Making every moment count…
Am proud to announce that two of my photos received special recognition recently.
One image represents my response after hearing various discussions in my daily life and the government’s poor handling of the damage and denial of all the human casualties on Puerto Rico caused by or related to Hurricane Maria. The other images is a minimalistic retelling of some experiences I’ve had in my life. Though very different styles, I am feeling very grateful that they were singled out.
I was relieved that “Raising Awareness of the Plight of Puerto Rico” was included among the winners of The Photos Review’s 2018 photo competition. It was juried by Sarah Meister, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York in New York City. I was relieved because it meant, in my heartbroken mind, that there was hope that the complex issues revolving the situation on the Island might be understood by some.
For years I’ve admired the work in Black&White, a magazine for collectors of fine photography. Have always thought that the print quality of the magazine was excellent. Imagine how happy I am that my photo “Stranded” was selected as one of the contest winners for the 2019 Single Image Pattern, Texture & Abstract category in issue #131. Many are surprised when I mention that this piece is a self-portrait of sorts – we all have unresolved issues in our lives, right? LOL! There is an interesting story, which I will post in the future, regarding a quick conversation I had with NYC Street Photographer Louis Mendes about this magazine.
Strange thoughts happen when one comes to the realization that there are less years ahead of oneself than there are behind… make every moment count.
It is always a joy for me to see New York City street photographer Louis Mendes doing his thing. Whether it’s chatting about his cameras and experiences or inspiring others who appreciate his work, he does it all with style.
Seen on St. Georges Avenue in Linden, NJ. Summer 2015.