Travel photography while sailing in Maine

Not that I get tired of New York City, editorial photography, advertising photography, or corporate photography, but it’s good to get away once in a while. I recently spent 5 days with some friends sailing around Mt. Dessert Island, Blue Hill and Penobscot Bays in Maine. It was quite blissful, until the chartered boat’s fresh […]

Street Photography: an alternative approach

I have always done a lot of street photography, starting in my late teens and continuing on to the present. My earliest photographic hero was (of course) Henri Cartier-Bresson, and he remains one of my photo heroes. I’ve shot in the streets with a Contax rangefinder, a Nikon F, Leica M-4 and M-6, a Mamiya […]

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, […]

I shot some angels—am I going to go to hell?

Victoria’s Secret opened it’s first Toronto store on 28 October, and on the 27th, for a promotional boost, the company took over Yonge-Dundas Square (for those of us south of the border: think Times Square) and, in an outdoor studio with a fake red carpet runway background set up beside a huge promotional tent, held […]

Toronto: some notes on civic and commercial architecture

I’ve been spending some time with Torontonians, including an architect and an interior designer, and giving some thought to Toronto specifically and cities in general. As ever, I walk around with a camera, always scouting locations, always taking visual notes. At the moment, Toronto is growing and building. (The city bird seems to be the […]

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. […]

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