Friday, October 31, 2008

CDXXIX: Taking Issue

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Trypto: stupid woman
Trypto: why would you hold a jar of water on your shoulder if you're just going to pour out your other jar of water
Lani Kai: quite simple, really
Lani Kai: she is emptying the jar in her left hand
Lani Kai: the one on her shoulder is already empty
Lani Kai: once the jar in her left hand is empty she will leave
Trypto: and why is her dress falling off her shoulder
Lani Kai: because she is trying to get the man driving by on the highway to give her a ride back
Trypto: and why did she have to step into the MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING FOUNTAIN to empty her water jug
Trypto: stupid whore woman
Lani Kai: why are you so angry about the situation?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CDXXVIII: Washed Away

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Trypto: he looks like James Bond in Die Another Day
Lani Kai: which scene?
Trypto: when they are at the ice cave
Trypto: he is trying to save Halle Berry
Trypto: but the ice cave is being melted by a giant satellite laser
Lani Kai: and he has to surf his way out?
Lani Kai: instead of drifting an Aston Martin across a frozen lake
Lani Kai: the opening scene involves surfing
Trypto: ok you know too much about this
Trypto: you should be embarrassed
Lani Kai: actually I don't
Lani Kai: Wikipedia told me this
Trypto: ok fine

CDXXVII: Out of Place

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Trypto: the camera seems raised like 10 feet
Lani Kai: I think I was standing on a mound
Trypto: an Indian burial mound?
Lani Kai: I was not aware that they had those in Laguna Beach

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CDXXVI: Hairdo

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Trypto: that's how all the cool kids are doing their hair these days
Lani Kai: are you one of them?
Trypto: alas I am not as stylish as the Pacific Ocean
Lani Kai: yeah, neither am I

CDXXV: Black and White (Stripes)

© Trypto
Lani Kai: you've had a lot of thingies that look like this lately
Trypto: what do you think it means?
Lani Kai: it means that you are a zebra, or otherwise attracted to them

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CDXXIV: Guessing Game

© Trypto
Lani Kai: what is it?
Trypto: you can't tell?
Trypto: I would think that you of all people would be able to tell
Lani Kai: umm, the grille on a car?
Trypto: no, it's the pattern of lines on the upper part of the back windshield

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CDXXIII: Ride of Your Life

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: this is part two of the "killer rides" series
Trypto: it has death pumpkins
Lani Kai: it appears someone stuck his head in the bottom while the ride was operating

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CDXXII: Temptations

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Lani Kai: DON'T reach in
Lani Kai: whatever you do
Lani Kai: it's already stained red from the children that did not heed the warning
Trypto: but moooooooooom
Trypto: I want to reach in
Trypto: mom mom mom mom
Trypto: can I reach in
Trypto: pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

Monday, October 20, 2008

CDXXI: A Natural Predisposition

© Trypto
Trypto: this is the first photograph I ever took
Trypto: I believe I was 4 years old
Trypto: it is an image of our living room in Irvine, I was swinging the camera around by the strap and the shutter released
Trypto: I was very experimental and avant garde
Lani Kai: I see

Sunday, October 19, 2008

CDXX: Love at First Sight

© Lani Kai
Trypto: <3
Trypto: I WANT
Lani Kai: underneath the pier in San Clemente
Trypto: it is my favorite

Saturday, October 18, 2008

CDXIX: Stinging Commentary

©Lani Kai
Trypto: wow, since when did you start taking well-composed photographs?
Lani Kai: ouch

CDXVIII: Colorful Language

© Trypto
Trypto: what color is poetry?
Lani Kai: ummm, white
Trypto: no, it's green
Lani Kai: that was my second choice

Friday, October 17, 2008

CDXVII: More Camera Stalking

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ooh, more spider pictures
Lani Kai: and taken with an Olympus FE-230
Lani Kai: whose camera did you use?
Trypto: wow thats creepy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CDXVI: Tea Time

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Trypto: 1260/2560
Trypto: simplifies to?
Lani Kai: 63/128
Trypto: wow how did you do that
Lani Kai: 126/256
Lani Kai: /2
Trypto: witch
Trypto: you summoned a demon to tell you the answer
Lani Kai: I wish I could do that
Trypto: do not lie
Trypto: your execution will be swifter if you repent
Trypto: otherwise we will be forced to purify your soul through other means
Lani Kai: such as?
Trypto: um
Trypto: forcing you meditate and drink herbal teas
Trypto: ORGANIC herbal teas
Trypto: before oolong, you will wish you had confessed
Trypto: I mean, before too long..
Lani Kai: I like oolong tea

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CDXV: Subconscious Hatred

© Trypto
Lani Kai: does every photo class in the world have the stupid assignment where you have to take "a photo that exhibits shallow depth of field" and "a photo that exhibits wide depth of field"?
Trypto: such anger, why does it bother you so much?
Lani Kai: ...I don't know

