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I have been traveling and taking photos for much of my life. Most of my slides, negatives, and prints were simply set aside and rarely viewed by me or anyone else. With the advent of the iPad, I began to share my photos with more friends and acquaintances. The feedback was generally positive, accompanied with the comment, “You have an eye.” My initial response was, “Nice, but what will I do with it?” Eventually, I decided to participate in art fairs, like “Art-A-Whirl,” and the “St. Paul Art Crawl”. The next step was doing solo exhibits at some coffee shops in the Twin Cities.

Most of my travel has been in Europe with a particular interest in Germany, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Other destinations have included Brazil, Mexico and Algeria. In my travels, when I arrive at a destination for the first time, I frequently wander around for the better part of a day before taking my first photo. It is difficult to know what to photograph until I develop a feel for the place. While some photos capture a fleeting moment, others reflect the mood of the location. Both are important in telling the story of a place. My photos are a mix of street photography including people and animals, as well as architectural and urban landscape.

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The Balkans link to this group

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Belgrade, Serbia 2010

“?” Is the name of the restaurant. In 1892 the owners of this traditional tavern changed the name to “By the Saborna Church” (today Holy Archangel Michael Church).” The officials of the Serbian Orthodox Church protested the name and the owner changed the name to “?,” the name it has been known by since then. Or does the title of the photo “?” beg the question about the couple’s conversation ?

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Chickens, Cat and Dog

Stari Grad, Ulcinj, Montenegro 2013

This photo was taken just a few minutes after sunset in the “Stari Grad” (old town) of Ulcinj. Taken only moments after the photo below “Adriatic Sunset.” As the animals were milling about, they were also watching me. The chickens are ready to peck at the cat and the cat clearly wants to get away as shown by her movement. The dog is just calmly watching the whole scene.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

 

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Adriatic Sunset

Stari Grad, Ulcinj, Montenegro 2013

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Albanian Garden

Shkodër, Albania 2013

This photo was taken in the garden of a friend’s guesthouse in Shkodër. I was there in the fall and they were in the process of harvesting those very grapes to make wine. The original photo was in color, but the black and white image is far more interesting than the color version.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

 

 

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Bobsled Run

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2013

Taken in the hills above Sarajevo. The bobsled run is a remnant from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. (A time before Yugoslavia broke apart in the civil war of the 1990’s.) Today, while the bobsled run is in disrepair, it attracts skateboarders and graffiti artists.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

 

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Vučko (Вучко) – Sarajevo ’84

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2013

Another remnant from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. This welcome sign with map showing the various venues was still in front of the main train station in 2011. The little wolf (Vučko) was the mascot for the Olympics.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Old Friends

Durrës, Albania 2011

This photo was taken just outside the wall of the old Roman city. I was staying in Tirana and took a day trip to Durrës on the Adriatic coast. I am sure that had I returned the next day or the next month, or the next year, these guys would be there as this must be part of their daily ritual. A peaceful life shared with old friends in old age that we all will hopefully  achieve. My understanding is that the graffiti says something like “don’t be stupid.”

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Out For A Stroll

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2010

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Runaways 

Skopje, Macedonia 2011

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Spectator Sport

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2013

In the Balkans, chess is a spectator sport. Whether played on large chess boards like this one or on small chess boards. Whenever played in public places, there are always observers. In this case, the observers were not silent. They were discussing amongst themselves what the next move should be and also in some cases, making their opinions known to the players.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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The CEOs

Prizren, Kosovo 2011

There was a long line of mannequins in front of a men’s clothing store. Many of them were damaged with missing noses or a hole in the head. Kosovo has been struggling economically since the Yugoslavian civil war and their struggle for independence. The use of these mannequins illustrates the determination and resilience of the people of Kosovo as they do the best they can with what they have.

