'Depth of Place' Photography Show, Closing Reception: December 14, 2012

Closing Reception: Friday, December 14, 2012, 6-10 PM, during the Tremont ArtWalk
Location: Mastroianni Arts, 2688 West 14th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

More information on the photographs can be found in this prior post.

Thankful for Life 2.0

I’m thankful for my wife, the only person on earth who truly understands me. I’m thankful for the handful of true friends in my life, who always seem to give more than they take. I’m thankful for my parents, who brought me into this world and taught me to use my common sense. And I’m thankful for my children – Life 2.0 – who give me the gift of experiencing the wonder of the world a second time!

Depth of Place Photography Opening: November 9, 2012

Update: THANK YOU to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to everyone who bought a piece! If you missed it, you can join us for the closing on December 14.

Please come see an exhibition of my latest photographic work, Depth of Place. Twelve 30" x 20" photographs will be on display from the series, and prints will be available for purchase.

Opening: Friday, November 9, 2012, 6-10 PM, during the Tremont ArtWalk
Location: Mastroianni Arts, 2688 West 14th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
“The moment after something happens,
the echo of the event is still there.
Staring at a wall or an object, our mind
begins to break down the surface.
Looking into a space, we project
what happened there.”

My intent in these images is to capture a frame of time, a before and an after; to attune the viewer to the unseen emotions echoed everywhere we go.  The images are a recognition that even in the most mundane places, it is likely that something meaningful happened there, somewhere along the line.

Even without people, places have depth, and they have emotional resonance. 

Max's "I AM" Poem

My son Max's "I Am" poem, written this year as he began fourth grade:
I am caring and demonstrate confidence
I wonder what I will be when I grow up
I hear a marker talk
I see the world's largest ice cream cone
I want to be an architect
I am caring and demonstrate confidence

I pretend to be a dragon
I feel muddy water running through my legs
I touch a rocket
I worry if a tornado will form here
I cry when my fish die
I am caring and demonstrate confidence

I understand that things die
I say, "Don't give up!"
I dream I live in a mansion
I try to play piano nicely
I hope to live a long time
I am caring and demonstrate confidence

A Good Show

"One can learn such a lot and enjoy such a lot in seventy years, and three generations is a long, long time to see human follies and acquire human wisdom. Anyone who is wise and has lived long enough to witness the changes of fashion and morals and politics through the rise and fall of three generations should be perfectly satisfied to rise from his seat and go away saying, 'It was a good show,' when the curtain falls." --Lin Yutang

Depth of Place (Update 2)

Here is another new image from my "Depth of Place" series of abstract photographs: