Come To The Bath House

I will have several collages in an exhibit called “The Essential Nature” at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. It opens with a reception on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 7-9PM. The Bath House Cultural Center is at White Rock Lake, a delightful place to be on a balmy late summer evening.

The collages are from the “Have Map Will Travel” series. They combine pieces of my etchings, monotype and collagraph prints (recycled) and all kinds of found paper. Maps are there, too. The emphasis is on spatial, shape and color relationships. The story is your story.

Here is a sneak preview of the collages. Come see the real thing. I hope you can join me and a terrific group of artists showing a variety of work at the end of summer, almost fall.

Have Map Will Travel 8, collage, 24×20, 2015

Have Map Will Travel 9, collage, 24×20, 2015

Exhibit Information

The Essential Nature
The Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75218

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 2, 2017  7-9PM
Exhibit runs through September 30

Art-Fashion-Technology

I recently saw a fabulous exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” is magical. This young Dutch designer marries art and science to exquisite effect. Her work made me look long and hard and think a lot about what fashion is all about, what the possibilities are.

Ms. Van Heren is inspired by art, architecture, science and technology. She describes each collection in terms of its influences. Is this “wearable art?” Maybe. The creations cover or encase the body and in fact, are presented in runway fashion shows, although I can’t imagine anyone walking in the shoes shown in the exhibit. A video shows they can! She utilizes traditional handwork (still) but also incorporates materials made with a 3-D printer, materials not associated with garment construction. The results are “other-worldly” and mesmerizing. There is a notable absence of color, which places greater emphasis on structure.

Sometimes she collaborates with other artists such as the architect Daniel Widrig and Jolan van der Wiel (shoes).

The Refinery Smoke collection (2008) utilized thin gauge woven metal to create a giant pouf.

Refinery Smoke collection

The Crystallization collection (2010) incorporated 3-D materials for the first time.

Crystallization collection

Crystallization collection

The Escapism collection (2011) combined handwork and 3-D printing, creating a lace-like garment without needle and thread.

Escapism collection

The Capriole collection (2011) has acrylic sheets wrapping around the body or prominent spikes.

 

Capriole collection

 

Capriole collection

The Chemical Crows collection (2008) was made entirely by hand, including fan-like shapes from umbrella ribs.

Chemical Crows collection

Chemical Crows collection

The Radiation Invasion collection (2009) looked to science and its relation to the body for inspiration.

Radiation Invasion collection

The Synethesia collection (2010) took science as its starting point.

Synethesia collection

The Magnetic Motion collection (2014) was made in collaboration with Philip Beesley and combined 3-D printing with handwork.

Here are the shoes!

 

The exhibit will continue on to Cincinnati, Phoenix and Toronto. Run, do not walk, to this exhibit!

 

Around The Corner, Across The Street

I love to go wandering, close to home and far away. Small towns or big cities, urban or rural, present opportunities to look around with fresh eyes. I can turn a corner in places as different as the Recoleta Cemetary in Buenos Aires and the woods surrounding the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas and be surprised.

Recoleta Cemetary

Crystal Bridges Art Museum

I come upon busy scenes and quiet ones. A street fair in San Telmo, a piazza in Florence. I can turn a corner  and see a striking piece of contemporary sculpture whose curves echo those of the nearby buildings. Intentional or not, it’s a great sight.

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Lucca, Italy

Anthony Caro in Florence

I meet the grand and the intimate. There are sights that make me want to stop and linger to look at details, to get more of a feel for the place. Homer and Anchor Point, Alaska have drop dead gorgeous views around every curve of the road along with weathered boats and cozy cafes. If I remember to look up in cities in Italy I find personal shrines, lovingly composed, around almost every corner.

Anchor Point, Alaska

Anchor Point, Alaska

Homer, Alaska

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Different things with different messages around different corners.

Florence, Italy

Honey Grove, TX

I’ve learned from looking to expect the unexpected not just around the corner but across the street. Here’s some eye candy from the La Boca area of Buenos Aires.

