The Dior building, Tokyo.

"SUPER DRY"

A bend in the road, Tokyo. March 2014.

Looking back at my 2010 Madrid streetview project, my first for a gallery, La Pieza. All photography was taken on one street in Malasaña - Calle de la Palma - with the final collage printed on glass. One of three.

Looking back at my 2010 Madrid streetview project, my first for a gallery, La Pieza. All photography was taken on one street - Calle de la Palma - with the final collage printed on glass.

American Speech: Hotel Slang (1939)

The following list of expressions has been compiled from the slang current in the hotels of Los Angeles. Many of these terms may be found in other collections, for it is in the nature of the hotel business that its slang should come from many and various sources.

ADMIRAL | Maid. “In charge of the vessels.”
BATHROOM CHARLIE | Guest who ducks into the bathroom to avoid tipping the bell-boy.
BEAT | Guest who leaves without paying his bill; guest who fails to tip.
CAVE | Guest room.
DEAD HEAD | Non-paying guest.
TO DIVE | To indulge in unnatural intercourse.
DONNICKER | Public lavatory.
FINK | Unpleasant guest.
FISH | Prostitute.
FLATHEAD | Non-tipping guest.
FRUIT | Male homosexual.
GASH | Prostitute.
TO GANDER | To examine.
TO GIVE A FAST FRISK | To examine a guest’s room in his absence.
GRIFTER | Small time crook.
TO HUSTLE | To make a living at prostitution.
JAKE | Drunken person.
JOCKEY | Elevator operator; pimp.
KENNEL | Room.
PLUG-PUSHER | Telephone switchboard operator.
RAG | Dollar tip; one who tips a dollar.
RUM-DUMB | Person habitually stupid or vague from drink.
SAN QUENTIN QUAIL | Girl below the age of consent.
SCREW | Room-key.
SCUTTLE OF CLINKERS | Pitcher of ice.
SLEEP-OUT | Room paid for but not used.
STIFF | Non-tipping guest.
TRAPEZE ARTIST | One who indulges in unnatural intercourse.
TRICK | Prostitute’s job; bell-boy’s watch.
TO WORK THE JOINT | To try to make a pick-up (said of a prostitute).
TO YENTZ | To cheat; to fornicate.
TO YODEL | To indulge in unnatural intercourse.

American Speech, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Oct., 1939), pp. 239-240
© The American Dialect Society

Looking back at my 2010 Madrid streetview project, my first for a gallery, La Pieza. All photography was taken on one street - Calle de la Palma - with the final collage printed on glass.

Sin Nombre.

Out today - a beautiful early Monday morning listening to her and watching the sun come up…

f-k-a-twigs: LP1, out on 11th August (12th in the US) http://fkatwi.gs

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ladiesofthe70s: Donna Summer, Sunset Blvd. billboard Los Angeles (1978)

Amazing.

(via ffactory)

The sentinel palm trees on guard over Los Angeles.

Grab the edge and push away from it. Katy, Venice LA, July 2014.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Venice, LA.

Venice.

ALLOWED, Venice, LA.