It has been a really hard month. And that is before we talk about the national disaster.
We interred Katherine’s mom yesterday. As Katherine put it she was a strong woman and a force of nature. She had not been herself for a number of years so there is some relief but, of course, no matter how much you expect it, it is still painful.
She was a Bush Republican so we didn’t agree on much politically but she would have been horrified at what is happening in her party today.
Anyway, when we came back from the cemetery yesterday, I went up to her roof deck to look at the harbor. (She lived in Chatham MA). Lo and behold, a whale was swimming through the bushes on her property Talk about magic.
I have been extremely busy with work, family, life in general and have not been on the blog as much as, perhaps, I should be. As Linda Ellerbee used to say: “And so it goes.”
Big debate tonight – Not really. We already know how it will go…
This past weekend I took some head shots for a beautiful young actress, Blanca Franck. Extraordinary bone structure. As I always do, I snuck in a few portraits along the way. This is, maybe, my favorite.
So, let me sign off with a tune I’ve been playing a lot while I edit. Why? Don’t know and don’t really care. Except it is great!
This week’s challenge is nostalgia. In my experience, once you are past about age 8 the choices are limitless. I was photographing some third grade students the other day and one said to another: “Remember when we were little kids we used to…”
I went to Yonkers last week to revisit the Glenwood Power Station. The construction/destruction of this most beautiful ruin seems to have slowed or stopped. The visit was nostalgic as it is one of the first places outside of NYC proper I visited when I first started The Quotidian Hudson. Along with the Little Red Lighthouse it truly has my heart.
After visiting it I was walking the Yonkers waterfront and came across the subject of today’s photo. It brought back 1968 with a vengeance…
I am deep into a very personal project that I am calling (at least for now) Trans_Lucent. I finally got to work on it a bit in the last week. Much is focused on in-Camera double exposures (not all but much) and I added a piece last week.
You can see the whole current first draft (or maybe first several chapters) on my webpage at Transitory.
I have been gone awhile. I don’t think one is supposed to complain when one is getting too much work to post on WordPress but… complain I might…but I won’t.
It was source of great amusement to several people the other day, that I frequently say “yes, but”…
It is true, I do…but, so what?
I could also complain about being the meat and cheese in the sandwich but I share that with too many folks of my age and it is boring (sad but…boring.)
In any case, here is the latest addition to my work.
I have been running around and out of town so thought I would combine the last three weekly challenges: Frame; Edge; Mirror into one shot. With the help of the lovely Rebecca Campbell, I was able to do just that.