Sunday, March 31, 2019

Rain along the Shepaug

Washington, Connecticut

Out in the rain earlier this afternoon at Hidden Valley, Steep Rock Preserve. Rain and fog along the Shepaug River.


New York, New York

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Signs of Spring

New Preston, Connecticut

A willow tree that just won't give up, at Macricostas preserve.

Empire State Building

New York, New York

There are cranes everywhere you look in town.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Torrington, Connecticut

Tags and cover-ups alternate endlessly. Above this embankment wall there's a high-rise elderly housing tower.

Picture-Takers, Washington Square

New York, New York

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


New York, New York

More advertising, a panel display connected to a citibike parking line conveniently identified as the Flatiron District.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Phone Booth

New York, New York

The phone is gone, but the booth still serves as an add (and graffiti) platform. Another from Friday afternoon.


New York, New York

Yesterday I went into New York to set things up for my weekend "Digital Platinum" workshop at The Penumbra Foundation. I also got to spend most of a very chilly afternoon shooting in color around midtown. Not for the first time I was struck by the density of street advertising in the city. In the next posts advertisements will either be front and center, or as here, unavoidable side features of just about anywhere you look at in NYC.

Friday, March 08, 2019

No Credit Check Financing

Torrington, Connecticut

For many years it was a bicycle store, but when that closed the space seemed to have a run of bad luck, with this mattress outlet being the latest in a series of businesses to open and quickly fail. It seems strange because the town is having quite a bit of a revival with a thriving arts scene and urban renewal and there's no reason to think this is a bad retail location.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Blue Car

Torrington, Connecticut

Sometimes I see something that might make a picture, and as I frame the shot I either hear or peripherally see something about to happen that will make the scene more dynamic. The structure that channels the Naugatuck River through Torrington, the heavy winter light, the graffiti and the snow are all interesting, but the blue car rolling through changes it all.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019


Torrington, Connecticut

A car for sale, parked next to a used stuff store.

Monday, March 04, 2019

Truck Rental

Torrington, Connecticut

Advertising is everywhere. And this snow from a few weeks ago is nothing compared to what came down last night.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Platinum, printing, and workshop

Twenty-five milliliters of freshly mixed platinum solution. I'm printing a new set of small Pt/Pd prints from a picture series made over the past couple months in forest parks and preserves here in Connecticut.

Also, I'll be teaching my "digital platinum" workshop this coming weekend at The Penumbra Foundation in NYC—I understand there are a couple places left.

Here are iPhone snaps of this morning's four prints in the clearing baths.