Category Archives: photos

Blaze and Basketball

Several years ago I saw this photo on a neighbor’s wall during a party. My sports love is basketball, both watching the games and playing street ball, but I was enthralled by the four young boys ignoring the burning building in favor of a game of two-on-two. Billy was busy with his guests, so I [...]

CARDBOARD NOIR by Charlotta Janssen/Shannon Greer

Art: Charlotta Janssen Photography: Shannon Greer Text: Peter Nolan Smith Styling: Liz Teich Grooming: Sabrina Rowe Digital Tech: Robert Bredvad Model: Brock Gloor

9th Floor by Jessica Dimmock

My friend Shannon Greer sent a link for THE NINETH FLOOR by Jessica Dimmock. The site describes the series of photos as documenting a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Joe Smith, in his mid 60s, allowed a young addict to move [...]

CARDBOARD NOIR by Shannon Greer and Charlotta Janssen

Earl looked out the window. Grady’s gang was out on the street. The mobster wanted his moll. Helen was safe in the hotel room. The shadows on Broadway offered too many endings to this story. I hit the pavement running. My gat was good for one-on-one. I needed serious back-up to deal with a gang. [...]

Hermaprodite 1900

My friend Claudia Summers posted this photo of hermaphrodite on Facebook. The pitch card dates back to the early 1900s. The photographer is unknown. I’ve met many transgender people throughout my travels in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Never a hermaphrodite. At least never one to my knowledge. I am haunted by this anonymous beauty. [...]