Dying Living FossilsBy: - Dec 13th, 2017
An intimate photo-series about Horseshoe Crabs, washed ashore, and a short essay in poetry form highlight our wold-wide situation, known as 'Climate Change,' and its consequences.
San Francisco Bay and Sausalito HouseboatsBy: - Sep 14th, 2017
This is our second article from the San Francisco area and continuation of The Roads of North America. More than 50 photographs accompany this report. The views along the Bay and other discoveries are well worth seeing - no doubt!
Sketch: Cruising the Golden Gate BridgeBy: - Jul 19th, 2017
Picking up this series after some time, we are continuing with reports about our travels in North America. We flew to San Francisco to attend a theater conference and to discover the city once again, followed by visits to Muir Woods and California’s wine country. There will be other sketches drawn from different locations and events. Here my personal photo-perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge, arguably the most famous bridge in the USA.
What a World of Wearable ArtBy: - May 10th, 2017
A recommendation for the Peabody Essex Museum to see particularly the special exhibition 'WOW' came in an understated manner, or I just did not pick up quickly enough what a delight the show would represent. We drove to Salem from Gloucester, where we were visiting, on a rainy and miserable afternoon and that made our day!
Total Fog at Ocean's EdgeBy: - Apr 22nd, 2017
While spending time near an Ocean in the USA or Europe, as well as Africa, I have always been drawn to the beach after a storm, while rough weather and high waves were still present. So did I venture recently onto a beach in North Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in stormy weather and took these accompanying photographs.
A Visual Journey Through HistoryBy: - Dec 18th, 2016
President Barack Obama officially opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016, on the Washington Mall. It is actually the 19th Smithsonian Museum. My daughter Olivia and I got up early on a December day, to stand in line for one of the circa 100 free daily tickets. Otherwise, tickets can be reserved online months in advance. The short text and extensive photo essay convey our experiences.
A Summer Tale for Winter DaysBy: - Feb 29th, 2016
It takes time to collect and develop a photo project. The subject may have spooked around my head for days, weeks, perhaps months. The raw material are thousands of digital photographs, which include the subject matter at hand. Then questions arise: What is there to work from? What do I want to say? What can I show? How many images do I need to convey my ideas? Too many sub-categories for one essay? Yes! So, please peruse the first part of 'Sand and Seas.'
Reflections and AnticipationBy: - Mar 07th, 2016
Sand and Seas - Part One found hundreds of viewers and readers. What delight! We are offering in Part Two long views and nearly abstract images and textures that oceans and beaches offer to a keen eye and a camera lense.
Not Just a Family Affair – in English and GermanBy: - Apr 26th, 2016
The second article begins with our Family Reunion on Easter Monday, which nearly 40 people from 11 families attended. What a festive affair and the three hour brunch just flew by. The meeting ended with a new official family photo. ~ For the remainder of our week we explored the city again, downtown Hamburg, where we kids grew up. Even then, the city was a wonderful playground.
A Family Affair and Much More - English/GermanBy: - Apr 17th, 2016
We set off on a 10 day trip to Hamburg, Germany, from two airports: Albany and Washington, D.C. and arrived per schedules - what a relief. Our hosts came with two cars to transport us all to Ahrensburg, in southern Schleswig-Holstein, just outside of Hamburg, my home town. Nearly 40 family members met on Easter-Monday in Hamburg for a family reunion, which we orchestrated from North Adams, MA. What a wonderful experience! We ventured into Hamburg a few times per U-Bahn, subway transportation. The city always shows its best side to visitors, even sometimes in the rain. On our first trip into the city we were enthralled to see the 'Miniatur Wunderland,' the biggest railway system exhibition there is. Here an account of our adventures in English and German.
Arni's Birthday Party 2015By: - Oct 03rd, 2015
Recently Pippy Giuliano and her family, husband Yuri Tuvim, and daughter Sarah traveled to Iceland. Yuri has family there and they have been frequent visitors over many years. The occasion was to celebrate Arni's birthday. Pippy, a gifted artist, created a stunning portfolio of images. They richly convey the rugged natural beauty of a spectacular landscape.
A 1968 Sketch BookBy: - May 14th, 2016
During the late 1960s there was such a proliferation of experimental art forms that they were gathered under umbrella terms like Pluralism and Post Modernism. It was a time of radical social and political change. In 1968, while working as a journalist in the underground press I devoted a sketch book to developing the concept of Honky Art. Some related works were used as illustrations for the alternative weekly Avatar. The idea was to conflate the consumerism and humor of Pop art with a more sarcastic social and political edge.