I am pleased and honored to present the latest submissions from the readers of Fukn.us
You are a creative bunch of Fukrs and I tip my hat to all of you.
Jack Collins has completely wowed myself and Mink Hippie with his photography. Here is what MH has to say about it…I’m really pretty impressed with these photos. Some photos (speaking generally, not about this work) seem to merely document or catalog their subject, while great photos can show you the subject through someone else’s eyes. Diane Arbus could do this – when she photographed conventionally pretty subjects, they often seemed grotesque and,conversely, conventionally ugly subjects became touching or beautiful.Some of Collins’ images have this quality of personal vision.
Collins is developing a gimlet eye for the worthwhile image that
surpasses documentation. His landscapes and cityscapes recall Edward
Hopper (whose reputation suffers from the overexposure of “Nighthawks”
but whose work is heartbreakingly stark and poignant and arresting).
Some of my favorite images on Collins’ site are Under the Boardwalk,
Lucky Seven, Weighting, and Closed. I like his shots of backs – backs
can be very expressive. There’s a great Dorothea Lange photo of a
farmer’s back in a white shirt that I could stare at for ages. (In one
of Collins’ photos, a flier displayed on a dining table features a
Dorothea Lange photo.)
Great stuff. I expect him to be very successful. The website design is
The Town that Forgot to Breath is the latest from Kenneth J. Harvey . Reviewers have been giving it stellar reviews. Here is a sampling….
“Comparisons with Stephen King’s commercial power and Annie Proulx’s literary warmth are apt but glib. Harvey is an author whose storytelling prowess can speak for itself.”– Publisher’s Weekly
“An eerie and gripping story, the work of an extravagantly haunted
– J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winning author of Disgrace
“Both a contemporary and an historical novel, The Town that Forgot How
to Breathe is a tour de force! It speaks of the sea: of those who are
upon it, beside it, beneath it. Kenneth J. Harvey, a writer like no
other, is as knowledgeable as he is adventurous. A very exceptional
novel, extraordinary in its power.”
– Alistair MacLeod, author of No Great Mischief
“A novel of dazzling ambition and strange, haunting loveliness.
Grippingly entertaining and bursting with life, it is an absolute
triumph of the storyteller’s art. Many books are hyped as
This one really is.”
– Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea
Sulliman Sattori and his band ASD are bringing some great middle eastern vibes to funk and hiphop at Art Revolutionaries. I dig the sound. Might need to be fine tuned, but maybe I need to be fine tuned. In fact, I definitely do.
The base and drum duo Swims is sending me a demo cd, I will hold off on reviewing them until then, but what do you think?
Triston Brewer is an American artist living in Berlin that is into so many different mediums it is hard to keep track..but check out the art
Alisha is an artist here in Hawaii that obviously enjoys living a life of wonder and ease. Check out her photographs and art here.
I’ve just had an inspiration…I’ll post the links and you guys can review it…Me, Mink Hippie, and Bernest can also post our reviews as comments….hmmm…
Erica has put together an online forum for Manhattanites (???) at The Manhattan Project Actually it looks like it is for anyone at all…
Actually, I love Maria Gatti’s cave paintings…
Okay…you guys amaze and amuse and humble me (and that ain’t so easy to do….) Keep sending us your links and we’ll keep putting them up and letting you know what we think of em…