Sunday, March 31, 2013

365 Project - Day 90 - "Easter Eggs"


March 31, 2013 - "Easter Eggs"

Happy Easter everybody!!!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

365 Project - Day 89 - "Baptism"


March 30, 2013 - "Baptism"

Today was a big day for our family. My children - seen here with their Godfathers - received the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation... and I completed my Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation.

It was a beautiful ceremony!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, March 29, 2013

365 Project - Day 88 - "(my pockets)"


March 29, 2013 - "(my pockets)"

What's in my pockets?

Keys...

My wallet...

And my "creativity mojo" - which consists of the film canister caps from the first rolls of film I ever shot - and one NYC subway token. It always hangs from my belt, and is tucked in to my pocket.

And that is what is in my pockets.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

365 Project - Day 87 - "Generic"


March 28, 2013 - "Generic"

Today is a generic, not really in the mood to shoot sort-of-day.

So I shoot the first thing that captures my eye: droplets clinging to the inside of a bottle of generic, store-brand soda.

A generic photo of a generic soda for a generic sort-of-day.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

365 Project - Day 86 - "(the Future)"


March 27, 2013 - "(the Future)"

Completely wrapped in a protective bubble. Is this what the Future looks like for me?

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

365 Project - Day 85 - "Peeking Out"


March 26, 2013 - "Peeking Out"

I'm tired of being cooped up in the house day after day after day with the shades closed.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

365 Project - Day 84 - "New Gear"


March 25, 2013 - "New Gear"

My new Manfrotto tripod just arrived!

I needed a good tripod for the "Night Photography" class I'll be taking at SVA in New York City this Spring... and my old, wobbly tripod just wasn't going to cut it. This one, however, is perfection!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

365 Project - Day 83 - "Palm Sunday"


March 24, 2013 - "Palm Sunday"

I can't believe it's Palm Sunday already!

Time to make some palm crosses.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

365 Project - Day 82 - "Texting"


March 23, 2013 - "Texting"

My teenage daughter... texting... again.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

365 Project - Day 81 - "Sunlight"



March 22, 2013 - "Sunlight"

Sunlight peeking through the blinds and curtains of my dining room window.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

365 Project - Day 80 - "Colors"



March 21, 2013 - "Colors"

A row of colorful plastic 3-ring binders at the office supply store.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

365 Project - Day 79 - "Spring!"


March 20, 2013 - "Spring!"

Today is the first day of Spring!

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

365 Project - Day 78 - "St. Joseph's Day"


March 19, 2013 - "St. Joseph's Day"

Today is St. Joseph's Day, which - for Italians - is pretty much what St. Patrick's Day is for the Irish. We wear red... We eat a lot... and some of us prepare altars to St. Joseph complete with food offerings which will then be given to the needy.

This is the statue of St. Joseph on my St. Joseph's Day altar. In the base of the statue is a tiny scroll containing the following prayer...

"O St. Joseph whose protection is 
so great, so strong, so prompt
before the throne of God, I place
in you all my  interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by 
your powerful intercession
and obtain for me from your
Divine Son all spiritual blessings
through Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
So that having engaged here
below your heavenly power I may
offer my Thanksgiving and 
Homage to the most loving of 
fathers. Amen."

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Monday, March 18, 2013

365 Project - Day 77 - "Knife Battle"


March 18, 2013 - "Knife Battle"

Just a quick shot for today...

For the first time ever, my Chef's Knife bit me!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

365 Project - Day 76 - "Retail Therapy"


March 17, 2013 - "Retail Therapy"

Feeling a little exhausted and "off" today. Time for some retail therapy!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

365 Project - Day 75 - "Marriage"


March 16, 2013 - "Marriage"

Today is the day! After almost 14 years of legal marriage, my wife and I are getting married in the Church.

Today's photo is of the bouquet of white roses my wife made for the Procession to the Virgin Mary portion of today's Marriage Ceremony. They will be left at the statue of the Virgin Mary in her honor.

