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A man and his shadow, and the glint of sun and a jaunty hat – walking up the steps to the Metropolitan Museum. I have been asked many times how this shot was done, so[…]

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  When the super big photographs began appearing to cover up new stores while they were being refurbished – I found it fascinating to juxtapose people walking by. This particular ad on Fifth Avenue –[…]

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If it bleeds, it leads.  Still true, I think.  This seems particularly New York. Monday January 16 1995. Cloudy with rain. Yes, it was always a violent world with violent headlines.    

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I’ve been trying not to write about or mention the Trumpster since he became president, but you know, I live in this crazy world like the rest of you and now I’ve failed. The reason[…]

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7th regiment US Infrantry

From film, c 1990.

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Under the West Side Highway.  Compression effect of long lens.  Circa 1992. From film. I went through a period where I was just looking for arches in the city. This is one of the better[…]

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Central Park lake, looking towards the Plaza Hotel. 2004.

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Central Park Bethesda Underpass

The underpass by the Bethesda fountain in Central Park. Photographed with a 4 x 5 large format view camera. Bethesda Arcade. I used the 4 x 5 camera for about a year before the labor[…]

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  I still need the cane to get up the two flights of stairs to my apartment, and for getting up and down.  This all goes back to a bad Crohn’s flareup a few months[…]

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We lived in a roach infested apartment on University Avenue, near what we called “The Projects” as if there were only on projects.  I was about ten years old.  Maybe younger.  And was home in[…]

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Had an assignment to get the marquee of the Apollo Monday night.  It was the first little thing I took on since I got sick with the Colitis/Crohn’s syndrome again, maybe a year ago.  I[…]

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The city is always filled with little mysteries.  Just about anywhere you look, you can find wonderful and sometimes odd puzzles. At first this looks like a company or guy named Rick went around the[…]

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Cross to bear Filed Away Street Shot Bottled water — the Wall Street area. Early ’90s.   Blizzard Crossing. Old man with walker crossing 86th street in middle of a blizzard. ca. 2005. From 35mm[…]

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baby kiss new york subway

This picture became more interesting to me when I noticed the woman had a plant she was holding, the kiss was the main reason, and then the yawn.  The baby is giving me the best[…]

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Pictures sometimes take on a new context – as the external world changes around them. In fact, what were once snapshots, given enough time, become archival material. Clues to our past. Well, anyway, one the[…]

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Halloween Self Portrait

I don’t remember anything about the movie reflections in a golden eye, but dimly, figures come forth.  Liz Taylor playing a not very nice role. And Marlon Brando playing some sort of perverted soldier.  It[…]

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Subway Couple

A pretty awful title, I think.  But a terribly sweet moment.  Now that the “blog” is starting to come together again, I suppose I should start posting in it again.  But I’m not in the[…]

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TV

I cut the cable plug (yet again) because the only two channels I got it for SNY (Mets) and some important news channels.  I wanted to know the instant that the latest corrupt official had[…]

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Turtle Pond Central Park

The smoke is from revolutionary war type canons being fired off towards Turtle Pond.  It looks like a Japanese watercolor. The mist, is actually the result of a lot of cannon smoke from a Fourth[…]

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Rest in Peace Coney

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MoMA Exhibit

  Yes, it’s a weakness of mine.  I don’t much like looking at photographs in a museum.  Never have.  I find the onlookers way more interesting.  I don’t feel the same about paintings.  I love[…]

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To those who say it doesn’t make a difference which party you vote for – you were wrong.  Can you admit that? I didn’t think so. For those who voted for third party candidates. You[…]

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This ghostly station (was it Worth) needs some cleanup I think.  From the Ghost Station project – not fully completed yet.

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