Posts Tagged ‘location’

After a Summer Hiatus

I took the summer off from my blog.  Actually, I just didn’t have anything to share or write about, and before I knew it I hadn’t posted anything in three months.  Nobody reads it anyway, so I don’t think I was missed.  And, the world doesn’t really need another blog post.  But I do want […]


Not Much To Say

My blog writing is probably like many people who attempt it:  sporadic and uninspired.  Part of it is my Midwest upbringing – I don’t like to toot my own horn and deep down in my soul it feels a bit too self-indulgent.  But I do like to use it to share images that I have […]


The Last Snowy Saturday

Lonely in the Subway

Decided to share a few images from this past Saturday.   Hopefully it will be the last snowy Saturday.  Went to Central Park early and then down to Union Square Farmers Market with a friend.  The last image was shot in Midtown before a meeting.


A Trip to San Francisco

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      I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco with close to 2000 images to edit and get down to about 40 so that I could create a manageable representative gallery.  One reason for the 2000 images is due to how I sometimes shoot, which is in brackets, usually in 1 stop […]


A Dying Pigeon

A pigeon lies dying on the sidewalk in the early morning light of Winter.

I was out early a couple of mornings ago with my camera on my way to the 7 train through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  At the entrance to the park, and beneath the huge overpass of the Van Wyck Expressway,  I saw a pigeon lying on the ground.  It was an odd sight for two reasons: […]


A Graveyard and a Cornfield

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I was visiting family in August in Central Illinois – Corn Country.  I moved from Chicago – 180 miles north of where I grew up – to New York City almost 16 years ago, and there was a time when I rarely went back to the Midwest.  Now I try to get there at least […]


The Cloisters

Busts on an alter at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan.

An actress and I had an idea for a photo shoot.  We wanted a film noir feel to it and were looking for an other-worldly sense of place: something distinct but hard to place.  I thought of The Cloisters in upper Manhattan because unless you know of it you would not know it is in […]


2 Images of Elizabeth Street Garden

Diptych, Elizabeth Street Garden, Little Italy, New York

Two images taken at the Elizabeth Street Garden, a community space maintained by volunteers that provide a place to unwind and relax from the stress and strain of urban living.  The garden is filled with architectural and garden artifacts, antiques, or junk – depending on your mindset.   I especially like this two vignettes.  


Balthazar Bakery

Two perspectives inside Balthazar Bakery in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.


New Portfolio, “In the Hills Above Joba Arriba”

From my recent trip to Cabarete,  Dominican Republic I had the great joy of taking a hike up in the high forested hills above the village, or campos, of Joba Arriba with a woman I had met on the trip and became fast friends with.  With Marlene as my very accommodating guide and interpreter we […]


New Image in Location Portraits Portfolio

I added a new image to my online portfolio, “Location Portraits”.  It is of my friend Sean, a very talented performer.  We did a shoot a while ago and he wanted to go out on the fire escape to shoot a few.  It was in the middle of winter and very very cold out, but […]


Chinatown Pedestrian

I was walking around a bit in Chinatown yesterday morning seeing what promising light and environments were around that may yield interesting images for my “Vague Recollections” series.  I was intrigued by a white wall lit directly by the already bright morning light at 9am.  I liked the bit of graffiti that was on the […]


Maintenance Man With Hose

I had just finished shooting landscapes of Carl Schurz Park and was walking across the street when I saw this maintenance man hosing down the front of an apartment building.  I photographed him hosing a door, then walked up and asked if I could take a picture of him looking into the camera.  After I […]


Young Man in Union Square

I took my camera with me as I ran out the door in a hurry last Saturday.  I decided at a spur of the moment to leave my apartment early so that I could take advantage of the sunny weather and spend time shooting in and around Union Square Park.  When I got there and […]


Columbus Circle Crosswalk

This image was shot from the third floor looking down at a crosswalk.  I composed it so that a loop is visually implied that is cut off by the right edge of the frame, but one’s mind connects the dots, so to speak, and closes the loop.  I overexposed this in the camera to get […]


Subway Atrium 1

I appreciate the way the city has designed individual subway stations and integrated public art into the spaces.  Not all of them are home runs, but many are just wonderful.  The 74th Street/Broadway subway station in Queens, which connects several lines to one another, is a good example.   The station atrium is a very […]


Waiting In Line

This is one of the subway stations I pass on the train almost daily on my way into Manhattan.  I had not been into it because until recently I had no reason to.  I was immediately struck by the light that comes through the windows and colored glass of a 3 story atrium.  I took […]


Sean in White Shirt

I enjoy photographing Sean.  He knows how to pose his lithe frame for the camera.  I’ve photographed him quite a bit and we always get something good.  This was done at my apartment using a paper globe on a torchiere.  I loved the quality of the light.


Picture of Motel Window Curtain

I shot this from inside a motel room in Florida.  I like the abstract quality of the image.  I love the quality of the light and how the sunlight filters through the polyester fabric to create the soft hues that go from blue, blue-green, and into a light gold.