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Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 6, 2009 - 06:51pm PT


Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Camper is packed and ready to go
Sep 6, 2009 - 06:55pm PT
Have you ever really looked at a flower? Amazing, man...
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Sep 6, 2009 - 06:55pm PT

Wow, Peter! The Tahquitz collage is sure classy.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2009 - 06:57pm PT
Brun, one can NEVER have too many Tahquitzs. It is not possible. A starter kit is four, apparently.
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:03pm PT
Not exactly stoned but groovy!
noshoesnoshirt

climber
Arkansas, I suppose
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:09pm PT
Is that a datura?

edit:

Gobee, you talkin' Animal Behaviour?
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:18pm PT

And Tahquitz under the stars is something rare and sacred.
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:21pm PT
It's a VW Blimp!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2009 - 07:21pm PT
Noshoes, that is a Matilija Poppy, indigenous to Southern California, Northern Mexico and sometimes is seen in the Northern California. For example on the way to The Valley along the river before El Portal from Mariposa, really tall ones volunteer up in thick stands in several places. Really beautiful flower. Looks a tremendous amount like an Opium Poppy, especially the leaves but is white/yellow instead of the Opium's brilliant purple/red and even blue, sometimes even variegated.

RR and I were on a 1-1/2 week road trip in Southern California in winter of 70/71. The shot was taken out in the desert north of Kelso.

Daturas are even more fun and some are incredibly psychedelic-- toxic also. They can also grow in wastelands like this poppy above is.
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:23pm PT
pops with imagination, and that plant could have a pickle or two.
noshoesnoshirt

climber
Arkansas, I suppose
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:24pm PT
Beautiful flower Peter, and an interesting background
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2009 - 07:24pm PT
origin:

Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:26pm PT
That should have been at Granite Frontiers!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
That show probably will travel; maybe they would use it then! How about this one Gobee? Around the same time, RR and his disciple, Chris Vandiver about 1970

Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 6, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
That's deep!

What a great shot!
Ray-J

Social climber
east L.A. vato...
Sep 6, 2009 - 08:26pm PT
Good portrait, Peter.

The effects/sentiment in the bus
Is really valuable and says a lot.

I really like it.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 6, 2009 - 10:30pm PT
Yes the dual portraiture is very nice: lots of light emanating from those faces.

Furthermore, these photo manipulations/collages are starting to look quite a bit like full-blown art.
This one along with "Where Did Whillans Go?" might represent fine contributions toward a thematic series.

I wonder how dependent the artistic statement is to our intimate foreknowledge regarding the climber's cultural narrative referenced in the works. (Probably quite a lot and that's what makes them fun for us)

How would these appear to an uninitiated viewer?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2009 - 11:21pm PT
Tarfather (as Kathode says),

Huge good question, there Tarboose. Are we climbers still termitic and thus trapped in the small or are we happení chicks in the media, out in the wide and bright in our spandex, stemming? A book?

Well, books nowadays arenít that big a deal to do I am sure you know. Itís not like MacMillan still has to decide to grunt up $100,000 to publish you after keelhauling your work through some committees and past the accounting monsters. Instead self-publishing is way beyond old-fashioned vanity press as it is so cheap to put out a tome in small quantity given modern digital methods in the industry. I havenít yet done this but am working on it and have been trying to see something larger than yet another tome of subculture stories. In the past you have given your intellectual support to having all my perverse little tales in one book and I thank you tons. By the way I am doing something with The Largo towards this end and spent the last 4 days producing some stuff ready to send to John.

As these crazy photoshop things I just started doing recently evolve, my skills improving and the conceptual aspects deepening a bit, I am also having the idea of including the images along with the writing. I guess I am in a life transition again. As Stannard-Johno says, they ďare a kind of artĒ. Kind of a Chronicle Books sort of piece, from the eighties but about actual climbing instead of Teapot Sonatas.
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 7, 2009 - 09:29am PT
That is Art!

In the 60' there was, POP ART by Peter Max

Now we have, DIGIPOP ART by Peter Haan

You could call that one, "Flower Child"

I want one! That really is good
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 7, 2009 - 09:41am PT
Peter, good stuff, but I especially like that you include the original so that we can see what was real. Photoshop is amazing, but.....
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