Saturday, March 28, 2009

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Suggested photo exhibition:
1,000 Polaroid test photos all in one line. It's amazing to see the focus of his work by viewing these tests.

Batting in Brooklyn

800 3RD AVENUE 
Brooklyn, NY 11232


Need a lift? Try the batting cages.

























































































































Friday, March 20, 2009

Robert D'Alessandro - Glory

Suggested photo exhibition:
This week I went to see Glory, a series by Robert D'Alessandro
at the Gitterman Gallery
170 East 75th Street

A really nice series of black and white interpretations of what he saw in the 70s. A time when being patriotic meant different things to different people.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Blackberry picking

Inspired by the work of Emmet Gowin I decided that I would like to explore images from my home in Virginia. I came up with this piece based on a series of photographs I took at my parents' home last summer.

A little house in the big woods. This is my family home in Hartwood Virginia. This is where my parents live and where we spend time on holidays and in the summer.
















Last summer my cousin and her kids came to visit too.
















We took the kids Blackberry picking where there are fields of bushes. Blackberry bushes as far as the eye can see.
















The ones that are easy to find and reach are often half eaten by the birds.
















But the good ones are harder to find and are often hidden under leaves and branches with stickers.
















Someone always gets hurt. But it's always worth it.
















Last year we made blackberry short cakes. Short cake where I grew up is not cake at all but sweet biscuits sliced in half with fruit and cream in between the layers and spread over the top.
This year we used Carl's ice cream, Blackberry compote made from the berries we picked, sweet biscuits and of course whole Blackberries.
















This last photo is by Allen Grimm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Raul Otis and the Blues Serenaders at the Fabulous Jalopy Theater April 14, 2007
















Today Bob Guida passed away. I heard that he died doing what he loved, playing music. The world was a better to place to have had him in it. He was a very generous soul and he will be missed.


I found this photo in my archives and thought it was a fitting tribute to him.

RIP BOB

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Al-Maghreb

The Place of Sunsets
Lieh Sugai Photo exhibition opening  March 6th, 2009
at Pratt Manhattan CCPS Gallery
http://prostudies.pratt.edu/gallery_al-maghreb.html
144 14th Street
2nd Floor
Show runs through March 31st.































































































Thursday, March 5, 2009

Damaged Romanticism exhibition at the Grey Gallery

Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East

There were a couple of interesting photographers in this exhibition. One that caught my eye was Florian Maier-Aichen. One painter that grabbed my attention as well Julia Oschatz.