Come Hungry – Part 2

At this point some of the tour group started to flag. (There were a number of attendees from undisclosed suburban locations, possibly unused to city walking. Or maybe it was the eating that tired them. Hard to tell.) We were, it seemed, about half way through our culinary adventure. Some Vietnamese summer rolls from Saigon […]

Some things I saw on my summer vacation

Remember those “What did on my summer vacation” essays you had to write in school? No matter how much fun you had, how many places you went, how much time you spent exploring, enjoying, writing that essay was likely painful. I hated them. So not much writing here. Mostly images of things seen in a […]

Walking-around cameras

I’m a photographer by vocation and avocation, and if I don’t have a camera with with I feel like I’ve left home without my driver’s license: not just vulnerable but somehow under-dressed and unprepared. I mentioned in an earlier post that my all-time favorite walking-around camera was a Leica M-6 with a 35mm Summicron. Unobtrusive, […]

Fourth of July in Rhode Island

Well, it’s that time of year again, when folks here in the US celebrate Independence Day. Rhode Island, settled by dissident Roger Williams, celebrates diversity; and the approaches to that celebration are themselves diverse. Rhode Island of course has parades. But unlike most places in the U.S., the parades here fall into two general categories. […]

You do what?

You go to an opening, a cocktail party, or any kind of social event, and, sooner or later, somebody’s going to ask, “So what do you do?” I tell people I’m an advertising, commercial and editorial photographer, and they often respond on some variation of the theme, “Oh, that’s interesting.” Which is better than a […]

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