Sunday, November 22, 2009

Faces: Green-Wood Cemetery

"Suffering angel", Green-wood," Tim Connor, All rights reserved

"Blinded by the light", Green-wood," Tim Connor, All rights reserved

This time of year most of the leaves are down & the light in Green-Wood Cemetery is hard & clear. After 2 pm it slants steeply like end of day. I went there because I was tired of the street's endless clamor. I wanted to take pictures quietly.

Green-wood is a technical photographer's dream -- chunks, slabs, orbs, obelisks, & crosses of stone laid into high rolling ground complemented by the ragged (or strictly controlled) beauties of nature. There are also human figures carved from stone perched above hundreds of graves -- grieving, consoling or just bearing dignified witness. Today I began to photograph the faces of these sentinels. Except for me & the inching shadows, nothing else moved.

Other cemetery pix by me

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Locked away from the light

By Tim Connor, All rights reserved


Babysitter fail, originally uploaded by Nad.

The guy who did this is roasting in hell, of course. But even Jesus thinks it's funny.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: 'A Violet Isle'

"Rooster," Rebecca Norris Webb, All rights reserved

Today I only have time to post a few words .

Just wanted to note that photographers Alex Webb and his wife, Rebecca Norris Webb, have collaborated on a new book and show, "Violet Isle: A Portrait of Cuba." The show opened last night but will continue through January 2nd at Ricco Maresca, 529 West 20th St., 3rd floor, New York City 10011; 212-627-4819; There will be a gallery talk & book signing tomorrow, Saturday, November 7 from 4-6 pm.

If you don't know Alex's astonishing work, check out this slide show of his long-term project "Crossing," shot along the border between Mexico & the U.S.

For a glimpse of the couple's collaborative Cuba work, go here.