Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Herman Taube z'l, Yiddish poet

I had the privilege of photographing the wonderful Yiddish poet, Herman Taube some years ago. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1918, he passed away yesterday. He was a survivor of the Holocaust, and a military veteran of the conflict. He was a totally charming living repository of Yiddish language and culture.

May his good name be remembered for a blessing.

A poem can be found here, and a biography here. His many books are available on Amazon.

"I live on a reserve of burdensome memories amassed in dark times. They are the power that excites, provokes, and stimulates my actions."—Herman Taube

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Daffodils in the snow

From my garden, about ten minutes ago. Welcome to spring.

AIMBE portraits of leading research engineers 2014

These images are made of research engineers at the AIMBE - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's - annual conference.

All the photographs were made in-camera, with minimal post-production work.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First day of spring after a long winter... daffodil blossoms in my garden

It's been a long cold winter. With a bit of snow still left on the ground...

These daffodils in my garden are ready to bloom. Ripe, ready to bust forth.

It's the first day of spring.

Sunshine happy glow