Serbian Kiss

On this day I set up my camera in a train station somewhere in Belgrade in order to catch the reflecting light that was bouncing from the floor to the ceiling.  As I held my camera tight against a large column because of the slow shutter speed, a couple walked directly in front of me, embraced, kissed, and parted in separate directions.  It was just enough time to snap one photo. A serendipitous moment, yes, but I hope I won’t get sued...

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Time Warp Barber

A multi-dimension view of the window of a hair salon showing three picture planes; interior, surface, and reflection representing past, present, and future. The picture frames give an Alice in Wonderland feel to the image. I took this photo with my Holga plastic camera. I find the slight soft-focus blurriness and corner vignetting interesting and intimate, like peering at the world through a keyhole. The 2 ¼ inch negatives were scanned with the...

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Knight in Armor #1

In February and March of this year, the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN held an exhibition of antique arms and armor entitled Armed + Dangerous: Art of The Arsenal. Being a long-time student of the myriad ways in which we have historically brutalized each other, I couldn’t resist the urge to grab a chair, plant myself in front of a 16th century suit of German jousting armor, and sketch the encounter.  These were the business suits of...

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