Eastman Kodak 5x7 camera
I am teaching a seminar on the history of photobooks this semester, which is a wonderful experience, but it has left little time for me to do my own photography. I did get a few hours on the waterfront in New London, Connecticut, last weekend, and it was great to be out with a camera again.
At the moment, life is more about meetings and deadlines than it is about taking photographs. But I always have a camera in my pocket, even on busy days. If you look hard enough, you can find something to photograph almost anywhere. These were taken through an office window, looking at the science building of the college where I work. I can’t say the building is an architectural triumph. This is what architecture would look like if the Nazis had won the war. But given a camera setting that emphasized strong sunlight and shadow, it was possible to finish that crowded day with a picture that I like.