I photograph because it’s my way of life. For example, I find it impossible to participate in a normal way when I go to a party on Friday or Saturday night, but when I participate through the camera, I feel fine. I have fun when I’m there with the camera so I don’t need to drink or dance.
Book of the Week: A Beautiful Catastrophe
by Bruce Gilden
A Beautiful Catastrophe presents more than 20 years of images taken by lifelong New Yorker Bruce Gilden on the city’s streets. Working in a close-range, confrontational style, Gilden’s approach brings New York into startling focus, revealing a strange but familiar dreamscape that echoes Le Corbusier’s famous description of the city as "a beautiful catastrophe."
"Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays," sings Robert Allen and Al Stillman's familiar seasonal tune. Whether the prospect of spending time with relatives makes you cry with glee or sorrow, 'tis the season for family.