Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lodi's a Go!

For the last two months I've been working with InterFaith Works to raise funds for the Lodi Laundromat Photography Exhibition and we now have some funding commitments from SUNY Upstate's Global Health and Outreach program as  well as some private donors.   I've started taking more pictures in the neighborhood, starting with families that I met last year and will be branching out as the weather gets warmer and I can be out in the streets more. Stay tuned for updates. The show will open May 19th.

New Orleans January 2011

 One of my first stops in January was Joe Peters Shop. It was fun talking shop, including rabbit hunting. If ever I get the invitation to go out, I guarantee you I won't turn it down. As usual people came and went in various states of disrepair, personal and automotive. Joe's lived hard, got wisdom to spare and gives generous portions whenever prompted. If you need to borrow a tool while you are in New Orleans, go to Joe. But don't mess with his dog.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Back on Lodi

I've decided to walk to and from work so that I can take pictures on my way home, swing by the Lodi Laundry. I was brought up short by Wendy and her husband, who goes by the nickname "Tank. He's good at fixing things like this weather proof stroller that's gotten their kids around all winter, snug and sheltered somewhat from our elements. I was impressed by their friendly banter. It was fun to meet someone like Tank who took such pride in his ingenuity, particularly the way he fixed the front tire with part of an old bicycle.