Thursday, November 29, 2012

Breezy Point, Rockaway, New York

Yesterday ,myself and a couple of friends (David and Michael) drove to Breezy Point in Rockaway to try and photograph the damage from Hurricane Sandy. Was not quite sure if we would be able to access this part of the island and were surprised when we were allowed through..

While I am deeply saddened by what I saw the photographer in me took over and I just had to document this natural disaster. Note that I want to go back as they re-build and continue to make images. In talking to the folks who lost or had their homes badly damaged the one thing that stuck in my mind was their resolve to get back to NORMAL, which I think takes 3-4 years. One elderly gentlemen told me, 'if you live by the sea - you die by the sea'.......I made over 600 images on this trip.

PS: There was plenty of help out there including the Red Cross, FEMA, local police, fire and electrical in addition to several mash-type structures feeding locals and volunteers...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Who

Some good friends are coming over next week from Scotland to see The Who perform in New York which led me to search the archives for a couple images I made in 1974 at Madison Square Garden.

They did 4 shows Dec 10, 11, 13 and 14 and I was able to photograph all 4 nights for Circus Magazine. In those days you could shoot the entire show and use a flash if you wanted. I did both...

Truly the golden age of rock and roll......

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lake Monroe, Bloomington, Indiana

Sunrise, Lake Monroe
'One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are'....Minor White

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day for Night

Day for Night
'I came to mistrust my desire to explode the picture and supercharge it in some way... what is more important is a feeling of strength in reserve – tension beneath calm'.....Richard Diebenkorn, American Painter, San Francisco

Saturday, November 17, 2012

French Lick, Indiana

Sunrise, Lake Pakota, Indiana
I had eye surgery last week in Bloomington, Indiana - yes Bloomington - and decided to spend a few days in French Lick before going back for a follow up visit....My friend Tom Fielder met me at the West Baden Springs Hotel so we could make a few images in this area of the country.

Yesterday, we went out early looking for a sunrise and were treated to a most fabulous morning. This time of year the fog rolls in at night and leave you with some breathtaking scenery in the AM.

This image was made at Pakota Lake about 11 miles outside of French Lick.....I posted an iPhone image yesterday and this one is from my big boy camera.....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Great Midwest

'And they call this the Great Midwest
Where the cornfields grow and flow
They're all 5 years ahead of their time
Or 25 behind, I just don't know'......JohnMellencamp