Shot Of The Day: January 31, 2013







QOTD: If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.
— Baba Ram Dass

( Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer )

Backstory: Doctor Clara Melman once said, “Things are so much better for your generation, you’ve got the lottery.” Her caustic wit and sharp (class) analysis is why I wound up taking every course she taught.

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Sigma 18-200mm f3.5/6.3


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Shot Of The Day: January 28, 2013







QOTD: Do not seek death. Death will find you.
— Dag Hammerskjöld

( Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer )

Backstory: Bank Street, St. George, Staten Island. The water is a lot closer to the roadway these days. It’s startling the first time you see it.

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Nikkor 18~55mm / Opteka Fisheye Converter Lens


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Shot Of The Day: January 26, 2013







QOTD: The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.
— Jean Cocteau

( Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer )

Backstory: In the foreground, a young earring. In the background a collage by Norman Pate. He was eccentric, by most accounts, and remains my favorite local artist. In the mid-80s I was hired to drive a truckload of paintings to Albany for an installation at the Legislative Office Building. After the show I gave my pay to Dan Werner – the director of the “Art Network,” Dan had organized the event – in exchange for two of Norman’s collages. That began my collecting. Now my house is overrun with works by Norman, prints of Kurt Schwitters (my Dadaist lord and Merz savior), and my own oddities. I try to expose my children to a little bit of this madness every day so they might learn to recognize and harness it.

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5/6.3


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Shot Of The Day: January 22, 2013







QOTD: Passions elevate the soul to great things. — Denis Diderot

( Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer )

Backstory: my passions include great cameras, Islay malts, and good cigars. None of these are healthy but all are essential for storytellers. (This image is for my friend Mike Dimino who was battered, but not beaten, by Hurricane Sandy – a fellow photographer who knows good scotch and good tobacco…)

Equipment: Praktica MTL 3 / Pentacon MC 50mm f1.8


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