Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 28.

2 days ago was the anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till.
"The former Bryant's Grocery, Money, Mississippi, June 1994", by Joel Sternfeld (b.1944)

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Family, Luzzara, Italy (1953).

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite photographs right now. "The Family" taken by Paul Strand in Luzzara, Italy in 1953.

I've been thinking a lot about family portraits lately. I keep wanting to take photographs of my family, but there is a hesitation in me whenever the possibility presents itself. For instance, when I was in Spain this past month, I wanted to take a portrait of my grandmother along with my mom and her sisters. But I could never find the right moment to ask her to sit for a photograph. I kept wanting to and wanting to but then never actually doing it. In the end, I took a photograph of my mother and her 2 sisters. And never got one of my grandmother. I hate that feeling of not accomplishing something you wanted to. And it upsets me. It seems like in the past 2 and half years, I have been very hesitant to photograph people. I get shy or just can't find the right way to ask. And even though I have the desire to photograph a person, and in my head, I see a great photograph, I end up not taking a photograph. I'm not sure why this is happening.

Any way, back to "The Family", there is a scene in "Paul Strand: Under the Darkcloth" which talks a bit more about the photograph...skip to minute: 13:21 in the youtube clip. (btw you can instantly watch "Under the Darkcloth" in it's entirety on Netflix right now)


Friday, August 26, 2011

The Mexican Suitcase.

Good luck everyone.


NASA / NOAA GOES-13 satellite image showing earth on August 26, 2011 at 14:45 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT). Hurricane Irene can been seen on the U.S. East Coast.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Down home shakedown.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back.

I am back from my trip to Spain. And wow, I really did need a vacation.
Here are some snap shots I took with my phone.
I shot a lot of film that I now need to process and scan.
Will post those photographs soon...








Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Buck up - never say die.

I will be gone until the 19th. Escaping from this city, from the day in and day out grind. Recharging my batteries. Reconnecting with my roots.
Hasta pronto.