A VW Beetle’s view of I-Park in East Haddam Ct. Sept 2003
Main Street Manchester Ct. July 31, 2010 a few moments in the rectangle. The zone I find so rarely of late, arriving at Carl’s in Manchester as the light raked the east side of Main I spent forty minutes seeing where I was and where I am somewhere “Between Here and There.” I know I have promised my regular readers [all two of you LOL] that the complete version of the poem will be here soon. It will be, but lots of distractions have altered my path.
Now back to July 31st, or back to 1973 or even before the camera became my voice I strolled Main Street Manchester, shopping, going to the movies as a teen. Went to see “The Ten Commandments” there in winter, flurries were forecast when my dad dropped us off, well weather predictions haven’t changed after the three plus hour movie there were at least 10 inches of flurries and the ride back to Coventry was treacherous. It was still flurerying.
At 50-10 I have more road behind me than ahead, so I am taking the time to organize portfolios, to travel old roads and look back. The images remain simple/complex, the triangles and the light to convey an emotion, comment on humanity, to invite you into my story, your story. Composed in the viewfinder very rarely cropped and 95 % shot on film, Black and White or Transparencies , this image from a color negative. There will be old roads, a new muse and much abstraction. Perhaps someone will want a print, or perhaps prints are passe with the screen of distraction not allowing for thought or depth. We’ll see perhaps simplicity is lost to IPodians? enjoy pjc
The Third Wednesday of each summer month in Colchester Ct. you can step back in time and enjoy the Antique Autos from the pre recall age.
Who wants a free Peter J. Crowley Print? I am looking for people to host Salons. Like the home concerts that folk singing friends of mine do you could open your doors to old friends for an evening of Photographic Art, a slide show of My Transparent Life, portfolios of new and old work you select. Layered Life, Galilee RI Fishing Village, The Willimantic Years, Classic Figure Studies…. A small group of folks who can see the work up close hear the stories behind the images. Contact me for details. enjoy pjc