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We Are The Shoes

We are the shoes, we are the last witnesses.
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers
from Prague, Paris, and Amsterdam,
and because we are only made of fabric and leather
and not of blood and flesh, each one of us avoided the hellfire.
— Yiddish poet Moses Schulstein


Holocaust Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Goodbye, Trevor

A friend of mine passed away last week. Trevor Carpenter was an avid photographer, and the founder of photochallenge.org. It was a pleasure to get to know him and to work with him on the various challenges. He pushed me to become a better photographer, and I know he was an inspiration to many others. So long, Trevor. You will be missed.

SaPa

A photo from a couple of months ago in SaPa, Vietnam. These girls are out all day long, selling trinkets.

X of 365

A few years back, I was doing a 365 project and needed a way to know which ordinal day of the year it was. So I wrote an app to do it. After the 365 project was done, I sort of ignored the app, and eventually it did not work so well on modern iOS systems.

It is a very simple app, and really needed a refresh, so I took a few hours and rewrote it. The result is a clean, simple way to get the ordinal day of the year quickly. It’s a free app, and available on the App Store.

Photowalking Chinatown

Last week, Leica SF and Ona Bags sponsored a photowalk in San Francisco. I went with the Chinatown group. It has been a while since I walked with a group. It was a lot of fun! This is my favorite image from the walk.

Tower Bridge, 10 Years

In 2007, I made a picture of Tower Bridge. Last week, I made a similar picture. It is amazing how much the skyline has changed in 10 years.