More Fun at Folsom

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair keeps on giving. For unrestricted fun it cannot be beat. See you there on Septerber 24.  

Hard Day’s Night

                                  The Lexington Avenue subway in New York bounces, screeches, whines, and groans from South Ferry to 125th St in East Harlem. Every day 1.3 million passengers suffer the indignities of the noise, the starts and stops, and the peccadillos of fellow travelers. For many the subway ride provides a…

Dionysus (Bacchus) & Folsom St

The Greeks held Dionysian Rites and the Romans enjoyed their Bacchanalia. We have the Folsom Street Fair and other debauches in San Francisco. Most celebrants carry wide smiles and little else. I, on the other hand , am grossly overdressed for the celebration. Who knows, we always have 2017’s version of the Fair. Highly recommended for shedding inhibitions.

Joy on Market!

Rarely do we find the perfect pose, the short-lived gesture, the conspiracy of joy on the street. We capture the pathos of the poor, the head-down walk of the harried, and the stress in faces of all kinds. When we get the rare joyous opportunity we often miss the shot. But when we receive the gifts of light and time it’s a delight. Cheers…

Why I Photograph the Homeless and Dispossessed?

 Part 3 of 3 It’s a cool, cloudy day in San Francisco. I can feel a chill under the shade cast by buildings and clouds. An apparently homeless man sits near a steam vent trying to get warm in the wet, billowing cloud. Head down, he appears asleep. Imake a picture and walk away. Street life first grabbed me and my camera’s attention years…

Why I Photograph the Homeless and Dispossessed?

 Part 1 of 3   Jay spends most days reading history and watching the goings on from his seat under a tree near Fisherman’s Wharf. Locals and visitors place small change or bills in his repurposed soup can. Quiet and unassuming, he returns my greeting with a subtle smile. We often talk about the books he reads. Once, he asked if I know anything…

LA ArtCore Photography Competition & Exhibit

One more thing….. LA ArtCore accepted my “Grand Central Terminal” for their first photography exhibition. Nice way to begin the holiday season. http://www.laartcore.org/

LA Center of Photography

I am pleased to report that the LA Center for Photography accepted three of my images for their Annual Street Photography Exhibition. Two will hang on their walls and the third will appear in their on-line gallery.

“The Bean” Chicago

City streets provide many opportunities to make pictures of public art. We pass them daily. So do others. How does a photographer avoid a “record” shot of another artists’ works, a simply copy of another’s work? “Cloud Gate,” called “The Bean” by most who visit this Chicago landmark, attracts millions of photographers/vacationers every year, each using the same points of view. What can we do…

Summer Slumber

Summer officially arrived today and with it our habit of taking quick naps in public places. Over the next two or three months many of us will head outdoors for a snooze, laying in both sun and shade for a quick respite. All we need is a place comfortable enough to relax, forget our stresses, and wake up with new energy, or at least enough…

Gehry and His Buildings

I had the good fortune to come across the architect Frank Gehry four times in my life. The first occurred in the mid- nineties when Gehry specified titanium for the exterior shell of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain. I worked in the titanium industry at the time and everyone in our business was abuzz at the architectural use of an aerospace metal. Titanium changes color…

Center for Photographic Art Members Juried Exhibition

The Judge for this exhibition, Heather Snider, the Executive Director of San Francisco Camerawork, selected my photograph made last year in New York City. CPA received over seven hundred submissions. Ms Snider selected forty-five images for exhibition and an additional forty-five for inclusion in the online gallery. I feel humbled to join many photographers whose work I know and admire. Their work, and the photographs of the others I…