John Flores

Sep 01

On this #LaborDay, remember this…just because you put on chinos instead of work pants, just because you pick up a laptop instead of a mop doesn’t mean that your are not a laborer. If your job can be outsourced, you are labor. If your job can be replaced by a computer or machine, you are labor. If you are identified as a “cost” or “expense” on a corporate spreadsheet, you are labor. If your family came here through Ellis Island or more recently through JFK or LAX with the simple dream of working hard to afford a decent life in return, you are labor.

On this #LaborDay, remember this…just because you put on chinos instead of work pants, just because you pick up a laptop instead of a mop doesn’t mean that your are not a laborer. If your job can be outsourced, you are labor. If your job can be replaced by a computer or machine, you are labor. If you are identified as a “cost” or “expense” on a corporate spreadsheet, you are labor. If your family came here through Ellis Island or more recently through JFK or LAX with the simple dream of working hard to afford a decent life in return, you are labor.

Aug 30

In other words, some guy bought some Brussels sprouts, brought them home, put them in a bowl and took a picture so now it’s in MOMA and its the job of the art historian to make it sound important and epic. (at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art)

In other words, some guy bought some Brussels sprouts, brought them home, put them in a bowl and took a picture so now it’s in MOMA and its the job of the art historian to make it sound important and epic. (at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art)

Aug 25

Glenhurst used to be a golf course, but they shut down in the 80s due to perennial flooding by the nearby Passaic River. In a fit of wisdom, they decided to let the land revert back to its natural state. A handful of ponds dot the area. Shallow and muddy at this time of year, they are a great place to see birds, or so we are told. What is amazing is that a giant highway (78) is not too far away, but this place feels so remote.

Glenhurst used to be a golf course, but they shut down in the 80s due to perennial flooding by the nearby Passaic River. In a fit of wisdom, they decided to let the land revert back to its natural state. A handful of ponds dot the area. Shallow and muddy at this time of year, they are a great place to see birds, or so we are told. What is amazing is that a giant highway (78) is not too far away, but this place feels so remote.

Power lines hang from the sky, segmenting the #NJ #sunset into neat rectilinear slices.

Power lines hang from the sky, segmenting the #NJ #sunset into neat rectilinear slices.

Oh what a tangled we we weave! An off-angle view of this electrical tower in #NJ creates an interesting #abstract composition. It’s like Mondrian on meth.

Oh what a tangled we we weave! An off-angle view of this electrical tower in #NJ creates an interesting #abstract composition. It’s like Mondrian on meth.

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Aug 24

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More photos of a particularly photogenic tree, now deceased, in the #wetlands along the #Raritan #River. I’ll come back someday.

More photos of a particularly photogenic tree, now deceased, in the #wetlands along the #Raritan #River. I’ll come back someday.

Exploring #NJ wetlands. There’s a part of the Raritan River that floods in heavy rains, inundating these wetlands. Today was dry and we got to explore.

Exploring #NJ wetlands. There’s a part of the Raritan River that floods in heavy rains, inundating these wetlands. Today was dry and we got to explore.

Tree and sky

Tree and sky