Tim Kiser's photos with the southeast Pennsylvania

Caution in the morning.

Caution in the morning.
Watch out you don't get jabbed by that rack of antlers growing from that tree wrapped around that downspout when you're squeezing through that little gap during your trips to and from the parking lot.

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In Philadelphia on March 25t…
Added on January  7, 2013

A nonphone; a bobbypins art panel in a window.

A nonphone; a bobbypins art panel in a window.
The bobbypins illustration, does it signal the presence of artists & designers in the neighborhood?, or merely a hair parlor. Is it a textile fabric, as in a person could buy a bolt of it?

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In downtown Philadelphia on March 23rd,…
Added on November 10, 2012

Plants at the edge of a parking lot.

Plants at the edge of a parking lot.
True or false: These woody plants are fullgrown or nearly fullgrown. If they get any bigger than they already are it won't be by much. These plants are fullgrown adults. Test your plant knowledge.

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In Philadelphia on March 25…
Added on October 28, 2012

Severed heads staring contest, at a dinnercandle.

Severed heads staring contest, at a dinnercandle.
Yes the signage blends in with the sky so don't miss the illustration of the unhappy couple at the top. The first to singe his or her hair is either the winner or the loser, somehow?, maybe?

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In northeast Philadelphia on March 24…
Added on October 19, 2012

Cursive F of hairdryer stinklines; ladies' legs taper to footless points and their blouses are transparent.

Cursive F of hairdryer stinklines; ladies' legs taper to footless points and their blouses are transparent.
I love hairdryer smell, it's the smell of dust burning off from heating elements. You can sometimes get it from spaceheaters too, it's my favorite smell to fall asleep to.

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In northeast Philadelphia on March 24th, 2011, "The Crea…
Added on October 20, 2012

Pizza Nozzle; Pizza Buzzard; Pizza Embezzler; Pizza Guzzles; Pizza Buzzsaw; Dizzy Pizza; Pizza Fizz; Pizza Piazza Mezzanine; Jacuzzi Pizza; Pizza Whizzed; Pizza Abuzz; Pizza Zzt-zzt.

Pizza Nozzle; Pizza Buzzard; Pizza Embezzler; Pizza Guzzles; Pizza Buzzsaw; Dizzy Pizza; Pizza Fizz; Pizza Piazza Mezzanine; Jacuzzi Pizza; Pizza Whizzed; Pizza Abuzz; Pizza Zzt-zzt.
Yep the new business is right: "Pizza Sizzle" will be the best of the double-z names.

It would be silly to overanalyse the artwork but I wish we could see the faces and arms and legs of those slices of pizza that are still in the pan yet. The slices co…
Added on July  7, 2012

A solar panels ad; "Huge circuitous detours deep into alternative lifestyles, but the destination was always inkjet printers," I observed sourly.

A solar panels ad; "Huge circuitous detours deep into alternative lifestyles, but the destination was always inkjet printers," I observed sourly.
Art installation idea:

1) Print out dozens of inkjet printouts of this picture of an inkjet printout, and lay them all out someplace.

2) Dip your fingers into a bowl of water.

3) Aim "exploding fireworks" hand gestures at the printouts, thereby spatter…
Added on April 21, 2012

Taking down the lightpoles during the work.

Taking down the lightpoles during the work.
For this one I was poking the cameralens thru chainlink so that's why I wasn't backed up enough to show the entire twintops of the lightpole. Had I moved to the left enough to stop the portalet from blocking the view of the distant Wall Mosaic, I'd've en…
Added on April 21, 2012

Heading in to get a round of pale blue zenwork done to my face.

Heading in to get a round of pale blue zenwork done to my face.
Times when I attend some kind of an assembly or suchlike, and the master of ceremonies or whoever starts off by saying: "First off I want to send out a huge welcome to all the new faces I'm seeing here today," I like being able to think to myself: He or…
Added on February 25, 2012

<Big grin!>

<Big grin!>
The lipstick is to make sure your attention gets drawn to the comically oversized concrete pearl in its mouth. I took this picture so as to be able to prove that yes I was in Chinatown; and because I want to try to find somebody I can talk to about the l…
Added on February 25, 2012

3-sided anti-animal fences for flowerbeds in sidewalk tree surrounds.

3-sided anti-animal fences for flowerbeds in sidewalk tree surrounds.
This style of white-wire flowerbed fence was hugely fashionable in the U.S. in the 1970s, according to my childhood memories. The wires are so thin and pliable that even a 2- or 3-year-old weakling can quickly bend them all out-of-shape while adults' bac…
Added on February 25, 2012

Heavy vine- and mortarwork for your parking.

Heavy vine- and mortarwork for your parking.
Here's a parking spot that I might not mind using sometime — provided nobody beats me to it, now that I'm broadcasting its telephone number all up and down the internet. The vinework puts me almost-somewhat in the mind of a fishing net decoration on a pi…
Added on February 25, 2012

The tops of the traffic signal shadows were touching the pictures of the sidewalk treegrilles today while I was down at Blatt's.

The tops of the traffic signal shadows were touching the pictures of the sidewalk treegrilles today while I was down at Blatt's.
Using the locations and lengths of the shadows cast by daily-encountered objects to accurately gauge the date and time is a skill I was taught to visualize "lifelong locals" having, in an "Appreciation and Cultivation of a Sense of Place" humanities cours…
Added on February 25, 2012

Uthbë uthbë uthbë!, Cuthbert Street is a bumpy one-lane.

Uthbë uthbë uthbë!, Cuthbert Street is a bumpy one-lane.
Bumper poles stop so-called Accurate Dumpsters from rolling off the slopey sidewalks and out into traffic. The commingled brick and asphalt surfaces of Cuthbert Street's driving lane exhibit the effects of a long long history of heaving and settling.

Th…
Added on February 25, 2012

$1.39 plastic flowerpots in earthen colours; $1.39 strands of Easter Tinsel, a new tradition; and $1.39 chicks hangings.

$1.39 plastic flowerpots in earthen colours; $1.39 strands of Easter Tinsel, a new tradition; and $1.39 chicks hangings.
A dollar thirty-nine, sure, but your house won't start to look nice until you've bought at least ten or so of each of the things. The plastic flowerpots will eventually end up photodegrading in the waters of the North Pacific.

In the rack at the rightha…
Added on February 25, 2012

Cruel severance of chainlink-entangled woody vines' contacts from their lifegiving rootsystems.

Cruel severance of chainlink-entangled woody vines' contacts from their lifegiving rootsystems.
Vultures descend and circle 'round the dead remains, seeking the positions where their loooong shadows won't ruin their photos in the evening sunlight.

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In Philadelphia on March 24th, 2011, off the south side of Christian Street,…
Added on February 25, 2012

Northeast Philadelphia yardwork of the Philadelphia Gas Works.

Northeast Philadelphia yardwork of the Philadelphia Gas Works.
"The gas company's got the front yard all tore up again," the opening line of millions of different interesting stories to listen to.

Here's a deposit of genuine Eastern Seaboard Dirt, splatted at the base of somebody's retaining wall, amid nearly an e…
Added on February 25, 2012

6 rows' worth of silver & blue wind rustlers. I have thought about these for my porch for whitenoise, they sound like a grassland.

6 rows' worth of silver & blue wind rustlers.  I have thought about these for my porch for whitenoise, they sound like a grassland.
I felt like a hunter for this one, creeping among the "wilds" or the "bush" of the carlot. I must've crept down I don't know how many of these aisles between cars before I got my shot off.

I was hunting light. And form. It was another success.

I'm…
Added on February 25, 2012