Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One To One - John Lennon

Lennon 3bThese were taken at the One To One Concert on August 30th, 1972 matinee performance. The John and Yoko / Elephant's Memory Band set ended with a rousing sing along of Give Peace A Chance.Lennon 5bIf you click on these to see an enlargement some of the faces in the background will become more recognizable. Here (above) you'll find Phil Spector on the left.Lennon 1bStevie Wonder and Melanie and members of Sha Na Na (Bowser at right) join John, Allen Ginsberg is seen on left.Lennon 2bAfter John Lennon saw a Geraldo Revera report on conditions at Willowbrook he got together with Geraldo on the idea of doing a benefit concert. Here as Give Peace A Chance comes to an end Geraldo walks to the microphone to wrap things up.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Orange and Yellow (1992)

PhilOrangeYellowThis was something I wrote to a friend while I was living in Hoboken in 1992.

Orange and Yellow (1992)

I'm looking at a print hung in my living room
Mark Rothko, Orange and Yellow (1956)
and you, living just down the road from Orange Lake
I picture you swimming at sunset
drenched in warm sunlight
the lake ablaze, Orange and Yellow.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

First New York Times Assignment 1999

Gary Brown 2
Gary Brown and NBA apparelThese photos were from my first assignment freelancing for The New York Times in May of 1999. Shot for the Sports section the story was on New York Giant running back Gary Brown's large collection of NBA apparel. The top photo is an out take from the session with some of Gary's pals who stopped by to watch. The second photo or one very similar to it accompanied the story. This September started with an email, "Guidelines on Our Integrity", sent to all freelance photographers reminding them of guidelines for handling digital photos. With its Photoshopped sky the first photo would be labeled as a photo illustration.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bob Dylan?

Vin not Bob
Bob Dylan almost got himself arrested while visiting Longbranch, New Jersey. This isn't Bob but my friend Vincent Casey. Check out Dear Rose under links at right. A song by Vincent Casey and The Coconuts.
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