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

Posts tagged “portrait

Observer at the Museum

Museum, Art, Paintings

Lost in thought at the art museum.

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My own “A Christmas Story”

A Christmas Story, Christmas Tree, Xmas Day, toy, robot, Big Loo

For those unfamiliar with Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story”, it is the story of Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle,” exclaims Ralphie! The movie follows his adventures of trying to convince his parents, his teacher and the department store Santa Claus that this would be the perfect Christmas gift. (It also tells the story of his dad wining a “major prize” – the now infamous “leg lamp”.) When Christmas arrives, Ralphie scrambles to open his gifts but is disappointed when he doesn’t find the Red Ryder. As he sits on the couch trying not to show his sadness  his father says, “What’s that by the desk?” The Red Ryder was hidden in the corner, out of view. When Ralphie see the box, he knows that his Christmas wish has come true.

(For those unaware, “A Christmas Story” was based on a collection of individual stories written by Jean Shepherd in the 1960’s. )

I also had my own “A Christmas Story” gift. It was 1963 and the toy was “Big Loo”. It was a robot that stood 3 feet tall.  Just of few of it’s features were that it could talk, squirt water from its navel, was equipped with a compass, whistle, bell, a Morse code clicker with chart, and could bend over and pick up objects. For me, it was the greatest gift ever made. And when Christmas arrived, my big desire was also “hidden in the corner, out of view”. And when my Mom pointed out the box, I knew that my Christmas wish had come true.

Of all the toys I received when I was a child, that is the one I still have. Some gifts are too special to ever get rid of.

My Big Loo & me.


Man in Field

Portrait Photography Corn Field Man

Some corn fields grow more than just corn.
Portrait photograph taken along the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey.


Happy Veteran’s Day…

Veteran, Veteran's Day, Soldier

…to all who have served our country.


Trick or Treat

ape, apes, costume, halloween

 Happy Halloween! Got your costume?


The Eye of the Beholder

Comic Con, New York, Twilight Zone, Cosplay

Comic Con guests dressed as the doctors from the Twilight Zone episode.


Molten Metal

Aluminum, Molten Metal, Artist

An artist at work pouring melted aluminum into a mold to create a sculpture.