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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17-06-24 A New World (Trans_Lucent 1611)

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Transient is the weekly photo challenge. Much of my work over the past 18 months has dealt with transition in various ways. This image is titled “A New World (Trans_Lucent 1611)

It has been accepted into The Griffin Museum’s 23rd Juried Show which will be running from July 6 to September 1. I am in company of a number of very talented artists:

Anne-Laure Autin, Zeren Badar, Hannah Bates, Clare Benson, Richard Boutwell, Alexandra Broches, Robert Calafiore, Lauren Ceike, Rebecca Clark, Lisa Cohen, Virgil DiBiase, Kev Filmore, Randi Freundlich, Preston Gannaway, Randi Ganulin, Amy Giese, Leonard Greco, Joe Greene, Frank Hamrick, Robert Johnson, Gregory Jundanian, Brian Kaplan, David Kelly, Richard Kent, Barbara Kyne, Emily Hamilton Laux, Susan Lirakis, Joshua Littlefield, Ward Long, Joyce P. Lopez, Molly McCall, Alyssa Minahan, Astrid Reischwitz, Suzanne Revy, Amy Rindskopf, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Charles Rozier, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Joshua Sarinana, Michael Seif, Wendy Seller, Karen Sparacio, Tema Stauffer, John Steck Jr., Robert Sulkin, Jane Szabo, Jerry Takigawa, Sal Taylor Kydd, David Underwood, Claire A. Warden, David Weinberg, Nina Weinberg Doran, Stuart Zaro, Ryan Zoghlin, Mary Zompetti.

Special Thanks to Sugarhill Works for making a truly extraordinary print for me.

17-06-12 Too Soon

A young woman, a Bay Area photographer I met at a photo workshop, ended her life last week. We spent two days together, at best she was a Facebook acquaintance.
I followed her career, her joys and successes on FB and Instagram. It was clear she had her demons, as do we all, but she was a vibrant and loving soul.  I have been reading the love and pain expressed by her friends (again I emphasize I was a brief acquaintance, whatever pain I feel is the pain we all feel when someone dies too soon. ) Her community is mourning. I can’t imagine how her partner and family feel.

I’m not sure why I am writing this blog except that we need to make sure we celebrate our lives, other’s lives, and try to reach out and help anyone who is suffering and feeling unsure and alone. I guess it is also to suggest that the lives we see on FB etc., are not the whole story, certainly not the true story.

Goodbye MJ. Holding you in the light.

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17-01-23 Images From The Woman’s March on NYC

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I spent about 9 hours at the NYC March on Saturday. Did some marching, lots of yelling and a massive amount of photographing.

Here are a small selection of my favorite images as of today…

I suggest playing the song (at bottom) as you browse…Click on the images to enlarge.

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