Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday dear FENWAY... It has been a long time since I moved here, and it has taken me that long to be able to sing those words.
I moved to Boston from Washington, D.C. The last baseball team I rooted for was the defunct Washington Senators. Sneaking out of town and abandoning dedicated fans had left the capital teamless for over four decades, and me shell shocked. My father was a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan, but that only left a hole in my expectations. I harbored a grudge.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
One of my highly-stylized photographs from the long standing series “distressed” is being featured in the Photographic Resource Center’s 2012 Benefit Live Auction on October 13, 2012.
For over 20 years, the PRC has hosted an auction to raise money so it can continue to support fine art and creative photography in New England. This event is an exciting opportunity for the photography, art, collecting, and gallery communities to celebrate this important Boston-based cultural institution.
Other live auction works include photographs by Robert Capa, Bradford Washburn, Karin Rosenthal, Dominic Chavez, Henry Horenstein, Arno Minkkinen, and Marie Cosindas. The silent auction features 172 artists, including Ed Kashi and Elsa Dorfman.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Recently, an established photographer contacted me looking for advice on how to find a gallery that will show his work and the kind of work to submit, as he has spent many decades photographing portraits, furniture, architecture and more.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Recently, "This American Life" on National Public Radio (NPR) did a broadcast episode about carnivals. It brought back cobwebs of memories. I was no older than eight. My parents imagined giving my sister and me the "Leave It to Beaver" summer family vacation experience. We traveled to Wildwood, New Jersey.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
In photography’s infancy first came the carte-de-visite. A fashionable gentleman would make a social call and leave his picture card on a silver tray in the parlor. Then in the 1850s, after Napoleon iii posed for his formal portrait, they became all the rage. During the Civil War, photographers documented families for posterity. The small albumen prints gained tremendous momentum as soldiers marched off to battle. Millions were sold. They were sent in great numbers at the height of European colonialism.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A few seasons ago I presented my client with an invoice for $6000. It was the bill for extra & overweight baggage on airlines for just one project. That did not include one ticket, one meal, no hotels or assistants & no photography fees. Just bags. For years I had been traveling with basically the same amount of equipment whittled down to a quite manageable pile but in recent times the airlines realized that they could exploit extra fees for luggage. My client was NOT amused.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Caveat emptor to all those who have to rent a room. For some they are housing, for others an opportunity for rebirth. From the minute you check in you can be anyone you want. You start with a clean slate. Anonymous. Invisible. Or you can adopt that bon vivant personality you have always felt to be your real self.