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Creative Work: Purpose, Protest and Passion

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest, Passion (and not necessarily in that particular order) Recently, an ACT UP activist reminded me of the purpose of our creative work as well as of our responsibility to create a certain kind of work. Speaking of the activist art made at the height of the AIDS pandemic, he noted, “we ...

On Upgrading Your Gear

On Upgrading Your Photography and Lighting Gear The annual PDN Photo Plus Expo is a great way to keep up with the latest and greatest photo and lighting gear, and not only. It’s also a welcoming excuse to look through old gear and recheck, re-evaluate, and consider upgrading, if necessary. But deciding on what new ...

Halloween Photography

Halloween Photography What to Photography for Halloween? When we think of capturing a visual interpretation of Halloween, oftentimes we think of photographing the Halloween Parade, vampires, ghosts, cemeteries, and the like. But how else can we capture Halloween? We can try capture the usual Halloween-related subjects, but in a new, unique, way, if possible. Or, ...

Attending the Annual PDN Photo Plus Expo

On the importance of attending photography trade shows Each year, the last weekend of October is a bliss for many photographers in the New York City area, and around the country and the world. That’s when PDN Photo Plus Expo comes to Javits Center in New York City. I always do my best to show ...

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I’m a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind ...

How I Got That Shot: Hope – A Bauhaus Rendering

How I Got That Shot: Hope – A Bauhaus Rendering Many years ago I was introduced to Bauhaus photography and Bauhaus photography movement as a member of a photography society based in New York City. We would meet once a month and discuss our goals in photography. We would also come up with photo assignments ...

LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. Just before the beginning of the LGBTQ+ History Month, I got to photograph the LGBTQ+ Community and Today’s Political Landscape Symposium in Harlem, New York City, while invited by actor and activist Ron B, and Patricia A. Martin and Paulette Thomas of Harlem YES. Since today is October 11, Coming ...