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2024-05-01 0922 – Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2023-06-22 1735 – View to the North from Co Rd 4 at Mn 47, Kimberly / Glen Town Line, Aitkin County, Minnesota

2023-06-11 1618 – Someplace Between Two Harbors and Ely, Minnesota

2022-10-22 1254 – East Ave, Rochester, NY

2022-09-06 1139 – View to the Southwest, Batavia, NY

2022-09-06 1137 – View of Trees Out the Window, Batavia, NY

2022-09-03 1002 – Frederick Douglas / Susan B Anthony Bridge, Rochester, NY

2022-09-03 1001 – Rundel Public Library, Rochester, NY

2022-09-03 1000 – South Ave, Rochester, NY

2022-09-03 0958 – Self with Major Structural Element, Rochester, NY

2022-09-03 0956 – Court Street, Rochester, NY

2022-08-14 0847 – The View to the East from the Center of the Parking Lot, Perry, NY

2022-08-14 0842 – Off Main Street, Perry, NY

2022-08-05 0008 – Emma, Josh & James, Perry, NY

2022-07-09 0954 – Southern Minnesota Summer Landscape

2022-05-05 11:17 – Chair, Along the Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2022-05-05 11:07 – Dead Fish, Along the Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2022-05-05 10:54 – Rocks, Along the Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2022-04-22 09:14 – Across Main Street, Perry, NY

2022-04-22 09:08 – off Main Street, Perry, NY

2022-04-22 09:06 – off Main Street, Perry, NY

2022-04-20 11:52 – Jayden at Lunch, Batavia, NY

2022-04-11 11:54 – Waiting for Jayden, View to the Northwest from the Center of the Parking Lot, Batavia, NY

2022-03-28 – A Conversation with Jayden

2022-04-06 13:20 – NYRt 63, West of Greigsville, NY

2022-03-16 – A Conversation with Madeleine

2022-03-01 – A Conversation with Nichole

2022-02-20 – A Conversation with Philip & Mark, Rochester, NY

2022-02-18 – A Conversation with Josh & Emma, Perry, NY

2022-02-12 23:04 – Emma, Perry, NY

2022-02-18 06:23

there is no truth   no fact   no reality   only   fiction  chaos  fantasy

our past is a fiction   our present is chaos   and our future is fantasy

the past is a story that we reconstruct from our memories

the present is constantly assaulting us from infinite directions

the future is an unknown projection of possibilities 

there is no truth   no fact   no reality   

only a  filtered  un-understood  moment

2022-02-12 11:33 – Ella, MAG, Rochester, NY

2022-02-09 14:05 – View to the Northwest from the edge of the Parking Lot, Perry Market Place, Perry, NY

2022-02-12 – Sarah, Emma, & Brad – Emma’s Hands

2022-02-05 14:12 – Nicole, MAG, Rochester, NY

2022-02-02 – Philip & Mark, Rochester, NY

2022-01-01 – Tree, Moss, & Leaves, Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2020-09-17 Re-Hab Apartment Above Bar #1

2019-10-16 Along The Silver Lake Outlet Trail #3

2019-10-16 Along The Silver Lake Outlet Trail #2

2019-06-10 – Along The Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

2021-09-19 10:59 – Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

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2021-09-18 11:56 – Saturday Morning Coffee, Jill & Brian, Rochester, NY

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2021-09-17 21:51 – A Warm, Quiet Night, Alone, Perry, NY

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2021-09-17 21:26 – White Truck, Borden Ave, Perry, NY

2021-09-06 07:20 – View to the North from The Rose Garden, Perry, NY

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plaster sculpture of roman gods at a flea market
2021-04-04 13:02 – Virbius and Dianna, Avon, NY

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2021-10-06 07:42

A new writing situation this morning – I need a desk lamp so I can see the keyboard…

I am sitting at a small writing desk in the bedroom, next to the bed, with only my little chromebook and a cup of coffee…

It (the computer) has been sitting here for a few weeks now, un-used, un-integrated into the daily routine. And, un-used at other opportune moments.  I didn’t get up to write at 1am when I had been lying awake for an hour last night.  I haven’t sat to write before going to bed or when waking in the morning.

Sitting here now I can identify a number of possibilities for modification of this situation.  The lamp was the first, I can’t see the keyboard, it’s not back-lit.  Perhaps a shelf or two above the desk for a few relevant books or objects.  A mirror, not to see myself, but to open the space, reflecting the view from the window behind me.  Mirrors are windows.  Windows are an escape route.  To see the route is not enough, you have to go through it.  You / I must turn around and jump.

