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.


16-01-25 Begging Your Indulgence

I spent the last week as TA for a great class taught by the very talented Winona Barton-Ballentine (check her work out!) called In Design For Photographers at ICP. I worked on a little booklet there which I am somewhat pleased with (I have more to do, but it is heading where I want to go.)

I had hoped to put it onto QH so you could see it. In that cause, I have been attempting to figure out how to embed a PDF into a post so you don’t have to click on a link to see it. I have not yet been able to make that work. I know it is possible in WP.org but I am not sure it is possible in WP.com. So, the indulgence I am begging is twofold.

1: If you are a WP maven can you guide me through how to do this?

2: Will you please click on the link and take a look? (FYI: One page may be NSFW depending on your work environment)

8 Pages 1 v4_signed This is the link.

Thank you.

06-15-15 Double Your Pleasure Or At Least Your Fun

While I waited for a few students from the ICP Borough Walk through Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park to meet us at Jane’s Carousel, I thought I would play with some double exposures at bride central – the boardwalk in front of the carousel. I was there for about 45 minutes and saw 5 wedding dresses with groom tux accompaniment and three engagement shoots happening…in a town this big you would think…

Nah, it is a pretty place.



15-05-05 Cinco De Mayo

Life has been extremely hectic and busy, so much so that after 3+ years, I decided that the QH was going to take a little break. If I blogged, good. If I couldn’t get to it…well tomorrow is another day. The rest of this week continues hectic, culminating in my picking up Abigail on Friday as she comes home from her first year of college. I plan to sit down with myself this weekend and decide if I go back to a daily schedule, a three day a week schedule, or just let the blog posts fall where they may. I certainly do not intend to retire…

You kind folks will be the 2nd to know!

I was in the East Village on Sunday and came across this wonderful scene.


15-04-14 – All Day And All Of The Night

“We’re all busy little bees, full of stings, making honey day and night, aren’t we honey?”

Margo Channing (Bette Davis)

All About Eve

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

I spent the morning in Central Park and the evening in Flushing, Queens. I find Flushing to be one of the most interesting neighborhoods in NYC. Extremely diverse, crowded, amazing food, wonderful people. A very good day. A wide spectrum of views.







15-04-08 Studio Shoot With Mexico City On My Mind

And then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river
Or just sit for hours gazing into each other’s eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away and I thought I’d die.
But I didn’t.

Leiber and Stoller

The night before we left for Mexico City I had a chance to shoot two of my favorite models, Larissa Simpson and Cyrus Bandali, during Robert Meyer’s Advanced Lighting Seminar.  I brought in no props or costumes but Andrea Buman and Carol Elizabethe Manzi were kind enough to let me use their stuff. I didn’t realize until today what direction my subconscious was leading me.

Come on in and spend a few hours in the studio with me

(as always click on the images to see them full size.)