“Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.”
~Vincent van Gogh
“What do you mean, blindly? That baby is a very sentient creature… That baby sees the world with a completeness that you and I will never know again. His doors of perception have not yet been closed. He still experiences the moment he lives in.”
~Tom Wolfe, The electric Kool-Aid Test
This photograph of professional ballet dancer Alan Oscar Alberto was taken during the "Outside the Box" Series inside a Bellows Falls, Vermont barn.
There are those in Life who are there for you with a helping hand and assurance. David Lang was the consummate educator, guide, mentor and friend to many including me. This photograph was taken during our last trip to County Clare, Ireland where the talented Deckie Hunt took the time for a shoot across the road from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel session where David played the bodhran with such intensity! The curious boy is the son of another session player, Curly Bongo and the two horses...well, the Pecu of the Horse appeared again and again and again . . .
Across the road from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel there are two gorgeous horses who appreciate the company of a talented Irish bassist. Deckie Hunt kindly agreed to walk with me for a shoot and his rapport with the equines was remarkable.
"You know that place between sleeping and awake, that place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always think of you.”
~J. M. Barrie
I am pleased to announce that my black and white photograph, "Excess . . ." has been juried into this wonderful exhibition! The journey continues!
South County Art Association, Open Juried Exhibition
Juror: by Ken Steinkamp
2587 Kingstown Road
Kingston, Rhode Island
Dates: October 18- November 10, 2018
Opening Reception: October 18, 7-9pm
“SILENTLY AND LIGHT OF FOOT” has been awarded several awards but "Juror's Choice" from Lorraine Sullivan at the Cambridge Art Center was one of the most special!
Such are the ways of things with dance and light.
A leap of faith, weightlessly, light on one's feet into the unknown.
“SILENTLY AND LIGHT OF FOOT” is a piece created from used but beloved pointe shoes from the Island Moving Company ballet dancers of Newport, RI and a pre-civil war era shoe rack from one of Natick’s oldest mills. The marriage of the two beautiful objects reflect a subtle story of light of foot from times that were, time that is and time that will be.
"Photography is simply a function of noticing things."
My photographs are an attempt to understand the process of creation. They represent a pilgrimage seeking answers to which the questions as well as the answers are wordless. I regard photography not just as a way of seeing but as a way of living, a search or a journey worth making.
~David Lee Black
"She was soft, too soft. A soft touch. Her hair was soft, her smile was soft, her voice was soft. She was so soft there was no resistance. Hard things sank into her, they went right through her, and if she made a real effort, out the other side. Then she didn’t have to see them or hear them, or even touch them.”
“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”