La Boca, Buenos Aires

La Boca, Buenos Aires

La Boca, Buenos, Aires

I check out the facades of old buildings as I amble along the streets of downtown Dallas.

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

I look across the street at walls, store windows and doors all over the world. They get my attention.

Greenville, SC

Ashland, NC

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Lucca, Italy

I look across the street and wonder what’s next.

Dallas

Honey Grove, TX

Often, there’s the “cute.”

Anchor Point, Alaska

Anchor Point, Alaska

And the downright funny.

21c.Museum Hotel, Ark.

Thanks for sending your photos for Around the Corner, Across the Street. I love the variety. Here they are.

Alice Schlein-Geese Crossing Road

Audrey Greene-Alligator

Bruce Schlein-NYC

Daniel Feld-Secret Slot Canyon Utah

Diane deMoye

Elizabeth Greene-Paris, TX

Gabriel Shapiro – Ft. Worth, TX

Ginger Mynatt-Grayson County, TX

Rochelle Jaye

Moses Hoskins

This will be the last All Things Photographic blog for a while. Have a great summer. Look around wherever you are. Your patience will be rewarded. Remember to expect the unexpected.

 

Shadow Play

Shadows are ubiquitous. We see them, dawn to dusk, sharp and well defined on a bright, sunny day to barely discernible as daylight fades. They can be softly veiled in pale, indoor light.

We see shadows on the ground or on a wall. It’s a thing of a thing. Or a person. Sometimes the shadow is cast on another object or surface, neither ground nor wall.

Shadows layered over shadows dance together. They make graphic patterns with lines on sidewalks. They make their own abstract shape when cast by sculpture. They can be solid, block like or delicate and lacy. They can’t be contained as they zigzag up and down steps. They’re like wispy tracings or sharp and hard edged depending on the light.

If the shadow gets our attention do we also look for its owner, the thing that cast it? It’s marvelous, isn’t it, that we can tell that the flat shape represents a three dimensional object? But what? It’s sometimes hard to tell, I admit.

The following photos show shadows that I’ve captured, here, there, and everywhere. As you will see, I’ve cast a wide net.

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

After The Rain

After The Rain

Edwards, CO

Cafe, Edwards, CO

Bridge in Woods, CO

Bridge in Woods, CO

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Screened Off

Screened Off

African American Museum, Dallas

African American Museum, Dallas

Atrium, Dallas

Atrium, Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, NM

George's Place

George’s Place

Louise Campbell, Very Round Chair

Louise Campbell, Very Round Chair

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

 Round and Round

Round and Round

Circular

Circular

Zigzaging

Zigzag

El Anatsui

El Anatsui

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Juan Fontanive - sculpture

Juan Fontanive – sculpture

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

Lisbon

Lisbon

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Courtyard Dallas

Courtyard Dallas

Here are some photos that YOU sent for SHADOW PLAY. Thanks for taking the time to share your vision. Shadows are everywhere, aren’t they?

Bruce Schlein

Bruce Schlein

Alice Schlein

Alice Schlein

Audrey Greene, La Guardia airport

Audrey Greene, La Guardia airport

Diane deMoye, Biltmore Estate

Diane deMoye, Biltmore Estate

Jeanne Sanders-Shadow Casters II

Jeanne Sanders-Shadow Casters II

Moses Hoskins - Isfahan

Moses Hoskins – Isfahan

Stan Feld

Stan Feld

Phillip Goodman

Phillip Goodman

RoriKnudtson_DeadReckoning_FEB2016 copy

RoriKnudtson_DeadReckoning_FEB2016

I am happy to also include this link from Rori Knudtson.

http://www.theinfiniteseed.org/

Theme #8 is AROUND THE CORNER, ACROSS THE STREET. Show us the familiar and unfamiliar of either or both. Email your attachments no larger than 1MB by May 15, 2017.

