Lens Artists Challenge #157: Getting Away

Bridges, I used for this photo essay because I think they symbolize getting away

Bayonne Bridge (connects Staten Island to New Jersey)
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Brooklyn Bridge (notice waterfall underneath which was an artist display–not usually there)
Verrazzano Narrows Bridge (Photo taken from Midland Beach, Staten Island)

Lens Artists Challenge #156: Black and White

Black & White photo I took on the set of the TV show ¨Fame¨ (1984), which I later used as the cover photo for my novel ¨That Smooth-Faced Gentleman¨
My hand-colored version of the B&W photo I took on the set of the TV show ¨Fame¨ (1984)
I wanted the colorized version for my cover but my book as it appeared with my photo in B&W

People Pictures

Isaac Breshniv Singer walking down Broadway in NYC (1985)
Frank Tomsick, San Francisco Architect
Matthew Gabriele (cerca 1990) Neighbor in Staten Island
Gerald McCue, Architect
Friends in San Francisco (1984) Poet Gregory Corso (bottom left)
Selfie , San Francisco (1982)
Ruth Orkin, Photographer, San Francisco 1983

Remembering my years Living in San Francisco (1979-1984)

(This was when I really took up photography. I took a class from a teacher in Oakland and learned how to print from him. I did all my own printing during this time. I never printed again after digital photography came into being)

This is a selfie taken in my hotel room in North Beach. The whole time I lived in San Francisco, I only lived in Hotel Rooms, but they had great views. I always have lots of plants and books no matter where I live. Shirt I bought it Chinatown. I didn´t know what the symbol said, but I think it was something sexy by the way Chinese men looked at me on the street when I wore it.
San Francisco Bay. with Golden Gate Bridge During these years I was very much into hand coloring photos that I took in B&W.
The Corner of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. Photo taken from my room at the Hotel Americana
North Beach up to Hob Hill.
William F. Burroughs at City Lights Bookstore cerca 1983
Romolo Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco
Window Washer. I took photo one day at work as I was looking out of my panoramic window from where I worked for an architectural firm on Clay St. (photo is hand-tinted)