April 1, 2020

     There is a lot of "wall art" around town.  Legal?  Sponsored?  Encouraged?  Tolerated?  Permitted?  All of the above or none of the above?  The chalkboard on the downtown pedestrian mall is an official scribble site.  The rest?  Who knows?  The retaining wall at the new 5th street shopping center was painted before the mall was barely open.  Is it a blight?  Is it art?  Can anyone decipher wh...

January 1, 2020

     During the holidays, it's quiet in the morning. No one walks the streets. The long morning shadows are uninterrupted - deep sharp shadows in the midst of bright sunlight above the skyline. Red is violet and orange is brownish.  The landscape is familiar.  The colors are different. The streets take you to the same places, but give you different scenes.  Here are a few more photos fro...

April 15, 2019

     The color photos of William Eggleston were something of an inspiration for the present website.  His oeuvre of photographing the ordinary offered a rationale for documenting the world around me -- just photograph the world as it appears.  And the world appears in color.  But most of the work of the great 20th century photographers was in black and white.  There is a directness...

March 1, 2019

     Early morning light feels different than afternoon light. It's wake up light. It seems brighter, almost too bright. If you're not a morning person, you'll likely miss this kind of light. On this morning there was a cloudless blue sky, and the streets were empty. Bricks were orange and red was blood red. Long after the blue hour, it might be too bright for some photographers, but there is stil...

January 1, 2019

      Sometimes the world paints a picture for you and all you have to do is frame it. The local YMCA in Orlando painted the picture, and all it took was a walk around the building to frame it. The rules were simple. If it's red, frame it. You can't have too much red in a picture. And if there's a little geometry, that helps too. And if you have all the primary colors, well, enough said. Someone a...

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