Savannah in black and white

In mid January I took a trip to Valdosta, Georgia to visit Z. After a couple of days there, we drove to Savannah for a weekend. We stayed in a delightful tiny cottage not far from Forsyth Park, on a little street of other tiny cottages. During our two days there we walked all over… Continue reading Savannah in black and white

Walk the ancient stones

Apartments buildings on the banks of the Riu Onyar in Girona, Spain In early may we took a trip to Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal; along the way we made some day trips to other cities nearby. Here are a few selects from our day in Girona, Spain. These images are of the monastery, the… Continue reading Walk the ancient stones

Shifting shadows and dusk in Barcelona

Barcelona cathedral in black and white from our first morning wandering around. An old document spied in a window in the Gothic Quarter— "procession for a good death" Silhouetted walkers in El Born, near the Gothic Quarter Shadows of trees on a stonework building The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in early evening This large… Continue reading Shifting shadows and dusk in Barcelona

Another city of seven hills: Lisbon

The blue church and trolley wires at the edge of the Baixa neighborhood Having spent some hours scanning through my photographs from my recent trip to Barcelona and Lisbon, with side trips to Gerona and Sintra; gathering selects, retouching, etc, I wasn't sure where to begin. I'm not interested in creating some kind of narrative… Continue reading Another city of seven hills: Lisbon

Where there are quiet streets and loud colors

The calm monochrome that follows the feast days

These days following the winter feasts bring a quiet with them, not necessarily unwelcome. Often grey and a little lonely, or too-quiet for some, yet there is a gentleness to them that eases the emotional tumult forced by the calendar shift into a new year. When I was younger, I longed for the new year… Continue reading The calm monochrome that follows the feast days

The skills of observation are the same, whether painted or photographed

Here is my other treasure from the Antiquarian Book Fair (which was fairly well-stocked with so-called Ephemera, that I obv adore)— a stellar and skilled portrait, the likes of this level I've rarely seen in my years of collecting Cabinet Card pictures as they're called when mounted and 'framed' on cards like this. This is… Continue reading The skills of observation are the same, whether painted or photographed

The floating city; a mirage in the heat of a summer day

My brother came to visit for a few days. We had an adventure-filled weekend, and I'm thankful for his visit, as I was when my older brother and his family were here earlier in the month. Not only to have spent time with them, but also because visitors ensure you get out and do things.… Continue reading The floating city; a mirage in the heat of a summer day

Superpowers

Observing and Listening have become almost superpowers in the contemporary world. Such pursuits are almost the opposite of (though are often mistaken for) 'consuming', because to truly see and/or hear takes as much patience and skill as any act of creation. They are the wells that feed creation. Processes —both of observation and research— culminate in… Continue reading Superpowers

Promise after this one we go home

Revisiting the April trip, zooming back to Berlin, in black and white. We begin here in RAW-Gelande, the graffiti-clad playground to artists and DJs, just over the river in East Berlin.. Feeling a little Brutal(ism) on this corner, but in person it was a rather lovely building. blue sky reflecting in all the glass. As… Continue reading Promise after this one we go home