Thursday, September 1, 2016


I have three Polaroid SX-70 cameras, the original, the Alpha, and Model 2.  All are in varying states of distress, but the Alpha, which was the first one I owned, had a leatherette covering which was so dried and crumbly that it caused anything it came into contact with to be stained with a rusty brown filthy dust.  I had to carry it in a plastic bag, and as I often go withs several cameras on my shoots, not being able to just sling the long strap over my shoulder was a pain.  So this summer I said no more.   I took a heavy rasp and sandpaper, and tried to remove as much of the cover as possible, and then commenced with a variety of duct and electrical tapes.  The whole thing is eyeballed, and not perfect, but it's so great to be able to pick it up without getting dirty hands.  :))

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

First Pinhole Polaroid of the Season

10 second exposure on a lovely summer day by the Hudson River in a little park between Soho and Tribeca in NYC.

Taken with this camera: The Arunas Cigar Box Pinhole with Polaroid back....

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Fruit

Scanning Polaroids.  Finally all caught up with them, so ready to move on to the roll film negatives.

'Big Apple', sx-70 Alpha camera, sx-70 film, expired 2007

'3 Fruits', sx-70 Alpha camera, sx-70 film, expired 2007

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sticker Sightings

It's a secret thrill to come upon something I made on the streets of NYC.  I don't always have a camera with me, but when I do....

Friday, April 15, 2016

Monster Photo Gestalt Exhibit

I'll be in this show which opens tomorrow at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA tomorrow.  (Would love to hear from anyone out there able to attend.)

This is what will be in the show.  
Titled: Hand me down to the soft Earth and let me start from scratch.
Sales and inquiries can be directed to the gallery:
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I cut and put my mats together myself.

The biggest stressor for me while framing for galleries is removal of all dust particles from between the art and the acrylic.  I don't know what it is, but no matter what I do... antistatic cloth, clearing the work area, brushes, and careful attention, there's always that one little speck which stands out like a sore thumb after I close everything up.  Then I have to open it up and start all over again.

Monday, March 28, 2016

I Made the Huffington Post!

In all the excitement, I forgot to mention here that I was featured there on March 10.  The only reason I even found out about it is because the gallery where I'm currently showing this piece sent me the link.  Pretty cool.  Here's a screenshot:

The article starts out... "Technology can only get you so far.  No matter how many clear-as-day DSLR shots you take, no matter how many Valencia filters you lovingly apply to your iPhone photo of brunch, you can't fake pure photographic genius."

Then, there's my cigar box pinhole shot on old Polaroid film of sand paths taken at dusk in the summertime.  I'm so honored!