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And now for something completely different …

Years in the city had hardened her.

I have always done a lot of street photography. I’m drawn to people, to crowds, to cities. Most of my street photography, like most of my professional photography, is of people. But even when people aren’t physically there, there is often the stuff that people have left behind, built or discarded. And this stuff and its surroundings is fascinating to me.

Dry, secure, and happy

I’ve been told I have a quirky vision. Maybe it’s a combination of early exposure to the surrealists, French existentialist philosophers and the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, but I do see things that others pass by; and since I almost always have a camera with me, I often make a photograph of what I see. (On the other hand, maybe I’m just trying to make up for all those truly boring postcards I sent my parents from summer camp.)

Post no bills

This new blog, The Quirky Side, came about because I printed postcards from my photographs, always with a comment—usually ironic—and sent them to a few friends. This website seems to me a good way to share the images and my comments with a larger public.