FOSTER AVE. The regal woman waiting for the bus slowed me down. Her calm, that light. I felt lucky to have shot something I liked so much but couldnâ€™t figure out how to write about it here and so I waited. That was January. Because itâ€™s rare for me to walk down that block I […]
This is my grandfatherâ€™s Columbia University football jacket. Itâ€™s about ninety years old. I wore it for the first time Sunday and have scarcely taken it off since. It makes me feel invincible. In 1931 Manuel Rivero was the star halfback for the Lions. At the time, many college football coaches observed what they called […]
Iâ€™ve been listening to Tha Carter V this week but have meant to do some writing about Lil Wayne for years. [THREAD]. Lil Wayne howls. Your instincts kick in. This voice from the hurt of all of creation gives you a peek. Thereâ€™s light inside. If the world is pain then Lil Wayne is a […]
Ed. note: This piece was originally written as prose but has also been posted as Twitter-native thread. I present it here with paragraphs in their original, rather than tweet-sized forms. In my early 20s I subscribed to Sports Illustrated and still regret throwing away the LeBron James â€œChosen Oneâ€ cover. Weâ€™d had the magazine […]
Or, a true story of how I got the Red Sox a W in the Spring of 1991. Correlation is not causation, blah-blah, read on, unless you’re a heartless worm: A wealthy benefactor once bought my entire eighth grade class tickets to a Red Sox game. I told my friend Greg that we should start […]
Tongues were suddenly wagging on the DC playgrounds. That was the immediate impact of Michael Jordan. Every school recess was an opportunity to play basketball for fifteen minutes. It went without saying. And then out of nowhere, we all played ball with our tongues out. Especially if you were driving on a kid and knew […]
Here’s a video review of my new camera, the Kinefinity Terra 4k. I wrote an accompanying text review over at NoFilmSchool with more details. But if you can’t tell from the video above, I’m enjoying having a new toy.
Recent portraits of architect Alex Meyers and filmmaker Tanuj Chopra.
These photographs were all shot from behind the subjects. Three of them are backlit. In the film The Harder They Come a character uses the exclamation, “[B]ackside!” to express surprise at seeing Jimmy Cliff’s character Ivan, a fuguitive, hanging out in a photo studio. He says it once again to close the scene. “Backside!” I’ve […]
Seen around town these past couple weeks.