St. Francis

The temperature was cold and it was too early in the evening for dinner crowds or revelers. So it was easy to sneak downtown and pop into mom’s favorite restaurant* and pick up her favorites for take-out. Took a stoplight moment to regard St. Francis here on the way home. * Aladdin’s Eatery. They serve […]

The old YMCA

The gothic YMCA building at 270 Calhoun Street in University Heights opened in 1930 for $175,000. Pretty sure it’s been sitting empty for over a decade. To rehab it would be expensive, but dang how neat would it be if they did?

22 years

Unrelated the rest of this post: I took this selfie at the Weston Art Gallery. It’s a work by Chris Engman called Containment and it’s a part of the FotoFocus biennial that is wrapping up in Cincinnati. I really liked “stepping in’ to this photo. — 22 years ago, my oncologist and I decided to […]

So many things

Dinner with friends, including baby’s first nacho. Celebrating a coworkers birthday for a cool minute. Seeing our panoramas printed next to the original that lives in the library. (Info) In the same room? The smallest book in the library. Off to another friend’s birthday later in the night. Only after I mistakenly went in to […]

An evening in OTR

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason. Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that […]

Tintypes by Keith Klenowski

Keith Klenowski has been experimenting with tintype photographs in his backyard. It’s a fascinating process, coating the rectangle of tin with collodial liquid and then silver photographic emulsion. After exposing the plate he develops it right on the spot with a darkroom in a box. A few minutes after the shoot? You’re looking at the […]

Inside out

The Contemporary Arts Center is a great architectural moment in our central district downtown. There is one floor dedicated to staff and I was lucky to take a peek around, looking out from under one of the cantilevered slabs. Inside and across from this view? A Mapplethorpe lingering temporarily from a recent exhibition. I saw […]

A morning with the Hasselblad

I had a handful of hours with this beast of a camera with the threat of imminent rain. I chose to do fairly straight-forward panoramas of the city from different perspectives: the Incline District in Price Hill, Mt. Echo, Bellevue Hill Park and Mt. Adams. Two snapshots below. To see them in all their printed […]