Thursday, January 21, 2010


I've passed on one too many phone booth clusters in my lifetime.

There's something beautiful and poetic about how they're crafted and placed.

One can only imagine the decades of conversations that have taken place within these booths ...

When I was in Los Angeles last summer , I remember how many there were at the UCLA Medical Center. Floor after floor of them. All slightly different.

Its a typology and vernacular that will soon disappear I'm afraid.

These photographs all resulted from a recent visit to very familiar places for me in New York state.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Backyard Days

Lee Friedlander Copyright
Shine on, O moon of summer
Shine to the leaves of grass,catalpa and oak, all silver under your rain to-night ..........................
Shine on , O moon
Shake out more and more silver changes
Carl Sandburg

I've spent the better part of 25 years photographing gardens and backyards and it was only fitting that I join the fold.
My summers are spent tending to it whenever I'm home. Last season I grew sunflower, cabbage and melons, the former due to missing them in Tuscany last time I was there.
My retriever McIntosh is my daily companion for the most part. This is his turf as he knows every square and protects and patrols it as such .
Its changing and evolving like me .
Mark Steinmetz Copyright

Huger Foote Copyright

Gregory Conniff Oneonta,NY Copyright

My dying Pussywillow, NY
Michael Lardizabal

Mac by the grapes, NY