Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vision Thing (I Am a Camera)

I was born with amblyopia, a lazy left eye,  part of my genetic inheritance, and have limited actual depth perception–my brain  fills it in.  And it is this big assist from my brain that prevents me from walking into the … Continue reading

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The Duke and the Director

On the way to the shoot, I’m describing Gaspard Ulliel to Geraldine, “He’s an amazing actor and a chaudie.”  Geraldine (long-time American but from and formed in Rheims), laughs at me, at my Frenchification of American slang. Ulliel is best … Continue reading

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The War Between the States

The Civil War began bloodlessly on April 12, 4:00 am, 150 years ago, with the shelling of Fort Sumter and a Confederate victory.  But by the time Lee surrendered to Grant in the parlor of the McLean House in the village … Continue reading

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Bohemia Lost

A portrait I shot of Warhol superstar Taylor Mead in his Lower East Side tenement apartment in 2002 is sharing the cover of this week’s New York magazine with a photo of a richer apartment dweller, shot by some guy … Continue reading

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We Are All Wisconsin Union Workers Now

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN,  where he’d gone to support 1,300 striking sanitation workers fighting to win recognition for their union. With workers’ rights under fierce attack in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and … Continue reading

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