World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Photographing the World Trade Center area in New York City Tomorrow is the first day of September. For twenty years I've looked at this date, September 1, as the beginning of a countdown to a sad day, September 11. For almost twenty years I’ve photographed the 9/11 ceremonies and commemorations, and plan on doing the [...]

The Shadow Diaries

The Shadow Diaries

In this special post and with the help of author Joseph Pittman, Shadow, the Greyador rescue dog, shares stories from his new book, THE SHADOW DIARIES It's mid-September and this pandemic is still not over, and it seems that it will be with us for a long while. So, in an attempt to brighten our [...]

Summer Highlights

Summer Highlights

My Summer (so far) Summer is my favorite season, but this summer season has been different, for many reasons. For now let's look at the brighter side: photographed Brooklyn Pride, the only twilight Pride in the city https://www.instagram.com/p/BzJQTa2nEXl/ Attended the launch party of What Is 21st Century Liberation broasheet, event hosted by Visual AIDS Artist, [...]

On Working for Free and Other Expectations

On Working for Free and Other Expectations

On the expectation of working for free as a creative Here, in the U.S., because of the recent government shutdown, many government employees ended up having to work for free or for the promise that they would get paid, eventually. This outraged many people, and for good reason. I believe that many in the creative [...]

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide

How I Got That Shot - Planets Collide Quite a few years ago I joined a photo group here in New York City area. As part of the group, we were to work on various assignments. One of the assignments asked us to create an image with an end-of-the-world theme. So I came up with [...]

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest and Passion

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 Submitting to Photography Shows

On Submitting to Photography Shows

How to Prepare for and Submit to Photography Shows Having your photographs chosen to be part of a group show or being offered your own solo photography show can be a dream come true, a dream that oftentimes takes years to prepare for. But it's much more than that. Being offered that opportunity is one [...]

Blue Hour Photography

Blue Hour Photography

Capturing the Blue Hour(s) of the Day There are only twenty-four hours in a day, but some of those hours are quite special, in particular when it comes to photography. Last week I talked about photographing during the golden hour(s) of the day, capturing the sunrise and sunset. Now, let's look at blue hour photography. [...]

Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration

Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration

Our Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration In the wake of the recent conversations about depression and suicide, celebrity suicides in particular, I'd like to take a closer look at a source of inspiration not often mentioned in our daily conversations—our inner demons. They are a constant, real, presence in our lives for many of [...]

On the Importance of Connecting with the Story

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 [...]