Eight Things I Find Amazing in Picture Form

Kevin tagged me with my first meme: “Eight Things I Find Amazing in Picture Form.” I think I’ll start out by being a little narcissistic. This photo set of 4 Polaroids always make me feel good.

Eric with curly hair
I was 2 years old when this set of photographs was taken. My hair was curly and I apparently liked to walk about in my diaper. I think it’s amazing that my hair still looks like that when I wake up in the morning.

Eric tilling the soil
I love the way these photographs make me feel. They look so old. I’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, even roto-tillers.

Eric with puppy
There is a lot of emotion in this pic. Do I touch the dog? Am I full of wonder? Will it bite me?

Eric is shy
2 years old and very shy.

I love all of the photographs from the Earth From Above by Yann Arthus Bertrand. I first saw an exhibit in Chicago in 2002 and it blew my mind. The photographs were displayed in an outdoor gallery with Putumayo World Lounge playing in the background. I was mesmerized. There are hundreds of Earth From Above photographs. I selected a photograph of the Taj Mahal and of Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia. Both photographs are amazing.
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a terrific example of human architecture while the glacier is nature creating its own space.
glacier in Patagonia

I was 20 when I first saw a Jackson Pollock painting. A friend of mine who was an art major showed me a picture in an art book. Suddenly my abstract PhotoShop creations made sense. I felt validated. It was okay to make art that wasn’t pretty and that looked random on the surface.
Jackson Pollock

I was asked to join the high school jazz band during my first year of high school. Unfortunately, I lived 15 minutes from town and didn’t have transportation to school for morning practices. In case you’re wondering, I lived in a 2 story farm house on a gravel road. I didn’t have access to public transportation because it didn’t exist. I was able to join the jazz band during my sophomore year after I obtained a learners permit drivers license. I quickly fell in love with jazz.

This photo is called A Great Day in Harlem and it is amazing. 54 legendary jazz artists in one photo. Click on the link for a larger version and a list of the artists.

A Great Day in Harlem

This is the part of the meme where I get to tag some folks… Dennis, ABW, Changeseeker, EL and Jenn.