Thursday, October 29, 2009

Portrait of an art collector

I made this picture recently of a noted art collector...

Writing with light.

J Street

I documented the inaugural J Street conference in DC this week. J Street is the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. They had many members of Congress, the Obama Administration, the Knesset, and significant leaders of moderate Arab nations visit, support, sponsor, and speak to the 1500-plus crowd.

It was an energizing, positive success in galvanizing Jewish and other groups working to create an effective peaceful solution to the long sad conflict between Israeli Jews and their Palestinian neighbors.

These images are just a few of my personal impressions, and are included on the basis of visual integrity and preference, not politic nuances.

A sad handful of crackpot protesters outside the meeting had no effect on the proceedings whatsoever.

I pray this new coalition's voice resounds like a mighty shofar.

Peace. Shalom. Salaam. Pax.

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Outtakes and intakes

Some images that meandered by serendipitously this week, and ended up ensnared in the web of my consciousness.

I am still fascinated by the knowledge that I learned this summer from an opthamologic surgeon that "the retina is a part of the brain."

Drew, Annika, and a bit of Morgantown WV

I just had the pleasure of meeting Annika, Drew Stromberg's curious and energetic young cat, in his room in Morgantown.

It was fall, and besides the cat, there were a number of fancies about town that spoke to my eyes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Klezmatics - in concert- new views

A few images from a concert on October 18, 2009 at the Clarice Smith Center of the University of Maryland. Amazing music and musicians.

I had a bit of fun with the images, working under some constraints imposed by the venue. A different way to channel and share energy.

Thanks to the whole band, filmmaker Erik Anjou and Professor Miriam Isaacs.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Flower photograph in my dresser drawer

I recently scanned this polaroid SX-70 picture, of flowers on an end table. I probably made it about 1978.

The flowers were from my garden I think. This little picture has been sitting in my dresser drawer for thirty or more years, under my socks, occasionally reminding and rewarding me of its graces.