Sunday, May 23, 2010


Rosemary showed me her home, feed me fresh cherries, invited me back for tea, and showed me old photos of her pet turkey, Martha. The yard always has fresh laundry on the clothes line ("a sign of my old age" she says). She does not like to wear shoes. Best of all being there made me feel like summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I have been going door to door in Sleepy Hollow for days now and photographing people. This is Destiny or "Desty" on her front steps.

Monday, May 10, 2010

"The Hill"

Had a meeting at St. Joesph's Hill of Hope today. This is a view of their property over 400 acres of land, spanning over 3 counties. Once a city was going to be built here because St. Joseph had instructed Mrs. Francis Klug to do so. Her dream never became a reality and this is what's left.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

That which inspires.

I stumbled across this photograph in a book of women photographers. It just so happened I had been assigned to write a poem about a photograph that day, so I did.

"Court of the first model tenements in New York City, 72nd street..."

The clothes on the lines belong to people
but here in this photograph 
they are person-less and unencumbered.
The clothes float overhead 
like the thoughts of those 
Their paths cross and so their stories intertwine. 
The people are 
connected by taught lines, squeaking pulleys, 
and clean whispering bed sheets. 
five stories of narratives bound together by
 button downs and stockings.
The clothes, bodiless, but weighted 
with stories, herald the way towards the 
celestial spaces of the 
New York skyline.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Found photos

The yellow wall paper. San Francisco seems so much further away lately.