Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rochester’s Artisan Works 1

   Rochester’s Artisan Works is an amazing place that defies categorization.  It is a combination gallery, flea market, museum and art store rolled into one. It is cluttered wall-to-wall [and ceiling] with all sorts of art works, photographs, paintings, figures, furniture, etc. One doesn’t know where to start looking. After several hours shooting, I generated many images I’d like to share. So, today’s posting is the first in a series that will appear randomly over the course of a few months. While many will go uniquely into the ‘Orange You Glad It’s Friday’ meme, I will number all the Artisan Works postings serially.
   The image below gives a good sense of the ‘clutter’ of objects, which don’t seem to have any relationship to one another [I’ll post some excerpts from this scene later on OYGIF]. 

     In contrast, there are some rooms that have a theme, such as one containing a homage to Marilyn Monroe and another to local artist Roman Santiago. The latter had a very distinctive style, which appealed to me. In his self-portrait below, the [typical] visage of his model seems to be like an idea  growing out of his mind. I don't know if that is what Santiago intended to portray, but that's the way it struck me.

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