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Dusty Photos And Crayons

In a bit of a lull, long creative dry spell - funk! I've just begun looking back at some "old" work - perhaps to use in composites, play / practice some grunge, glamor or fashion tweaks - who knows. Ok, now for the few who visit this tiny space, it's glaringly obvious I'm not much of a blogger, particularly after starting this site when I took down my "In-discipline" site. So... I use this occasion to shake the dust off a few past shots that were tossed aside as rejects for the exercise of re-editing and practice. Why not? Good excuse to get funky throw some crazy ideas at an image to see what...

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Kent Falls, Meet Spring 2015!

After freeing up time from contractual work and some freelance photo editing and retouching for an NYC based artist, I was finally able to finish up a batch of "rainy day" images that needed a little time in post. After my yearly requisite early spring visits to Kent Falls in Kent, CT a few months back,  the raw files were flagged and backed up - then neglected. To reflect back to the day, I was hoping for some really raging falls, a bit too late in the season - missed that opportunity, the falls were rushing enough for some long exposure fun. Besides, it was a feeling of relief despite a cold...

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Awake

First post in a very long time as so much life took time, emotion and a lot of energy. Although still in the midst of upheaval, an impromptu shoot opportunity recently presented itself. A friend ready for much needed redirection and new, refreshed view on life offered to sit for me so I might click a few buttons and watch flash fire a few times. This was an extraordinarily generous act as my friend and model for the moment still wrestles with the pain and emotion of deep personal loss, ending a relationship and now facing surgery in a few months. Ready to turn away from a life of pain and struggle,...

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Photography In The Berkshires

After a great day at The Sohn Fine Art gallery in Stockbridge, MA for the Seth Resnick - "One Hundred Sixty Thousand Miles Of Color" exhibit back in July (Must again send out a huge thank you the kindness and generosity of time and chat to all there - fantastic, welcoming & fun people!) I was made aware of the opening of the new location in Lenox, MA and the opening reception in August. A beautiful new space in a great town. The opening was a showcase of inspiration; Such diversity and depth of talent true masters, legends and celebrated artists. Some pieces displayed on the pristine...

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Summer???

What happened to Summer? I typically operate in denial until the snow hits the Earth in this little town. October was so mild and warm, the sun shone so brilliantly - mild temperatures and bright days contributing to my strained warm weather, summer, thinking. Then suddenly, it was dark at 5:00pm - back to standard time? "Fall Back?" Oh, the time is backed up an hour. But isn't this something we do in the... Oh yeah, Fall. Well, it is November now but I'm sure our wonderful mild trend will continue for weeks! Ok, there was snow clinging to limbs, shingles, shrubs and sidewalks this...

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A Rush, A Roar, A Rejuvenation

Something a little different (for me) here from a beautiful, quaint little area only a few minutes from home. The postcard of New England as to the immediate left is a nearly 200 year old wooden covered bridge, a tiny village of colonial homes, winding narrow country roads and indigenous wildlife not too shy to meander across the roads and trails. This little body here is a piece of The Housatonic River. An area beautiful, interesting, rich with colonial charm and history; fun - a gem in my backyard (so to speak). Well after a day out in 98F degree and very humid (As in push the thick air aside...

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Still, Of The Land

Meet Joe. An "uneducated" simple man with no more than a 6th grade schooling but having the wisdom of a sage, patience of a monk, the kindness of unspoiled youth and a common sense that elude so many in our fast paced digital lives of mass consumption. A direct descendant of Apachean Native American (Plains Apache) Indian, he lives a life consistent with the ideals of his ancestors – he lives in simple, humble fashion for modern America. Joe has a small home, few furnishings, a pick-up truck and land maintenance equipment as while at 76, he still works, with the Earth. While some work is for a handful...

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To Capture A Shadow

Well every once in awhile, a rare and unique photo opportunity presents itself. Indeed, may even be that once in a life time chance to capture something truly rare, perhaps never before seen! Many photographers will go through their entire creative span without quite reaching this magic, this precious moment, the potentially defining instant in ones’ career. I am now one of the fortunate few! It came as I was surrounded in minutiae, frustration, confusion, unable to think – creativity lost – yet not realizing just how close I was to that elusive shot, my crown jewel of creative expression...

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Newtown, Unforgotten!

A re-post here from a blurb I had written on another site after the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Originally two pages long, the constraints of the site forced a far more succinct (and less personal) edit, which follows below: . . . . Thursday, I meander, minutiae. Is it difficult to make time, create, scribble a few words? Moments squandered, brushed off - senselessly postponed for another time. Complacent? Lazy? Too many tomorrows? ...Not for all. Friday, 12/14, An Impossible Horror Has Struck I live a short distance from Newtown. Difficult to keep life in perspective – imbalance is heavy....

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Noise… And The Occasional Signal

As an absolute amateur, I follow and admire so many creative individuals, it would be near impossible to comment on all. However, when I have a piece on my mind and I find myself revisiting the content on a regular basis, the grand idea to share it here eventually enters my head and, on a good day, this culminates in a blog post. One of the photon masters I follow and am inspired by is Zack Arias. Someday I hope to attend one of his workshops, that would be a blast and while hugely humbling, I know I’d gain a wealth of wisdom and a vastly expanded view on the creative mind. Zack is really a gifted...

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