 

 

Details

To see details is to notice the parts isolated from the whole. Without the context we focus on an object’s lines, shapes, colors or textures.

Here are some architectural details from ancient stone edifices to a new bridge whose details seem like line drawings against the sky.

D's Palace, Sp;it

D’s Palace, Sp;it

Cathedral, Zagreb

Cathedral, Zagreb

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

Iceland’s Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavek has a mostly clear glass and steel façade. You can see buildings in the distance as well as the structural detail when you get close.

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

The distinctive character of a wall, an unusual door handle and metal grillwork look different up close.

DUMBO, NYC

DUMBO, NYC

Kumrovec

Kumrovec

La Boca, Buenos Aires

La Boca, Buenos Aires

Japan

Japan

What walls are made of or what’s on them provide great visuals.

Japan

Japan

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

 

Windows have an added dimension when looking for details. Looking through them adds a bit of color, which enhances the detail.

Dallas

Dallas

Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

We walk on floors, inside and out. Get low and see their textures, lines and shape.

African American Museum ,Dallas

African American Museum ,Dallas

Lisbon

Lisbon

From bright and shining vintage cars in museums to not so bright and shining, just old, we’re drawn to their colorful details.

Antique Car Museum, Warrenton, TX

Antique Car Museum, Warrenton, TX

Antique Car Museum, Warrenton, TX

Antique Car Museum, Warrenton, TX

Auto Museum, Moncopulli, Chile

Auto Museum, Moncopulli, Chile

Auto Museum, Moncopulli, Chile

Auto Museum, Moncopulli, Chile

Minturn, CO

Minturn, CO

Then, there is ART. When I stand back and look at the entire piece, i.e. a painting, or move around a sculpture I have one kind of experience. When I move closer I can see the parts (details) making up the whole. I can see how light affects the surface. I can see the negative spaces. I can isolate the colors and textures.

Michelle O'Michael "Metamorph"

Michelle O’Michael “Metamorph”

Juan Fontanive

Juan Fontanive

In my paintings and collages there is the “whole”, composed of many parts in dialogue with one another. A closer look reveals the details.

#1271 Cecelia Feld Untitled mixed media acrylic painting on panel, 24x24, 2013

#1271 Cecelia Feld Untitled mixed media acrylic painting on panel, 24×24, 2013

#1271 Untitled- Detail

#1271 Untitled- Detail

#1294 Cecelia Feld Untitled mixed media acrylic painting on panel, 36x36, 2015

#1294 Cecelia Feld Untitled mixed media acrylic painting on panel, 36×36, 2015

#1294 Untitled-Detail

#1294 Untitled-Detail

#1301 Cecelia Feld Remembering The Things You Forgot collage 22x30 2016

#1301 Cecelia Feld Remembering The Things You Forgot collage 22×30 2016

#1301 Remembering The Things You Forgot-Detail

#1301 Remembering The Things You Forgot-Detail

#1303 Cecelia Feld Chasing The Unexpected collage 30x22 2016

#1303 Cecelia Feld Chasing The Unexpected collage 30×22 2016

#1303 Chasing The Unexpected-Detail

#1303 Chasing The Unexpected-Detail

A big thanks to those of you who sent me your shots of DETAILS. Here are some that I selected.

Al Padwa

Al Padwa

Bruce Schlein Home Napkins

Bruce Schlein Home Napkins

Theme #7 is SHADOW PLAY. I hope you will participate.

Send me your photos as email attachments no larger than 1MB by April 3, 2017.

Encounters

Encounters. What I encounter, meet, come upon, find. Or, encounters between people, their conversations, their interactions.

Some encounters fall into the category of “weird and wonderful.”

A Yard For All Seasons

A Yard For All Seasons

A Man's Home Is His Castle

A Man’s Home Is His Castle

India

India

Canton, TX

Canton, TX

 

Close encounters, up close and personal.

