Sunday, March 27, 2011


From Mats

I shot this in Amsterdam 10 years ago in the summer of 2001. I never saw so many bicycles before except when I was in the army stationed in Germany. I was in the armored division, in an engineer (E) company which builds bridges. We were in charge of 80 5-ton trucks, six tanks and six half tracks. Every month there was an alert (random drill) at usually 4 or 5 in the morning. So you had A, B, C, D, and E co, each with their own caravan of tanks and tractors and all this equipment which had to be mobilized. Imagine all the gasoline we needed in doing that.

Monday, March 21, 2011

HAIKU: Red Tulips #12

Click picture for larger view | From Mats
Amidst months of gloom
the clouds break and the sun shines
it's fucking springtime

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Click picture for larger view | From Mats
I took this shot from a moving car on the NJ Turnpike 22 years ago. I guess I was compelled because seeing this smoke spewing ceaselessly didn't sit right with me. And now all these nuclear plants in Japan are melting down and it reminds us how shortsighted we are and the risks we're exposing ourselves to.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Click picture for larger view | From Mats
The flamingo is the poster bird for the saying "You are what you eat".  Pink and orange flamingos eat algae that contain the same stuff that gives carrots their color.  I shot this is at Disneyworld exactly 30 years ago. 23 years later I punched circles in the from the same image to create its complementary mat.