Molly Block @mollyblock

http://mollyblock.org/

Current photography exhibition, "Molly Block: Roadside Relics," @CatherineCouturierGallery, Houston, Apr 8-May 13, 2017. Facebook: MollyBlockFinds

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I must say I had NOT planned on being radio silent in the week leading up to the April 8th opening of my exhibition at @CatherineCouturierGallery, but then I had not anticipated being in a CAR ACCIDENT last week, resulting in the inability to use my right arm & hand. (I'm right-handed, of course.๐Ÿ˜•) Saving grace: Having prints printed & mats made early, so 31 of them are signed/ready! Btw, this new image will be in the show (new, as in taken less than three weeks ago when I was in San Antonio one night for an event). To see a previous shot from here -- the Pig Stand -- from 2012, + backstory, see the #SanAntonioMolly tag. If you'll be in Houston on April 8 -- this Saturday! -- please join us at the gallery for the opening! #RoadsideRelics #countdowntoApril8 #visithouston #htx #ighouston #igofhouston #igtexas #instagramtexas #visittexas #vintagesign #signgeeks #everything_signage #googie #neonsign
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I must say I had NOT planned on being radio silent in the week leading up to the April 8th opening of my exhibition at @CatherineCouturierGallery, but then I had not anticipated being in a CAR ACCIDENT last week, resulting in the inability to use my right arm & hand. (I'm right-handed, of course.๐Ÿ˜•) Saving grace: Having prints printed & mats made early, so 31 of them are signed/ready! Btw, this new image will be in the show (new, as in taken less than three weeks ago when I was in San Antonio one night for an event). To see a previous shot from here -- the Pig Stand -- from 2012, + backstory, see the #SanAntonioMolly tag. If you'll be in Houston on April 8 -- this Saturday! -- please join us at the gallery for the opening! #RoadsideRelics #countdowntoApril8 #visithouston #htx #ighouston #igofhouston #igtexas #instagramtexas #visittexas #vintagesign #signgeeks #everything_signage #googie #neonsign

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Today, this is *my* Super BOWL (newly edited March 2016 image, complete with birds, that's about to get printed on metallic photo paper!), not what's happening seven miles away at NRG Stadium ... among the *tens of thousands* of people there!!! Love ya, Houston, and love that people are visiting our fine city, but just not so many people all at once! #canthandlecrowdslikethat

#visithouston #htx #ighouston #igofhouston #igtexas #mcm #midcenturymodern #googie #signgeeks #signporn #vintagesign #art #fineartphotography
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Today, this is *my* Super BOWL (newly edited March 2016 image, complete with birds, that's about to get printed on metallic photo paper!), not what's happening seven miles away at NRG Stadium ... among the *tens of thousands* of people there!!! Love ya, Houston, and love that people are visiting our fine city, but just not so many people all at once! #canthandlecrowdslikethat #visithouston #htx #ighouston #igofhouston #igtexas #mcm #midcenturymodern #googie #signgeeks #signporn #vintagesign #art #fineartphotography

NEW NEWS! My first solo exhibition at @CatherineCouturierGallery opens on Sat., April 8, and will be up through May 13! (Slightly later timeframe than what some of you saw mentioned earlier on FB.) If you'll be in Houston then, stop by the gallery and check out what's there and at the nearby galleries on Gallery Row! 
Pictured: New work that I โค๏ธ that'll be in the show (without IG Juno filter, though). ๐Ÿ˜ Stay tuned for other sneak peeks of what's to come! 
#workinprogress #wip #visithouston #htx #ighouston #igtexas #signgeeks #signporn #everything_signage #vintagesign #art #fineartphotography also #visitarizona #tucson #arizona
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NEW NEWS! My first solo exhibition at @CatherineCouturierGallery opens on Sat., April 8, and will be up through May 13! (Slightly later timeframe than what some of you saw mentioned earlier on FB.) If you'll be in Houston then, stop by the gallery and check out what's there and at the nearby galleries on Gallery Row! Pictured: New work that I โค๏ธ that'll be in the show (without IG Juno filter, though). ๐Ÿ˜ Stay tuned for other sneak peeks of what's to come! #workinprogress #wip #visithouston #htx #ighouston #igtexas #signgeeks #signporn #everything_signage #vintagesign #art #fineartphotography also #visitarizona #tucson #arizona

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜” It's gone! Bottom photo: Taken today, Jan. 29, 2017, approx. 10 minutes ago. [Top photo: Taken four+ years ago: Jan. 20, 2013, on my way home from Hobby Airport, returning from a fun #signgeeks trip to Las Vegas.] #Houston #mcm #midcenturymodern #googie #coffeeshop #neonsign #signporn
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๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜” It's gone! Bottom photo: Taken today, Jan. 29, 2017, approx. 10 minutes ago. [Top photo: Taken four+ years ago: Jan. 20, 2013, on my way home from Hobby Airport, returning from a fun #signgeeks trip to Las Vegas.] #Houston #mcm #midcenturymodern #googie #coffeeshop #neonsign #signporn

