My lecture at the MSU Arts and Humanities Dept.

I recently was honored to participate in the Wednesday Night Live lecture series at the Residential College of the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University.   I spoke on two topics: Living as a Creative and the Power of the Still Image. In preparing for the talk I stumbled upon the roots of my becoming a photographer.  …

Sky Garden, A much needed Crown Heights oasis.

The roof on my 8 family 4-story Pre-War Apartment in Crown Heights has been a place to garden, eat and chill for the last couple years. We  used to garden in the huge, un-used backyard space but found that it’s north facing position with some big trees didn’t allow enough light to grow food ( it also…

O Sky Garden of Crown Heights…the toil was worth it.

After 3 years of mediocre results gardening in the north-facing, tree-shaded, mosquito breeding ground, old dog-fighting training area junkyard, huge 60×60 ft. (by NYC standards) area we call our backyard, I grudgingly moved plants and soil alike upstairs to the 5th story roof of my apartment building in Crown Heights. Not without its trials and tribulations (melodramatic dust-ups…

ENGLAND!!!, in all its strange and wondrous glory.

The “English breakfast”. I went to Stonehenge on the Winter Solstice in search of Neo-Druids and I was not let down.  As there is no public transportation there I opted for a 3 mile hike in the dark on a confusing public footpath which went thru farms and fields.  Thousands of pantheist, pagan, neo-druids and hippies…

Cayman in the market…

This little hog-tied pre-historic reptile was in the Belen market in Iquitos.  It was nice to get with-in inches from an animal you would never really get to see let alone study but it was bitter-sweet, as it sucks seeing a beautiful animal waiting to die in such a manner.

Lima, the new Paris…(?)

But with a slightly different kind of dog.  And restaurant.   I took this the other night after eating dinner in a slightly sketchy area adjacent to my hood.  This place was one of the ubiquitous “pollerias” (place with chicken) that seem to be 4 to a block.  This was a “la Brasa” which serves their…