Monday, October 13, 2008

CDXIV: Hail Columbia

© Trypto
Lani Kai: I'm guessing the mailbox is above this
Lani Kai: speaking of mailboxes
Lani Kai: I put an envelope my mailbox today, only to find out that the mailman has the day off because of Columbus Day
Trypto: yeah, my mom went to the post office and they were closed as well
Trypto: Columbus sucks

CDXIII: Classy

©Lani Kai
Lani Kai: I ought to post something that doesn't get tagged with anything water or ocean related
Lani Kai: if I can find such a photo...
Lani Kai: I shot this for a clothing company
Trypto: she's pretty
Trypto: for a woman, anyway
Trypto: her shirt uses Helvetica
Trypto: classy
Lani Kai: Papyrus just wouldn't be the same would it?
Trypto: don't even say that

Sunday, October 12, 2008

CDXII: Quit Quite

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ooh, I quite like this one
Trypto: sniff, all I ever wanted was your approval
Trypto: I should stop taking pictures
Lani Kai: while you're ahead?
Trypto: exactly, so I guess you QUIT like this one
Trypto: and it's not very noisy
Trypto: so you QUIET like it too

CDXI: Shallow

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ooh, shallow DOF
Lani Kai: that was like the first thing I played with too
Trypto: who are you calling shallow?
Trypto: actually, my DOF enjoys reading Dostoevsky
Trypto: and volunteering at the old people center

Saturday, October 11, 2008

CDX: The Wall

©Lani Kai
Trypto: do you have any pictures of just the wall?
Lani Kai: no
Trypto: why did you take this picture?
Trypto: much less post it
Lani Kai: why do you keep asking such questions?
Trypto: cause I'm in a bad mood

CDIX: Protection

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Trypto: cute
Lani Kai: I wouldn't want to be swimming anywhere near that though
Trypto: what if you were encased in plastic wrapping
Trypto: then it couldn't touch you
Lani Kai: so i should cover myself in Saran wrap when going to the beach?
Trypto: or cellophane

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

CDVIII: Excitement

© Lani Kai
Trypto: your mom's a fish
Lani Kai: that's the best you could come up with?
Trypto: yeah baby
Lani Kai: that kid in the corner is way too excited

Monday, October 06, 2008

CDVII: Splooshed

©Lani Kai
Trypto: that bird is about to get owned
Lani Kai: by?
Trypto: water sploosh
Lani Kai: I think it knows better

Friday, October 03, 2008

CDVI: Oh Photography

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Lani Kai: I've been told that this photo gives the tactile element of wind to an otherwise visual photo representation
Trypto: um
Trypto: what?
Trypto: tactile = touch
Trypto: I don't feel anything
Trypto: are there any photo representations that aren't visual?
Lani Kai: perhaps you are numb
Trypto: this picture doesn't make me feel wind
Lani Kai: a photo can convey more than just visual information
Lani Kai: at least, I often try to appeal to more than just the visual channel
Lani Kai: whether I'm successful or not is another story
Trypto: a photograph only contains visual information
Lani Kai: in the strictest sense, yes
Trypto: it does not contain tactile information
Lani Kai: but if you see a photo of food and it makes you think "ooh, that looks good... I feel hungry" then you've invoked more than just a visual response
Trypto: the fact that my brain processes visual information and causes other biochemical reactions doesn't change the fact that the photograph itself is purely visual
Lani Kai: the information is passed through the visual channel
Lani Kai: with the intent of provoking feelings that are not strictly visual
Trypto: hm, but by that logic
Trypto: if the connotations of a photograph are inherently possessed by the photograph and not figments of the viewer's brain
Trypto: then there is no such thing as a "visual photo representation"
Trypto: because every image provokes some kind of response
Trypto: I think it would be fair to say that the picture visually captures the otherwise invisible phenomenon of wind
Trypto: but to call it a tactile response would be pushing it
Trypto: unless there are actually people who see pictures of blowing leaves and feel wind on their flesh
Trypto: in which case they would probably die if they saw a horror movie
Trypto: this might have worked better from a lower angle so less land was showing
Trypto: emphasizing the airiness
Lani Kai: perhaps
Lani Kai: but I think the wave patterns add to the directional element of the wind
Trypto: maybe moving to the left = sky + waves?
Lani Kai: you mean point more towards the ocean?
Trypto: right

Thursday, October 02, 2008

CDV: Not Again

© Lani Kai
Trypto: ew, are you peeing?
Lani Kai: that would be an awful lot
Trypto: yeah, I know
Lani Kai: and an odd angle, again

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

CDIV: Missing

©Lani Kai
Trypto: where are the swimsuits and motorcycles?
Trypto: I thought you went to Catalina for swimsuits and motorcycles
Lani Kai: yeah but it was just the "photographer" babbling on about his own stuff
Trypto: ok so which workshop was this from
Lani Kai: this was when we were wandering around after everything was over