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Before leaving OKC last Sunday: Went to Planet Bowl, which dates back to 1960. The #fontastic typeface and neon-outlined bowling ball with a band of lights that make it look somewhat Saturn-like are fun design elements that probably have caught the eyes of many passersby over the years. 
Thanks to @okiedokiegames for making sure when we were at @charcoaloven that I knew about #planetbowl. 
#oklahomacity #spaceage #vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #iphoneonly #everything_signage
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Before leaving OKC last Sunday: Went to Planet Bowl, which dates back to 1960. The #fontastic typeface and neon-outlined bowling ball with a band of lights that make it look somewhat Saturn-like are fun design elements that probably have caught the eyes of many passersby over the years. Thanks to @okiedokiegames for making sure when we were at @charcoaloven that I knew about #planetbowl. #oklahomacity #spaceage #vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #iphoneonly #everything_signage

Back at home after driving more than 1,400 miles in less than a week -- almost 1,000 of which were just getting from Houston to the Texas-Oklahoma border! Rolled into #Tulsa last Sunday night just in time to stop at bowling alley #3, Sheridan Lanes, which opened in 1959, to photograph the sweet vintage neon sign before the sun went down. ๐ŸŽณ 
#vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #igsignage #iphoneonly
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Back at home after driving more than 1,400 miles in less than a week -- almost 1,000 of which were just getting from Houston to the Texas-Oklahoma border! Rolled into #Tulsa last Sunday night just in time to stop at bowling alley #3, Sheridan Lanes, which opened in 1959, to photograph the sweet vintage neon sign before the sun went down. ๐ŸŽณ #vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #igsignage #iphoneonly

One of three -- three! -- fab vintage neon #bowling #signs spotted yesterday in Oklahoma. ๐ŸŽณ  Also noteworthy: There was about an hour when it wasn't cloudy outside. (Hello, pretty blue sky! We've missed you!) โ˜€๏ธ #route66 #oklahoma #motherroad #roadtrip #americana #sign #igsignage #vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #neonporn #iphoneonly
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One of three -- three! -- fab vintage neon #bowling #signs spotted yesterday in Oklahoma. ๐ŸŽณ Also noteworthy: There was about an hour when it wasn't cloudy outside. (Hello, pretty blue sky! We've missed you!) โ˜€๏ธ #route66 #oklahoma #motherroad #roadtrip #americana #sign #igsignage #vintagesign #signgeeks #signporn #neonporn #iphoneonly

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Currently in Oklahoma City! Enjoying the atmosphere, food, and people at the Charcoal Oven, which opened in 1958, before the restaurant closes for good in the next couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ”  #signgeeks #charcoaloven #vintagesign #neonporn #roadtrip
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Currently in Oklahoma City! Enjoying the atmosphere, food, and people at the Charcoal Oven, which opened in 1958, before the restaurant closes for good in the next couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ” #signgeeks #charcoaloven #vintagesign #neonporn #roadtrip

โค๏ธ Installation view of two of yours truly's works in Houston Center for Photography's juried exhibition ๐Ÿ“ทโ˜บ๏ธ. It was great to see so many people tonight at the opening reception. [If you'll be at tomorrow's artist talks (starting at 11 a.m.), say hi!] The exhibition will be on view through Sept. 4, so there are several weeks to catch it. โค๏ธ #houarts #fineartphotography #vintagesigns #signgeeks #everything_signage 
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โค๏ธ Installation view of two of yours truly's works in Houston Center for Photography's juried exhibition ๐Ÿ“ทโ˜บ๏ธ. It was great to see so many people tonight at the opening reception. [If you'll be at tomorrow's artist talks (starting at 11 a.m.), say hi!] The exhibition will be on view through Sept. 4, so there are several weeks to catch it. โค๏ธ #houarts #fineartphotography #vintagesigns #signgeeks #everything_signage @hcponline

Always great to see the Texas TeePee Motel! Not staying here now, just passing through Wharton (between Houston & Matagorda Beach). See additional photos at #MollyTeePeeMotel & on the Molly Block Finds FB page, facebook.com/MollyBlockFinds๐Ÿ’ƒ

#TeePeeMotel #programmaticarchitecture #noveltyarchitecture #signgeeks #Wharton #igTexas #iphoneonly
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Always great to see the Texas TeePee Motel! Not staying here now, just passing through Wharton (between Houston & Matagorda Beach). See additional photos at #MollyTeePeeMotel & on the Molly Block Finds FB page, facebook.com/MollyBlockFinds๐Ÿ’ƒ #TeePeeMotel #programmaticarchitecture #noveltyarchitecture #signgeeks #Wharton #igTexas #iphoneonly

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Americana by morning light. Not pictured: Motel manager standing on the other side of the RV wondering why I'm taking photos here. ๐Ÿ˜ 
#signgeeks #signgeeksdomona #stanton #california #vintagesign #signporn #iphoneonly #latergram [March 31, 2016]
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Americana by morning light. Not pictured: Motel manager standing on the other side of the RV wondering why I'm taking photos here. ๐Ÿ˜ #signgeeks #signgeeksdomona #stanton #california #vintagesign #signporn #iphoneonly #latergram [March 31, 2016]

Visited Amboy, CA, today (at last!)! #Route66 #signgeeks #signgeeksdomona #roadtrip #pilgrimage #Hipstamatic
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Visited Amboy, CA, today (at last!)! #Route66 #signgeeks #signgeeksdomona #roadtrip #pilgrimage #Hipstamatic

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