Monthly Archives: February 2017
Slow Afternoon, Union Station
Hollywood Boulevard (not glamorous)
A late supper
You’ve seen it, haven’t you? The more-frequent inclusion of people in my images. Are you wondering if I’m OK? Do you suspect that someone else has taken over my blog?
The answers are Yes. And No.
In the past, I would have lined up my shot and waiting for the people to leave before I made the picture. But, as part of my ongoing process to see things differently, I’ve decided to leave people in some of the shots. We’ll see how that goes!
Los Angeles, California
PS – There is a chance, I guess, that one of these days I go completely off the deep end and post a photo that not only has people in it, but is in color!
War dead, marked by crosses
Every Sunday since February 2004, volunteers place red and white crosses (and stars of David and crescents) on the sand to remember the fallen and wounded soldiers from the United States’ wars, and to acknowledge the human cost of war. The local chapter of Veterans for Peace sponsors the project; there is a separate section with purple crosses of military members who have died by suicide.
It is a stunning, sobering sight.
I spoke with the gentleman who was in charge (he was wearing a red ball cap that said IMMIGRANTS MAKE AMERICA GREAT); he told me his organization was starting a new project aimed at combating the recent rise of Islamaphobia.
If you want to learn more about the crosses project, there are interesting articles here and here.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California