December 28, 2013

November 28, 2013

Le Club

May you appreciate the everyday wonder, everywhere. Happy Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2013

Black Top



Sunshine + fill flash + pavement = random happenings.

November 5, 2013

Gone Analog








Our family spent the last Spring Break in Boston. While I usually think of vacations as a week-long photo opportunity I was feeling weighed down by my DSLRs – both physically and psychically. I opted to take along two smaller cameras and use the expired Fuji film from the bottom of my refrigerator. The resulting images are mine but are somehow feel more fragile, the palette subtle. It was a liberating experience and one that reminded me that it's okay to do this differently. There was no instant image rendered, the noise was minimal and I couldn't resort to a pop of the flash to add interest. And I had to wait. It took months before I processed the film and discovered what Boston had been; a chilly getaway and a place to breathe.

October 11, 2013

Adrift


Floating through fall and missing summer.

September 20, 2013

Elsewhere

When asked about this blog I often talk about how it's been an important part of my photographic process – that this place has been a springboard for ideas yet to be understood. I've had two unplanned projects emerge from my posts here. I photographed throughout the spring and summer I've been a bit stuck on what to do with the new images.

I'm sharing a series that was made while waiting in a parking lot. We were exhausted from a week of togetherness out at the beach. It was a vacation that followed a summer of separation with little correspondence sent home from camp. Some letters were mere scribble, unsigned. Others listed the items to bring up on Visiting Day. Friends told me not to fret and that our boys were happily immersed in camp life. It's true that we were all elsewhere and occupied, but I was a little crushed.

These photographs remind me that it's okay to be together and still be apart. It seems that disconnection is essential to growing up and growing older. They are about letting go.

I'm hoping that these photographs will tell me what to do next. Will one of these images end up in either of my projects or head in a new direction entirely? Maybe this blog post will be their final destination. I'd like to hear from you. Tell me what these photographs say to you, if anything.

September 10, 2013

August 9, 2013

July 25, 2013

July 18, 2013

Lush Light

Late afternoon in Kent, Connecticut, July 2013.

July 4, 2013

Summer Skin


Permission and a smile at Cedar Beach, Babylon, New York.

June 25, 2013

Navigating Brooklyn





Finding shadows amid memories – a family field trip.

May 12, 2013

Wonder Woman: Exposed


Happy Mother's Day to the fearless women who can do it all with courage, inspiration and LOVE.

April 30, 2013

Auto Portraits

North by Northwest in Scarsdale, April 2013.


April 11, 2013

Crossroads

West 11th and Hudson Streets, New York City, March 2013.

March 22, 2013

On The Mend

Wounded, marked and stitched. Getting ready for the day. March 2013.


March 18, 2013

The Wait

It's been the longest winter in years – an eternal chill. According to the calendar, Spring is only three days away. I'll believe it when I can feel it.

February 28, 2013

WonderLand

Family eye candy, Hawley, PA, February 2013.

February 18, 2013

Off 5th


The Harmonie Club, New York City, February 2013. 

– with love and thanks to Marnie Gelfman.

February 14, 2013

January 23, 2013

January 8, 2013

Perfectly Ten



Nine was fine, but it's so yesterday. Today you begin the second decade of your young life. 

Sweet guy, you're the most random person I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. You're never bored and can make a game out of the most menial tasks. Recently we were in a pool, swimming laps together. I looked for you underwater and didn't see my son, but rather, a porpoise – buoyantly flipping and bouncing off the bottom. You told me that you were "just being joyful." When I lose sight of the moment you always bring me back to where I belong.

I know that your curious nature will lead you to new and exciting places. You're the guy who takes the long option. Why go from Point A to Point B when you can go up, over, squeeze in between or go around something. It's far more interesting.

You're big in every way – full of personality, thoughtful and deeply loyal. I love the spaces in between your teeth and your wide open smile. It says so much about the warm and engaging person you are.

Very soon a day will come when I can no longer see over your head. When you run out from school, down the hill and into my arms, I brace myself hoping that you will not bowl me over. Although I'm always available for your ginormous hugs, please remember that your mother is a delicate flower.

Sweet guy, my wish for you is a lifetime of double digit birthdays. May you always be as radiant and playful as you are today. Happy Birthday.

January 3, 2013

Fly Away

Another year has cycled through, taking us on a turbulent ride. It was a year full of unexpected happenings, happy accidents, transitions and thrills. I want to express my gratitude to my dear friends and the followers of WonderLust, now entering its fourth year of whatever comes next. Thanks for hanging in and showing your support through email, comments, re-posts and tweets. It's hugely appreciated and gives meaning to what I do as an artist.

Have a sparkling New Year. Jive, thrive, be alive.

Holiday carnival, Boca Raton, Florida, December 2012.