Sunday, February 28, 2010

Slaves' Tombstones

Click picture for larger view | From Mats
The people in charge over there in Egypt figured it took 20 years to build these pyramids. How do you get volunteers to shlep 2,000 pound stones everyday for 20 years? They must have been slaves. One of the great wonders of the world, I don't think the people in charge of antiquities are going to endorse the slave theory because of public relations.
The sky and the pyramids have two coats of paint. To apply the paint, I use a painting knife (that's what I call it), it has a serrated edge, and I just scrape it on until the direction is right.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


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These were all my rolling paper wrappers. I still have a whole box-full left. Only now am I loyal to a brand. Back then, whatever it was, it was. The photo is of some stuff I grew over 25 years ago. I never tried growing again because it was a pain in the ass. Besides, I got my picture. You can say I'm a weed enthusiast. I quit smoking cigarettes in 1970 and I quit drinking in 1977, so weed is my martini.

Monday, February 22, 2010


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This photograph was taken in the Terminal Bar. We had a food concession within the bar...literally opposite where I served drinks. So you have SOUL to represent the man in the picture, SOLE because of his shoes, SOLE because they served fried fish, and SEOUL for the capitol of South Korea, because it was Korean owned at the time.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


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Grape represents wine or alcohol, which has raped the public since the beginning of time, and ape represents man. If you're drinking, you won't have a leg to stand on. The man in the picture is a wino, and his prosthetic leg is leaning against the newstand. that's what happens when you drink the wine. See the cop there? He didn't know what to do. I remember I shot that on a saturday from inside the Terminal Bar.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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Television brainwashes your f****ing head: Coca-Cola is good for your heart. Eat at McDonald's if you want to eat like an Olympian. The president's wife is on a campaign to fight obesity in America. Good luck.

Friday, February 12, 2010


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New York New York, Las Vegas. It's a roller coaster ride. Where else can you find that crap? I took this photo in August 1999. I was traveling with my wife Rita for one of her annual WEVA conventions. The mat contains about 750 pasted circles cut from playing cards. I saved playing cards for years. I never knew why. Friends would bring me decks from Atlantic City.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hello poor soul, my name is Doom.

I'm an extreme luddite, fixed in my ways, toiling amongst photographs, paint, paper, and glue in the basement of my modest house in beautiful New Jersey. Over the years I've been able to create a vast collection of art, mostly photographs matted and decorated with an accompanying message. I've reached the point where I no longer have room on my walls to hang my pictures, so why not hang them on the internet? It's the perfect place to spread my vitriol and general disdain for humankind. Hopefully, if I figure out how to work this blog site, I'll be able to start hanging my pictures here on a regular basis.

If I could hang pictures on the ceiling I would