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Doing it all simultaneously When I was a teenager, maybe relaxing and reading a book on a weekend morning, my dad would often say, “While you’re resting, go mow the lawn.” The phrase “While you’re resting  …” was big with him. He was well aware that I couldn’t simultaneously rest and mow the lawn or […]

The story behind an image

I thought I’d share the story behind “A Baker and his Oven,” the image I chose in my print giveaway for my fine art print site. The story is interesting in itself, but it’s also helpful in understanding how photographers—at least this photographer—approaches photography and is helpful to anyone looking at photography and thinking about […]

A pop-up Supper Club in Jackson Heights

I like food, and I like to spend time with interesting, active, and passionate people, so when the opportunity came to photograph Beta, a pop-up supper club run by three chefs who worked for Jean-Georges Vongerichten in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, I jumped at the chance. (Apart from being a photographer, I’m also […]

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 […]

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, […]

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