16-07-22 People Have The Power

We went Wednesday night to Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. (A great free summer series in NYC during late July and early August.)

The opening act was a terrific all female Mariachi band, Mariachi Flor De Toloache.

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The headliner was an artist, writer, singer, rock n’ roller, uniquely associated with NYC and Robert Mapplethorpe. Patti Smith came out and blew the roof off (metaphorically.) She is still powerful, still political, now rocking a kind of Cousin It look at times.  She had the crowd up and dancing from the get-go.

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16-07-18 Natural Light Part 2

Tonight allow me to introduce you to Emma Lesser.  She is a gender studies major at Sarah Lawrence and an aspiring burlesque dancer…She is new to modeling. I very much enjoyed working with her at the Andrew French Daylight Studio Workshop.RSJohnson_1607107921-2

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16-07-14 Natural Light

I took a Natural Light workshop last week taught by Andrew French. I had the opportunity to work with several of my favorite models as well as some folks new to me.  Today I am featuring Brittany Sanders in a featurette I think I’ll call American Woman

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16-07-06 WPC Opposites

If you have spent anytime around the QH you know this is my favorite subject…
“The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge” It is a wonderful book

And how more opposite could they be? Then add in the large ship and small boat…?

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16-07-05 Opening Thursday

I am very pleased to say that on Thursday I (along with 20 talented photographers) will be a part of the B&H Event Space Portfolio show opening at Soho Photo Gallery. The opening is from 6p-8p and the show runs until July 23rd.

The image the gallery chose is “After The Harvest.”

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If you are in the tristate area come on by whether to the opening or anytime before July 23rd just to see all the great work in the gallery (open Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-6pm).

16-06-15 Public Service Announcement – Music Edition

Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia – heading your way this week…Midwest in August and back to the Northeast in September

https://noisetrade.com/jesseandabbie/joyful-noise-tour-2016

Last week I went to Joe’s Pub to hear Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry on their Joyful Noise Tour.

An excellent night of music.

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16-06-14 WPC – Pure (time goes by like hurricanes)

Well, hear us now, we ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes
Runnin’ after subway trains
Don’t forget the pouring rain.

Gregg Allman

 

After the horrific, homophobic, rampage in Orlando by yet another young man with a really big, legally bought!!!!!, gun, which was designed for only one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people, I keep finding myself drawn back to this image. And to the actual item which lives on a window in our apartment.

The challenge this week is pure

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16-06-10 Reality – Please Help

This is not my picture…
Suzie

As you, my WordPress readers know I have spent many years helping Katherine Alford raise money for River Pool at Beacon as she swims the Hudson. I have, perhaps been a little bit of a nag about that.

This request is different. It is not to help support a cause that cleans up a river and lets underprivileged children swim.  It is not to support a child’s last wish. I am quite literally asking you to potentially help save a young girl’s life.
I cannot possibly explain the issue better than Suzie’s dad, Paul Hope, does below.
I will quote this one sentence, however: “But rarer still is the fact that after speaking to experts around the word, we believe that Suzie is one of probably 5 children in history in which we have caught the disease in time to treat, and potentially cure her.”
A dollar, $5, $10, $100 it doesn’t matter. If you can help this family in any way, I ask you to do so.