The Cellist (…for Channa)

Stepping of the train, I could hear the whispery strains of a cello. Grand Central Terminus, always full of people and conversation was strangely mute, letting the sounds of Fauré's Pavane op.50 waft through the halls and platforms. I immediately thought of my cellist friend and "soul sister" Channa, who I wished could be there with [...]

Les fleurs et les bougies

Have you perhaps seen this discussion between a father and his little son? https://youtu.be/VR1zjZ2Cyaw I have watched it several times now (I will admit, not without a few tears) and in it see all that is good in the world - how a father calmly explains a horrific event to his small son and reassures [...]

Meet and Greet: The People of Basel

In German, residents of Basel are either Basler (for males) or Baslerin (females). In any language, they are interesting to observe as they go about their everyday business around the Marktplatz - the main square downtown. I felt particularly confident today and found that my personal feelings where "absorbed" in my photos - they seemed to be [...]

If it is Autumn, it is time for the fair!

It is certainly Autumn in Switzerland; bright sunshine in that golden Autumnal hue, blue skies, dipping temperatures and crisp leaves that you scuff on the pavement with new leather shoes. In Basel, it is also time for the Autumn Fair or Herbstmesse in German. One of the very special things one finds at the fair [...]

London’s Chinatown

In the middle of London, tucked away behind the bustle and theatres of Leicester Square, not far from the tourist-haven of Covent Garden, you chance upon London's Chinatown. Visited in early morning, you find the busy life of a vibrant community. By tradition, it is hard to take "street" photos in a Chinese community, people [...]

Londoners

During this past summer, I was very lucky to take an inspiring photography course with Bill Blanco at Central St. Martins University of the Arts (http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/media-arts/photography-ideas-and-practice/) - loved it! My learning curve was steep and I came away with a new sense of artistic and personal confidence after becoming a comfortable friend to my camera. [...]

More Faces of Gotham

New Yorkers are a fascinating lot, who do a lot of things that I don't always understand (like standing on your head in Grand Central Station). Street photos are fun to take and because it is so busy on the streets and everyone is in a rush, I am finding that they are fairly easy [...]

More People Stories…

I was going through old photos and found some portraits that were "telling stories" - characters whose personalities were as powerful as they were subtle. The first man was taking a break from work in London style; bow tie, braces, pin-stripes, wing-tip shoes and an ironic attitude. "You aren't from an anti-smoking lobby are you?" [...]