Election 2.

Until the election in November, I will be posting nothing but self-portraits portraying my mood after being bombarded by all media outlets’ coverage of contested races. I’ve always thought the idea of self-portraiture was, and is, self-indulgent and childish.. A lot like politics. This morning I read the Facebook news feed, and politics won the day as far as ‘trending’ topics.. Here is self portrait number 2 based on mood, post-social media bombardment.. Okay, not all self-portraits are self-indulgent, but this one is..Image

Election.

Until the election in November, I will be posting nothing but self-portraits portraying my mood after being bombarded by all media outlets’ coverage of contested races. I’ve always thought the idea of self-portraiture was, and is, self-indulgent and childish.. A lot like politics. Let’s get it on! I listened to NPR this morning, and this is the resulting self-reflection.Image

The Old Man

Another birthday is coming up.. The Old Man’s.. My father, Larry Kassell. Artist, designer, photographer. Immense talent. Immense moustache. I’ve never seen him sans-moustache. He rocks that thing better than any barista in Portland, and without irony. This will be the first in a series of posts honoring the dude. He taught me everything I sort of know.