Famed Obama 'Hope' poster artist losing hope
By Aamer Madhani, National Journal
The artist whose poster of Barack Obama became a rallying image during the hope-and-change election of 2008 says he understands why so many people have lost faith.
In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president -- a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
And yes I went to the Hamptons for a Polo Event. It's been a while but the Bridgehampton Polo Club for the Mercedes Benz Challenge seemed like a good spot to get reacquainted with the sport. I was accompanied by the Tri-States own ArtChick most of you know her as a club photographer extraordinaire and she is now one of the hottest wedding photographers money can buy.
For Artchick it was her first time in the Hamptons. She really seemed to enjoyed photographing the horses and the event from behind the scenes. She dug right in with her usual vigor and at one point we almost interjected our self into the match and were quite relieved not to get stomped on . Artchick held her ground and got some amazing shots in all the ensuing kaos.
We opted out of the VIP festivities and decided on the more traditional tail gate. I dawned my yellow summer afternoon cocktail jacket and personified the picture of Hamptons society circuit.The traditional Divot stomping at half-time with spectators wander all over was a hoot and gives you a good feeling of the vastness of the size of the field. It's fun and a great opportunity to meet people .
I visited the Great Falls ,it s actually very easy to get to , just head down Route 4 west till it turns into Broadway ,just keep going til you cant go any farther ,then make a right and you are there.
Lets retrace the steps Alexander Hamilton took in 1778, when he visited the breathtaking falls and was impressed by its huge potential for industry. As Secretary of Treasury, he selected the site of the nation's first planned industrial city, which he called a "national manufactory." In 1791, Hamilton helped found the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.), state-chartered private corporation to fulfill this vision. The town of Paterson was founded by the society and named after New Jersey Governor William Paterson in appreciation of his efforts to promote the society.
The falls became the nucleus for a burgeoning mill industry ie.. silk city, with construction of numerous canals known as raceways. In 1793, the falls was the site of the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in New Jersey. In 1812, it was the site of the state's first continuous roll paper mill. Other products whose construction used the falls as a power source include the Rogers Locomotive Works (1832), the gun that won the west the Colt revolver (1837),and the USS Holland (SS-1) (1898).
After the years of declin the area fell into disuse .In 1971, the Great Falls Preservation and Development Corporation were established to restore and redevelop the historic mill buildings and raceways.On June 6, 1976, President Ford designated the Falls and its surrounding area as a National Natural Landmark.