On a late night out in Amsterdam (what other kind is there?), I was walking over one of its many bridges. I was struck by the color palate reflected in the water, and it appeared to me that the light was spinning. So I quickly (but slowly) spun my lens around and took a breath and this shot. And I’m always a sucker for a black background with a pops of color.
This photograph was literally a shot in the dark. I took it while marveling at rings of light that appeared around the full moon. I grabbed my camera and managed to capture the light and the midnight indigo sky on digital film. I stayed up quite a long time on this evening moon watching until it disappeared out of view.
I’m reading about Electromagnetic Hypersensivity (EHS) again. This photograph was captured when a TV went haywire as I walked by. This happens to me alot. My TVs have always gone berserk and I tend to blow out or disrupt devices on a daily basis!
This photo entitled “Rue Carnot” (AKA “The Road to Everything”) from “Poitiers at Night” series. This piece represents the untraveled road and how it offers us so many possibilities. The saturation of the color purple suggests a road to a higher calling or a road toward spiritual awakening. As the title suggests, the photograph was taken on Rue Carnot in Poitiers.
This photograph is part of my “Poitiers at Night” series. The neon blue and white lights resemble an electrical shock. This photograph has a strong presence of electrical energy and its lightning bolt aspect lends itself to the sense of movement.
The cobbled stone streets were saturated with rain and a neon store-front sign reflected a thick aquatic blue-green color onto the stones. The color appeared thick and fluid and contrasted beautifully with the illusion of following a liquid blue road. Part of the series, “Poitiers at Night.”
This photo captures a common red traffic light reflected on a cobbled street with virtually no light around it. I was intrigued by the gash of red that contrasts with the fade of the darkness. Part of the series “Poitiers at Night.”
This photo of Poitiers hints at paper musical notes flying through the air. This image has a lofty, angelic feeling as if the notes are taking flight. The composition is complex yet pleasing; the colors are subtle, balanced and ethereal. Part of the series “Poitiers at Night.”
Holy Shit! I spied this sign inside a boutique one night in Paris during calmer times but currently, it sums up my vocal reaction to the recent US news. From tragic updates about COVID, particularly in Los Angeles (where I was born), and where I know far too many people who have contracted the virus. I also involuntarily exclaimed,”Holy Shit!” when the MAGA mob stormed the US Capitol on January 6 2021, now known simply as ‘The Insurrection.’ Mind blowing, […]
Moody shot (I was in a mood) taken at dusk of very old crosses on tops of ancient buildings, including the ancient hospital of Louis Pasteur for “les incurables” (now student housing), France.
I’m drawn to Buddha and Hindu gods and goddesses, not least of which is because they’re images are often depicted in metal. I came across this statue one summer on the Mediterranean in Antibes, France. Bright metallic tones seemed to shine brighter for me and the shot was suddenly imbued with the power of prayer.
Urban shots sometimes feel like nature.This photograph of an ancient cobbled street reflected the red city lights onto the street resembling birds’ wings. This piece soars and takes flight and represents hope and lofty ideals. NFS.
There was a multitude of lights shining brightly in the city center of Poitiers, France and a group of “Les Poitevins” (people who reside in Poitiers) were walking by. This shot captured their physical forms as if they were supernatural beings of light from another galaxy. Sold.
This photograph was taken along the road, where I noted the image kept changing. She morphed from just a girl to a girl with a human heart necklace and missing her nose. Her stare is so intentional that she looks as if her eyes are always following you.
In Amsterdam, I ventured out for one last night out before my flight left far too early the next morning. I crossed the bridge with all the bicyclists, taking my time on foot. This was my last shot before turning in. The color palate is unusual for a reflective water shot and the receding light from left to right creates a sense of expansiveness.
On a gloomy Sunday afternoon, there was heavy rainfall on my windshield so I remained seated in the car and took about a dozen photographs of the rain on the car window glass. I chose this photo for its angle, color density, detail and fluidity.
I shot this at night in Amsterdam…a 24-hour city that does not disappoint. In this image, the lights seem to be marching forward and upward and multiplying. It also has a musical sensibility…for me, like a Miles Davis tune.
During the summer of 2019, Paris experienced a severe heatwave (“canicule” in French) and I was there for one hot poetry reading. This image was captured in my Paris hotel when the sun’s rays were streaking through the window in a striking manner. The beam of sunlight is juxtaposed with the artificial light in the hallway, which created pools of brilliant colors.
On the Summer Solstice, France celebrates the Fête de la musique with music wafting (wailing?) through the air from every possible place. For 24 hours, everyone is encouraged to make music and the French police can’t arrest you for disturbing the peace. So on the first day of summer, put on some stylish shades, grab a bottle of rosé and make some music in the streets! Happy Summer Solstice!
My first love affair with bridges started on the Pont Neuf in Paris during the Fête de Musique when fashion designer Kenzo decorated the bridge with brilliant pink and red flowers that dipped into the River Seine. I have since had a fascination with bridges from all around the world and the light that dances on the water next to the bridges. Bridges represent emotional gateways which we often cross in our lives and, of course, there are the idiomatic phrases, […]
The city provides so many images, it can be a bit overwhelming. I often strive to capture a tiny image within a larger image and “hocus focus”…a singular, almost unseen image in the scheme of things. I love to roam the old city centers in a floor-length to-die-for gown, comfy tennis shoes and my camera, with my eyes and mind wide open. This poster was captured on the streets of Berlin where parts of the poster had been ripped off to create […]