Photo Blog by Dave Beckerman

Abandoned Building (DUMBO) 1990

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While I had my “real job” I used to visit this area DUMBO whenever I could, usually the weekends, because I just thought it was fascinating to be near such ancient buildings. I had no idea it would soon be turned into an “upscale” area. So, of course, at the time, I look at the […]

Don’t Be A Square

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No picture in this one.  Just a dilemma.  As you can see, if you are following this at all, I’m mostly scanning medium and large format negatives.  Don’t know what that means?  Don’t care?  Well, why should you.  It’s ancient technology. But here’s the thing.  The medium format cameras were mostly square format.  There were […]

Sedona Sunset

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4×5 Field Camera. Tmax 100 Film. Second visit to Sedona. I was there three times. Each time it had become more touristy. Here the cameras got larger with each trip; whereas with Paris, they got smaller with each trip. Urban v. Landscape explains that.

Clam Sign – Montauk 1990

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Opening clams for a living can be dangerous on the hands and interfere with your piano technique. I’ve seen it happen where a would be Julliard student completely ruined their chances by ruining their fingers opening clams for a living.

Yosemite River – 1992

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Mamiya 6, Tmax 100.

The Street of Childhood Sorrows

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The Fourteenth Ward “To be born in the street means to wander all your life, to be free. It means accident and incident, drama, movement. It means above all dream. A harmony of irrelevant facts which gives to your wandering a metaphysical certitude. In the street you learn what human beings really are; otherwise, or […]

The Rest, Paris

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Let’s jump back to Paris for a few minutes. From first trip, 1991. Tbe financial district.

Yosemite Falls, 1992

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I was only there for a week. I see that I shot about 50 rolls with the Mamiya 6. Almost time to go and finish off France. Everywhere I turn, I find stacks of negatives.

Midnight Grand Central

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A long time ago. Pre 9/11. Pre-recession. First Night on New Year’s Eve. 12 Midnight. Grand Central.