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.

16-05-31 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


15-09-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic

It was in 1947 that the idea of a conscious monochrome vision came to me. … …Pure, existential space was regularly winking at me, each time in a more impressive manner, and this sensation of total freedom attracted me so powerfully that I painted some monochrome surfaces just to ‘see’, to ‘see’ with my own eyes what existential sensibility granted me; absolute freedom! But each time I could neither imagine or think of the possibility of considering this as a painting, a picture, until the day when I said: Why not?
* Y. Klein, source of his artist quotes on art, his Blue, painting, & the Void: “Yves Klein, 1928 – 1962, Selected Writings”, ed. J & J, the Tate Gallery, London 1974, p. 15.

This weeks challenge is monochromatic


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15-08-26 The Crow

The crow on the cradle
The black on the white
Somebody’s baby, is born for a fight
The crow on the cradle
The white on the black
Somebody’s baby is not coming back
Sang the crow on the cradle
Sang the crow on the cradle



15-02-25 The Oyster House

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer”


I’m in a summer mood today. This is probably because the temperature skyrocketed to above freezing. I actually found myself taking off my coat and walking in shirt sleeves (long sleeves but still). I also recently did an iPhone dump of photos, many of which were from last summer.


15-02-12 TBT – Why Not Says I

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

Diane Arbus

This image was published in 2011 in Guide To New York City Urban Landscapes (W.W Norton). The image is from Freshkills Park on Staten Island.

67-8-12 Freshkills Park-7

Happy Birthday to our 16th President. The best we ever had.