Long Lost Roll

I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 years ago and carried 3 cameras in my bag, including my 1978 Hasselblad. Cut to 2015, where I have a fridge full of film that I’ve been ‘working on’ for a few years (I do double exposures and re-shoot rolls at different countries and times of days, see an example here). I had a few 120 rolls of film that I shot recently and took them to get developed. To my surprise, one of the rolls was from my trip to Peru!

I remember taking these pictures, specifically ’cause I had found the courage to ask locals for a photo. I remember being disappointed when I didn’t get these images back when I developed all my film from that trip. Here are a few images from this roll, I’m planning on gathering the full series again and updating my website with them ūüôā

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Vivian Maier

The discovery of Vivian Maier’s work a few years ago was such an incredible surprise for many, including myself. Her life is so mysterious, and her photos hint of long lost stories. I really love seeing how she captured these moments in time. There are a handful of links out there about this amazing urban photographer of the 50’s. Artsy.net’s Vivian Maier’s page has a wonderful compilation of her images, a bio, and other great information on the artist. There’s also a website dedicated to her. I recommend diving into her life and be inspired.

Photos by Vivian Maier (1926-2009)




Dr. Oliver Bronson House & Art Exhibit

Today I got to visit the Dr. Oliver Bronson in the city of Hudson. Seldom do they open the doors for the public, so I feel very lucky to have experienced it this weekend. Adding to the treat, the city invited 3 known artists to show within the house’s walls. The artist chose not to be tagged and titled as any other gallery, making each piece blend exquisitely with the historic home.

Valerie Hammond’s pop of color and delicate work felt like a door into a dark and fascinating (sometimes terrifying) world. It really enhanced the surrealness of the environment surrounding it.

Kiki Smith’s drawings where really fragile yet depicted some interesting and complex characters. They where a perfect fit with its harsh yet beautiful home.

Seton Smith’s photographs displayed the hazy beauty of this grand structure. A great compliment to the exhibit.

I was incredibly please and enjoyed every minute of this gem. Thank you Hudson for organizing such a great group of artist, they were made for this historic property.

Built in 1812, the Dr. Oliver Bronson’s was declared a national historical landmark in 2003 and has been going through renovations since. If you want to help and become part of this incredible piece of history‚Äôs facelift, you can make a donation to Historic Hudson, Inc.¬†

Fun Fact: The Oliver-Bronson house was in the 2012 Bourne Legacy film as Shearing’s (Rachel Weisz) home.

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Cay-161 & Bill Cunningham

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[1970’s]…”Using a naming convention in which they would add their street number to their nickname, they “bombed” a train with their work, letting the subway take it throughout the city. Bubble lettering was popular among writers from the Bronx, but was replaced with a new “wildstyle”, a term coined by Tracy 168…” – wiki

LBi weekend

Can’t go wrong when heading out to LBi for the weekend. I love the surf town vibe & sandy sidewalks. Here are some pics from this past Memorial Day. x

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Frida Kahlo’s private memories

A stash of about 6,500 photos from Frida’s personal life have become public after years in storage. For this particular exhibit, about 240 of them will be showcased to the public.


Photo with Tina Madotti 1928


Photo by Antonio Kahlo 1946


Photo circa 1930


Photo by Florence Arquin 1938


Photo of Diego Rivera 1940

Credit: Courtesy of Artisphere (via NPR)