Portrait of a Father

His son Joaquin, was murdered last year. On Valentine’s Day. Only 17 years old. So, too, was another student. And another. And another. And another… 17 students and staff members in total, all at one time. It took 9 minutes for Joaquin Oliver and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to became part of a darkContinue reading “Portrait of a Father”

Street Photography: Perspective

© 2019 Xiomaro.com Sometimes things don’t appear as they are. These two musicians were part of a band of Brooklyn hipsters playing ditties from the 1920s. They played very well and I took several photographs of them in action. Now as a musician myself, I can attest that we tend to like loud volumes. TheContinue reading “Street Photography: Perspective”

Street Photography: Caught Looking

© 2019 Xiomaro.com I have a small camera and I’m pretty stealthy in getting my shots. But sooner or later, everyone gets caught. It was not until after I viewed the photograph in my studio that I realized he was looking straight at me. And, thinking back at the occasion, I know why. I wasContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Oingo Boingo

Back in the 1980s, one of my favorite bands was Oingo Boingo, a quirky alt-rock outfit from Los Angeles. I first saw them on the short-lived comedy show Fridays. Other new talents on that program included Larry David and Michael Richards, better known for Seinfeld. Thanks to Arthur Field, who I befriended after my bandContinue reading “Oingo Boingo”