Tuesday, January 27, 2015

endless and vanishing

counting the trees
four windows
white stone 
silent doors
let me go
 endless and vanishing,
 st. croix

And wasn’t the church of the world always in ruins?
--Mark Strand, The History of Poetry

Monday, January 19, 2015

chinese checkers

Columbus Park
new york city, 2012

I watched the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" on Netflix recently--about a young chess prodigy who gets his start playing against the chess hustlers in Washington Park in New York City--and I remembered these photos I took one December day in New York when a ride on the wrong train took me to Columbus Park which is nestled right up against NYC's Chinatown. Everyone was playing cards or chinese checkers--or some version of checkers and chess as I know---and no one seemed to mind the fact that it was pretty cold outside to be sitting in the park playing games like it was in the middle of summer instead of December....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

party hats

party hats on state street

i've been feeling a little rudderless ever since i said i was going to start posting "different" things other than street photos. its a little trickier finding my own way now so i have a new-found appreciation for my friends who blog free style. i am learning it isn't easy! anyway, let's get on with the goods--here's a fun little watercolor on black and white experiment i conducted on one of my street photos--i really liked how it turned out and plan on making more of them....

Friday, January 9, 2015

in a dark time

dark, dark is my light and darker my desire-
---theodore roethke, in a dark time

i always find the first week or so of January particularly grueling. and recent events in France make for dark times indeed. my thoughts go out to all journalists; and to our friends in paris; and to all of us, that we may light the secret spaces in our hearts where the darkness may be deepest....have a safe and happy friday....

Monday, January 5, 2015

yes please

i can't say i know what's going to happen here, but i've been thinking about doing this for a while. this space is for my other interests: mainly art, life, music and culture, poetry and of course, more photography....i hope to read more, write more, learn more, and most importantly, enjoy more! well, that's the plan at least,  i'm curious to see where this will go and hope you will stick around to be with me wherever it leads...Welcome and thanks for stopping by!