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Here’s a selection of pictures stumbled upon, mostly in Brooklyn, occasionally in Manhattan or Providence or Philly. I don’t fancy myself a street photographer, and so don’t go looking for these. But once in a while I’ll have a serious camera with me, and in a pinch there’s always the …

Over the last four years, with the Domino Sugar Refinery series, I’ve been making 40 and 60 inch-wide prints. A few collectors who are new to larger prints have asked me for framing and display advice. Here’s some of what I’ve learned. Mounting Big prints need to be mounted on …

In 2012 I traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to visit a friend living there on a Fulbright scholarship. This was the farthest I’d been from home, either culturally or as the crow flies (definitely as the Qatar Airways flight with an overnight layover in Doha flies). Rwanda may be the most …

When I visited Rome as a teenager, on a coast-to-coast bike tour way back in the 20th century, I was taken in by the magic. When I returned in 2015, I felt more subsumed than taken in; almost everywhere I fell into a tide of foreign tourists, flowing in and …

If I had to choose between the beauty and the weirdness of great faraway cities, I’d take the weirdness any day. Happily there’s no need to choose. The situation is really no different in close-to-home cities and non-cities, great or small. But travel seems to heighten one’s awareness of details, …

While photographing for the Sub/Culture project, I got curious about the video monitors hanging above the platforms. These are for helping the conductors see the far ends of the train before closing the doors, but they look like surveillance apparatus. The noisy picture quality and battered metal helps, lending an …

Here’s a typical un-project: a group of images born in the editing process, given shape, meaning, narrative, etc. entirely retrospectively. I suspect almost everyone with a camera works like this, at least sometimes. Many don’t work any other way. Did Gary Winogrand ever set out to do a project, in …

And now for your viewing pleasure, a failed experiment. In 2012 and 2013, I was spending a lot of time in the subways with a camera around my neck, working on the project that would become Sub/Culture. I started noticing where the ads weren’t … the painted black rectangles that …

This blog is a bit of an experiment, to make room for ideas that are less groomed than a formal essay, but maybe more thoughtful (or longwinded) than what suits a tweet or Facebook post. I’m likewise hoping to share photographs that don’t quite feel like a project, but are …