Alternative Nude

Mary Anne Tom Studio Session, Nude, Sutton Place Apartments, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Ilford Delta 100 Black and White 35mm negative film. Exposed 100 ISO, ID11 1+1. Printed on Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Liquid Emulsion.
Baltimore, Bolton Hill

Toned liquid emulsion printed on watercolor paper.

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Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Christina Rossetti: Remember

Veiled

Nude, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Kodak Verichrome Pan VP6041 exposed 125 + .3, D76 1:1 8.5-9 min. Possibly exposed during processing.
Baltimore, Bolton Hill

Through me forbidden voices,
Voices of sexes and lusts, voices veil’d and I remove the veil,
Voices indecent by me clarified and transfigur’d.

I do not press my fingers across my mouth,
I keep as delicate around the bowels as around the head and heart,
Copulation is no more rank to me than death is.
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Cellist

Cellist, Peabody Institute, Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Ilford Delta 400 35mm BW negative film.
Baltimore, Mount Vernon

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though, it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah…
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016): Hallelujah (watch the video)
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Reflecting Pool

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Update 2014-07-18:
Hi, my corner of the world was recently battered by a powerful typhoon that knocked out power for most of the city. As a result, I have not been able to engage in my usual online activities, and will not be able to for a while at least. Honestly, I have no idea when things will get back to normal, so updates will be spotty. I’m so sorry guys, and please stay safe.