Sunday, October 26, 2008
A Visit To CIA
Last night Claudio took JoJo and Alex and I to a club that I live two blocks from, but have never visited before... CIA: The California Institute of the Abnormal Arts.
CIA is a museum of oddities. Every corner has bizarre treasures, like this mummified clown who bears a remarkable resemblance to Robert Ryan.
My new 30mm f 1.4 lens got a real workout, shooting available light by candle and Christmas light. I was amazed at what I was able to squeeze out of almost total darkness.
It's fitting that we visited so close to Halloween. Little did we know that a band that was playing that night, Happy Dwarf had invited all of its fans to dress in costume.
Hey! Waitaminute! Did I just see what I thought I saw?
This shot is lit by a single candle. There was a big movie screen outside playing weird silent movies and cartoons. Claudio kept asking me, "What's this?" and I recognized just about everything they were playing. He was impressed.
Mother Earth visits with the spawn of the Earth's core. Trippy!
I wasn't going to post this picture, but I kept thinking about it. So here it is.
Can you tell that I had a very good time?