Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Bolt of Lightning

Around midnight Tuesday, a fire possibly ignited by a bolt of lightning gutted the historic Euclid Avenue Congregational Church in Cleveland. By midday, only portions of the outer walls remained of the 123-year-old stone edifice. The congregation, which will continue to meet at nearby churches, was founded by abolitionists and is committed to peace and social justice.

By Wednesday, this was all that was left of the destroyed building.

Some history here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

You Can Do It

I saw this girl skating down Larchmere Avenue and snapped some quick shots. She stopped for a moment and said a shy "Hi." I wanted to say more, like "You're a really good skater," and "Thank you for letting me take your picture," but the moment passed.

The kind of photography I do means that human encounters, if there are any, are fleeting. I love the people, and the photos are a way of embracing them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The American Dream

West 25th Street, Cleveland.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday at the Market

"I'm taking her for a walk," this man explained. "She doesn't really like being picked up, but she likes this."

The happy life of a fudge seller.

A sunny March day in and around the West Side Market, Cleveland. Sharper images than my previous efforts in the Market's tricky low lighting, thanks to a new Nikon lens with VR technology.