Elemental Man

Man Against the Elements

When I lived in Manhattan, some days I’d take the train down to WTC,and watch the sun set.  Across the street was the World Financial  Center, beyond that was a broad concourse to the waterside, and to the ferry docks.  When I shot this I’d love to say I got the guy to stand in place, however the magic of photography I got what I needed without asking.  But when I saw my film a day later I sure thanked my lucky Angel.  That was the magic about film in the not so long ago past.  We had to wait for film to be processed, and then walked back to the studio, and seen for the first time.

Trees

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One of the pleasures of working in a big city, if you are very lucky is to meet someone of the opposite sex who is from nearby.  While living in NYC I was dating a woman who lived in Pennsylvanian with her then sixteen (16) year old daughter.  In midwinter morning I’d leave with them for work and to school except I had my camera to keep me busy.  Got this shot of trees in Valley Forge, the reverence of a sense of history combine to take one’s breath away.  Taken with a high speed film probably Agfa 1000, then scanned and run through Photoshop, gives more of the impression I was feeling thinking about all those lives.

Moving Mariachi

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This image taken about 1995 or so, long time ago, and still relevant.  I got a friend to drop me off near the parade route about 8:30 and I finish walking and shooting about 11:00.  Lots of walking and shooting, but I was in shape, and I enjoyed myself…, figured I walk about 20 miles in all.  A pretty night, lots of pretty girls in pretty costumes.  Funny how to just have a camera in your hands and people will preform for you.  I was the only one who knew I was “dragging the shutter” and maybe there would be no usable images, then again I loved what I got and even sold one.