Clear Thoughts

To All the Ships at Sea, It’s a little known fact that you can’t do anything unless you have a clear mind and clear thoughts. To be quite honest, I never gave it much thought. Probably because I haven’t had a clear thought in 30 years! Am I sure of that, absolutely not! Something happened […]

Artist Will Barnet

TO ALL THE SHIPS AT SEA – Today is special day, as it would have been Will Barnet 105th birthday. It is a well-known fact that Will had a crush on my partner, the great photographer JoAnne Kalish who introduced me to Will. I will always think of Will Barnet as a great artist, a […]

Hugh Brodie’s Birthday Party

To all the Ships at Sea, I’m the luckiest guy in the world.  I have great friends all over the world from all walks of life! One of my older friends is Hugh Brodie who is a great musician, singer, writer, and plays one helluva Sax.  The hell with rock and roll.  The women all […]

“New Photography” on Saatchi Art

There is a rumor out there that my very dear friend and partner are married. I’m not going to comment on that, it is just not my place. When I think of JoAnne, I never think of her as a woman photographer. I think of her as a great photographer. She has a huge talent and a […]

Albert Maysles Documentary Filmmaker

I remember the day, the time, and exactly where I was the day JFK was killed.  I remember the day, the time, and exactly where I was when W. Gene Smith passed away.  Well, I’m sitting in my studio and it’s 3:25 PM, the first sunny day in weeks –  a blistering 34 degrees and […]

Art By Wheeler

Dennis Wheeler is one of the finest artists in America today. He has to his credit: his work is in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art, and his artwork is in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. When he talks about Andy, he’s not talking about Andy Rooney; he’s talking about Andy Warhol. He also has […]

Paul Laddin Sends Joe a Poem

Hi to all the Ships at Sea, There are hundreds and maybe thousands of photographers and filmmakers that make a lot more money, than I do. I’ll tell you what I’ve got though, I’m the richest man in the world because I have so many beautiful and special friends. My friend Paul Laddin is a […]