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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe “Dream”, from the series “Ocular”

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I am not a voyeur.

Ok. On one hand I understand why the 35mm – 50mm focal lengths are so important to photography. They apparently allow one to see the world as the “eye” sees it. Therein, for me, lies the problem from the beginning. … Continue reading

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Always Moving

I’m never content. Always moving. I’ve noticed my son is this way too. Being on the street is  search for meaning. I dove into the wreck of this humanity. I’ve become an unwitting existentialist. Sometimes I get close to whatever … Continue reading

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“…I see and I remember…”

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucius    

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…heart of hearts…

“Fun is important. You should like the process and the subject. If you are bored or unhappy with your subject it will show up in the pictures. If in your heart of hearts you want to take pictures of kitties, … Continue reading

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Why should you care what I do?

Photography is not magic. Though being in the darkroom at times can be “magical”. It is not mysterious, enchanting, spiritual, supernatural, conjuring, or sorcery. Though the process can be transforming to the practitioner. It’s practice can be enlightening. I can … Continue reading

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Don’t forget.

Sometimes you feel like you work in a vacuum. Here you are, working, living, making a life in place like New York. People who don’t live here think, “Oh heck, how can you ever be alone with all those people … Continue reading

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“There is nothing new except what is forgotten.” —Mademoiselle Bertin

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“Hey, did you see that!” – Charles Harbutt

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Man To Himself

“The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself”. – Edward Steichen

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