Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trabajadadadora.

Not too many days ago I made the portrait of a super interesting graffiti writer out near Midway.
On the bus ride back a man sitting next to me asked about my gear.
Turns out he is a photographer.
He made the picture above with a Rollei and color film.
Tippy top of my tripod is at the bottom left (field camera was wrapped up in a backpack).
It is not often that I happen to sit next to a photographer who uses film
...and makes my portrait
...and sends it to me.
Photo and great conversation provided by Maciej Stankiewicz (the quick shooter in the shadow).
Yes to public transportation.
Chicago!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Buenos amigos.

La Habana, Cuba.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Niños.

La Habana, Cuba.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Heartbreak.

Día de los Muertos.
Hoctún, Yucatán.

Saw a heartbreaking photo online
credited to Mahmud Hams on one site and to Khalil Hamra on another.
The image is of a child's lifeless body,
which is one of many that are on a table in the morgue of Gaza's Shifa Hospital.
You can see both feet of the body sticking out of a sheet and also one hand.
There appears to be a chunk missing from the heel of the left foot.
There are puddles of blood underneath the table.
It is not difficult to find images online of the many dead children from this massacre.
One can also find images of dead adults.
When I hear the lives of women and children highlighted in reports of dead people,
I wonder if the lives of men matter.
Who is able to hear these stories of imperialism and still feel like governments truly care for people?
How does so much money go towards killing?
Why aren't people talking about that?

There were dozens of shootings in Chicago over the weekend.
Have read the definition for a gun is:
a tool that is only deadly if used for its intended purpose.
People could very well be right when they say that guns don't kill people.
It is the bullet holes in people's (sometimes referred to as targets) bodies that destroys life-
which cause loss of blood and the ruin of organs and more.
(Why not blame the bullets?)
What will happen if Chicago decides to invest in the neighborhoods with such huge violence?
There appears to be no problem funding places like Millennium Park...
how could that be more important than the Welfare of the people of Chicago?
Where does the confusion come in when figuring out how to prioritize resources?

Would Love it if the powers-that-be would blanket the Earth in Peace.
I suppose if that was the intended purpose...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chido.

The bus driver.
He was not happy with me.
We were friends before the end of the long ride to Guanabacoa.
La Habana, Cuba.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

B-Boy Battle.


35mm film. Chicago.