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 […]
He sat, with all the aplomb of a man crafting the Gettysburg Address, hunched over a loose sheet torn from a notebook. The weekend was to have rules. The first one, “have fun.” Years had hardened his body into a man’s. Present also in the right middle seat of row 9 were the deliberate procedural […]
Gold and Blue via New Haven, CT.
Here’s something from the lab. I wanted to put together some of my favorite pics from a year of blogging, but in the end I still had to skip a few good ones.
A few months ago I found myself asking for driving directions at a cafÃ© in a mall. Three teens were there, two behind the counter and one who seemed to be hanging out with the other two. I asked the younger of the two behind the counter for directions, but her older and presumably senior […]
Morning light flies in at diffent angles. If you can be there to see it often enough, sooner or later you will begin to see differently too. That’s something us night people have to learn over and over again.
Cedric the Entertainer joked recently that the main reason parents go trick-or-treating with their kids is so they can see what other people have in their homes. A peek into the atelier, if you will, Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY. Here are two places that I don’t live, but that if I knew what the […]