New York Photo Blog

I never knew whether these creations were collages, montages, or something relatively new. The techniques for creating most of them were new, at least to me. Some involved the APG Gigaprint head, that could click at the same exact angle in 360 degrees. It was...

Notes about Paintography. It simply means (at least to me) that you begin with a black and white image, (tho sometimes you begin with a color image) and you supply the coloration. Somewhat like the coloring book experience. But you can draw...

Forget about all the data Google has about you.  Data under the bridge.  But Google has had more harmful effects on the web.  It's the targeted ads they present.  And if you write a blog that is mostly about diamonds, but every once in a...

[caption id="attachment_19239" align="alignright" width="317"] Kaypro Computer[/caption] I've had my feet dipped in the waters of personal computers and even some mainframes since you could program on an Atari.  When the hell was that?  But I moved on to a wonderful Kaypro.  (Guess what famous sci-fi movie...

[caption id="attachment_19236" align="aligncenter" width="940"] St. Patrick's Cathedral - with Kodak Infrared HIE film. Early 90s.[/caption] Darkness at Noon (German: Sonnenfinsternis) is a novel by Hungarian-born British novelist Arthur Koestler, first published in 1940. His best known work, it is the tale of Rubashov, an Old Bolshevik who is arrested, imprisoned, and tried...

[ed: For those of you who are new to this "photo blog" note that Beckerman is known for writing about things that have absolutely nothing to do with photography.] [dave: It's always been about the thoughts and influences, known and unknown of a working photographer.  Not...

Recently I ran into a bunch of these unknown creatures, probably the result of radiation poison, that prowl the streets of Manhattan for orange bottle caps, which they seem to survive on. If you do see any, be sure to say something to the police....

[caption id="attachment_19215" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Children at a flea market. Early 90s.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_19217" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Broken Pieces, Flea Market[/caption]...

Back in the day, this was up on 23rd and Park.  I was too dumb to know what it was about.  And it was there for a few years.  The thing is, now that I've had over 20 years to contemplate the billboard, I still...