Settler's Crossing, TX

Settler’s Crossing, TX

India

India

 

Places that you enter and just stare in awe.

St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

St. Michael’s Cave, Gibraltar

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

 

Person to person encounters. Musicians or people talking are oblivious to those around them. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

Prague

Prague

Vietnam

Vietnam

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Denison, TX

Denison, TX

 

Strange sightings are all around. Close to home and far away.

Abandoned

Abandoned

Up A Tree, Lyons, CO

Up A Tree, Lyons, CO

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

 

My encounters with sculpture have me trying to understand it in relation to its material, size/scale and location. How does the setting influence how the sculpture affects me? Cemetery or museum? Outside, in front of a museum, or inside? Sculpture park?

La Recoleta Cemetary, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

KAWS

KAWS

KAWS

KAWS

Todd Kurtzman

Todd Kurtzman

 

I have had wonderful, serendipitous encounters with people all over the world. Kids, especially, are funny, warm and welcoming.

India

India

Boy - Chiloe, Chile

Boy – Chiloe, Chile

Boys - Chile

Boys – Chile

Kids - Calafate, Argentina

Kids – Calafate, Argentina

 

Encounters can be underfoot or on the wall.

Underfoot - Dallas, TX

Underfoot – Dallas, TX

Underfoot - NYC

Underfoot – NYC

On The Wall, Argentina

On The Wall, Argentina

Ghost Sign - Greenville, SC

Ghost Sign – Greenville, SC

On The Wall - Lisbon

On The Wall – Lisbon

Encounters – anywhere and everywhere.

Here are some notable “encounters” from you, dear reader. Thanks for opening our eyes and hearts to the world around us.

Elizabeth Greene-Birds Hilton Head

Elizabeth Greene-Birds Hilton Head

Marla Shainman-Wadi Run Jordan

Marla Shainman-Wadi Run Jordan

Robert Weiss -Nike of Samothrace

Robert Weiss -Nike of Samothrace

Stan Feld-Cambodian Monkey

Stan Feld-Cambodian Monkey

Theme #6 is Details.

Send me your photos as email attachments no larger than 1MB by March 6, 2017.

 

Crazy For Collage

I often construct my collages on acrylic painted paper. For a recent group of collages I layered stencil shapes cut from discarded prints (monotypes, collagraphs, etchings) and other found paper on the painted background. I needed one more element to make the collage POP. I found it by using acrylic “spreads.” Never heard of them? Spreads are made by painting acrylic paint or paint + gel medium on a releasing surface like plastic, letting it dry really well, then scraping it off and gluing it to the collage paper. They’re a little tricky to make, but they’re fun to make and fun to incorporate into the collage. They add texture and a bit of 3-D to the flat surface.

Here are some examples from the “Hidden In Plain Sight” series.

#1296 Hidden In Plain Sight 1, collage, 16x20", 2016

#1296 Hidden In Plain Sight 1, collage, 16×20″, 2016

#1297 Hidden In Plain Sight 2, collage, 16x20", 2016

#1297 Hidden In Plain Sight 2, collage, 16×20″, 2016

#1298 Hidden In Plain Sight 3, collage, 16x20", 2016

#1298 Hidden In Plain Sight 3, collage, 16×20″, 2016

#1300 Hidden In Plain Sight 5, collage, 16x20", 2016

#1300 Hidden In Plain Sight 5, collage, 16×20″, 2016

I continue to use pieces of my photographs, like the underfoot and graffiti images with discarded (you could say re-purposed) prints and found paper. May I say “ephemera?” It sounds so much more sophisticated. The compositions extend in all directions on a white background.

Here are a few recent examples.

