Sunday, April 30, 2006

Beltane Celebration - May 1st, 2004

Ritual Headwear
High Priestess
Maypole Here are photos taken for story by Mary Reinholz, An Alternative Rite of Spring, NY Times, May 9, 2004. From top, Ritual headwear, a wreath of fresh flowers. High Priestess of the Copper Cauldron, Nancy Venus. Winding ribbon around the Maypole at Wantagh Park.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Beltane "Shining Fire" - Wantagh, May 1, 2004

Beltane Fire
Spiral Dance
Between The Worlds Beltane is the Irish name for May Day. On this day wiccans gather to celebrate the end of Winter, the begining of Summer and fertility. Top photo, Walking through the beltane or bel fire. Middle, Spiral Dance. Bottom, Between The Worlds, On this day the veil between this world and the fairy world is thin and magic is possible.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wedding Party @ Robert Moses Park

Wedding Party, Robert Moses A wedding party taking photos at Robert Moses Park. The Fly Virgin blimp and this photographer just happened to be passing by.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Pastor Samuel R. Hashim
Upper Room Chorus From top - Shreya Parvathi Subramani performs her Arangetram, an artist's first concert length solo performance to the public. Pastor Samuel R. Hashim seems to levitate off of the floor during Sunday Service at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills. The Upper Room Chorus reaches out during Sunday Service.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Early Morning Commuter, Hoboken

Hoboken Commuter The sun rises across the Hudson as a lone commuter is about to board a bus on 14th Street in Hoboken.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Steve Buscemi Alumni Award

Steve Buscemi Assembly
Steve Buscemi Speaks
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi from floor
Steve Buscemi with Principal

Here are a few more of Steve Buscemi receiving a distinguished alumni award at Valley Stream Central High School. Check the April archive for the first Buscemi / V.S. Central post.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Burn Room

Burn Room 5
Burn Room 4
Burn Room 2
Burn Room 3
Burn Room 1 This weeks large brush fire in Deer Park had me recalling my visit to Deer Park Fire Department's burn room. This is where fire veterans teach probies what to do under fire conditions. The story, NY Times February 17,2002, "No Pay, Long Hours but, Now, Glory" by Donna Kutt Nahas won a Press Club of Long Island Media Award.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Many Roads To Cross

Many Roads To Cross

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rod Stewart, Rocker

Rod Stewart at Madison Square Garden
Rod Stewart Backstage 72
Rod Stewart Nassau ColiseumKudos go out to my good friend Vincent Casey who grabbed my camera and made his way to the stage to get this very nice photo (top) of Rod Stewart at Madison Square Garden with the Faces 1971. We later followed Vincent through the looking glass to a backstage party (middle photo) celebrating the Faces first Garden appearance. The bottom one was at Nassau Coliseum in 1973.

Tonights show had Rod, showing American Idol wannabees how it's done, singing a great version of "The Way You Look Tonight".

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rod Stewart, Crooner

Rod Stewart Crooner It was good to see Rod Stewart on American Idol tonight! Interesting to hear him say that he will be closing The Great American Songbook to return to his rock roots. This photo was from a 2004 show at Southampton College.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Sunset, Jones Beach

Sunset Photographer One
Sunset Photographer Two Photographers are like moths drawn to a streetlamp when it comes to a spectacular sunset like this one at Jones Beach.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Highgate Angel

Highgate Angel I came across this beautiful angel while walking through London's Highgate Cemetary on a Spring afternoon 1992.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

NYC Wig Shop

NYC Wig Shop This photo reminds me of an interesting first season episode of Twilight Zone, "The After Hours". It had department store mannequins coming to life for one month a year. I can picture these two walking along a neon lit 23rd Street and disappearing into the Chelsea Hotel.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bollywood NY

Shahrukh and Fans
Arjun Rampal

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Back to Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra
Shahrukh Khan
Bollywood Showgirls
Bollywood Fans
Shahrukh View

Monday, April 10, 2006


Hulda Mazariego These photos were for a story by Julia C. Mead (Ticket to Nowhere, NY Times, June 20, 2004) on Hulda Mazariego who graduated from Wyandanch Memorial High School with a higher grade average than any other student in her class. She was offered a full scholarship to college but being an illegal immigrant she could not take it. Her family had made the difficult trip from Guatemala in 1992.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cindy Loves The Camera

Cindy Crawford I just happened to be walking by Barnes & Noble when Cindy Crawford was doing a calendar signing. Since I had my Nikkormat with me I stoped in to see if I could snap a photo and get Cindy to autograph the back of the camera. She thought this was a a great idea and had the video crew do a nice close up as she signed it. I sold the Nikkormat about 5 years ago on ebay for 135 $$$$.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Drive, He Said

Sky DriveOr is it Drive, She Said? Or maybe He Said, She Said. This was at Sky Drive on Route 110 in... Farmingdale.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Steve Buscemi @ Valley Stream Central High School

Steve Buscemi, HS Yearbook
Steve Buscemi Valley Stream Central
Steve Buscemi distinguished alumni
Steve Buscemi with students
Steve Buscemi & Students These were taken on the occasion of Steve Buscemi returning to the high school he graduated from in 1975 (Valley Stream Central) to receive a distinguished alumni award. Who would ever have guessed that he'd be the one ushering Tony Soprano to heaven's gate on HBO some thirty years later. Photos were for a story in the New York Times by Marcelle S. Fischler, March 20th, 2005.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Death Party

Death Party I've been scanning some 120mm film from a 1983 photo session with Jeffrey Lee Pierce. The results show so much more detail than the original prints. This photo was used for the Gun Club's Death Party EP. An earlier Jeffrey Lee Pierce post can be viewed here.
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