Today I stumbled across a fabulous article on Chase Jarvis' blog - Don't Quit Your Day Job? No Problem A showcase of very touching street photos from a NYC banker with a very serious hobby.
Chris Arnade (Twitter @chris_arnade) is proof that photography, even as a hobby, can clearly touch the heart and tell stories that need to be told. Along the streets of the Bronx there are many stories needed to be told and Chris' Faces of Addiction set on Flickr tells them with great heart and dignity. I was truly moved by this set of photographs, it reminded me of a similar project I had in mind years ago that was inspired by Richie Sambora's Harlem Rain. Chris has inspired me to start planning that project, the time has come and it is now!
I heard the news today that Japan had another earthquake... and so close to the anniversary of last year's devasting events. I also found it ironic that today's Google Doodle commemorates Akira Yoshizawa the grandmaster of origami.
My heart and prayers go out to all those that suffered the devastation of last year's horror and to those who went through today's horrible reminder!
Today's photo may be a bit of cheat, these were last year's photos compliled into a collage tonight. If you didn't see last year's efforts they are 1000 Cranes for Japan and Update
Collage - Picasa from last year's Cranes for Japan project
Special thanks to Photobook Girl's recent article on Free Collage Tools for reminding me of this very handy feature in Picasa. BTW, she is far more creative with photobooks and collage than I am and is an excellent source for tips on books!
Had a great time with hubby and his good friend at 116 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Rock Drink Love, formerly Gaslight Cafe, a little basement cafe that is full of history dating back to 1958.
Tom Pacheco headlined and Alana Amram opened for the evening entertainment. I've seen Tom perform a couple of times before and this show was no disappointment. He also shared his stories of living across the street from 116 and performing at Folk City in the '60'. Tom is a wonderful folk artist/song writer that is severely under rated in America, a shame since it's surely the land he loves and it's evident in his songs.