photography and the landscape

Sunday, July 31, 2011

We the people

are not a republic-we are a democracy-the political bipartisan posturing is a crap taco in need of disposal

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Artemis and Stag

 Kiki Smith "Born"

Artemis and Stag, to the left was a holding of the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY- it is currently on view at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, NY.  The sale of the work was controversial and remains a thorn in the side of many of the city's residents.  The dollars raised ($ 28.6 million  for Artemis & Stag)will be used to purchase new work more in line with the Gallery's heavy concentration of modern work.....In my view, and in light of the current trend in modern art for artists to develop a narrative, had the work by Smith been purchased for the "MODERN" collection and had Artemis not been  deaccessioned ( as they put it)  it would have created a narrative spanning centuries instead of the very limited idea of modern. 

Artemis & Stag

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Six String Circus

Bravo for Six String Circus, winners of the Battle of the Bands in 2010 and the right to open for the preservation Hall Jazz band @ Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo NY

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Buffalo River crossing

This was once a busy rail line that crosses the Buffalo River @ Smith Street.  Rail Roads of varying names under a vareity of ownership shipped goods through this corridor.  Concrete Central Elevator is in the background.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Buffalo Color

The former Buffalo Color Corp was located on Lee Street in between the Valley and Babcock neighborhoods on the Southside of Buffalo.  The plant has been pretty much leveled for the future Railroad Museum.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Live from the Rustbelt

I normally wouldn't self promote like this, but the nature of the exhibition and the spirit of the idea compel me to do so.  Last summer I sent a photo of Concrete Central Elevator to Rustwire's call for work for the Big Urban Photography Project.  The project has become a traveling show which began in Pittsburgh, is now in Cleveland and will likely also head on to Youngstown and Buffalo.  This is a graphic promoting the project (artist unknown) - which I think is fantastic and deserves applause.  From a personal viewpoint-my town of Buffalo has been in a downward spiral for as long as I have been alive.  I am a little over fifty, have lived within the city limits for all of those years and despite the bad press and faulty reputation we may have-I know that this place is a great world class town that- like all Blue Collar Rust Belt Cities are imbued with a character, will, drive, determination and grit that will allow its inhabitants to rise above the adversity and be better people for it.  To paraphrase an old quote- if it doesn't kill you- it will make you stronger.

Thursday, July 7, 2011