Tag: black-and-white photography

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Blind Vision Photography Series

A look back at the Blind Vision series of black-and-white self-portraits by award-winning photographer Kurt Weston I wrote about award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston and his Blind Vision series of black-and-white self-portraits, as well as about other images by the same artist in the November 2005 issue of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Here are ...

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 ...

What Remains…

Defining Our Legacy A quote from the movie P.S. I Love You reminds, “None of us come out of [this world] alive.” I’ve thought of it often, in particular this year, a time, in my own life, marked by loss and impending loss…. But since we can’t leave this world alive, what do we leave ...

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories – The Case of the Katyn Memorial As photographers–or writers or creatives, in general–we get to capture moments, preserve memories. For those familiar with the Katyn memorial in Jersey City, the memorial, itself, might soon become a memory. If you haven’t seen the Katyn memorial on the waterfront, in Jersey City, you should…and ...

On the Importance of Connecting with the Story

Choosing and Connecting with the Stories We Cover “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” the saying goes, and that’s pretty much what my dad told me, when I was very young. At the time, I didn’t quite understand what he was trying to say to me. That happened ...

Fresh Start – Organizing Your Image Files

Organizing Your Image Files Have you organized your image files lately? Or your gear? Some might accomplish such tasks at year’s end, when things tend to be not so busy, or at the very beginning of the year, before it gets busy. Hence, my using the weekends, at least in part, to go through gear ...

Photographing Time

Capturing Time – A Visual Interpretation Thanks to RENT and math, we know that there are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in a year. Thanks to Einstein, we also know that time is relative. We measure time, talk about time or lack thereof, but how do we visually represent the concept of time ...