#1301 Remembering The Things You Forgot collage 22x30" 2016

#1301 Remembering The Things You Forgot collage 22×30″ 2016

#1302 Internal:External Forces At Work collage 22x30" 2016

#1302 Internal:External Forces At Work collage 22×30″ 2016

#1303 Chasing The Unexpected collage 30x22" 2016

#1303 Chasing The Unexpected collage 30×22″ 2016

 

Sometimes you have to go “small.” Same idea, collage on painted paper. What happens when you try to downsize? What do you pick and choose to take? Ugh, you say. Well, I have to make the same sort of decisions every time I look at the paper. I made a series of “minis” called “Mini-Go-Round.” They are 6×8”, a lot smaller than 16×20”, 22×30” or 29×41”, my usual sizes for collage. How would you design a collage on a small piece of paper?

Here are my “minis.” Remember, they are small.

#1304 Mini Go Round 1, collage 6x8" 2016

#1304 Mini Go Round 1, collage 6×8″ 2016

#1305 Mini Go Round 2, collage 6x8" 2016

#1305 Mini Go Round 2, collage 6×8″ 2016

#1306 Mini Go Round 3, collage 6x8" 2016

#1306 Mini Go Round 3, collage 6×8″ 2016

#1309 Mini Go Round 6, collage 6x8" 2016

#1309 Mini Go Round 6, collage 6×8″ 2016

#1321 Mini Go Round 18, collage 6x8" 2016

#1321 Mini Go Round 18, collage 6×8″ 2016

Have you made collages? What’s your approach?

Place

What is a place? Where is it? How many different associations with that place are there? Immediate or remembered? What do you think? How do you feel? Do you think/feel differently if the place is busy and crowded or quiet and devoid of people and activity? We move along, passing through some places quickly, maybe not noticing much but feeling the energy of the crowds. Or maybe we don’t and feel alone, surrounded by an anonymous group of strangers. The urban scene can be noisy and colorful.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

san-francisco-2

San Francisco, CA

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Tx

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Tx

Reykyavik, Iceland

Reykyavik, Iceland

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Arg.

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Arg.

Other places are just right for contemplation. We relax and with heightened senses, linger. We’re apt to do this more in the natural environment than the “built” one. Spending time walking on beaches, along wooded trails, listening to the rush of water at a mountain stream and enjoying the full flower of springtime cherry blossoms can be calming and refreshing.

Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada

Jasper Lake Lodge, Canada

Jasper Lake Lodge, Canada

Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Canon Beach, OR

Canon Beach, OR

Canon Beach, OR

Canon Beach, OR

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

 

There are times, even in the midst of the frenetic activity of city life, when people claim a spot to hang out, catch up or grab a bite to eat. It is their place.

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Buenos Aires, Arg.

Buenos Aires, Arg.

Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

Eureka, MT

Eureka, MT

Train stations, trains, shrines and churches offer different experiences of place.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan

Italy

Italy

Castro, Chile

Castro, Chile

Lutheran Church, Reykyavik, Iceland

Lutheran Church, Reykyavik, Iceland

 

There are places that can only be described as “other-worldly.” You know them when you see them. Places with the WOW factor.

Glacieres Ntl. Park, Arg.

Glacieres Ntl. Park, Arg.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadoccia, Turkey

Skutustadir Crater, Iceland

Craters Skutustadir, Iceland

Places close to home or far away have offered me new and exciting experiences as well as moments of repose and contemplation. The place where I return, to work in solitude, is my studio at Woodcreek Ranch. There, I am alone, but never lonely.

Cecelia's art studio, Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Cecelia’s art studio, Woodcreek Ranch, TX

 

I am delighted to include your photos of Place. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Bruce Schlein

Bruce Schlein

Jim deMoye, Sapphire, NC

Jim deMoye, Sapphire, NC

Marla Shainman, Dubai

Marla Shainman, Dubai

Kathryn Campbell-Piper's Reading Nook

Kathryn Campbell-Piper’s Reading Nook

Linda Elkin

Linda Elkin

Ryan Diebel - Prague, Czech Republic

Ryan Diebel – Prague, Czech Republic

Stan Feld - Roundtop, TX

Stan Feld – Roundtop, TX

 

Theme #5 is Encounters.

