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.














16-08-15 WPC: Fun (Hudson River Edition)

RSJohnson_1608141608149938Last night we took a sunset journey down the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty aboard the Schooner America 2.0 run by Classic Harbor Line. Some thunder, a little rain and a great deal cooler than the 94 degrees (heat index 107) that it was on shore.

Fun? Indeed it was.


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


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


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.


16-05-31 Rock Me On The Water

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”

Mark Twain


02-16-16 Weekly Photo Challenge – Life Imitates Art “The Millennial Godot”

I call these images

The Millennial Godot…

The original:

“”Let’s go. Yes, let’s go. (They do not move).”

The Millennial:

“Let’s go. Yes, let’s go. (They leave).”


Of course…they return…

Special thanks to Glòria Juan Villegas for the excellent performance in my little updated event.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

“…takes a cigarette/puts it in your mouth” – Bowie

nope wrong song…

So you live day to day,
And you dream about tomorrow, oh
And the hours go by like minutes
And the shadows come to stay
So you take a little something
To make them go away
I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind
From wonderin’ what I left behind
And from worrying ’bout this wasted time


The challenge is time

My answer?

Well, an answer, I believe, is found in this snowy portrait…


16-02-03 Empty Room

Someone suggested to me that I should do a series of images around the theme of “Empty Rooms”. Coincidentally that same day I read an interview with Sam Shepard, who I consider to be the greatest living American playwright who said in answer to the question “Where do you work now?”

“More and more by myself. Absolutely by myself. If there’s even a dog in the room, I get a little nervous.”

So he needs an empty room to write in these days. Of course, no room is ever really empty. If nothing else they always seem to have air in them.

Someone else suggested it was time for me to do more self portraits. So I thought I might combine the two ideas…

Here is an early attempt.