ruck

"ruck" was always in the back…."uptown" was always in the front…i met both men at the same time in the bronx river project in the south bronx, but uptown usually did most of the talking…he is more the showman, ruck the perfect sidekick… but on june 14, it is ruck who will be on center …

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in flight magazines

flying can be kind of a pain sometimes, but i get in a "zen" kind of mood when i travel and so the whole process is relatively painless for me…besides, i look at the upside…i try to do things when i travel that i cannot possibly do any other time….like expense accounting…..like making my "to …

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quick trip

rushing out the door for a quick trip to boston..no blogging for  24 hours….i will be presenting my work via  a 15 minute slide show for a media buyers event…i am there to represent National Geographic…yes,a  freelance job and an easy one for me to do….i have no problem describing the virtues of the Geographic …

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home alone

no, no…the above "home alone" is not the title of my upcoming piece on work and relationships….sounds like it could be though doesn’t it?? ….no, i am not ready to write that piece just yet…another day….some good comments are still coming in…some truly poetic thoughts…..i will wait…or is that called stalling??? no, my home alone …

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home sweet new york

never in a million years would i have ever thought that i would view new york as “home”….and , even now, i see new york as a temporary stop along the way to wherever i decide to finally “settle down”…..but today, new york looks and feels and seems like “home”….. i have been here less …

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alarm clocks

nobody has a worse sounding alarm clock than me…..i use my cell phone (brand not to be mentioned) and this thing sounds like a chicken being choked or something like that…but, at 5am tomorrow morning  i will wonder once again why in the world i don’t find something better to wake me up in the …

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transported

during my month long workshop marathon in italy and spain i can assure you that sleep is not a by-product….workshops are intense by nature and the attending social scene is equally intense…editing sessions tend to turn into late night discussions, where whatever we did not talk about in the daytime class sessions, gets laid out …

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art and commerce

ok, this should be good…..i am spending my week in madrid, not teaching a workshop, but working with  young photographers who attend a 10 month course here at EFTI (Escuela De Fotografia)…i am a visiting lecturer, of which they have many….EFTI is divided into two "camps"….those photographers who want to practice their craft as "art" …

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room with a view

it is probably safe to say that i have been in more than a few hotel rooms….but i do not feel like willy loman..at least, not yet….nevertheless, i have been in the best and the worst….this one in madrid is neither…a nice clean clear view of a brick wall is not as bad as you …

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