Sunday, July 24, 2016

Peter Bellamy lives in New York.  He primarily shoots portraits, as well as landscapes in both urban and wilderness environments.  In addition to his commissioned portraits, he has a fine art printing business for select photographers, including Elliott Erwitt. After art school, he worked for Orson Welles and was Louise Bourgeois’s personal photographer for many years.   His projects include documentary portraits set in 1970’s Brooklyn; The Artist Project, Portraits of the Real Art World / New York Artists 1981-1990 (published 1991); Addict’s Damn (published 1995); wilderness photographs set in the North American west; and a current, ongoing playwright portrait project. 

Staten Island, 1974, redux

Staten Island, 1974, redux

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler, The Ensemble Studio Theater, NYC


The Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler, The Ensemble Studio Theater, NYC
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Kentucky
by
Leah Nanako Winkler

produced by Ensemble Studio Theater, the Radio Drama Network and Page 73

Directed by Morgan Gould
Cast Featuring Ako, Satomi Blair, Mikumari Caiyhe, Curran Connor, Merissa Czyz, Sasha Diamond, Lynnette R. Freeman, Alex Grubbs, Marcia Haufrecht, Megan Hill, Emily Kunkel, Jay Patterson, Ronald Alexander Peet, Samantha Sembler, Shannon Tyo and Amir Wachterman

Monday, June 13, 2016

Brooklyn Street Portraits, 1976

Brooklyn, Street Portraits 1976
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 Cypress Hills
 Greenpoint
Carroll Gardens
 Greenpoint
 Gravescend
 Carroll Gardens
 Carroll Gardens
  Gowanus
 Greenpoint
  Greenpoint
 Brooklyn Heights
 Brooklyn Heights
 Carroll Gardens
 Canarsie
 Carroll Gardens
 Brighton Beach
 Sheepshead Bay
 Greenpoint
 Cypress Hills
 Flatbush
 Greenpoint
 Bay Ridge
 Carroll Gardens
 Cypress Hills
Greenpoint

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Playwright Charles Mee, Linda's Lawn, Riverside Park, NYC 2016

The Playwright Charles Mee, Linda's Lawn, Riverside Park, NYC 2016


ODYSSEUS 2.0
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

by Charles Mee

ODYSSEUS 2.0
I grew up in a little town outside Chicago
where I could walk to the end of the block
and cross the street
and step into the countryside
and keep walking through the fields
past the trees and lakes
crossing the little streams
all the way to Iowa or Nebraska or California
or the south of France or India.
That was my life
when I was growing up.
My formative years.
Anything could happen.
That was my life.

Music.
Odysseus 2.0 turns and sees:
A guy wearing a garbage can upside down
so his head is a yellow glass bowl
in a hole in the bottom of the garbage can
his shins and feet can be seen at bottom
his arms come out the side 
and he sings

UHNUHNUHNUHNUHNUHNUHNUHN
UHNUHNUHN
EEEEEEEEEEEE
POOH-POOHPOOH-POOHRRRA
slslsl
drrrrroomoom
UHNUHNUHNUHN
aaaaaaaaaatzeen
UEEEE EE EE EE EE
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Rrumpfftilffto?
Bee bee bee bee bee
Zee zee zee zee zee

Pe pe pe pe pe
Pii pii pii pii pii
Poo poo poo poo poooo?

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm