Saturday, January 30, 2010
A truck off-loading equipment at Madison Square Garden
one early morning a couple of days ago.
The dog in the driver's seat caught my eye.
It was only when I went through my images just now that
I realized the name on the truck's door is Janco.
Janco was a very good friend of mine.
One of the best.
He drowned in a boat accident many years ago.
They found the boat with his young son in it but Janco missing.
He turned up later.
Janco was a photographer.
I'm not so sure he would have thought much of this photograph as such.
But hey, Janco, this is for you anyway.
It says so.
I miss you dear old friend.
It doesn't totally surprise me you would come back as a truck driving dog.
It's just like you.
You loved driving.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
He may need more protection than a weatherproof coat can offer,
the way winds have blown the last couple of weeks.
Yes, it's a real ad poster, near Times Square.
Of course they didn't ask for his permission to use him.
He won't sue. I guess.
But they will have to take it down and they will likely
have to agree to pay some good money to a charity.
That will be worth it.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Full house. As it should be.
Albeit a small house. This is Maplewood.
But just half an hour from New York City.
A world class performance.
Worth a trip from NY.
Ellis Paul and his bassist; guitarist; friend; Michael Clem, gave us a wonderful evening.
Michael was also the warm-up act.
A brilliant songwriter and performer in is own right.
for those of you who are not familiar with Ellis Paul's music.
And thanks Nat, my band buddy, guitarist and singer, for arranging it.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This is New York.
If you can make it here,
you can make it
in any subway anywhere.
Jazz and Funk guitarist.
Part of the program Music Under New York.
A brilliant musician.
I don't know if I should cry or laugh.
I love music.
Getting this quality of music
for a dollar in a hat
As a listener.
As a father of kids with extra-ordinary
talents for music I'm not sure.
Got to rush, got to rush.
Can't miss that train.
That's what keeps the kids in clothes.
That's what keeps the kids off the street
and above the ground.
But, please, stop, for a second
and drop, a dollar, in, that, hat.
And don't forget to listen
to the music.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I've been a bit lazy with
my private photography recently.
I have thousands and thousands
of images not published.
But I kind of like to keep it current.
Everyday stuff I see on my way to work or such.
However, as I haven't posted anything
for a few days I hereby throw in a portrait
I took of one of the actresses in a series of tv spots
we're just finishing.
The shot was taken
in the corridor outside the set.
Very low existing light.
Rather long exposure.
Sometimes it doesn't take a studio
full of lighting equipment,
assistants, and a lot of time.
Just a good sitter.