The Holy Family in a Landscape – Albrecht Durer 1493-94

2021-09-11 10:13 – Morning Coffee, Rochester, NY

2021-09-03 08:29 – Morning Coffee, Warsaw, NY

2021-09-01 09:39 – Morning Coffee, Geneseo, NY

2021-09-01 19:38 – Kelly & Nan, Perry, NY

2021-08-15 10:33 – Discarded Along the Trail, Silver Lake Outlet, Perry, NY

2021-09-13 – Jacquie

2021-08-15 10:13 – Chairs Along the Outlet, Perry, NY

2021-08-13 10:33 – Covington Street, Perry, NY

2021-08013 10:26 – View to the Northeast from the Center of the Parking Lot, N. Center Street, Perry, NY

2021-08013 10:14 – View to the Northwest from the Center of the Parking Lot, N. Center Street, Perry, NY

“How did he relish the very special silence of the various retreats of solitary daydreaming.” The Poetics of Space, The House – Bachelard

2021-08-13 10:02 – View to the North form the Edge of the Parking Lot, Covington Street, Perry, NY

2021-08-10 09:15 – Hawthorne Street, Perry, NY

2021-08-10 09:14 – Hawthorne Street, Perry, NY
This morning I walked to the grocery store to get some stuff and because I wanted to walk. By walking to the grocery store and getting stuff I was actually doing two things at once. On the way home I saw this willow on Hawthorne Street.

2021-08-10 09:12 – Hawthorne Street, Perry, NY

2021-08-09 09:26 – Subway / Crosby’s / Mobile, Center Street & Lake Street, Perry, NY

2021-08-09 09:15 – View to the East, Village Parking Lot, Main Street, Perry, NY

2021-07-20 11:59 – Private Property and The Storm Sewer, Silver Lake Outlet, Perry, NY

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2021-07-29 21:17 – Seen on Borden Ave, Perry, NY

2021-08-03 10:27 – View to the Southwest from the Edge of the Parking Lot, Perry, NY

2021-08-03 18:11 – Sally & Kathy, Warsaw, NY

2021-07-20 11:25 – Sooner or Later It Will Fall, Silver Lake Outlet, Perry, NY

2021-07-14 21:38 – Self in the Hotel Mirror, Buffalo, NY

2021-07-30 22:33 – National Symbol as Retail Marketing for Used Clothing Store, Main Street, Perry, NY

2021-07-06 15:37 – North Main Street, Perry, NY

2021-07-12 07:52 – Flowers on Main Street, Perry, NY – I walked out of my apartment to go to Buffalo for pre-op tests before my eye surgery.

2021-07-03 08:59 – We No Longer Have A Drive Thru, Greigsville, NY

2021-07-04 09:34 – Flags in the Flower Box, Main Street, Perry, NY

2021-06-30 10:23 – Open, Perry, NY

2021-06-26 10:14 – View from the Bleachers, Batavia, NY

2021-06-25 09:53 – Brian’s USA Diner, Mount Morris, NY

2021-06-23 18:06 – Emma’s Hand, Perry, NY

2021-05-31 Rachel and Kids

2021-06-15 13:20 – Wadsworth Ave & Linden Street, Avon, NY

2021-06-16 13:04 – Kurtz-Hodge Implement Co Inc, Avon, NY

2021-06-15 11:41 – View to the Southeast, Mill Street, Perry, NY

2021-06-13 10:29 – Main Street, Perry, NY

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two images - empty dirt lot, garage, back of old brick building, line of trees, large rock at the edge of the driveway
2021-05 – Two Views of a Rock on Center Street, Perry, NY

five people sitting in a waiting room watching TV
2021-06-02 10:48 – Waiting Room, VA, Buffalo, NY

2021-02-05 16:11 – Emma’s Hand, Perry, NY

empty lot, gravel driveway, large stone, old wall over grown with shrubs and trees
2021-05-24 07:49 – Center Street, Perry, NY

five images of a young woman eating green beans
2021-05-21 14:01 – Amanda, Beer and Pickled Green Beans, Perry, NY

chairs on a street corner
2021-05-22 08:57 – New Chairs, Main Street, Perry, NY

“In order to clarify the problem of the poetic image philosophically, we shall have to have recourse to a phenomenology of the imagination. By this should be understood a study of the phenomenon of the poetic image when it emerges into the consciousness as a direct product of the heart, soul and being of man, apprehended in his actuality.” – Introduction to The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

