10-19-16 Reporting In

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!




10-03-16 WPC – Nostalgia – Times Square Edition

“Now you’re telling me
You’re not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague”
Joan Baez

The Theme: Nostalgia

First attempt: 16-10-02 WPC- Nostalgia_Hippie Edition

Moving into the mid 70’s now. A double exposure I took last month as a thought or possible draft for “Trans_Lucent.”
I don’t think it is right for that, but I do think it is right for this.


16-10-02 WPC- Nostalgia_Hippie Edition

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…


16-09-27 Trans_Lucent 8 (Yes, but edition)

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.

A transition…

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.


16-09-15 Triathlon WPC – Frame; Mirror; Edge

I have been running around and out of town so thought I would combine the last three weekly challenges: FrameEdgeMirror into one shot. With the help of the lovely Rebecca Campbell, I was able to do just that.

What do you think?


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…

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…


two others suggested taking it into black and white…


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.














Dear Mayor Emanuel: I resign my position as principal of the #1 rated neighborhood school in Chicago

A reblog about a truly important subject in the United States. This gentleman, as a representative of all of our hardworking Principals, teachers and school staff, should be recognized and commended for his hard work.

Troy LaRaviere's blog

Dear Mayor Emanuel:

In 2010 Chicago Magazine ranked Blaine Elementary School as the 16th best elementary school in Chicago, and the 6th best neighborhood school. After being hired to lead Blaine in the fall of 2011, I told my Local School Council (LSC) I had a “six-year plan” to turn Blaine into the #1 neighborhood school in Chicago.

I have the pleasure of informing you that I lived up to my promise to the Blaine LSC, and I did so a year earlier than promised. Last Monday, Chicago Magazine released its elementary school rankings for 2016. Blaine is now ranked as the #1 neighborhood school in Chicago, and #3 public school in the City overall. In the process, working with motivated teachers and engaged parents, we increased the percentage of students meeting reading standards from an already high 79% to 89% in just our first two years. That kind…

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16-08-23 WPC: Rare – Mother Nature Show Edition

I find it rare for Mother Nature to be this precise in her lighting design. I guess no matter how experienced we are we all like to mix it up sometime.


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