Monday, August 29, 2016

Brad Lander's Magic Show Brilliant Sleight of Hand--- And Slight to the Community....

This is a very worthy read from the CG CORD/Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development blog.

For anyone with the remotest interest in the clean-up of the Gowanus Canal and the soon to be here zoning changes and new development/s.... this read is a must!

Our electeds could and should do so much more for our community, especially since they are spending our tax dollars!....

 Above: Our very own Councilman Brad Lander

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bartok Anyone? Liam Veuve and Puck Quartet at SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University

Bartok anyone? My eldest son, Liam Veuve, and the Puck Quartet attended the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University in June of this year. 

Here is their stunning Bartok String Quartet No. 1 performance

Thursday, August 11, 2016

More Photos taken from: "From New York to New Jersey and Back"

Of course this category of photographs is very broad.  I like it that way.  Many are taken from the car.  I like that too.  I love to capture motion with a still camera. LINK The one below was taken last year at the bottom of my street.  Of course this view is gone replaced by a giant development and new luxury condos.  I used to love walking down to see this however.

Sometime I use my photos for artist activist purposed as I did with the above cell phone photo I took of the Gowanus Canal water standing on the 9th Street bridge.  Disgusting isn't it?  Is that what all those high rent paying people do not mind looking at and call a "recreational waterway"? I guess one day it might be one, but not for ten more years at least while the EPA works it's magic.  See the accompanying blogpost LINK if you would like to read about some of the issues. T.S.

Did you know?  
"The Gowanus Canal, located in Brooklyn, NY is one of the most heavily contaminated water bodies in the nation. This 1.8 mile long, 100 foot wide, canal was built in the 19th century and historically was home to many industries including manufactured gas plants, cement factories, oil refineries, tanneries, and chemical plants. After nearly 150 years of use, the canal has become heavily contaminated with PCBs, heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, sewage solids from combined sewer overflows, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)." LINK

More Auto-Portraits

As I mentioned recently LINK I have been posting some of my photos recently from various photographic series I am compiling.  One of the categories is "auto portraits" (I prefer this word to self portraits as I like the word "auto" for several reasons.  Anyhow this is one of my favorites. below.  Actually this one fits into my "From NY to NJ and Back" Series as well. It's a driving photo and if you look carefully you can see the menacing auto behind me. T.S.