12-9-14 #ICPEDUBOOKS

Join me and my talented colleagues this Friday, December 12, for our first book signing event. The event at the International Center of Photography will feature limited edition signed and numbered copies published by ICP.EDU Books. Editions range from 20-50 as the artist desired. (I personally went with 33). The event takes place at the ICP Museum Bookstore, 1133 6th Avenue, between 6p-7:30p.

Thank you for all the wonderful notes of support and encouragement around the book release.

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I have spent the last 4 months going through my Hudson River archives to pick the 43 images for this release. I can truly say that this edition is a synthesis of the past 4 years of my work but the major emphasis is on images from 2011. Setting that boundary on myself meant that a number of my favorite images are not included.  But it allowed me the freedom to go back and look at 2011 somewhat dispassionately and without the personal drama of that year. A number of “new” images populate the book, images I, inexplicably to me, passed over the first, second, third, and fourth time I approached this work. Other images, once favorites but since discarded, came back to the front and insisted on being included. Others have been on top from the beginning and stayed there.

Today’s image taken on 12/9/11 didn’t come close to making the final cut but I like it nonetheless because it is reminder that the Hudson is a working river.

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12-8-14 Signed Sealed Delivered (Follow The Links) The Hudson River

http://store.icp.org/icp-edu-books-publishing-launch/

http://store.icp.org/the-quotidian-hudson-by-robert-s-johnson/

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Rainy sidewalks and streetcar tracks in 1945

Originally posted on Ephemeral New York:

I wish I knew where Arthur Leipzig took this black and white shot of a city street and trolley tracks slick with what looks like a cold, dreary downpour.

The image captures the strange beauty of the city in rain, as well as a provocative moment during an ordinary New York day: pedestrians going on their way, the glow of a single traffic light, parked cars accumulating snow.

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Leipzig, a wonderful photographer of New York’s moods and moments, passed away last Friday.

The New York Times wrote that “his goal was to capture people — their personalities, problems and potential — at a particular moment in the rush of time; making artfully lighted and carefully rendered portraits was not for him.”

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12-5-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”

1: “I can’t breathe”

2:

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Other views:

http://www.pirancafe.com/2014/12/05/tamir-rice-memorial-cleveland/

http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/the-memory-of-closed-doors/

http://luciledegodoy.com/2014/12/05/gone-but-not-forgotten/

http://schelleycassidy.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/weekly-photo-challenge-gone-but-not-forgotten/

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2014/12/05/trapped-inside-our-minds/

http://darcynord.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/saturday-signs-queens-tomb-in-kimhae/

http://imayagination.com/2014/12/05/gone-and-unfortunately-not-forgotten/

http://scillagrace.com/2014/12/05/weekly-photo-challenge-gone-but-not-forgotten/

http://spiritinpolitics.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/photo-challenge-color-her-gone-like-the-wind/

http://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/o-memory-where-art-thou/

12-1-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge – Cape Edition

“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came. “

— John F. Kennedy

I converged with the Atlantic today.

RSJohnson_1412017745Others converge

http://mamaboetobi.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/weekly-photo-challenge-converge/

http://mindofmonique.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/converge/

http://thewritemight.me/2014/12/01/converge-in-a-mist/

http://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/weekly-photo-challenge-converge-2/

http://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/converge-its-in-the-lines/

http://thisismycorn.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/converge-photograph/

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2014/12/01/once-upon-a-dream-2/

http://smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains.com/2014/12/01/christmas-holidays-munich-marienplatz/

http://visualventuring.com/2014/12/01/convergence/

http://kmmphotovideo.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/converge/