The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “Black & White Photography

The FlatIron Building

FlatIron Building, New York City, Manhattan, Architecture

The FlatIron Building in Autumn.

“Klaatu Barada Nikto”

Roswell, NM, Alien, Aliens, UFO, Movie, Science Fiction

The Aliens and I met in secret in Roswell, NM.


Paterson, Factory Worker

Paterson, New Jersey. My hometown.
The cradle of the industrial revolution in America.
To see more photos of Paterson – Link.
Photographs taken between 1970 – 1990.

Iceland Geyser

Iceland, Strokkur, Geysir, Geyser

The Strokkur Geyser in Geysir, Iceland. (Not a typo. The town has the letter “i”.)
Black & White photograph by my daughter, Ashley. She is a university art student graduating next year.

Waiting for Godot’s Dinner

Kitchen Table

Time to Eat.

On the Road in Iceland

Iceland, Clouds, Mountain

Somewhere on the road between Kirkjubaejarklaustur and
the Skaftafell glacier, this jagged edge of a mountain appeared.

A Year of Portraits


In 2000, the last year of the 20th Century, I decided to take a photo a day of my son (11 years old at the time). I thought that it would be a fun project with him but there might be some difficulties. Technically this meant shooting one image per day, using one roll of film per month and hoping that I didn’t make any mistakes along the way.  I also decided to shoot B&W film because I could handle the processing myself. The project started out simply – he’d stand against the same white wall everyday, with the date written on a piece of paper, and he’d make a silly face. Eventually I moved away from the wall and photographed him in different locations. As the year progressed I processed the film and put it into print file negative pages. At the end, I brought my “12 months” to a photo lab to make me 16×20 enlarged contact prints. They looked beautiful.
The following year – 2001 – was the start of the 21st Century and this time I photographed my daughter. The process and final product was the same but I shot color film instead. Then in 2005 I returned to the project shooting both my son and daughter together. This time I shot digital, which made it easier. The only difficult part was making sure that I didn’t forget to take a photo, but my kids would always remind me, “Dad, you didn’t take the photo of the day yet!” Digital also made it easier because I could shoot several images and pick the best one. The final product was different though, it was a book instead of a contact print.

Standup Bass…

Standup Bass, Musical Instrument, Music, Musician

…found lying down on a stage.

An American Original

Portrait of detective

Where Sam Spade meets Groucho Marx.

The Boat



The FlatIron Building

FlatIron Building, New York City, Manhattan, Architecture

The FlatIron Building.

At the Diner

breakfast, diner, eat, eating, restaurant

Don’t you want some pancakes with a side order of bacon and eggs?!
I know I do. And, please, don’t forget the coffee.
Maybe it’s just an East Coast thing…

The Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building in New York City is usually
photographed in the front.
This is a view of the famous icon from the rear.

Storm Clouds…

Storm Clouds, Field, Farm, Landscape

…over a farm house somewhere in the country.

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, California.
Photography made with 35mm color slide film, scanned with Nikon Scanner.

Love the National Parks, but visiting Yosemite today would
probably be a nightmare with the congestion.

The Sky over Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Land, Navajo Nation, National Park

Looking down into the Canyon.

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars

The battle to save the galaxy from the evil Imperial forces continues…

The Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building, New York City

A view of the iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan, New York City.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing

On a frozen lake, 2 men were ice fishing and one man, on the right, was observing.
My question, how is this fun?
Photograph made with medium format camera and B&W film.
Scanned with Nikon scanner for web use.

Winter Storm

Winter, Snow, Storm, Blizzard

The photograph was made with a medium format camera while it was snowing.
The film was developed and printed in my old darkroom.
The negative was scanned for digital presentation.

House in the Snow

Snow, Winter, Abandoned House

Photographed several years ago with a medium format camera and B&W film.
One of my favorites.

Cape Cod

cape cod, provincetown

A collapsing pier in Cape Cod.

The Blizzard is Coming!

Winter, Snow, Storm, Blizzard

More snow. More shoveling. More work.
I’m tired just thinking about it.

Snow on Trees

snow, winter, cold, trees, branches

Falling snow covers branches on trees.