Tram Stories; Windows

Everyday moments of staring out the window, preoccupied, daydreaming or just being lost in thought while passing time for the appropriate stop to arrive.
Enjoy the ride. I do.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau. My shadow has grown a bit darker.

A thousand feelings and memories came to my mind at the entrance of the Auschwitz memorial and museum. A lifetime of books, films, articles and conversations referencing the holocaust and the atrocities that were carried out, but not one single thing or any of my life experiences could prepare me for the horror and tangible feel of being at the site and how it would ultimately change my perception once leaving.

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Whatever catches your eye.

“Get outside. It’s all about getting out and walking. That’s the first thing. The second thing is, forget everything you’ve learned on the subject of photography for the moment, and just shoot. Take photographs—of anything and everything, whatever catches your eye. Don’t pause to think. That’s the advice I give people… ” ~ Daido Moriyama…

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An American in Warsaw

My dear friend Greg visited me here in Warsaw (first time in Poland) for an entire week and as he discovered all there is to offer in the city, I followed closely along and shot accordingly. Lots of shenanigans ensued along the many kilomenters crossed. Almost 20 years have passed since I first met him…

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Colorful Bounty

For me, spring is something of an interesting time of observation. I can tell that spring has arrived simply by looking up and admiring the potted flowers that seem to mysteriously arrive overnight.

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ANALOG: Ilford FP4 Plus 125

In every roll I have favorites and one always stands out to me more than the others, I don’t always point them out letting you decide for yourself which oneis yours. In this roll there is one that stood out from all of them…..

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ROLLEI RPX 400 Speaks my Language!

I tend to love hearty contrast (I am certain my love for contrast comes from comic book artists like Jack Kirby and his dynamic way of drawing), heavy shadows filled with grain and have been looking for these qualities in the films I have been shooting recently. Every one of the films I have shot over the last few months have all had great qualities to them, but I still felt like I was needing somethign more. In the RPX, I think i have found it.

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How Street Photography helped me connect to living in Poland.

Of all of the things that photography has taught me, it is how to cope and connect to my surroundings in my life abroad. Through street photography, I have been better able to understand and grow into my life in Poland and connect to it in ways that I had not really considered I could, allowing me to be surprised by how it has unfolded.

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Snowing in Seattle.

It never even crossed my mind that snow could be a possibility when I packed for my visit last month. I didn’t really bring any kind of clothing for such weather and upon landing in January to temperatures in the 10-13c range (50-55f), it felt like spring weather compared to the chilly Warsaw weather I left behind along with the attire to be comfortable in the cold.

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A Meaningful Homecoming

My last visit was of a nostalgic journey and I pursued the ghosts of my memory to appease my sentimental appetite. This time though, I find myself more in line with needing deeper meaningful connections through friendships and family.

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