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The Chess Match

Tirana, Albania 2013

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Untitled

Lake Ohrid, Macedonia 2011

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Leaning Toward God

Tirana, Albania 2013

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Ukraine link to this group

Chernobyl # 319 Bumper Cars

Photo was taken at the Pripyat Amusement Park in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine 2015

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

 

 

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Chernobyl # 311 – Ferris Wheel

Photo was taken at the Pripyat Amusement Park in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine 2015

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Chernobyl # 384

Photo was taken in Pripyat at a school in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine 2015

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Lviv Commuter Series # 110

Lviv, Ukraine 2015

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Lviv Commuter Series # 126

Lviv, Ukraine 2015

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Rainy Night # 59

Lviv, Ukraine 2015

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Rainy Night # 70

Lviv, Ukraine 2015

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The Selfie

Lviv, Ukraine 2015

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Ukrainian Blue

Kiev, Ukraine 2015

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Berlin 2000 - 2015 link to this group

 Eisfabrik # 61

Berlin, Germany 2013

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Eisfabrik # 19

Berlin, Germany 2013

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Eisfabrik # 40-1

Berlin, Germany 2013

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Eisfabrik # 40-2

Berlin, Germany 2013

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Deconstruction – Palast der Republik # 1

Berlin, Germany 2007

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Deconstruction – Palast der Republik # 2 

Berlin, Germany 2007

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Shell Haus # 9

Berlin, Germany 2015

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Weiß an Blau # 1

Pfaueninsel – Peacock Island, Berlin, Germany 2014

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Weiß an Blau # 2

Pfaueninsel – Peacock Island, Berlin, Germany 2014

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Andreas Schmidt and Friends – David Friedman

A-Trane Jazz,  Berlin, Germany 2014

A favorite jazz venue in the Charlottenburg neighborhood. On Monday evenings the program is Andreas Schmidt and Friends. Andreas is on the piano and David Friedman is on vibraphone. The photo was taken with an iPad.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Art Student

Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany 2007

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Festival of Lights 587 – Konzerthaus

Berlin, Germany 2015

Once a year, in late September and early October, Berlin’s world famous sights and monuments in the city centre become the canvas for spectacular light and video projections.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Festival of Lights 629 – Konzerthaus

Berlin, Germany 2015

Once a year, in late September and early October, Berlin’s world famous sights and monuments in the city centre become the canvas for spectacular light and video projections.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Kindergarten Tür

Berlin, Germany 2012

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Straßenbahn in Bewegung (Tram in Motion)

Berlin, Germany 2014

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U-Bahn Station – Mohrenstraße

Berlin, Germany 2015

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U-Bahn Station – Stadtmitte

Berlin, Germany 2015

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Jewish Museum

Berlin, Germany 2012

No visit to any museum is complete without taking a break at the museum cafe. Something that I always plan into any such visit.

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Berlin 1976 link to this group

Neue Wache

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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S Bahn

West Berlin, BRD 1976

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am Alex

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Untitled

A building in disrepair

East Berlin, DDR 1976

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Eyes On The Wall #1

View from Checkpoint Charlie, East Berlin, DDR, 1976

This photo was taken from the viewing platform in West Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. From the viewing platform one could look over the wall into East Berlin. I was taking photos with my telephoto lens and the young border guard with the binoculars started watching me. Then it became a bit of a games with us watching each other. In Eyes on the Wall # 2 he summoned his colleague and the game continued.

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Eyes On The Wall # 2

View from Checkpoint Charlie, East Berlin, DDR, 1976

Eyes on the Wall # 1 was taken taken from the viewing platform in West Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. From the viewing platform one could look over the wall into East Berlin. I was taking photos with my telephoto lens and the young border guard with the binoculars started watching me. Then it became a bit of a game with us watching each other. In Eyes on the Wall # 2 he summoned his colleague and the game continued.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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West Berlin 70’s Style

Photo taken on the Ku’damm

West Berlin, BRD 1976

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Cold War Tensions # 1    

Treptower Park, East Berlin, DDR, 1976

Under the occupation agreement, The armed forces of The US, USSR, Great Britain, and France were allowed to travel to all four occupation zones of Berlin. Cold War Tension #1 and #2 were taken in succession. So when this RAF officer heard the shutter of my camera click as I took Cold War Tension #1, he turned and gave me the look that I captured in the second image Cold War Tension # 2.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Cold War Tensions # 2

Treptower Park, East Berlin, DDR, 1976

Under the occupation agreement, The armed forces of The US, USSR, Great Britain, and France were allowed to travel to all four occupation zones of Berlin. Cold War Tension #1 and #2 were taken in succession. So when this RAF officer heard the shutter of my camera click as I took Cold War Tension #1, he turned and gave me the look that I captured in the second image Cold War Tension # 2.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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VoPo On Patrol

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Waiting Trams (1976)

Hackescher Markt, East Berlin, DDR 1976

Late one night I was wondering around East Berlin and noticed these trams waiting to start their route. This layover point is just west of the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station. There was something eerie about the light and the shadows. The photo was taken on Ektachrome film which causes the greenish hue and graininess. (see “Waiting Trams 2014” below.)

