Regarding Darkness

Monday, November 2 2015

Those Little Lights Inside

Many residents are within at the Gates Patchen Housing Development

So many of my neighbors are at home?

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Darkness, Evening, Housing Projects, Sidewalk Sights, Streetscapes

Monday, November 2 2015

Darkness Out, Lights Up

A well-lit doorway on Patchen Ave

Daylight Savings Time, which ran out yesterday, is blasphemy against the natural order, but I do like seeing and being in evening light.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Darkness, Evening, New York City, NYC, Patchen Ave, Sidewalk Sights, Streetscapes

Monday, November 2 2015

Seven AM to Seven PM

An expert tailoring or alteration underway at Rodriguez Cleaners

The tailor is in.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Darkness, Illumination, Night, Patchen Avenue, Service, Shops, Tailoring

Friday, October 9 2015


Visibility is at 100% into this Bed-Stuy Brownstone

An open window, a lack of drapes or blinds in the windows, usually indicates that the people living in the space viewed through the windows are new to it. It says their things are yet unpacked, their priority is not privacy.

I slice up garbage bags along the seams to double their spread, and tape them to the windows. I don't know how people sleep with a streetlight shining on the bed.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Darkness, Homes, Housing, Insight, Lights

Sunday, August 3 2014

Nightcrawling in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh, on a Sunday

Laundromat storefront at night

The birthday festivities over, my parents have gone to a hotel near the hospital to prepare for Dad's early morning surgery.

My way to process things was to take a night drive in and through and out of the city. And while there, wander quiet, empty Pittsburgh streets with a camera.

On the topic of: Bloomfield, Businesses, Darkness, Lights, Night, Pittsburgh, Wandering

Sunday, January 5 2014

Girl Painting with Acrylic at a Storefront Counter in Williamsburg

Girl at shop counter Painting with Acrylic


On the topic of: Brooklyn, Darkness, Painting, Williamsburg

Thursday, December 5 2013

Waiting in Front of the Grocery Kart in Friendship, PA

Light traffic in front of Grocery Kart

I'm experimenting with handheld long exposures on the RX100M2. I used a stop sign on my side of the street to brace myself and the camera. 

I liked the colors of the shop across the way. There are so many of them showing, from the blue-green fluorescence inside to the warm yellow on the storefront signage.

On the topic of: Darkness, Lights, Long Exposures, Streets, Urban Landscapes

Friday, December 7 2012

Test for FRIENDShoot 2012

I'm in Pittsburgh for a private event shoot tomorrow night. The guests have been instructed to wear longjohns and bring a pillow. That's all the hosts are telling them so that's all I'll divulge here. I met with Nathan, one of the hosts, to discuss the gameplan and aesthetics for the night.

On the topic of: Darkness, Events, Pittsburgh

Sunday, November 6 2011

Japan, Day Thirty-six

Katyana was looking a little nuts sitting on the floor, in the kitchen, in the dark, with only the illumination from her iPhone throwing dull blue light on her face. 

On the topic of: Darkness, Japan, People, Travels

Saturday, November 5 2011

Japan, Day Thirty-five

On the topic of: Beaches, Ceremonies, Darkness, Fire, Gods, Japan, Shinto

Sunday, June 26 2011

Better To Have Beer Than Nothing At All

beer distributor night ingomar pittsburgh mccandless pennsylvania bleak outlook

On the topic of: Beer, Darkness, Hope, Lights, Night

Sunday, December 14 2008

Merry Christmas from Johnstown, PA

On the way back from the shoots of the River City Brass Band and Sandy Vale Cemetary restoration efforts for The Sprout Fund, I saw this house lit by the dim amber streetlights and Christmas decorations in the front yard. As empty and forgotten as Johnstown has become the efforts to be festive at Christmas persist.

On the topic of: Darkness, Johnstown, Lights, Pennsylvania

Saturday, April 12 2008

The Ceiling Lamp in the Kitchen

kitchen lamp

On the topic of: Darkness, Lights, The Kitchen