Abstraction

Persistence

A project that speaks to my soul - gifted a 1945 Leica IIIc by the original owner and dear family friend - I was taken by the feeling of history and permanence the first time I held it. 

I envision this to be the start of a 2nd (and hopefully not last) journey for this mechanical marvel. A relic without a battery, this machine is meant to do exactly two things - focus and expose — leaving everything else about the final image up to me. 

It is my goal to shoot this camera for the next 27 years regularly because I’m curious to see the images it makes on it’s 100th birthday - and I’d like to be prepared when that day comes. 

I endeavor to learn a lot from this process - about tradition and persistence - I’ll keep you posted...

The Looking Glass of Water

Is the glass half empty or half full? It is clear to me that the answer is as it has always been and always will be

both .........

Voyage of Discovery

We are all on our own voyage of discovery - finding our own purpose and method. 

Inspired by the short story "Finding", by Joanne Dugan

Somehow we began and ended in a place we didn't know before

Trust was what we needed most to learn

Suddenly the voices started

Each thing became a guide

The world took a deep breath as it spoke,

And wisdom was born just by looking.

Originally published in "To Music & Other Short Stories", 1991

 

Tenuous Connections

It happens all over the world -- Leaves grow on trees, turn beautiful colors, and then fall.  And then, of course, it happens all over again.

In Bryant Park in December, it’s the part where the trees have dropped their leaves onto the sidewalk, stairs, and the little green tables and chairs that adorn the park.

Leaves grow up isolated to leaves from other trees.When a leaf falls, however, it is up to the fates where they land - who they interact with.  Their connections to other leaves are tenuous at best.

Please note - this is NOT the story of the ten year old boy burning a leaf with the sun and a magnifying glass.  It could have been, but it’s not.

This is a modern day romance.....