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Waiting Trams (2014)

Hackescher Markt, Berlin, Germany 2014

In 2013 I was walking near the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station and realized that this was the location in 1976 where I took the photo, “Waiting Trams (1976).” I took some photos in 2013, but wasn’t happy with them. In 2014 when I was in Berlin again, I finally captured this photo.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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Ignored, Not Forgotten

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Spectacle of Emptiness

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Twilight

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Soviet Influence

East Berlin, DDR 1976

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Poland 1976 link to this group

We’ve Been Made # 1

Łódź, Poland 1976

I noticed these two guys having a conversation. The purple shirt caught my attention even more. My first thought was that they were black market dealers. After I took this photo they both started looking at me and then I took “We’ve Been Made # 2”. My thought was that they thought I was state security, but then they must have realized that I was just an American and continued with their conversation.

The print is a 5 x 7 mounted on a  8 x 10 board with white mat.

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We’ve Been Made # 2

Łódź, Poland 1976

I noticed these two guys having a conversation. The purple shirt caught my attention even more. My first thought was that they were black market dealers. After I took “We’ve Been Made # 1,” they both started looking at me and then I took this photo. My thought was that they thought I was state security, but then they must have realized that I was just an American and continued with their conversation.

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Study in Red, White and Green

Łódź, Poland 1976

As I crossed the street in mid-block I noticed the stylish young woman who was crossing just in front of me and quickly captured the scene.

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Indomitable

Łódź, Poland 1976

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Industrial Sunset

Łódź, Poland 1976

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Happy Hour

Łódź, Poland 1976

It was around 4 o’clock in the afternoon and I was wondering around an industrial district and saw this bar. I stopped in for a beer. The day shift at the nearby factory had recently ended and the bar was full of these workers having a beer.

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Boys On The Tram

Łódź, Poland 1976

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Market Day

Łódź, Poland 1976

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Friends

Łódź, Poland 1976

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The Conversation

Łódź, Poland 1976

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The Pause That Refreshes

Łódź, Poland 1976

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Waiting for Glasnost

Łódź, Poland 1976

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New York in Black & White 1971 link to this group

The photos in the series “New York in Black & White 1971,” were taken in the summer of 1971 with a Minolta SRT-101 on either Kodak Plus X or Kodak Tri-X film and recently digitized.

New York in Black & White # 162

Times Square

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New York in Black & White # 102

Park Avenue

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New York in Black & White # 104

East Side Drive (aka FDR Drive)

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New York in Black & White # 105

East Side Drive (aka FDR Drive)

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New York in Black & White # 106

Trinity Church & WTC

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New York in Black & White # 107

David N. Dinkins Municipal Building

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New York in Black & White # 108

The former Marine Midland Bank Building (now Brown Brothers Harriman) located at the corner of Broadway and Liberty street with Isamu Noguchi’s Cube.

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New York in Black & White # 109

Financial District

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New York in Black & White # 115

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New York in Black & White # 117

New York Public Library

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New York in Black & White # 119

Brooklyn Row Houses

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New York in Black & White # 127

Empire State Building

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New York in Black & White # 129

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New York in Black & White # 133

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New York in Black & White # 135

Grand Central – Park Avenue South

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New York in Black & White # 137

Double Exposure – Johnny Carson

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This double exposure of the Con Ed east side plant, the UN building, and the two apartment towers beyond the UN is combined with an accidental exposure taken of the TV while the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was on. Incidentally Johnny Carson lived in one of those apartment towers beyond the UN building.

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New York in Black & White # 153

Sightseeing Guy

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New York in Black & White # 155

Cardinal Hayes Place

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New York in Black & White # 156

Cardinal Hayes Place

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New York in Black & White # 158

Brooklyn Bridge

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New York in Black & White # 159

Brooklyn Bridge & WTC

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New York in Black & White # 160

Brooklyn Bridge

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New York in Color 1971 link to this group

Out of Sync

New York City 1971

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Playin’ the Blues

New York City 1971

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WTC Under Construction # 1

New York City 1971

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WTC Under Construction # 2

New York City 1971, Taken from the Staten Island Ferry

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United Nations

New York City 1971

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Pan Am Building

New York City 1971

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