Winter Joy at The Phipps Conservatory

I miss visiting the Phipps Conservatory of Pittsburghthis year especially in the dead of winter in the dead of winter. When your skin is dry and you are cold and chilly it is wonderful to spend an hour or two in warm humidity smelling the blooms of orchids and other fragrant flowers. It’s almost as good as a spa treatment. I have no idea what the actual name is of this orchid but it brought me joy in the cold of winter so to me it is Winter Joy.

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Winter Joy

Selective Color–Pittsburgh Butterfly

I never published this picture because the bright red of geranium blooms seemed to diminish the color of this butterfly photographed in our garden. A perfect candidate for my selective color project.

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Pittsburgh Butterfly

The August Wilson Center

I hope the August Wilson Center survives the pandemic crisis. It is a wonderful small venue to see concerts and plays. The last concert we saw there was The Bad Plus. I can’t wait until we can attend again. I love listening to live music. If you can afford it please make a donation to keep this wonderful Pittsburgh Institution afloat.

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The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

The Thunderbolt Kennywood Park 1976

This image was exhibited in the Carnegie Museum in 1977 as part of the Associated Artists Annual Exhibition. It is an image illustrating the speed of the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster.

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The Thunderbolt

My First Paid Photo for Pittsburgh Suburban Newspapers

In 1973 I began to work as a stringer for Pittsburgh Suburban Newspapers and Pittsburgh Magazine. This was the first photograph for which I received payment. It was taken at a barber shop in Penn Hills. I can’t remember why or what the story was about but do remember getting a check.

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My First Paid Photo

Captain Beefheart at The Syria Mosque

On October 15, 1972 we went to see Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh. Things were so different back then. I simply walked backstage and acted like I belonged. Stood next to the Captain before he went on stage and took this picture and a few others before I was escorted off.

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Captain Beefheart

Bodies in Motion Redux

A number of years ago I made a video entitled Bodies In Motion. I didn’t like it. So I remade it a while back and never published it. Hope you find it entertaining. The only video I ever did creating most of the sound track in Garage Band.

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Inside Out In Regent Square

Today we had one of the largest snowfalls we have had in years. Over nine inches. The visual difference between the inside of our house and the outside is pretty extreme.

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Inside Out In Regent Square

Inside Out In Regent Square

Inside Out In Regent Square