Tim Kiser's photos with the First Street

White art.

White art.
I interpret this as being about the artist being a star (famous celebrity) and wishing he could disappear up into a cloud, sometimes. The fish have died for lack of water. There are no wrong answers.

The bed of gravel reminds me of a salt-and-pepper-mous…
Added on June 17, 2016

Gas station public art.

Gas station public art.
It's as if these strips of metal are seeking to three-dimensionally escape the backless picture frame into which they've been loosely wadded.

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In downtown Port Angeles, Washington, on August 25th, 2015, on the north side of West 1…
Added on October 16, 2015

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.
To enjoy this you have to set aside your natural suspicions of local governments in the rural areas of the U.S., riddled as they are with corrupt good-old-boys' networks and lawless cops, etc. Just think about the architecture.

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Added on November 17, 2015

Walking in a straight line toward a bldg's entryway canopy, perpendicularly to the bldg's façade.

Walking in a straight line toward a bldg's entryway canopy, perpendicularly to the bldg's façade.
After you finish taking pictures of the canopy, you can crash your car into the utility pole, using any of several available angles of approach.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, on the east side of South 1st Stre…
Added on December 22, 2015

A law office! Read the names getting sidelit.

A law office! Read the names getting sidelit.
Architecture about law is like dancing about writing. Economics about singing is like windowlessness about fear.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, a building at the northwest corner of East Ferry Street and North…
Added on September 30, 2015

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.
Those are unattractive buildings!

"Butters-Fetting Company, Inc." are "mechanical contractors."

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In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 29th, 2012, a view from the southwest corner of West Mitchell Street and South 1st Street.

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Added on June 17, 2015

A large windowlessness in pavement-colored metal.

A large windowlessness in pavement-colored metal.
The building blends in nicely with its surroundings yet retains a visual prominence. Occurences of plantlife were few here.

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, a building on the northwest corner of 1st Street and A…
Added on May  9, 2015

Gravel-strewn sidewalks and green lights for wide streets with no cars.

Gravel-strewn sidewalks and green lights for wide streets with no cars.
5:20 p.m. on a weekday, downtown, this was my kind of place.

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In downtown Muskegon, Michigan, on May 28th, 2013, a view toward 1st Street from the north side of West Webster Avenue.

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Library of Congress cl…
Added on March  6, 2014

Rusted fire escape on a chipped-paint façade, in back of a gravel pile.

Rusted fire escape on a chipped-paint façade, in back of a gravel pile.
The fire escape and chipped paint are more interesting to look at, but the gravel pile has a story: It used to be huge!, but men and women pilfered from it by the shovelful over the course of several years.

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In downtown Muskegon,…
Added on May  8, 2014

Nearing its peak of visual interest!

Nearing its peak of visual interest!
I am diggin this now but it is certain to end up looking approximately like a CVS unfortunately.

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In downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 3rd, 2013, a building under construction by O'Neal Construction, Inc., at the southeast cor…
Added on October 30, 2013

Smiling dinosaur ride.

Smiling dinosaur ride.
I saw this cute thing open-mouth-grinning at me from way over, clear over on the other side of the park, and I trundled clumsily through the snow to get over here to it, I am clumsy whenever there are more than a couple of inches of snow. Look at her lit…
Added on September 18, 2013

"A tiger is a bumblebee is nothing," silliness of Albuquerque youths, out late hanging out among unhitched semi-trailers in gravel parking lots, wasting away their american lives.

"A tiger is a bumblebee is nothing," silliness of Albuquerque youths, out late hanging out among unhitched semi-trailers in gravel parking lots, wasting away their american lives.
Sometime they're gonna maybe discover that they wish they could get their youngness back!, so that they could do something better with it than what they did, those kids.

The grayed-out are not antigraffiti: Formerly the trailer read "CAROLINA."

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Added on November  7, 2010

"When fully hardened."

"When fully hardened."
Speaking of hardened, I'm having a hard time deciding whether my favorite subject of this picture is the foreground massif, or the "columns" design of yonder building: Would you look at that second floor.

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In downtown Webster City…
Added on November 19, 2012

Could everyone please refrain from putting your shoes up onto the walls, it's making our area seem trashy.

Could everyone please refrain from putting your shoes up onto the walls, it's making our area seem trashy.
I know how hard it is to try not to live trashy but the effort is its own reward, because: Whichever's the first of you to clean those dirty scuff marks from off the wall I'll buy a deepfried twinkie for.

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In downtown Las Vegas,…
Added on April 23, 2011

All of my necks & chins & stomachs & thighs are swelling up expansively, almost to the point of bursting explosively!

All of my necks & chins & stomachs & thighs are swelling up expansively, almost to the point of bursting explosively!
I cannot rip stinks nor belch quickly enough to relieve the pressure, so turn on the light, I'm full now!

Also ha ha, Hey can I get an E. Ruscha word painting of Full.

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In downtown Dayton, Ohio, on November 26th, 2008, along the…
Added on February 16, 2011

Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.

Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.
Even all of these years later I still get a good and comfey kind of feeling coming from off of the intentions behind the efforts of the people who pieced all of these little details together back in the 'seventies or whichever decade. Do you like the 3 c…
Added on February 16, 2011

Imperative Sentence = You do what I tell you to do!

Imperative Sentence = You do what I tell you to do!
Be it so, that all who speak in imperative sentences shall forever have their authority respected and their directives adhered to; that is my wish. No matter what!

"We take pride in our Minutemen" is a pansy way of talking.

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In d…
Added on November 14, 2010

Downtown Albuquerque bottom of electric tower.

Downtown Albuquerque bottom of electric tower.
What in the hell is that thing made of. It looks like it might be among an area of warehouse / light-industrial. The clouds are putting on a ghastly freakshow.

Look close, I see 3 Gore/Lieberman bumperstickers up there. I remember that year but just b…
Added on August 22, 2009