Delray? IcK!

Delray © Kalish 1521hpS e

© JoAnne Kalish

I walked past JoAnne’s desk the other day and saw this photo and was knocked on my ___ ___ ___… okay, my ass. Simple, clean, elegant… until I saw the name! IcK! I don’t like titles, any titles! Yes, in recent days I have been forced to come up with titles, but you know what makes a great title? “Untitled”! I like that title!  I am going to try everything in the world to get JoAnne to change the title of this to “Untitled” or “Beach”, or maybe “Sand” or “Soft”. So by now you have probably put two and two together and figured out that I don’t like titles… but I love this photograph. It’s a direct contradiction to what JoAnne does so well. No title necessary.

Oh my God, JoAnne just used a word  “yes”! To all the ships at sea, please note the time and date because the next time this happens Haley’s comet will be going over your head!

Patty, Here’s Your Baby

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

To all the ships at sea,

The first thing I gravitate to in the morning is salt water. The last thing at night I gravitate to is salt water. I love the ocean. I like being in and around the ocean and I like photographing above and below the water. Theres something about the salt water that makes me a happy camper. Living on the sea for over two decades was a great experience. With no rhyme and no reason, here are two photographs of Jill Diane in a cover shoot for her new album. I insisted that my oldest friend, Pat Nap, would accompany us as the sun came up over Jones Beach. He did. He sat on a blanket and watched the way fathers always watch their daughters. It was a beautiful thing, it was a spiritual thing, it was a lovely and great thing. The only problem is, and  I will never know why, I didn’t pick up my camera and make a photograph of my best friend Patty. Wow, I’m sorry I didn’t. So, the lesson for today is please take more photographs and don’t take anything for granted. Some day, that snapshot or photograph could be very meaningful, especially as we come up to Jill’s wedding in July.

Great shooting,

Joe D.

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

Queue the Rapids!

I was contracted by the Canadian Olympic Association to photograph basketball, boxing, soccer, track and field, and kayaking. I fell in love with kayaking and proceeded to kayak for the next 20 years and moved to ocean kayaking. One of the things that I used kayaking for was eye-hand coordination and remote photography. Will try to dig out some of the film- Yes, Alice, there was film in those days! I’ll see if I can show you a few examples. But, in the interim, every once and a while I like to take the rust off and go photograph kayaking. Here are a few frames. Hope you enjoy them. Shutter speed ranged between a 500 and 1000, ISO 200. 80 to 200 mm lens. Pick a number- f4.5.