opportunities!!! Damn, guys. Impressive. So, congratulations Grafista! You won!!! WOOHOO!!!
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So again…. congratulations! And to everyone, and I mean everyone, THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!! I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had reviewing them and posting them! I’ve got more soap so I may just have to do another photo contest really soon! Also, Stinky Bomb just made some Doll Head soap that looks creativity-inducing, so keep an eye out!
Man, that was fun, eh? BUT……… we aren’t done yet. Oh no, no, no!!! In honour of all you photobugs out there, I’ve created a mixtape that I’ve been wanting to create for quite a long time now, you have just given me the best excuse to finally get off my ass and do it. Yep, today’s special mixtape is photography themed!
Nothing but songs about photography, pictures, photo albums, shaking polaroids, 30 tracks in all, featuring new music, classics, maybe an obscure one or two, a little bit of cheese, but ALL good times in one form or another.
Photography & TSURURADIO have been intimately linked from the beginning. I’m a photographer, and to me, much like an album, it’s amazing how many emotions & interpretations & actions & etc & etc can come from a simple photograph. Whether it be something controversial, like porn or a photo of a jesus in a jar of urine…
What amazes me most about photography is that it can be everything from made-up creations to real-life instances, but the more spontaneous and real a photograph, the less real a photograph is… Huh? What? Yeah, think about. We always say a photograph captures an instant in time, but in reality, there are no “instances in time”, there are only a collection of instances that make up moments (kinda like quantum physics and the Uncertainty Principle) of time. The capturing of that single instance, though it may say a “thousand words”, those words are up for any interpretation because the before & after is not there.
BUT, the more we create a moment to capture, the more we build a prop, make a pose, put this there, put that just right, a little more of that, a little less of that, the less “real” the capture is, but more real & honest in what that instant is!
Fucked up, eh?
Yeah…. I’m a photographer. We are all photographers in one form or another (just some of us do it with cameras), and to all of you, we’ve built this little mixtape for you as…
TSURURADIO Proudly Presents…
Here’s A Photograph For You To Hold Mixtape!!!
NOTE: PLAY GAPLESS!!!
01 Bishop Allen – Click, Click, Click, Click
02 Belle And Sebastian – Photo Jenny
03 Duran Duran – Girls On Film
04 The Kinks – Picture Book
05 Wilco – Kamera
06 Eagle*Seagul – Photograph
07 Polynya – People In Pictures
08 Def Leppard – Photograph
09 J Geils Band – Centerfold
10 Ringo Starr – Photograph
11 Natalie Merchant And Michael Stipe – Photograph
12 Camper Van Beethoven – Pictures Of Matchstick Men
13 Air – Photograph
14 Sunset Rubdown – Apollo And The Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!
15 Weezer – If You Want It (Photograph Uncut Version)
16 Outkast – Hey Ya
17 Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
18 Paul Simon – Kodachrome
19 REM – Camera
20 Jay Bennett And Edward Burch – Like A Photograph
21 Son Volt – Out Of The Picture
22 Slaraffenland – Polaroids
23 A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photography Of You)
24 Morrissey – The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
25 The Buggles – I Am A Camera
26 Ruth – Polaroid/Roman/Photo
27 The Cure – Pictures Of You
28 Elliot Smith – Pictures Of Me
29 Tom Waits – Picture In A Frame
30 Patsy Cline – She’s Got You
Love something you hear? Well, head on down to your local record shop and buy it! Or at the very least online…… Thank you again everyone!!!! I really do have the BEST readers in all of bloggy land!!! I love you guys, enjoy the mixtape and until next time……..