Thursday, January 31, 2008
This sequence of images was sent in by PVP donor, code name: EAGLE EYE, captured while watching Vermont Public Television between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock pm on January 19th, 2008. Thanks for keeping those Eagle Eyes peeled for plaid!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
SOLD OUT: ARCH DL IV. 2008.JAN.29.TUESDAY -BY VIKTOR DUKEDOMS
5:12pm, Tonight's event has sold out.
If you're a ticket holder, please call:646.365.4977 for venue location..... We're honored that everyone is this excited about ARCH DL. Thanks to all of you we'll be lumberjacking with tonight, and we'll see you in Alaska.
Well, LVHRD, on behalf of all of us here at PVP, consider our curiosity OFFICIALLY PEAKED... 1/30/08 3:13am (Yeah, we're up!)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
This image is a dream come true for us here in the PVP, CAD, (Chapter of Icon Assessment) What a treat to capture the buffalo plaid in the same frame as the ultimate pop icon of all times, Warhol's Campbell's Soup cans, not to mention on a tote-bag; the ultimate act of commodification of any artistic image! Whole Foods. East Houston. 1/28/08 2:34pm
This image was captured in Grand Central Station by donor, code name: WAGONWEEN. The following is his own account of what transpired: "That shot was taken Sunday, 19th, noonish. I was posted in a high volume bottleneck and employed the "let them come to you" tactic, which is surprisingly unobtrusive." 1/19/08
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
wool. A perfect example of Buffalo plaid as urban camouflage: blurring the edge between the pattern and the graffiti backdrop. Corner of Metropolitan and Roebling. (I've been waiting to capture one right there....Ha HA! And now I have.) 1/16/08 9:23pm
Sweatshirt. Passing by the bouquets piled at Heath Ledger's front door step. Broome. 1/26/08 3:08pm.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Though both men pictured are wearing red plaid, the pattern on left is not of particular interest to us at PVP. The pattern on the right, is obviously Buffalo Plaid. It is impossible, however, to determine the nationality of either man, based solely on the pattern of their shirt, we can assume however, based on their stoic postures, that they are most likely not Americans. Then again, I could be wrong.
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This message is brought to you by the proud folks at PVP, EOU: (Equal Opportunity Uploader)
"I love the PVP, I don't have a camera, or a phone, or a camera phone currently so I' can't really participate, but I would if i could. Out here in the country, red and black means you know how to identify, cut, and split firewood, and yellow/black plaid means you don't know anyting about the woods at all, but you grew up surrounded by them... interesting huh?
much love my friend,
p.s. I wear red/black!"
transmitted: 1/20/08 8:05pm
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Scarf. This couple seemed lost. I took advantage of their bewilderment and was able to shoot shamelessly close. Waiting for the L on my way to the Annex. 1/19/08 9:08pm
Wool. In amongst the other coats at the Buffalo Exchange. Driggs x N9. (Forgot to check the price) 1/19/08 11:34am.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
LET THIS BE A LESSON TO US ALL:
This capture scenario had the potential to be one of our most complex yet. Unfortunately, here at PVP, we usually learn things the hard way, and as circumstance would have it, I let the opportunity slip through my fingers.
Here's what happened: I wearing a red and black plaid jacket. I was walking south on the East side of 1st Ave when I spotted it. Draped over a chair, pressed up against the glass wall of a restaurant kitty corner to me was a jacket almost identical to mine. I immediately crossed west, never taking my eyes form the subject. (PLEASE NOTE, dear volunteers, in all your excitement you MUST NOT FORGET to LOOK BOTH WAYS.) Approaching from the north, I opened my phone as I drew closer, in simulation of an incoming call. Though the subject had her back to me, she was dining with a friend who watched me as I came towards them. I realized the unique nature this shot, with the potential of capturing the coat inside as well as my own reflection in the glass. Two in One; the predator and the prey, flattened into the same picture plane. My blood pumped. I reached the curb, hands shaking, I paused to focus the frame. It was then that my confidence took a sudden plunge and paranoia grabbed the helm, and paralyzed by fear and self consciousness, I was unable to accurately compose the shot.
Now listen close, dear PVP volunteers: Although wearing the plaid you're hunting adds an exciting cannibalistic twist and an increased adrenaline rush to the act of capture, such outward allegiance the plaid will make you exponentially more conspicuous to your subject, causing the heightened condition I have just described, and may result in your inability to get the shot you want. Though the events of this afternoon proved unfortunate, there is a lesson to be learned from this: Choose your patterns wisely, for if you dress a turkey, you are what you eat. 1st Ave x 13th St. 1/17/08 3:48pm
SIncerely, PVP, SHT (Speculation and Hypothesis Theorist)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Today has been a record day for plaid sightings. I am blogging this LIVE from Europa in Greenpoint where the plaid turnout to see Kimya Dawson is truly staggering. Too many and too dark in here for me to capture. You'll just have to take my word for it. 1/16/08 8:29pm