Photography

thumbnail of "Circular Escape"“I’ve always been attracted to photographing in urban areas. I’m partial to back alleys, fire escapes, graffiti-strewn walls or store fronts. I don’t find nature shots of majestic sunsets or mountain ranges very satisfying.

“A color photo, when rendered in black and white, sometimes will reveal hidden textures and subplots. Of course, that’s not always the case. Some images require the full range of color to bring out the magic and the message so I always shoot my scene in color then go back later and decide whether to apply a black and white filter.

“I shoot using a smartphone in auto mode––currently a Samsung Galaxy S10e. Before that, I used earlier Samsung models. Before camera phones were readily available, I carried a little Canon PowerShot SD630 featuring a whopping 1200 x 1600 pixel resolution! The truth is, I’m too lazy to carry around my sophisticated Canon EOS 5D because it’s bulky and weighs a ton. If I did, I’m certain that I would end up missing all kinds of shots while fiddling with the controls.

“Most of my shots are spur-of-the-moment. Sometimes, they’re transient. (Or, I’m in transit.) The camera phone is the perfect instrument to render snap judgments on places and things that I feel are worth memorializing.

“To quote from thesmartphonephotographer.com: ‘Just as owning a DSLR camera and taking family holiday photos doesn’t make one a photographer, simply taking pictures with a smartphone or other mobile device does not necessarily make one a true mobile photographer.’

“In my mind, all of these photos represent ‘art.’ Of course, you’re free to conclude otherwise.”

Pieces

  • Abandoned Industry
  • Alleyway Beckons
  • Allston Illustrated
  • Allston Seedy Side
  • America Vet Fading
  • Anchor
  • Ariel Hooked
  • Attentive Canine
  • Back Bay Alley
  • Balls in Trees
  • Barbed Wire
  • Boston Harbor
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Memorabilia
  • Boston Winterscape
  • Boy Watching Parrot
  • Bridge to Nowhere
  • Brown Faces
  • Bucking Bronco, Federal Hill
  • Budding Bulbs
  • Bull Sculpture
  • Bullwinkle
  • COVID Car
  • Cafe
  • Charles River on a Winter Day
  • Circular Escape
  • Classic Beacon Hill
  • Cloudy Night
  • Coca Cola Fading
  • Collage
  • Coloring Piano
  • Corona
  • Courthouse
  • Crack, Halibut Point
  • Cracks
  • Cylinder
  • Dancers
  • Death
  • Deluxe Town Diner
  • Despair
  • Diagonals
  • Discarded Industry
  • Diversity
  • Eat
  • Edible Floor
  • Egress
  • Exit
  • Exposed Brick
  • Falafel Corner
  • Fans
  • Farm Windmill 1
  • Farm Windmill 2
  • Festive
  • Filing System
  • Filing System BW
  • Fire Damage
  • Fishing Nets
  • Fixer Upper
  • Flower Zing
  • Flying Drafts
  • Follow the Bouncing Ball
  • Fort Independence
  • Fountain, Purdue University
  • Gamewell Fire Alarm
  • Gear
  • Ghost Bicycle
  • Glass Brick
  • Glass Staircase
  • God is in the Midst of the City
  • Graffiti Alley
  • Grateful
  • Handprints
  • Hands On
  • Hidden Treasure
  • Hold My Rum
  • Hookah Pipe
  • Hoops
  • Hope Fading
  • Illumination
  • Impaled Tree
  • Industry
  • Indy 500
  • Jack Lights
  • Jazz
  • Kayaks
  • Life
  • Lots’a Light
  • Loud Building
  • Love Locks
  • MIT Stata Center
  • Manhattan Sky
  • Mannequin Dress Form
  • Mannequin with Sewing Machine
  • Marine Flora
  • Media
  • Metallic Avian Sculpture
  • Missed a Spot
  • Multiverse
  • Mushrooms
  • Naked Bulb
  • National Soda Cracker
  • Night Deco
  • No Parking
  • Northern Avenue Bridge
  • Not Art
  • Ocean Kites
  • Oceanview
  • Octypus Garden
  • Old versus New
  • One Man Band
  • Ontario School of Art and Design
  • Ornaments
  • Oxidized Copper in Copley Square
  • Paintball Longfellow Bridge
  • Pasta
  • Payphone Art
  • Payphone totem
  • Peace Love etc.
  • Peek a Boo
  • Playground
  • Poetry in Motion
  • Power
  • Private Property
  • Providence Industrial
  • Psychedelic
  • Public Market
  • Puppet Master
  • Quake
  • Quaker Oats Fading
  • Relic
  • Reupholstering
  • Road Closed
  • Rusty Prison
  • Saguaro
  • Satellites
  • Sculpture, Downtown Atlanta
  • Seattle at Dawn
  • Secret Message
  • Seeing Clearly
  • Seen Better Days
  • Shaky Foundation
  • Shaman
  • Shiny Dancers
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Simmons Hall
  • Sit a Spell
  • Sloop John B
  • Snake Eye
  • Sousaphone Siesta
  • South Beach Sunset
  • Space dinosaur
  • Spam
  • Spirals
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Steel Awning
  • Sunny Gate
  • T.F. Green Intl
  • Tear Down Walls
  • Tin Can Art
  • Toadstool
  • Tomato Kebab in Window
  • Track to Nowhere
  • Trawler Netting
  • Tree of Light
  • Trombone Player at the Airline Terminal
  • Trombone Player at the Airline Terminal BW
  • Unity is Community
  • Untitled Public Art BU Campus
  • Upended
  • Urban Mural
  • Urban Mural 1
  • Urban Sky
  • Urban Splash of Color
  • Urban Upreach
  • Vision
  • Voss Model
  • Wall of Authors
  • Watertown Abandoned Industry
  • Wealth Management
  • Weathered Wheel
  • Wedding Gowns
  • Weeping
  • Whistling No More
  • Windows
  • Windows XP Grass
  • Wine Collection
  • Winter Transport
  • Word Salad
  • Working the Sea
  • Waves