Omniality: Photography


Photography being less of a pursued profession and more of an avocation, I readily admit my lack of formal training and limited "thesis." When I take a photograph, there is always a singular subject: the building in front of me; the water surrounding me; the light above me. That's because I simply don't know how to tell a story—the way I like to, anyway—with a photograph or even a series of photographs. Howvever, they do provide inspiration for the stories I can tell, and that along with a desire to lower the volume on my constant internal monologue is why I take them, and why I present them.

Photos presented here date back as far as September 2000. They are gathered into loosely defined collections, and were all taken with consumer-grade digital cameras: the Olympus C860L; the Sony Cybershot DSC-P72; the Sony DSC-T90; and the Sony DSC-WX9. Certain black and white photographs were taken in 2006 using the camera on the Samsung SPH-A900 flip phone (which I really wish still worked).

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Guggenheim Museum, September 2011 Capitol Building, Rear, October 2012 East Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, July 2001 Chrysler Building And Midtown East, June 2009 Coney Island From Pier, September 2009 Crosswalk Light, Rego Park, June 2009 Fountain Outside ICP, June 2003 Grand Street Subway, BMT Lines, June 2009 Outside Old Executive Office Building, Washington, DC, June 2009 Lamppost, Brooklyn 69th Street Pier, September 2009 New Jersey From The Frying Pan, June 2009 Bill Posted, Coney Island, September 2009 Capitol Building, Front, October 2012 Capitol Dome, From The Library Of Congress, October 2012 Chicago Skyline, September 2012 Chicago Skyline, Night, September 2012 Chicago Riverwalk, September 2012 Willis Tower, Chicago, September 2012 Tower One World Trade Center, From Red Hook, October 2012 Hotel St. George, Brooklyn Heights, September 2011 Capitol Dome, June 2009 Office Tower, Fifth Avenue, June 2009 Empire State Building, June 2009 New York Harbor, July 2010 Empire State Building From Midtown, July 2010 Chicago Riverwalk, Toward Lake Michigan, August 2010 Scoreboard, Wrigley Field, August 2010 Chicago Riverwalk From 'L,' August 2010 Belvedere Castle, Central Park, February 2005 Empire State Building From School Roof, February 2006

Straight Lines; Curves; Speed

Amplifier Control, Ruby's Bar And Grill, May 2009 Power Lines Above Rail Bed, Delaware, June 2009 Lower Manhattan, From Brooklyn Bridge Walkway, September 2000 Worker Removing Signage, Astor Place, July 2009 Found Leaves, By FDR Drive South, August 2002 HOPE Tile, Southbound 23rd Street Station, July 2007 Parachute Drop, Coney Island, May 2009 Parachute Drop, Coney Island, September 2009 Williamsburg Bridge Walkway, August 2002 Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, May 2009 Building-Side Ad In Helena, MT, September 2012 East Tower, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, April 2012 Construction Cranes From Triborough Bridge Walkway, June 2012 Container Cranes, Red Hook, October 2012 Container Cranes, Red Hook, October 2012 Statue Of Liberty, From Red Hook, October 2012 Ship's Store, Gloucester, August 2011 Parked Vehicles, Brooklyn Heights, September 2011 Beer Bottle, Greenwich Village, September 2011 Building-Side Ad, Bay Ridge, April 2005 College Observatory, Bennington, October 2005 Pepsi-Cola Sign, Citi Field, August 2009 Motorbikes, Coney Island, September 2009 Power Lines Above Rail Bed, Maryland, November 2009 River Crossing, Idaho, May 2010 Ferry Slip, New York Harbor, July 2010 Escape Stairs And Counterweight, Chicago, August 2010 Fabric From 'The Gates,' Central Park, February 2005 Subway Departing 79th Street Station, Dyker Heights, December 2005


Radio City Music Hall, June 2009 Queens And Manhattan, From Flushing, June 2009 Queens And Manhattan, From Flushing, June 2009 Gowanus And Belt Parkway Merge, June 2003 Lamppost, Fifth Avenue, June 2009 Park Avenue Looking South, June 2009 Big John's Casino In Great Falls, MT, September 2012 Telephone Lines Outside Cascade, MT, September 2012 Beach At Night, Cape Ann, August 2011 Driveway, Cape Ann, August 2011 Campsite, New Hampshire, August 2011 Lighting Rolled Cigarette, Bushwick, May 2009 Clock On Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, June 2009 Scaffold On Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, June 2009 Midtown West, From The Frying Pan, June 2009 Unfocused, Murray Hill, November 2009 Union Station, New Haven, November 2009 Sunrise In Long Branch, NJ, July 2010 Lightning, Bay Ridge, July 2010 Beach In Dennis, MA, September 2010 Tractor And Barn, Bennington, October 2010 Silo, Bennington, October 2010 Bandmates, Bennington, October 2010 West Side Highway Overpass, Lower Manhattan, February 2001 Hudson River Esplanade, Battery Park City, June 2001 Sunset, Bennington, September 2001 Sunset, Bennington, September 2001 Jefferson Market Library, Greenwich Village, February 2003

Earth And Sea

Field Of Yellow Flowers, Bennington, May 2006 Beach In Long Branch, NJ, July 2009 Land Near Pond, Bennington, October 2005 Sailboat, Coney Island, September 2009 Arch Of Trees, Bennington, October 2000 Rail Bed, Bennington, May 2001 Tree In Loudonville, NY, December 2000 Outcropping Near Cascade, MT, September 2012 Beach Near Cape Ann, Gloucester, November 2011 Long Grass Near Cascade, MT, September 2012 The Narrows, Bay Ridge, April 2012 Rocks And New York Harbor, Red Hook, October 2012 Grass, Bay Ridge, August 2009 Mount Anthony, Bennington, October 2005 Missoula Valley, MT, May 2010 Birds And Bottle In Long Branch, NJ, July 2010 Sunset In Dennis, MA, September 2010 Beach In Dennis, MA, September 2010 Afternoon On Commons Lawn, Bennington, October 2010 Sunrise From Car Outside DuBois, PA, July 2011 Ducks, New York Harbor, January 2005


Couple, Flatbush, September 2009 NYC Marathon Runners, Bay Ridge, November 2011 Couple On Bench, Central Park, August 200 Waiting For Subway, 23rd Street Eighth Avenue Line, June 2009 Man Reaching For Bookcase, Bennington, May 2005 Woman On Phone, Bennington, October 2005 Woman Taking Photograph, Metropolitan Museum Of Art Sculpture Garden, July 2009 Friends On Pier, Coney Island, September 2009 Couple, Flatbush, September 2009 Pitcher, Citi Field, October 2009 Dealing Cards In Arlington, MA, November 2009 Levon Helm At Terminal 5, Midtown, January 2010 Levon Helm At Terminal 5, Midtown, January 2010 Ball Game, Citi Field, May 2010 Man Posing In Dennis, MA, September 2010 Men Running Through Set List, Bennington, October 2010 Smoker Before Sign, Chelsea, February 2006 Musician At Piano, Bennington, March 2006 Friends, Bennington, March 2006 Drummer, Bennington, March 2006