Java, January 31

I was walking through a slum in Jakarta a couple days ago, and I did make some photographs. But I feel like this scene that Seth pulled up from The Year of Living Dangerously sums up some of the thoughts I had about the experience best...

Scene One: Year of Living Dangerously
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? 

What's that?

It's from Luke, chapter three, verse ten. What then must we do? Tolstoy asked the same question. He wrote a book with that title. He got so upset about the poverty in Moscow that he went one night into the poorest section and just gave away all his money. You could do that now. Five American dollars would be a fortune to one of these people.

Wouldn't do any good, just be a drop in the ocean.

Aah, that's the same conclusion Tolstoy came to, I disagree.

Oh, what's your solution?

Well, I support the view that you just don't think about the major issues. You do whatever you can about the misery that's in front of you. Add your light to the sum of light. You think that's naive, don't you?


It's alright, most journalists do.

We can't afford to get involved.

Typical Journo's Answer


Asia Bound

Seth & I will be heading to Indonesia this week for a bit of travel - so the blog will be quiet for a while. I hope to have many new photographs and stories upon my return.
Happy Trails.


Loving these...

Found this work by Irish photographer Kenneth O Halloran via Conscientious



December 25, 2010 The Christmas day the Christmas tree fell over...........................

Just Kids

I recently finished the Patti Smith book about her relationship/friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their coming of age in New York in the 1970's. It is a great book and a wonderful window into the downtown art and music scene when New York was still accessible and affordable. They both fed off of and encouraged each other's creativity - which is extraordinarily valuable. A great read!