Send me your photos as email attachments no larger than 1MB by February 6, 2017.

I look forward to being inspired by your work in 2017. Happy New Year!

 

 

Reflections

 

Reflections of. Reflections in. Reflections on. How different the world can seem when we notice only a portion of it. Shapes and colors are distorted in strange and wonderful ways depending on the reflecting medium. I like to describe it as shape shifting. The image is somewhat recognizable but somehow different from what we expect.

Some materials are highly reflective like antique cars in a museum, polished to a fare thee well, reflecting people passing by as well as their pricey neighbors.

Antique Car Museum

Antique Car Museum

Antique Car Museum

Antique Car Museum

If the car is outdoors its colorful surroundings are captured on its slick and shiny surface.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Sculptures, indoors and out, often have highly reflective surfaces which reflect museum goers, both those studying the sculpture and those photographing it. There is an otherworldly aspect to those reflections.

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Donald Judd, Marfa

Donald Judd, Marfa

Loveland Sculpture Park, CO

Loveland Sculpture Park, CO

Glass has a way of capturing and altering what it reflects. Sometimes it reflects what is in the immediate vicinity. Sometimes it lets us see through it and beyond in multiple layers.

Winspear Opera House, Dallas

Winspear Opera House, Dallas

Broad Museum, LA

Broad Museum, LA

Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas

Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas

Trammel Crow Building, Dallas

Trammel Crow Building, Dallas

Glassware

Glassware

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Water has its own special way of mesmerizing us with its reflections. This is shape shifting at its best. Wiggly, elusive images which change depending on the time of day and the light.

Venice Canals, CA

Venice Canals, CA

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The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Inside and out, buildings often present multiple images, reflection upon reflection.

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

Northpark Mall, Dallas

Northpark Mall, Dallas

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Look at water and architecture for playful abstract patterns of shape and color.

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And now, YOUR photos! Thanks for letting us see what you see.

Elizabeth Greene - Libby

Elizabeth Greene – Libby

Marla Shanman - Rome

Marla Shainman – Rome

Moses Hoskins - Isfahan

Moses Hoskins – Isfahan

Stan Feld - Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Stan Feld – Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Phil Goodman

Phil Goodman

Next – Theme #4 is PLACE. It’s a word with many meanings. Literal or figurative. What’s your take on it? Get your photos ready and send them to me as email attachments no larger than 1MB JPG by January 4, 2017.

Urbanity

I didn’t think urbanity was a real word, but it is. urbanity – noun. urban life. What I had in mind for this theme was anything that gave us a sense of life in an urban setting. What is the feel of an urban space? What is the experience?

For me, it’s often people, lots of them. Crowded sidewalks, busy streets. People, traffic, noise. You sense the cacophony all around you.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

NYC

NYC

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sometimes the streets are devoid of people, but the architecture let’s you know it’s a cityscape.

NYC

NYC

 

Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

The Modern, Ft. Worth, TX

Buenos Aires, Argentine

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

High Line, NYC

High Line, NYC

London

London

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

NYC

NYC

 

A lot happens on the sidewalks of a big city. People make the sidewalk an extension of their home. They jam for us, they eat, they just hang out. They’re not always coming and going. The camaraderie belies the anonymity of urban life.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Calafate, Argentina

Calafate, Argentina

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

 

Here are some of YOUR photos! I am delighted to include them. Thanks for sharing your view of “urbanity.” You’ve made our day a little more interesting.

Bruce Schlein

Bruce Schlein

Elizabeth Greene - Fishfry

Elizabeth Greene – Fish Fry

Moses Hawkins - Florence

Moses Hawkins – Florence

Audrey Greene

Audrey Greene

Robert Weitz - Chicago

Robert Weitz – Chicago

Theme #3 is “Reflections.” Gather up those photos and send them to me as email attachments, smaller than 1MG, by November 21, 2016.