For some time now I have been following Broken Light: A Photography Collective.
Today, The Accidental Cootchie Mama got all directive in her blog and told her readers to connect with the blogger who commented above them. To say I am not in that kind of mood is an understatement. But, I am not really as misanthropic as that may sound, so I decided that rather than my meeting someone new, I would introduce you to someone new. Broken Light seemed the right blog to point to. I strongly suggest you wander over to their site (follow the link at top of page) and check out the work.
The simplest explanation the Collective gives of itself is:
“We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!”
They do not limit the contributors to those who are specifically diagnosed with an illness, they also have contributors who work in the field or who have affected family members. People of all levels from beginner to top professionals have submitted work since I have been following the blog. I really believe that it is worth your attention.
The Québécois arrived last night and began setting up their outpost today. Too early!!!!
Christmas Tree Stand
I get the urge for going
But I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in
Even though we are on our third day of 60 degree plus weather the Winter Solstice is only 33 days away and this song has been appearing in my mental playlist more and more frequently.
The sky has been spring beautiful for the most part these last few days and the Pro HDR app on my phone called to me and I answered.
A wet but lovely spring day and evening in NYC today – which is odd given it is mid November…
All Borough walks are concluded for 2013. I thought I would throw together a gallery of the 10 walks. One shot of the photographer and one shot that represented something about the Borough or walk – to me.
These surely do not qualify as pictures for an exhibit. These are tokens as much for my memories as for any other reason. The only borough not represented is Staten Island…but hey, they are used to being an afterthought! So, as always, click on any picture in the gallery to jump to full size.
Brenda Ann Kenneally
The last Borough Walk of the season happened on Saturday night. Nica Ross, ICP graduate, visual artist working in photography, video, and lighting led the walk.
Now, in reality, there is no way to cover New York nightlife in one night, but you do what you can. First stop Times Square so folks can get to know each other and people can figure out how their cameras perform under a variety of lighting situations.
After that we hopped the F Train to Delancey Street and went to the Cake Shop, a Live Music venue and record store/bar on Ludlow Street.
(As always click on any image to open the gallery.)
The Cake Shop
Truth be told, it was the loudest space I have been inside in years. I wish I knew the name of the band…but I don’t. Couldn’t hear.
After that we walked over to St Marks Place and let the class loose for about 40 minutes. I grabbed a quick slice and shot a bit while waiting. Being me, I looked away from the crowds and looked for the isolates.
Then for our grand finale we headed off to see SPANK! perform Optical Delusions at DROM.
That did not even scratch the surface of course, but you do what you can. I made it an early night and was home and in bed by 4 am.
On a completely unrelated and much more serious note I just want to say that I have no idea what any of us can do at the moment to help the people struck by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines but here are a few organizations that I believe are making serious and concerted attempts to help.
Doctors Without Borders