Writing about and photographing clouds is an activity worth a couple lifetime’s work. Even in Jersey.
Here are a couple of my best shots from New Orleans. I didn’t get around to posting them earlier, mainly because I wanted to enjoy them myself for awhile. As for reflections on the place itself, there are many. The richness of the speech might be the first that comes to mind. I overheard a […]
While last Friday’s trip down the bayou will require a more expansive treatment in text and pictures, let it be stated unequivocally that my taste for idiosyncratic cars and signage remains as strong as my penchant for photographing walls with people in front of them.
Call this an expansion of the painted sky theory espoused previously. This one is from Central Florida, and taken at the appropriate hour. There is simply no cloud that looks like this hovering over any part of NYC or the boroughs. Oh, and I can’t get enough of shooting things on this floor apparently.
Walking home, I saw these scenes and ran to grab my camera, hoping to get back on time. There’s a point at which the natural light has faded such that artificial light is just as bright. It is a fertile moment for photography. Unfortunately, I was about five minutes too late when I snapped these […]
Umm, so I almost got struck by lightning. Wanna see the video?
This Summer, in spite of living in a new (to me) and very picturesque city, I’ve started to fearlessly explore a technique of photography I like to call “objects sitting atop handwritten notes scribbled on the New York Times.” So far, so good. From the above: Five Favorite American Actors: Dennis Hopper Sean Penn Christopher […]
A major thunderstorm strikes midway through about every afternoon during the Summer in New Orleans. It’s almost impossible to see skies this wide, or clouds this low in most northeastern cities.
Regular readers of the Dot Com may be perplexed, disturbed even, but these images are real. Do not [attempt to] adjust your television sets. The above text was originally intended to accompany photos of a great meal that I cooked, but the pictures didn’t come out as good as the food. So here are some […]
Though I’m not sure if I’ll ever eat there, the Ninja Restaurant and Sushi Bar might be my favorite restaurant and sushi bar in New Orleans. It certainly has the best name and sign combination imaginable. And while I’m back up to my old tricks again photo-wise, it’s nice to be reminded that the folks […]
Intentional cultural poaching or no, ODB Liquors on Mission Hill in Boston might be the most keenly named individual business I’ve come across. I can think of no better tribute to the man and his work. The name has to be intentional, right? —  I’ve just spent the past half-hour recapping ODB’s […]
I managed to visit the town of Chillicothe, Ohio about eighteen months ago. The visit was part of a solitary three-day road trip that I made on the old post road, route 50, from Cincinnati to Washington, DC. In my dispatch, I focussed more on the relationship between photography and deserted places. I had not, […]
Sooner or later your friends leave the city. They take on townhouses and bedroom communities, renovations and babysitters. They say, “we found a great place in the mountains, man,” and you nod congratulations. It may take as long as the drive upstate, or until the county road yields to a gravel one, but you will […]
Considering the fact that I’ve known the (male) subjects of the above photos since before my voice changed, it’s always a special occasion when one of us gets married. About a month ago the number of us married jumped to two, and judging from the canoodling going on in the back of photo no. dos, […]
For as much time as I have spent waxing on about flat, graphic compositions, vast depth is also deeply compelling. The thought crossed my mind as I flew home last weekend that sunset, as seen from above the clouds, will make a pious man out of a sinner — at least for the duration of […]