Once a year the faithful travel to Evans City Pennsylvania for a free festival to honor the film Night of the Living Dead that was largely filmed in that area by George Romero in 1968. To honor the event I will be offering my book Zombie Nights for just $.99 for the Kindle version. The sale starts today and runs through October 16 so get your kindle book for less that a dollar!
Zombie Nights is my story of the two nights I spent with the living dead. It is about my magazine assignment in 1978 to cover the making of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and includes over 40 behind the scene images. This brilliant cover design was created by Peter Johnson from The United Kingdom.
Twice in my life I did the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Pacific Coast Highway. Once in 1968 by myself and once in the late 1990’s with my family. What was amazing is how little the area of Big Sur had changed in the thirty years between drives. It is still to this day a rugged and scenic area of unsurpassed beauty. I hope to make the drive at least once more in my lifetime. This picture was taken in the mid 1990’s about 100 miles south of Carmel California.
This image could have been taken in a number of European cities. It was taken in Paris near the end of The 20th century. I was struck with the light coming through the top window and thinking it was a great apartment to live in. Now the steps would kill me.
I have never been to Venice where some people say the canals are beautiful and others say they smell like garbage or death. I have been to Amsterdam which is a beautiful city and loaded with wonderful canals which are actually part of the city’s flood control system. I have heard the canals are full of abandoned bicycles but can vouch they don’t smell of death or garbage.
Then there is Bruges which is sometimes called the Venice of the North. A magnificent ancient city with a wonderful network of canals. I have been there a number of times and each time I am struck again with the beauty of the ancient town and the cleanliness and blue waters of the canals. Everyone should visit at least once and if you can’t make the trip then at least watch the wonderful movie En Bruges and you will see what you are missing.
Normally I don’t photograph cut flowers. However at lunch the other day I was struck by the beauty of this bloom. No leaves damaged by insects, free of dirt from the wind this bloom offered perfection and I thought deserving of this closeup.
We were exploring a small town in Provence in the mountains near Saint Tropez. I kept constantly losing my family because it seemed that every twist and turn of the narrow streets held some photographic wonder. I stopped to photograph this small green door wondering what was behind it when this black dog tentatively peeked around the corner. I have never met a dog that frightened me but thought it was time to catch up with my family. The dog was French after all and probably hated tourists, especially ones with cameras.
Sometimes the best views at sunrise are before the sun actually rises. This was shot right before a sunrise in Atlantic City.The beach at Atlantic City for a long time has been considered one of the best beaches on the East Coast. I remember going there as a teen and was just amazed at how wide the beach was and the fine white texture of the sand.
The city has gone through a lot of changes since my youth. However, the beach has been a constant and now thanks to conservationists will continue to be so. After Hurricane Sandy they planted all these beach grasses. These will help to hold the dunes in place and protect the beach from erosion. Way to go New Jersey!