Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kinus HaShluchim

I photographed the "Kinus Hashluchim" for the mid-Atlantic Chabad Lubavitch organization. Kinus HaShluchim roughly translates as "assembly of the emissaries." These seventy-three distinguished rabbis gathered in Fairfax, Virginia to discuss their work serving the Jewish community.

Many thanks to Rabbi Sholom Deitsch of the Northern Virginia Chabad-Lubavitch center, who hosted the gathering.
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Contradiction Dance at the Phillips

These photographs of the Contradiction Dance Company are from a performance I covered for the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The works performed were specially choreographed for the Phillips, to complement the current "Paint Made Flesh" exhibition.



Thank you to Brooke Rosenblatt of the Phillips, and the to talented members of Contradiction Dance.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Randomizing photo test results

These photographs were all made without looking through the camera's viewfinder. The camera was set to automatically make all decisions regarding focus and exposure. Compostion was minimally controlled, with as little intervention as possible. The lens was simply pointed in the general direction of a potentially-interesting subject, and the shutter was released.

Interesting enough results. Meaning appears, or some appearance of meaning is possible to apprehend in some form from these images I reckon.

I like the lack of control, and the surprises that were revealed. Perhaps a small step closer to reality...

FYI: Source of images- the crowd at Artsfest weekend, State College, Pennsylvania. Ruth and I were visiting her daughter Marjorie, and Marjorie's boyfriend, Sean.

Good Hair Bad Hair Big Hair Pink Hair

Storefront display in State College, Pennsylvania


Monday, July 06, 2009

People's Republic of Takoma Park, Maryland: July 4th Parade, 2009

I've been attending this marvelous parade for many years. A wonderful celbration of independence, joy, and our diverse national character.

This years crop...