Street Photography: Eighth Avenue

I was walking along Eighth Avenue between 44th and 43th Streets and it was as if I made a wrong turn onto Memory Lane – or I should say Bad Memory Lane. I was surprised to see that The PlayPen was still around. As far as I know, it’s the last such establishment of itsContinue reading “Street Photography: Eighth Avenue”

Street Photography: New York Attitude

When I get a commission from the National Park Service to create a collection around a historic house or a preserved landscape, I am photographing an interior or exterior environment where rooms, furnishings, trees, and rocks are stationary.  The variables might be the lighting, the season, and the weather.  I am also a variable asContinue reading “Street Photography: New York Attitude”

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”

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”