Wednesday, October 28 2015
The sound of rain makes for solid sleeping, steady slumber. Both I need sorely.
Friday, October 9 2015
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.
Sunday, August 3 2014
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, June 29 2014
After I left Sonny's, I noticed this sign across the street from where I'd parked my car. Poor Posh Tomato, their sign lights are 70% burnt out, leaving them only with SH T lit.
Monday, January 6 2014
I think of a store full of lights is one of humanity's greatest achievements.
Thursday, December 5 2013
This is the storefront of the International Children's Art Gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. The rain and the darkness created a beautiful scene and a technical challenge: How to shoot this without getting the gear wet and how to prevent myself from shaking (the camera) as I shivered in the cold.
Beyond that there's no story here, I just like the look of the wet, dark asphalt; warm, diffused lighting; cool, blue paint.
On the topic of: Garfield, Lights, Night, Pittsburgh, Rain, Urban Landscapes
Thursday, December 5 2013
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
Saturday, May 18 2013
Somewhere betweeen a thrift sale and performance piece, this midnight storefront appeared to be a spirit conjured from early-to-mid 2000's vanguard artist-inhabited Williamsburg. Was I hallucinating? Was I having an authentic experience?
I'd been pedaling home after a run in McCarren Park when slowly changing disco lights caught my eye. A garage sale around midnight on a Friday is curious enough an affair without disco lights. As it was too bizarre to avoid, I stopped to learn more.
Sunday, June 26 2011
Sunday, December 14 2008
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.