(lifeisgood)

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Friday, March 15, 2013

365 Project - Day 74 - "Dancing"


March 15, 2013 - "Dancing"

Today I'm cleaning the house to get ready for tomorrow's post-Convalidation Ceremony party.

The J.B.'s are blasting and I'm dancing, with camera in hand.

(lifeisgoodtoday)

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

365 Project - Day 73 - "Carlo Rossi"


March 14, 2013 - "Carlo Rossi"

We're out of wine. It is a sad thing indeed.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

365 Project - Day 72 - "self"


March 13, 2013 - "self"

I'm spending a lot of time examining my self these days.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

365 Project - Day 71 - "Saints"


March 12, 2013 - "Saints"

A small reliquary we have on our home shrine. It contains Third Class Relics of Saints such as Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Dymphna and San Gennaro.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

365 Project - Day 70 - "Work"



March 11, 2013 - "Work"

Another Monday... yet this one is different.

I've returned to work for one day to tie up loose ends and see how things go. Still not sure when or even if I'll be back again. I'm still not well... and both my wife and my doctor recommend taking a sabbatical to focus on health.

We'll see.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

365 Project - Day 69 - "Snowdrops"


March 10, 2013 - "Snowdrops"

The screen-porch has been cleaned... and the first Snowdrops are blooming.

In our neck-of-the-woods, that means Spring is just around the corner!

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

365 Project - Day 68 - "Bananas"



March 09, 2013 - "Bananas"

Just a very quick shot for today: three bananas sitting in my kitchen waiting to be eaten.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

365 Project - Day 67 - "My Day"



March 08, 2013 - "My Day"

This is my day.

Correction: This is my every day.

This is the secret... This is what has been keeping me alive.

This is my day.

This is my every day.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

365 Project - Day 66 - "Reflections of Me"



March 07, 2013 - "Reflections of Me"

Sometimes I feel as if I'm just bits-and-pieces of a person.

A blank journal waiting to be filled...

A bit of time...

A theme song or two...

A hint of spice...

All hiding behind shades.

That's the reflection of me.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

365 Project - Day 65 - "empty"


March 06, 2013 - "empty"

empty.

emp-tee.

Empty.

That's how I feel lately.

(empty)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

365 Project - Day 64 - "(m.e)"



March 05, 2013 - "(m.e)"

I want a rainy day... with a blank journal... my favorite pen... and Chopin playing softly in the background.

I want a quiet night... playing "Trivial Pursuit" or "10,000" into the wee hours.

I want to have a studio where I can set up my easel and sling emotional paint as if there were no tomorrow.

I want coffee and conversation at a diner.

I want to be a picture framer again... once again working with six-figure artwork no one else gets to touch and feel.

I want to dance to "LCD Soundsystem" or "Javelin" and not care what anybody thinks about it.

I want to see the "Scream" before it leaves MoMA at the end of April.

I want to scream at you for what you have done to me.

I want to scream at me for allowing you.

I want to have a peaceful dinner for once.

I want to not have to explain why I chose to return to Catholicism after over two decades of being away.

I want the jokes to stop.

I want things to be OK again.

I want to be able to take off this mask I've been wearing for you.

I want all of this... and so much more.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

365 Project - Day 63 - "High Gold"


March 04, 2013 - "High Gold"

Three trophies my daughter earned for her dance solos at this past weekend's competition. One "Gold" and two "High Gold".

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

365 Project - Day 62 - "Shave Needed"


March 03, 2013 - "Shave Needed"

I really need to shave... I just don't feel like it.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

365 Project - Day 61 - "Lazy Dog"


March 02, 2013 - "Lazy Dog"

My dog Leica is being lazy today... curled up under a blanket - hogging up the whole couch.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

365 Project - Day 60 - "(abstraction)"


March 01, 2013 - "(abstraction)"

Another abstract sort-of-day. This time I'm playing around with a plastic egg carton.

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