Lower East Side

New York was an artists’ paradise. On weekends, I explored the city, walking for hours, sometimes stopping to sketch or take black and white photos on my $2 Brownie Point & Shoot camera, (the one that required no skill to operate.) I still have an envelope full of snaps and negatives of the Lower East Side (in its heyday) that continue to inspire me.

"A Vanished Era" is a small booklet Bob Callahan and I out together with the photos.     

Anybody can snap a photo; but turning them into a "work of art" is a whole other level. 
Cropping, transparencies and overlays bring my pedestrian photos into hopefully works of art.