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Peter Baker

Photographer / reader (b. New York City)

https://www.peterbaker.org/

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My father’s son...

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This morning, a coincidence— Plainwater, Wade In The Water, by two brilliant women poets. #AnneCarson #TracyKSmith #stilllife

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A lesser known hustler by PL. Vance Talley, 19 years old Gallatin, Tennessee, $30 (Los Angeles, 1991) #philiplorcadicorcia #hustlers

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Jed Devine “Untitled” (Brooklyn Bridge Centennial, 1983. 11x14 Platinum palladium print on Japanese rice paper). Ty east coast for welcoming me home with this humidity. I deserve it. #jeddevine

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Heading out for the east coast Lord knows I’ve paid some dues, getting through. . .🎶

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“Though young, geologically speaking, the land has a hoary look. From the ocean depths there issues strange formations, contours unique and seductive. As if the Titans of the deep had labored for aeons to shape and mold the earth. Even millennia ago the great land birds were startled by the abrupt aspect of these risen shapes. There are no ruins or relics to speak of. No history worth recounting. What was not speaks more eloquently than what was. Here the redwood made its last stand. At dawn it’s majesty is almost painful to behold. That same prehistoric look. The look of always. Nature smiling at herself in the mirror of eternity.” -H.V.M. Big Sur 1957 #BigSur

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Big Sur, June 2018. No filter & I’m not on drugs. #BigSur

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Big Sur, June 2018– A place I keep returning to, whose qualities are all the more magnificent after spending several days on silent retreat. I’m grateful for many things, but at this moment especially a man named Rick at Marin Volvo/Saab, who is just about the kindest & most honest mechanic one could hope for while on the road, pretending I’m Dean Moriarty. #BigSur

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Surprise delivery! The legend AH stops by with a copy of Rodeo Drive 1984 before hitting the road for the summer. . . @mack_books #AnthonyHernandez

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Sunset Blvd #summernightswalking

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Alien at the cemetery. #Sigourney #hollywoodforever #cinespia #alien

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Hi- if you are registered to vote in California, tomorrow is the state’s unique non-partisan primary. Meaning, the top two vote getters will advance to the general election regardless of party. One theory is that if both are Dems, it will decrease R voter turnout for the more closely contested seats in November’s midterms. In addition to the gubernatorial race there are several measures on the ballot, which are explained rather clearly at ballotpedia.. #vote #resist #psa Oh and for what it’s worth I’m voting for #elenikounalakis for Lt. Gov because we should elect women, especially one who is fighting to create jobs, protect immigrants & expand health care. She was Obama’s ambassador to Hungary.

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In the summer of 2007 I traveled alone by bicycle across the south of France & into the coastal towns of Italy. Eventually I found myself in Naples, where some local kids invited me to tend goal between two Ionic pillars of San Francesco di Paola, a basilica originally constructed as a monument to Napoleon. Careful to contain my delight at this request, I obliged them, taking my place under the ancient portico, as they proceeded to score on me at will... #tbt . . . . Thanks again @themaniwasnt for sending me this forgotten box of c-prints.

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Sunday morning revelation: Koudelka’s b-sides are as good as the hits. #Exiles

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This is my backyard. I’ll be here all weekend. I may even make food for you tomorrow. Hmu

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I remember now- I moved to California on the chance that my friend Sam Logan might visit for a few cloudy days. @youngsatchel

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... each of them is nonetheless quite alone and dependent on no one but on himself and on the few items of equipment he has with him, such as a penknife, a thermos flask, or the little transistor radio that gives forth a scarcely audible, scratchy sound, as if the pebbles being dragged back by the waves were talking to each other. . . . . from The Rings Of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

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