April 5, 2014
Green Yellow Red
Maybe I should just paint. What do you think?

Green Yellow Red

Maybe I should just paint. What do you think?

April 4, 2014
Purple, Green
This is all about shape and color. But isn’t that obvious?

Purple, Green

This is all about shape and color. But isn’t that obvious?

April 3, 2014
Green Blue Red

Green Blue Red

April 2, 2014
Sudscape
Everywhere you look, there’s something worth looking at. That’s why I do this.

Sudscape

Everywhere you look, there’s something worth looking at. That’s why I do this.

April 1, 2014
150 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
There’s something about this building that really gets my attention. It’s not the design or the location or anything. From what I can tell, the edges of the building are not perfectly straight - they’re curved. And that’s cool. Unless I’m just seeing things or it’s some kind of bizarre distortion from the camera lens.

150 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

There’s something about this building that really gets my attention. It’s not the design or the location or anything. From what I can tell, the edges of the building are not perfectly straight - they’re curved. And that’s cool. Unless I’m just seeing things or it’s some kind of bizarre distortion from the camera lens.

March 31, 2014
Most Ominous Nose
I love creating these types of surreal architectural photos that allow me to bend my perception of my surroundings. Little chunks of the sky can look awfully interesting if you look hard.

Most Ominous Nose

I love creating these types of surreal architectural photos that allow me to bend my perception of my surroundings. Little chunks of the sky can look awfully interesting if you look hard.

March 30, 2014
Die Doll
This one’s for Kim, who ripped out my heart, and put it through a bloody blender!

Die Doll

This one’s for Kim, who ripped out my heart, and put it through a bloody blender!

March 29, 2014
Designed Waves
I absolutely love taking pictures of water, and this is a recent favorite. I can’t paint (as least to my knowledge), but if I could, I’d love to be able to work on designs like this. But I do think I benefit from adventuring around the city looking for pictures.

Designed Waves

I absolutely love taking pictures of water, and this is a recent favorite. I can’t paint (as least to my knowledge), but if I could, I’d love to be able to work on designs like this. But I do think I benefit from adventuring around the city looking for pictures.

March 28, 2014
Street Portrait: Keeper of the Garden
I ran into this cool lady on Houston Street, where she was serving as the boss of a big building’s garden that’s open to the public on Saturdays.

Street Portrait: Keeper of the Garden

I ran into this cool lady on Houston Street, where she was serving as the boss of a big building’s garden that’s open to the public on Saturdays.

March 27, 2014
Newport Cigarettes, Construction Plans
This is a sequel to my classic image Still Life Arrangement: A Bunch of Shit in the Street #1.

Newport Cigarettes, Construction Plans

This is a sequel to my classic image Still Life Arrangement: A Bunch of Shit in the Street #1.

March 26, 2014

My Name is Albert Watson - 1994 BBC Documentary

The sound is lousy but it’s a great look at a master at work.

March 26, 2014
Post-Modernist Art Deco Bubble TeaUPDATE: A commenter informed me this is bubble tea.
I absolutely loved this ice coffee (or is it iced coffee) cup. I just can’t remember whether those black markings were printed on the cup. Or was it some stuff inside the drink? Who knows?

Post-Modernist Art Deco Bubble Tea
UPDATE: A commenter informed me this is bubble tea.

I absolutely loved this ice coffee (or is it iced coffee) cup. I just can’t remember whether those black markings were printed on the cup. Or was it some stuff inside the drink? Who knows?

March 25, 2014
Dual Light Shafts
I’m still very strongly attached to photos comprised entirely of design elements. They ring right to me, for lack of a better term.

Dual Light Shafts

I’m still very strongly attached to photos comprised entirely of design elements. They ring right to me, for lack of a better term.

March 24, 2014
OCD and Photography

I’ve thought long and hard about what draws me to photography.

I don’t specialize in particular subject matter. I dabble in everything from traditional street photography to architecture to still life to portraiture to sports to still life to abstracts. My favorite photographers, like Irving Penn and Edward Weston, excelled in multiple genres.

When I’m shooting, all I really care about is graphics. In some cases, like with documentary or portraiture work, the graphics have to meet with some type of gesture or expression.

But generally, all I see are colors, patterns, shapes, lines, and textures.

There’s something very calming and gratifying about analyzing those components and putting them together to make pictures. So I’m always looking for tiny little details around me that present themselves in some interesting form.
I see it as an outgrowth of my history with obsessive compulsive disorder.

OCD was once a very destructive force in my life. My struggles, which I once kept secret, destroyed my career at one point and screwed up many, many relationships. Now, it’s more of a minor annoyance that’s not too disruptive.

Much of the improvement came from two years in therapy.

But I’ve clearly channeled some of my pattern-seeking, order-craving energy into photography.

That’s my fuel.

OCD once gave me nothing but shame and anger.

And I don’t think I’ll never be 100% cured. But at least I got all these pictures.

March 24, 2014
White Bird, East River
Yep, that’s a bird all right.

White Bird, East River

Yep, that’s a bird all right.

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