[This was originally published in December, 1999. The funny thing is to see what was popular back then. Altavista (remember? the big hot search engine portal); a large web image was 500 px across. Society was different. You could actually cart a view camera and tripod onto a train. You weren’t supposed to. But nobody […]
Hi. My name is Dave B. I am a cameraholic. I know where it began — it was over 50 years ago. It was really my older cousin who introduced me to it. He was in the Peace Corps. and he made a stop in Japan where they were making some very fine cameras – […]
Something odd happened to Times Square, the so-called crossroads of the world. I don’t know about that, maybe the crossroads of NYC. But more about the odd thing that happened and continues to strike me. Cartoon characters, mostly superheroes appeared in the area to perform for coin. And at the same time, as the world […]
I have a few associations with the word “Exhibits.” There’s Pictures at an Exhibition – music. Pretty good music as best as I remember. and for some reason this stuck in my head – something from a bio of Monet: “I am pleased with the exhibition… everything on display was sold for a good price […]
Sometimes it seems I’ve lived a million lives; sometimes I’m not sure I’ve lived one. I’m not trying to be clever. That’s honestly how I’ve felt lately. A lot of looking back. There was usually a camera in my hands; tho I regret I didn’t use it more back in my East Village days. There’s […]
Free Wi-Fi – Chambers Street Station, 2018 Matt has been my Virgil -moving through the lower depths of urban hell. I’m hoping he’ll continue to guide me as we move to purgatory. You know, I read Dante’s Inferno a long time ago. I stuck with it through Purgatory, but by the time we […]
This is roughly 35,000 pixels across. Done with about 20 images, and just my trusty monopod.
Given all the illnesses and tribulations of this winter, from Crohn’s to Awful Colds, to financial weights hanging over me, Matt Weber captured the many faces of Beckerman at work.
Sometimes I tried to transfer what I knew from musical theory to image making. And I can still remember one of my professors talking about Beethoven and how many motifs and variations he would have compared to other composers of his or any other time. And then the same professor talking about the latest Beatles […]
Today is my favorite type of day. Sort of cool. And a steady rain. It’s the sound of the rain on my fire-escape that I love. I read a biography of W. C. Fields, which said he loved to write his scripts whenever it was raining. I don’t know if that’s just another story about […]
More from the 18th street “Ghost Station” on the 6 train line.
What’s fascinating about this installation, is that normally, film, runs through the projector gate (or at least in the old days that’s how it worked) at a certain speed, once 18 fps, then in the sound era 24 frames per second. Video is usually flashing by at 30 fps. Here you do the moving past […]
Yesterday… still working on techniques but getting closer.
Shot today from moving train with on camera flash. I also have a wireless trigger, but apparently haven’t figured out how it works yet. Still considering – making progress.