17-07-28 Broken Window

If they want it they can take it, they don’t need no reason why
If they want it they can take it, they don’t need no reason why
The night they took you from me I saw the broken window and I cried
@arcadefire #window #broken #trans_lucent#noir #thestateofthenation#timeisnotonourside #thenorthremembers#winteriscoming #notrump #resist#bhportdev #nycprimeshot #resourcemag#newyorkcityphotographer#blackandwhitephotography#nycphotographer #nyclife “He #loves to #hear/ That #unicorns may be #betrayedby#trees/ And #bears with #glasses ” William Shakespeare

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17-06-02 I’m Back?

It’s been a long time…lots of stuff going on. Work (and the lack thereof), family, health, anxiety, depression, joy, and tension, transitions and transitioning, working it out and moving on. Broken Light Collective

I have spent a lot of time working on the first expression of my new book: “Trans_Lucent v 1.0”.  It is both a work in progress and a complete work. I have made 8 demo copies but… Naturally I am totally ambivalent about it.

Lots of time on the road, back and forth to Boston, went to NOLA for Jazz Fest, a not entirely successful trip down memory lane. You really can’t recreate the moments of your life and you shouldn’t make the mistake of trying. Have to remember to go and create anew. NOLA brought up lots of memories of the dead.

Took a wonderful class taught by Liam Cunningham at ICP.

Went to the Oaxaca Coast and Mexico City. It is good to be on the right side of Trump’s fantasy wall and was hard for us to return.

Spending lots of time on Cape Cod working on my parent’s place, trying to get it ship shape for the future.

Worked as a Teaching Assistant in ICP Community Partnership. Some of the most rewarding time I have spent in years.

I may actually have made some new friends! That doesn’t happen often.

Over the next few posts (which I hope will come at least every three days or so) I will be posting some of what I have been shooting.

I hope you all are well.

Let’s start old school in Black and White.

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1-1-17 – No Beginning; No Ending;

“No Matter/Try Again/Fail Again/Fail Better”

Samuel Beckett

“Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.”

Anton Chekhov

via Francine Prose (Mister Monkey)

Robert S Johnson’s “List of Favorite Quotations”

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Cate Blanchett in “Situationism”…Video #2 of Manifesto at The Park Avenue Armory

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“Maybe you’ll get a replacement
There’s plenty like me to be found”

Bernie Taupin – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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11:34pm 12/31/16…24 minutes until we randomly pretend life will change somehow.

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99 years of war
left no room for victors.
There are no more war ministers
nor any jet fighters.
Today I’m making my rounds
see the world lying in ruins.
I found a balloon,
think of you and let it fly (away).

Nena

12-13-16 Patterns

From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath.
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies,
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies.

Paul Simon

“If your friend says of some picture, “Yes, but what does it mean?” ask him, what his carpet means or the circular patterns on his shoes”

Stephen Potter

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16-09-08 Questions: I Have Questions

I went to a photo critique at the B&H Event Space today. I showed one of my favorite in-camera double exposure images from the summer…
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This was a group crit lead by four very talented folks, two from the B&H Event Space and two from the Soho Photo Gallery. Several of them felt it was too green. One suggested de-saturating the image…

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two others suggested taking it into black and white…

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So I figured let us see. You go to crits to learn something and get other’s opinions and ideas, yes? So I thought I would give it a whirl.
Granted, I have not spent a lot of time tweaking the two alternates but I didn’t just push a button and say, enough, either.

I would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on which image they prefer.

16-09-05 Cape Cod – Wellfleet – End of “Summer” AKA WPC-Mirror

Katherine and I took a week off and headed to Wellfleet (alone!!!) before depositing the future back at college – a freakin’ Junior????

We had a delightful time

Meanwhile the Challenge this week is mirror and, using a bit of license, I think the following images “mirror” our week.

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