As May draws to a close I’d like to thank everyone for viewing my photos . . . especially those of you who take the time to like and comment. You keep me going. The real joy in photography is in the sharing.


In this week’s gallery I’m sharing highlights from my Arts Night Out show at Thornes Marketplace. It includes some great photography by my wife, Lynne.


Spring finally seemed to arrive during the last week of April. Two wonderful indicators were Opening Day at Northampton’s Tuesday Market and Prayer for Liminality presentation and conversation with Artist Neal S. Parks and Poet Em Jollie at A.P.E. Gallery.


Working on two big projects and rainy weather kept me indoors most of this week. Lynne and I did go to Arts Night Out in Northampton Friday night. I’ll be showing there at Thornes Marketplace on May 8th. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area.


Early April is looking more like early March as winter reluctantly releases its grip on New England. The melting snow is revealing a dull, drab landscape . . . but with the rising tempeatures the maple sap is flowing and merchants are once again putting their wares out on the sidewalks of downtown Northampton, Massachusetts.


A Night at the Cicada Club
This week’s gallery is a photo essay. It combines two of my great passions, photography and ballroom dancing. Sunday evening Lynne and I took our son and his fiancée to the Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles. With the grandeur of a classic Hollywood musical from the thirties, The Cicada Club is a most unique experience that transports you back in time to the glamorous days of Hollywood’s golden age of nightclubs. http://www.cicadaclub.com/

The photo captions are taken from lyrics of the songs of the era.
“Meet Me at the Copa” by Sammy Cahn
“Stompin at the Savoy” by Edgar Sampson
“Cheek to Cheek” by Irving Berlin
“Sleepy Lagoon” by Eric Coates
“Isn’t it Romantic” by Lorenz Hart
“We’ll Meet Again” by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles
“Mr. Bassman” by Johnny Cymbal