Remember Adam Sandler’s Saturday Night Live recurring character, Opera Man? Rumor has it he was inspired by a legendary New York City street singer, Larry Danzinger. I sorta knew Larry. Larry usually sang opera very expressively (not sure how good… Read More »New York Street Photos In The ’70s: The Original Opera Guy?
Turning thousands of negatives from the 1970s into digital images has helped me regain a love for film grain. Not that I think “clean” images are a bad thing, but as I meticulously inspect each image at 100%, I really… Read More »New York in the 1970s: A process of discovery, part II, Lost in the grain
I had planned to be recluse this month long before everyone needed to be in social isolation. Long-needed foot surgery was scheduled and I made plans to keep myself busy with a personal project while off my feet. That project… Read More »New York In The 1970s: A Process of Discovery, Part I
I’m going through my old negatives from the late ’70s, trying to archive and get a handle on them. After 40+ years, I’m discovering some pretty good images that I had ignored previously. Why Flushing, of all places? Well, I… Read More »Main Street Flushing, 1976-79, Part 1
Well, I’ve scanned, spotted and otherwise prepped the final three rolls that I shot in 1976 at the Master Workshop with Garry Winogrand, two weeks that helped me define myself as a photographer. It’s been an amazing journey, revisiting photos,… Read More »Revisiting the Winogrand Workshop, Part VI: The last batch…or is it?
This. A gorgeous young lady looking and smiling right at me—a shy 19-year-old learning to interact with the world through the medium of photography. I was seduced, not just by her, but the crazy approach to photography that I was… Read More »Revisiting the Winogrand Workshop, Part V: More good stuff