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Not all who wander are lost. I’ve lived in Brooklyn a full two months, and I’ve finally started to explore the city. My first month in this area consisted of mainly unpacking, figuring out all the minute details of life in this new region (selling my car, getting familiar with the subway, finding my way around, job-hunting), and also recovering from a summer cold that hit me hard. I found a few yoga studios that I like, although I haven’t started teaching since I’ve been here. It may be […]
Categories: America, Art, Brooklyn, Mural, New York, New York City, Nikon, Photo Journal, Photography, Urban • Tags: Brooklyn, Bushwick, Green Point, Murals, New York, New York City, Photography, Urban
“Gravity is an interaction. The Earth pulls on you, you pull on the Earth. You fall to the Earth, the Earth falls to you.” (Found at: http://srjcstaff.santarosa.edu/~lwillia2/p10/p10ch4.pdf) For 16 years, since my darling BFF Katy and I first visited New York together in August 2001 as a post-college-graduation-treat, I have fallen towards New York. According to the above logic, she must have been falling towards me, too. From time to time, while living in Boston in my early 20’s, I […]
Categories: America, Art, Earth, Friendship, Mural, New York, New York City, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Travel, Urban • Tags: Architecture, Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Murals, New York, New York City, Travel
The new year brings with it an opportunity to declutter one’s life and see things with brand new eyes. Beneath all the clutter, I sometimes find buried treasure — old artwork, journal entries, poetry, and photos that meant a lot to me on this journey to adulthood. The work featured below is a mixed media piece called “Two Men Walking Towards the Light.” In order to create symmetry in this piece, I digitally mirrored an original photo of a man walking through an archway beneath Philadelphia’s City Hall. […]
Categories: Art, Collage, Life, Mixed Media, Personal, Philadelphia, Photography, The Artistic Process, Urban • Tags: Art, Collage, Journey, Mixed Media, Philadelphia, Photography, The Artistic Process, Urban
This “Mother Mary” greeting card has been sitting on my bedroom dresser for a few months. Recently, I added some Christmas decorations to the dresser and I noticed how the sparkly colorful lights reflected off the greeting card’s glossy face. It’s rather pretty, so of course I had to snap a picture. Here is the result . . . not too shabby. But then, Mother Mary is rarely shabby.
The past few months have found me busy at my 9-to-5 gig, where I’m currently photographing fashion products for sale on eBay. I’m accustomed to seeing one-of-a-kind items, but these shoes by Icon really took the cake. Each shoe features the well-known print of “My Sweet Rose” (a.k.a. “The Soul of a Rose”) by the late English painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917). Truly incredible!
With its confluence of art, history, and architecture, the city of Philadelphia is a visual feast. Following are a few snapshots captured in Center City, Philadelphia, throughout the course of an early September afternoon/evening. Little Boy in a Big City Liberty Bell Doorway in Elfreth’s Alley (Oldest Street in the Nation) Life Size Chess Piece As Public Art Love’s Park Plaza Twin Cranes Near Reading Terminal The Marquee for Reading Terminal, A Year Round Indoor Farmers’ Market Construction in Olde […]
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Without ever forgetting his Deep South roots, African-American clothing designer Patrick Kelly left his imprint on the Paris fashion world in the mid 1980’s. Kelly’s talent, drive, and the financial support of influential friends converged on his pathway to success. In 1988, he was admitted as first person of color and the first American to the Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode (English: French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and […]
Visiting the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, D.C., one is greeted by numerous colorful buildings and several striking murals. One of these murals, stationed above the now-defunct Cafe Toulouse, portrays a mysterious and proud-looking man wearing a floppy black hat and a red scarf. Who is this fellow and what on earth is he doing so brazenly adorned upon a brick wall in America’s capital city? Come to find out, the image is a replica of an Art Nouveau portrait created by […]