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.
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.
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, […]
— 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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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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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.