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Stability

Stability is the search for something reliable, something that will be there when we get back. So we nail it down, square it off, and expect it to be predictable. But everything tends toward entropy, so perhaps it’s best not … Continue reading

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The Things That Connect Us

We just do not think about that which lies between buildings, at least, most people do not. I have photographed an inordinate number of scenes where a building has been removed to display what was. The result is often a … Continue reading

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The Path In

There are numerous paths of entry – window, vent, black hole, shadow. There is symmetry, there is not symmetry. Mystery text attempts to give a hint as to what is going on, but it is indecipherable, letting us know that … Continue reading

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The Guardian

We rely on so many things in our life and the assumption is that they will protect us without fail for as long as we wish. Of course, we all know that this is far from the truth and that … Continue reading

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200

In Braddock, a number spray painted on a building indicates that it is to be taken down. Last year while in Braddock I watched a WTAE crew of two interviewed a man for a documentary they were working on.  He … Continue reading

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To Climb Or To Fly

When I think about the numerous mistakes I’ve made I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had made a different choice. Looking back and figuring out what the mistakes were is a simple matter, but changing the consequences does … Continue reading

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What Is And What Was

In David Campany’s Between the Snapshot and Staged Photography he writes, “A single photograph might be described as narrative if it suggests a situation or scene that extends beyond its spatial and temporal frame.”  Many of the abstracts that were photographed in Braddock fit … Continue reading

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The Worker

There was a time when the steel mill in Braddock was working full force.  This is no longer the case and employment is difficult to find.  There is no question that the city is slowly coming back, but there is no … Continue reading

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Henryton Exit

I had a chance to give a demonstration on how to make photographic paper, which is always fun to do. Making the silver gelatin emulsion is the easy part, properly coating the paper is much more difficult. I might end … Continue reading

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Fingerpainting Emulsion

In our workshop after learning how to coat evenly, applying the emulsion to 5mil (thousandths of an inch), we ended up with some extra emulsion.  It appeared that there was not enough to properly coat a piece of paper, so with gloves … Continue reading

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