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We picked up Joseph as he was hitchhiking in the rain outside of Walsenburg. He is 50 years old and has been on the road since he was 19.
“I wanted to see the world and meet people,” he said. “Since I left home in Texas the longest I’ve been in one place is nine months. My family’s all gone —mom, dad, brother, and sister; I’m the last of the Mohicans. I guess I’m what you’d call a drifter. I drift from one place to another. I’m also a survivalist; put me pretty much anywhere and I’ll get by. I don’t drink or use drugs, and I get by doing odd jobs here and there. I’m not looking for a handout. I just spent three weeks shoveling snow in Helena.”
Joseph has gum disease and no insurance, and has been systematically pulling his teeth with a pliers. “I’ve done ten so far,” he said. “You just grab a hold of them, keep wiggling until they’re loose, and then you yank ‘em.”
In his pack he carries a change of clothes, a map, two goose down sleeping bags (“I’m good for 30-below”), his father’s old Gillette razor, and personal hygiene products, including Axe body spray and deodorant.
“You have to be clean,” he said. “And you have to smell good. This stuff works. People pick me up all the time and say, ‘You don’t stink as bad as most hitchhikers.’”
We asked him what he regarded as the most essential item for life on the road.
“Socks,” he said. “Do not get low on socks. Take care of your feet and they’ll take care of you.”
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Unthinkable Mind Student Medulla Oblongata / Jake Kelley’s final project, an illustrated story written by hand in tiny letters on one large sheet of paper. The book comes with a large magnifying glass. The story made Professor Old Skull cry.
Photo by Angela Richardson at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
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“I left California in 1993 to come to New York and become a model. I’m Japanese, I’m 5’7”, I’m a dyke, I’m tattooed, I don’t have hair—well, I have a little—I don’t wear any kind of feminine clothes, and I had the opportunity to come to New York and be a model and I said, well, of course I have to go because no one has kind of paved the way. My friends woke me up and they took me in a taxi in my pajamas to Times Square at four o’clock in the morning. And that was when I first saw the billboard for Banana Republic that I shot with Bruce Weber in Times Square. It was just a picture of my face and underneath, it said ‘American Beauty.’ It makes me have the chills because never in my life did I think that I was beautiful.” - jenny shimizu
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“The point of departure for Revolution is a nocturnal seascape. A 90° clockwise rotation turns the horizons into vertical lines, dissipating the romantic image of the night. Without changing the pictures’ material substance or subject, any obvious connotations are masked, their certainties denied by the transformation. At the same time, highly original abstract configurations emerge in their place. But it is finally the presence of the aesthetic which Sugimoto so forcefully brings to light in his new work. The process derives from conventional puzzles, but reveals in this case no new narrative moments, leading instead to hermetic compositions reminiscent of the work of American painters such as Barnett Newman.” [Museum Brandhorst]