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Flukes on Demand

Posted: July 2, 2018 in creativity, Fashion, Photography

Some pictures can be planned. I remember visiting Nick Vedros in his photo studio in Kansas City in the 1980s and watching him create a photo which previously existed only in his mind’s eye. Just amazing. I, however, depend on serendipity. I didn’t set out to make a timeless view of a little boy exploring the world;  I was babysitting for my grandson Walter and I grabbed a pair of jean shorts two sizes too big and one of my adjustable oversize hats and it was off to the park. Only after reviewing the usual daily snapshots did I discover that I had not photographed an 18-month-old toddler but a mini Tom Sawyer circa 2018. No, creating a photo from my imagination is not my forte. Let’s be generous and call it a conscious fluke.

1 Dogs of th week w Micaela _0762-1400
Not sure the feline pattern is exactly right for the canines or for the Fräulein…

NYC Selfie Style

Posted: December 3, 2015 in Fashion, NYC, Photography

selfie Washington Square Park NYC
Narcissism is not a bad thing — it sells a lot of mobile camera phones. In this case it is one selfie with the Freedom Tower and one with the arch at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.


High Line Winter Style

Posted: March 23, 2015 in Fashion, Photography


My recent week in NYC was mainly spent with family, but I did manage a winter walk (five inches of snow the day I arrived) on the High Line. Street shooting in NYC is an exhausting experience. For every 1000 cooperative people you get slammed by the one introvert that a) doesn’t want their picture taken, b) is so vain that every frame puts them in a “false light,” c) questions your motives and tells you you that you are violating their Constitututional rights, d) fill-in your worst nightmare. Too be fair NYC is one of the greatest cities in the world and some of the reasons it is challenging is that there are so many great photographers there, it is a visual wonderland with total sensory overload, and the population density guarantees that you will run into a jerk (or be perceived as one). Above style snap was taken with Nikon D610 with Nikkor 105mm f2.0.



Two lights and a gel and we get a wholly different version of the young person who initially graced my studio space for a “model shoot.'”  I love/dread these sessions. Forces me to think fast and I use it as an excuse to futz with controlled lighting, but nonetheless I have a sense of  dread…