Category: Photo Blog

The “photo blog” began before the word “blog” was even known.  The year was 2000. I called it an online journal.  But I guess you’d have to go into the wayback machine to find the early examples from the year 2000.

 

Aristotle Speaks

ALL COMEDIES SHOULD END WITH A WEDDING.  ALL TRAGEDIES SHOULD END WITH THE DEATH OF THE HERO [or heroine as we’d say today].

I’m afraid this can’t be either, beginning with a death and working it’s way backwards.  But I’m fairly certain this has tragedy written all over it; especially since I haven’t even joined up some of the other doomed characters. How my life, and the life of my parents, affected, and continues to affect my photography.

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Mom Music & Me

Music was a big part of my mothers life – but it wasn’t —

Music was an important part of my mother’s life, but it wasn’t the most important. Her family was.

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Infrared Child

Spooky Infrared in Central Park

I don’t know, maybe this ghostly kid wasn’t really there.  No, he was there alright.  It was just one of the pleasures with infrared film that you never knew exactly what you were going to get.  Eyes, straight on, were usually dark and alien-looking.  Skin tones could give you a Johnny Winter look.  You know, […]

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Photo journals

Poets Walk Journal

— From journal. 8/28/1996 — at work— woman comes up to me to have me sign photograph that she had had matted.  What a great pleasure that was — how delighted — how I played with the signature, like Art Carney waving his arms around before signing it.  Rob [co-worker] says to me as she’s walking away — “Is that extra?” and I say, “No.  I pay her to ask me to sign it.”

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Free Will vs. Determinism

 First off I hope I spelled Determinism properly.  Oh good, I did. Second, I want to write about something that has nothing to do with photography; at least not directly.  And you know, I’m not sure it’s even about me at all.  It started innocently enough.  I was taking an early physics course in […]

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Photo journals

Pre Web Journals

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a writer.  I eventually ended up as a sort of writer – screenplays.  That was for a few years after leaving NYU film school.  Much earlier, when I was still a kid, I slept over at my Uncle’s house in the Bronx.  They argued a lot. My […]

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Hudson River Park b&w

Hudson River Park – Infrared – 2009

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Croton Reservoir Infrared

Croton Reservoir – Infrared

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Nurse

65 Years

No beating around the bush, my 65th year was pretty crappy.  And I mean all around. I had one fairly giant sale, but I can’t talk about it because the guy is famous and wouldn’t want his name spread around.  (At least I don’t think so).  But that all happened while I was suffering from […]

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Black and White NYC Discount

40% DISCOUNT on prints in the photography store.  Use code:NJFAZB during checkout. And – FREE SHIPPING.  Anywhere in the world!

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Retail Space

Prime Retail Space 2009

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My Favorite Vid on Matting Prints

My special thing is trying to take the most boring subject and making it interesting.  That sock is now about 35 years old.  To be honest, I don’t do my own matting any longer.  But it’s fun to look back at when I did.

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