Wednesday, September 25, 2013

autumn again

When sorting through old photos
I found this leaf between two prints. It's a very small leaf.
From a summer long ago.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

portrait of an artist

Alan Paul, Author of the book Big In China. About his life as a father, husband and rock star
during an overseas posting.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

typography

Graveyards sometimes show the most amazing examples of typography.
Aside from telling fascinating stories.
http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/hbgi/CoppsHill.asp
1633- Originally called North Burying Ground, Copp's Hill
was the second place of interment on the Boston peninsula and was laid out in 1659.
The area acquired its present name through its association with William Copp,
a shoemaker and early settler who lived near today's Prince Street.
During the Revolution, the burying ground's prominent location
overlooking the harbor gave it strategic military importance.
At its southwest side the British established their North Battery
and an earthworks from which they directed the shelling of Bunker Hill
and ultimately the torching of Charlestown.
Legend has it that British troops used gravestones for target practice.
Many have interpreted the round scars of the Captain Daniel Malcolm
gravemarker as the result of musketballs shot at close range.
Used continually as a burying ground through the 1850s,
Copp's Hill is the final resting place of over 10,000 people.
The Mather tomb contains the remains of the prominent ministerial family.
Also interred here are Edmund Hartt, the builder of the USS Constitution;
Robert Newman, who placed the lanterns at Christ Church on the eve
of Paul Revere's famous ride; and Prince Hall, anti-slavery activist,
Revolutionary War soldier, and founder of the black Masonic Order.
By the time of the Revolutionary War, more than 1,000 free blacks and slaves
were buried at Copp's Hill.
In addition, thousands of artisans and tradesmen are buried here.
The gravemarkers and their epitaphs reflect the nature of the seventeenth
and eighteenth-century economy of the North End

roadworks, taxi, tree

I was thinking of adding "house" to the title.
But the holy 3 is the trend.
Or was?

NY crossing with fast dog

roadworks New York City

I keep doing my blurry project.
Kind of enjoy that more than normal photography at the moment
I do not start with sharp images and then blur them in Photoshop.
That would give a completely different look.

Odd stand at W 4th street.

There was something slightly odd about this newsstand
at W4th street.
The station famous from Louie CK's intro.
It was not packed with magazines and goods.
Half empty.
I don't know if he was about to close shop, or just opened up?

singing on the subway

new york metro and newstand