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view across parking lot to side of building and plowed field beyond
2021-05-18 13:24 – View to the West from the Center of the Parking Lot, Perry, NY


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“we are not garbage collectors, we are filmmakers” – herzog

a series of 5 images of a couple talking and drinking wine
2021-05-17 19:17 – Josh and Emma, Perry, NY

view from café out window to sidewalk with tables and chairs
2021-05-15 08:29 – Breakfast on Main Street, Perry, NY

small café tables and chairs on sidewalk
2021-05-14 15:45 – Main Street, Perry, NY

History is written with a weighted pen: its point dipped in pure bullshit. – Ferlinghetti

empty lot and garage
2021-05-12 07:57 – Empty Lot and Garage, Center Street, Perry, NY

Was it just tourism or was it a political statement? – Ferlinghetti

park bench on the edge of a creek along a trail
2021-05-12 08:49 – Bench, Silver Lake Outlet, Perry, NY

a blue chair on the edge of a creek in a forest
2021-05-12 08:34 – Blue Chair, Sliver Lake Outlet, Perry, NY

traffic cone, survey stake, shadow of photographer, dirt lot
2021-05-12 08:11 – Cone and Marker, Federal Street Dam, Perry, NY

large maple tree at a street intersection
2021-05-12 08:08 Maple Tree, Tempest and Federal, Perry, NY

Yellow House and Pink Tree
2021-05-12 08:07 – Yellow House and Pink Tree, Federal Street, Perry, NY

2021-05-12 08:05 – View to the South, Federal Street, Perry, NY

a small empty table on a sidewalk near a street
2021-05-08 15:54 – Table on Main Street, Perry, NY

table in a bar, hat, book, glass of beer on table, open book in forground
2021-05-07 14:02 – Cyclops Searchlights, Perry, NY

young woman wearing a covid mask behind a bar
2021-05-05 22:09 – Amanda, Perry, NY

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a restaurants patio, wire tables, sun through the trees
2021-05-01 09:43 – Waiting for Mark at Boulder, Rochester, NY

black iron street bench, street covered with flower pedals
2021-04-29 22:14 – Bench on North Main Street, Perry, NY

a deck with three picnic tables. A hat and a glass of dark beer on the nearest table
2021-04-25 15:32 – On the deck in the sun with my hat and a glass of beer. Perry, NY

2021-04-24 17:08 
Mushrooms fried in butter 
Then at just the right time
The lean ground beef 
seasoned with garlic 
and pepper and sea salt 
is added to the cast-iron pan 
Cover for a bit 
Open, turn the beef patty 
pour on a little red wine 
and cover again… 
Remove the cover, 
turn up the heat, 
splash on more wine 
and let it evaporate 
Onto the plate, pile on the mushrooms 
Fill the cup 
Eat and drink… 

young woman with a laptop computer sitting at a table
2021-04-23 15:33 – Libby Doing Her Chemistry Homework at the Brewery

plastic lawn chair on the edge of a creek in a wooded landscape
2021-04-23 11:15 – Chair, Silver Lake Outlet Trail, Perry, NY

a young woman sitting at a table reading her cellphone, flowers on the table, two other chairs with coats over the backs, a painting on the floor leaning against the wall
2021-04-20 19:04 – Ella on Her 21st Birthday, Henrietta, NY

medical examination room, sink, mirror, exam table, waste basket
2021-04-19 09:31 – My first in-person visit in almost two years, but my numbers are good.

2021-04-16 15:23

the past few days I have been in my studio printing for a show in October and scanning negatives from the 70s and 80s…

the show is more of the large color portraits… I now have six printed, there may be room for eight in the gallery, but I think I can get by with six.

the negatives that I have been scanning have been rather random, as I am just trying to get things organized and in the process, I get distracted. one problem with that is that it takes 25min to scan a negative. so distractions are time-consuming…

large open room with a few plants, a tripod and camera and kitchen in the corner

this is a corner of my loft in Saint Paul in 1980… every place I have lived since then I have wanted to be like this… 25 feet by 150 feet, 12 to 16 foot ceilings with 75 feet of skylight…