Today on the way home from work I was thinking I needed to get some photos of people dealing with the heat wave. Earlier in the day I went out for lunch near the Camden waterfront and ate outside. Of course I was in the shade. It really didn’t seem so bad until I saw that the temperature had risen to 100 degrees with a real feel of 120 degrees! Continue reading →
My friend and fellow photographer Albert Yee has exhibited new work at the Gravy Studio in Fishtown called, “Hands That Feed US: A peek Inside Our Foodshed. Albert also works for Fair Food at Reading Terminal here in Philadelphia. Albert is one of my favorite local photographers and he knows where to get the good eats! I love fresh figs and his stand at Reading Terminal usually carries them when they become available. He told me they were grown locally but would not divulge the name of the person or the location of the fig tree in the city. When I visited him at Gravy, a photo in his exhibition gave a piece of the puzzle away. It was a photo of Giovanni standing proudly next to his fig tree!
The 13 print installation shows glimpses of the people and animals from local small farms and food producers. Albert said that there are enough photos exposing the corporate farm systems. Continue reading →
NYC Blizzard 2010 – Our Lady Of The Storm
New York, NY – 2010
I decided to make a trip to NYC to shoot up all of the rolls of Kodachrome I had stored in my refrigerator so that I could get them to Dwayne’s Photo Lab by December 30th. This date is the last day they will accept the iconic, discontinued by Kodak, Kodachrome 64 color slide film. That 64 is ISO 64.
Dwayne’s is the only lab in the world that processes this film. This is not a film shot. This photo was taken with the D700. After shooting all but one roll of Kodachrome the weather was turning ugly and I needed the high ISO and quick feedback of digital to get some shots of people in the blizzard as I headed to Penn station to catch my train back to Philly before things got worse.