Wabi Sabi

In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.

A New Beginning

This photograph of my wife’s favorite flowers, tulips, marks the beginning  of what I hope will be a new direction for me. Until now I have concentrated mainly on street photography. Going forward I plan to concentrate on images with a significant “beauty component” because I don’t want to get stuck in only one form of photography.  We’ll see how this project evolves but I’m exited to try it.

Storm Coming

Passed this lady going into town today. She didn’t look very happy. I don’t know whether she was peeved with my camera or the fact that it was pretty obvious that she was about to get very wet.  One further thing. I believe the picket fence was a huge help with this composition. Finallyly, I shot this photo with an Olympus EM1 MK II. It’s quite a machine. Complicated as hell but I suspect, once mastered, I’ll love it.

California Picture

a gentle song

Quiet Time

This small plant stem blowing in the breeze contains in it the dust of stars. If we can understand it we will know all there is to know.

Just Fishing

There’s a little pond about half way up to the top of Helen Putnam regional park in Petaluma. I sincerely doubt if there are any fish in it. However almost every time we go by the place there are some boys trying their luck. It’s a wonderful childhood scene!

Unsure

Sometimes a fleeting glance can tell a story. It may be not be accurate but so what. It’s fun to try to figure out anyway.

Rain…Harvard Square

It’s raining hard and normally I couldn’t use a camera in this weather. However, the Olympus EM1 II is water resistant and in bad weather taking close up shots of people is easier because they’re too busy trying to stay dry.  On my way back to the subway, I came across this man/woman miserably huddled in a corner. I like the split screen nature of the resulting image.

Big Worry

The story of this image starts with a request by a friend to take a portrait of him. Not just any portrait but one for his obituary. It was not something I relished but how could I say no? The day of the session I took the requested photographs and was preparing to leave when I noticed his wife sitting against a plain grey…