Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Usually when I get an emergency call from a doctor it's to find out if I'm available to do a NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP shoot (www.nilmdts.org) but today is VALENTINES DAY and this doctor wanted to know if I could come to Brooklyn @ 5 pm to perform a SURPRISE MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION! He was looking on the web for a photog - AND he found the right one! I work 24/7 so it's no problem. I brought my girlfriend to assist and we knocked it up - I mean out!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Still Not Back

I guess I'm not ready to be back yet. My daughter and grandson have moved in with us temporarily. We are doing a lot more family things and I find I don't have as much spare time to blog. When they are back in their own place I'll have time again. Meanwile I'll stop by your places occasionally so I don't get soooooo far behind.

Monday, February 9, 2009

ART BY THE FERRY, Staten Island, NY

Inspired by Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition(bwac.org) and the need for exhibit space, as budget cuts and the 'powers that be' who control Snug Harbor Cultural Center (snug-harbor.org) no longer provide housing for visiting artists or rent studio space for local artists (and even discontinued the Staten Island Artist Access Gallery), The Staten Island Creative Community (StatenIslandArtists.com) worked together for four months to put together the First Annual "ART BY THE FERRY" showcase. More than a simple vanity project, the vision was to have galleries, performance space and musicians near the ferry, with publicity enough to get the 10,000 daily tourists that ride the World Famous Staten Island Ferry (siferry.com) from Manhattan to GET OFF at this end and discover that Staten Island is an interesting, exciting tourist destination! The dream has been realized by the 300 Artists and musicians, led by the vision of Joyce Goldstein, Susan Grable, Mary Bullock, Mike Shane (sicolab.com) and others with the support of Melanie Cohn, Executive Director, Council on the Art & Humanities for Staten island. COAHSI (StatenIslandArts.org). 2200 visitors came into the Galleries during the 3 day run and the exciting news was in the papers all week! (ArtByTheFerry.org)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ground Fog in Camas Valley

barn and fog
Some of you may recognize this barn. The field was wet and the sun was warming the ground, creating this wonderful ground fog.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Singer

I'm back.. I think.

I took time off to deal with some health issues that were a bit scary for awhile but the results are in and everything is fine. The possibility of having cancer again isn't so scary but the fact that I'm deathly allergic to taxol which is used in chemo in most treatments is a bit unsettling.

I haven't taken a photo since Christmas but will get out this weekend and start snapping again.

I'll be around to check out what you have all been doing as soon as possible.

The singer

Weird Hair Day

Weird Hair Day

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Music lessons (for me)

It's always a pleasure to photograph musicians at work, it's really fascinating for me to watch and/ or be part of this creative process, after all I'm the kid who got kicked out of the dance class cause I didn't have any rhythm and the music class cause I couldn't keep a beat! Well that was a long time ago and while I have had a lot of fun making my own music, these guys are the professionals and nothing short of amazing!! Here we are at Sear Sound Studios on 48Th Street, NYC. recording the tracks that will become their newest CD.