Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

December 2007

Playing With Fire, Oakland, California, August 2005

Published 2007 December 30

In West Oakland.

Girl Walking Outside Bar, San Francisco, California, August 2005

Published 2007 December 27

Man Looking at Ad in Metro, Rome, Italy, November 2007

Published 2007 December 27

Taxi to The Dark Side Poster Censored by Motion Picture Association of America

Published 2007 December 27

“The viewing public is constantly rewarded for suspending disbelief and ethical revulsion about the conduct of violence; just play along and you get all the pleasures of the show. On the other hand, actual violence being perpetrated by the government is minimized, sanitized, or outright censored.”

From Hollywood Censors Torture? at No Caption Needed.

A Conversation With Peter van Agtmael

Published 2007 December 26

A conversation with Peter van Agtmael.

“While there has been a lot of phenomenal and revealing coverage of the war, especially by The New York Times, my main experience with censorship has come from the media, not the military. I will cite a few examples.”

Men Walking in Via del Corso, Rome, Italy, November 2007

Published 2007 December 23

Winter Solstice 2007

Published 2007 December 22

Today is the day of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. According to Wikipedia, the solstice will happen at precisely 06:08 Zulu Time. The last sentence was just an excuse to use the word ZU-LU.

Woman Reading in Train, Rome, Italy, October 2007

Published 2007 December 20

Boy Walking in Front of Shop, Rome, Italy, October 2007

Published 2007 December 19

Campo de’ Fiori, 2am, Rome, Italy, September 2007

Published 2007 December 17

Dry Nettle Flowers, Bracciano, Italy, June 2007

Published 2007 December 17

God of Money

Published 2007 December 15

Beppe Grillo: The God of Money is by far the most powerful of the Italian deities.

Pine and Oak, Yorkville, California, US, March 2007

Published 2007 December 15

Ryan and Kim at Margo’s, Yorkville, California, US, March 2007

Published 2007 December 15

Crosswalk in Via di Porta Angelica, Rome, Italy, December 2007

Published 2007 December 12

Taken just outside the Vatican City walls.

Flower #3, Bracciano, Italy, November 2007

Published 2007 December 12

Ramona on Couch, Oakland, California, US, November 2005

Published 2007 December 10

Girl and Boy at Monte Mario Station, Rome, Italy, May 2007

Published 2007 December 9

Smokestack From Caltrain, Near San Francisco, California, US, December 2005

Published 2007 December 8

Riding the Caltrain to Palo Alto to crash classes at Stanford and visit Frankie.

Usher in Gallery Entrance, Rome, Italy, October 2007

Published 2007 December 8

Free Bilal Hussein

Published 2007 December 7

Free Bilal Hussein.

Horse Carriage, Rome, Italy, October 2007

Published 2007 December 7

My apologies for the lack of updates the past couple of weeks. I’ve been traveling and without my Leica which is in Solms, Germany, for a circuit board replacement. I will write more about the latter in the journal soon.

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