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Photographer Justin Higgins

Posted on February 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Photographer Justin Higgins

When I started this photo-blog back in 2010 I had a few things in mind I wanted to share. My interest in photography has been the drive behind my posts but I had mentioned early on my plan to shine a light on the work of like-minded local photographers and their vision of the Capital District. I had not made good on that promise... until now. I'd like to introduce this series of conversations with the work of local photographer ... Continue Reading

Requiescat in Pace

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Requiescat in Pace

I'm not a religious person but I wouldn't mind ending my days in a grave. Granted, I do hope to live forever once robot bodies are made affordable by 2027, but should I suffer a more tragic fate a modest, permanent home underground would do fine. Friends or family would appreciate a little nonsectarian walk, place a flower or two (hint: daffodils), and shake their heads at my epitaph: “Beneath this stone my husband doth lie. Now he's at rest ... Continue Reading

The 1am Fog in Washington Park

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

The 1am Fog in Washington Park

Two years ago I witnessed a beautiful phenomenon in Washington Park. It was around 11pm when I came back home from a quick walk in my neighborhood. The weather was clear and humid that night. Two hours later I left the house to grab a last minute item at the bodega on the corner of Lark Street. The temperature had mysteriously dropped about 10 degrees and a dense fog had taken over Center Square. The street lights all around me ... Continue Reading

Living Walls in Albany

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Living Walls in Albany

It's alive! Rise and shine, giant elk. Wait, what are you doing here? A few weeks ago I decided to “donate” my building, above, to Living Walls: Albany. The project, spearheaded by the ubiquitous Samson Contompasis, is designed to raise awareness about the use of public space, explore the options that a smaller city like Albany has to offer, and give the people a chance to interact with public art. I'm glad I had the opportunity to offer the artists ... Continue Reading

St. Joseph’s Academy

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

St. Joseph’s Academy

In late 2011 Albany Barn Inc. will begin transforming the abandoned St. Joseph's Academy building located in the heart of Albany's Arbor Hill Neighborhood into a 40,000+ square foot creative arts incubator and community art space. Two months ago I was contacted by Craig Shufelt on behalf of a new gallery, “Stage 1”, located near the Academy. Craig, with the support of Albany Barn, was looking for new artists with an urban feel to showcase their work. I had donated ... Continue Reading

Warrior Dash Northeast 2011

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Warrior Dash Northeast 2011

Once again, I headed to Windham, NY this past Saturday to watch hundreds of mud lovers plow through 3.2 hellish miles. The voracious 12 obstacles course ingested 40 waves of “Dashers” during the weekend, leaving few prisoners. Did I think I would be running this year? Maybe. Did I chicken out? Most likely. I enjoyed taking pictures of these intrepid runners jumping over fire last year, knowing that I wouldn't have to nose-dive in a pool of muck a minute ... Continue Reading

Camp Bisco X Recap

Posted on July 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Camp Bisco X Recap

This past Saturday I headed to Mariaville, NY to rekindle with Camp Bisco, Northeast’s largest electronic-rock festival. It had been five years since I last attended Disco Biscuits's musical creation and I found myself in the middle of a much bigger and louder maelstrom. The 10th annual music and arts festival boasted more than 100 performances on five stages over the course of three days and three nights. I was still on the West Coast the first two days but ... Continue Reading

South End Earth Day 2011

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

South End Earth Day 2011

A few weeks ago the Grand Street Community Arts along with AVillage Inc. and the South End Neighborhood Association organized a great community event to celebrate Earth Day in Albany's South End. A small army of volunteers gathered at Elizabeth Park on this bright Saturday morning and accomplished an astonishing amount of work. Give me a shovel and it is likely I will accidentally decapitate myself, so I decided to help out by taking pictures of the event for the ... Continue Reading