the cast of “slacker”—

should have stayed at the bus station, taxi driver, roadkill, jogger, running late, hit-and-run son, grocery grabber of death’s bounty, officer bozzio, officer love, street musician, walking to coffee shop, espresso czar/masonic malcontent, giant cappuccino, dostoevsky wannabe, looking for missing friend, been on the moon since the 50s, tura santana look-alike, co-op guy, bush basher, comb game player, sadistic comb game player, ultimate loser, stephanie from dallas, pap smear pusher, t-shirt terrorist, anti-traveller, wants to leave country, sidewalk psychic, devoted follower, happy-go-lucky guy, two for one special, has change, traumatized yacht owner, cranky cook, paranoid paper reader, recluse in bathrobe, shut-in girlfriend, peeping kid, coke machine robber, budding capitalist youth, coke heist accomplice, jilted boyfriend, guy who tosses typewriter, based on authoritative sources, has faith in groups, street dweller, ‘conspiracy a-go-go’ author, nova, GTO, hitchhiker awaiting ‘true call’, video interviewer, video cameraman, sitting at cafe, hit up for cigarettes, video playing store security, shoplifter, old anarchist, anarchist’s daughter, burglar, get-away accomplice, cadillac crook, video backpacker, slapping boyfriend, choking girlfriend, disgruntled grad student, having a breakthrough day, teacup sculptor, working on same painting, card playing waiter, cafe card player #1, cafe card player #2, scooby doo philosopher, papa smurf, questions happiness, has conquered fear of rejection, smoking writer, s-t-e-v-e with a van, doorman at club, bike rider with nice shoes, cousin from greece, sitting on ledge, hand-stamping arm licker, pixl-visionary, to be buried by history, going to catch a show, band playing at club, dairy queen photographer, anti-artist, late night pick-up, watching early morning TV, old man recording thoughts, post-modern paul revere, super 8 cameraman, all-night partier, convertible driver, day tripper, tosses camera off cliff.

oblique strategies—

"Withdrawing in disgust is not the same thing as apathy."

In 2003 renowned photographer Mitch Epstein unintentionally began a documentary series on the production and consumption of energy in America. Now called “What is American Power?,”  the Prix Pictet-winning  project started while on assignment when Epstein learned that American  Electric Power Company bought out the citizens of Cheshire, OH to avoid  future lawsuits over constant environmental containment. Deeply moved by  the willingness of the industry to systematically erase an entire town,  Epstein set out to further document the full impact the utility  companies have on people and places, seeking to “heighten our awareness  of the toll that energy production and consumption take on our economy,  security, health and natural resources”.

In 2003 renowned photographer Mitch Epstein unintentionally began a documentary series on the production and consumption of energy in America. Now called “What is American Power?,” the Prix Pictet-winning project started while on assignment when Epstein learned that American Electric Power Company bought out the citizens of Cheshire, OH to avoid future lawsuits over constant environmental containment. Deeply moved by the willingness of the industry to systematically erase an entire town, Epstein set out to further document the full impact the utility companies have on people and places, seeking to “heighten our awareness of the toll that energy production and consumption take on our economy, security, health and natural resources”.

"skate mean, live clean." - hank the crank

"skate mean, live clean." - hank the crank