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The Tiny Fern Forest Tree House in Vermont

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

The Tiny Fern Forest Tree House in Vermont

I'm a fan of road trips and quirky places. Once you get well acquainted with the Capital Region, there comes a time when you have to drive farther and farther away and need a place to stay overnight. Why not try something different? Enters Airbnb, “an online service that provides a platform for individuals, generally private parties, to rent living space and short-term lodging to guests”. I discovered this service about a year ago and I can't recommend it highly enough. Not ... Continue Reading

2012 Favs

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

2012 Favs

A month ago the busy bees at All Over Albany asked a handful of local photographers to share the best photo they felt they took in 2012. The results from this informal poll were to be compiled in a post featured during AOA's winter break. This didn't happen, since only Bennett and myself answered their plea — we get enough love already. This has been a slow season for me with respect to photography, though there are worst predicaments than ... Continue Reading

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

Vintage Postcards: Part 1 – Happy New Year

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 1:13 am

Vintage Postcards: Part 1 – Happy New Year

Joyeux Noël et Bonne année! I enjoyed my trip to France last winter but I'm staying in the U.S. of A for the holidays this year, comforted by a sizable amount of imports from French Feast. When I visited my mother last December, she showed me a large collection of French vintage postcards she had come into possession. If you are familiar with my interest in old buildings, you won't be surprised that I decided to preserve these memories of ... 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

Street Photography Ain’t Easy

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Street Photography Ain’t Easy

“GIVE HER YOUR CAMERA OR I'LL RIP YOUR FACE OFF!” is how I will remember my first foray into digital street photography a few weeks ago. Strong words, yelled squarely at my face by the gentleman above, a short instant after I took this photo. Granted, I did make a newbie mistake that sent my new camera flashing not once but three times at the young couple. There was no denying from there: I had, indeed, taken the picture and ... Continue Reading

Hobbit’s House

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Hobbit’s House

Or is it? Wait, they live underground. Summer retreat maybe? Whoever wove these twigs and branches had patience and a knack for intricacy. I spotted these huts in Middlebury, VT a few days ago. Of charming Middlebury I'll remember three things. A waterfall (seen below), great local cider at the Two Brothers Tavern,  and napping in a field long enough to drain the car battery with a MP3 player. ... Continue Reading

New Show at Spectrum 8

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm

New Show at Spectrum 8

Why the sad face, Charlie? It is hard to believe it has been almost 8 months since the good people at Spectrum 8 Theatres offered me a spot, but here it is, a brand new photography exhibition open from February 23rd to April 5th, 2011. This series is a continuation of “The Unnoticed” collection, a small journey through abandoned memories of Upstate New York, on display last year at Uncommon Grounds. There are fewer pieces, a total of 8, hopefully ... Continue Reading

“Ordinary Things” at Carrie Haddad Photographs

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

“Ordinary Things” at Carrie Haddad Photographs

Quick shout-out to Melissa Stafford, curator at the Carrie Haddad Photographs gallery in Hudson, NY. Kim, Laura, Bennett and myself stopped by last Saturday to check her new show, “ORDINARY THINGS: When artists make their private life public”, on display until December 12, 2010. This exhibition asks a simple question, “What is it like, living with a photographer?”, and brings captivating answers through works by David Lebe, Thatcher Keats, Sabine Delafon, Allyson Levy & Harry Wilks. This is an interesting ... Continue Reading