Sometimes photography is more social than we think.14 Comments
The Bodega Project Posts
It’s always has been tough for the arts in America. Most of us have some idea why this is so, from lack of government support…Leave a Comment
Lately I’ve been taking pictures that show how the COVID-19 virus is affecting daily life. Photographers, artists, and designers have participated in such public efforts…3 Comments
When I set my camera up here last week, right after the coronavirus “social distancing” directive, I was focused mostly on the Carol Motel’s rustic sign. I hadn’t noticed the scurrying human activity underneath. I find this keeps happening as I compile these time lapses, little dramas occurring under my nose until I examine the thousand or so photographs I’ve taken. Of course, I have no idea what’s going on with these characters; where they’re going, least of all their intentions. I have preserved only a few brief seconds of their lives. But maybe that’s all that’s needed.One Comment
The Muvico Theater, after charming Tampa’s Ibor City audiences for 19 years, closed in July 2019. Theaters, despite their artistic storefronts and (sometimes) compelling movie selections, are closing all over the United States. What will take their place?2 Comments
I recently attended a photo expedition organized by my local photo club. We went on a boat ride to take pictures of Florida’s Sunshine Skyway suspension bridge. As we approached the bridge at sunset, I saw several people taking shots, then chimping through them and deleting some. As the bridge got larger, its lights became more brilliant. They were missing shots.
I had seen photographers do this before.
Don’t copy them. Never delete pictures during a photo shoot!2 Comments
This is my recited tribute to Huey Lewis and the News, whose 1984 song “I Want a New Drug” was a big hit. It didn’t turn out as expected.5 Comments
Angelo’s Food Market in Ruskin, Florida is the busiest bodega in town. I stopped by there one evening as dawn was breaking and all of…One Comment
Here is my take on a classic that I heard on the way back from St. Petersburg, Florida. Peter BatesPeter Bates is a writer and…14 Comments