Friday, July 7, 2017

Things Look Different


Reflections in the walls of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Univrersity Circle, Cleveland. Canon FTb, Ilford FP4.

Impromptu Gymnastics

Public Square, downtown Cleveland, Canon FTb, Ilford FP4.

No Sushi At All

The old Euclid Arcade, downtown Cleveland. Canon FTb, Ilford FP4.

This Little Guy

Eastman Reading Garden, Cleveland Public Library, Main branch. Canon FTb, Ilford FP4.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ward 5 Parade

A fortunate jostle from behind. Kodak Ektar, Canon EOS3. 06-24-17.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sing Me a Song About Typewriters

Troubadour in a summer dress at the Pride in the CLE Festival, asking people to give him a topic to improvise a song about. We suggested "typewriters," and he came up with a clever and credible song about typewriters' resurgence in popularity after years of being superseded by computers. Canon Pellix, 28mm, Kodak TMax 400.

Expired Film

Expiration date 1998. Taken with a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super BC, 50mm lens.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quick Adjustment

Cleveland Asian Festival, 05-20-17. Test roll with 1966 Canon Pellix and 28mm lens. Kodak TMax 400.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Take Five


Musician and artist Melvin Lee playing Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders at the Lagoon in University Circle, 5/13/17.

Beautiful







Women at shekeri workshop at Mama Fasi's on Larchmere Boulevard, 05-13-17.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Cleveland Railway Co.

Main building of the Cleveland Railway Company, a private company that ran Cleveland's horse-drawn and electric street cars from 1910 to 1942. Ashland Road looking out toward Cedar Avenue. 05-08-17.

Warner and Swasey

View of the Warner and Swasey factory, from the ruins of the adjacent Westinghouse plant. Ashland Road, near Cedar Avenue. 05-08-17.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sam Klein Cigar Co.

What will happen to this beautiful signage now that the Leader Building is being renovated as downtown apartments? The store's new location around the corner offers no space for the sign to be moved to. East 6th Street, Cleveland, 04-23-17.

I Love Paris

Tailor shop window, Tower City, Cleveland, 04-23-17.

Airborne



But not for long. Public Square, Cleveland, 04-23-17.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Premium or Regular

East 55th Street Pier and Marina, Cleveland, Ohio. 02-25-17.

Kung Fu Fighting

Former martial arts school, St. Clair neighborhood, Cleveland, Ohio. 02-27-17.

Flash Portrait

Slovenian folk dancer at the 2017 Kurentovanje Festival, Slovenian National Home, Cleveland, Ohio, 02-25-17.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Unsigned Masterpiece


02-06-17.

UPDATE: Removed from the pole, whether by the artist or someone else is not known.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ektar All Around Town






Sunny and mild on a January Sunday, and a roll of Ektar 100 loaded in an old Canon Rebel. University Circle, East Cleveland, Glenville and then back to U.C., at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Greatest of All Time

Rear of Larkin's Lounge on Superior Avenue and Russell Road, just west of East 71st. Larkin's beautiful blade sign is now gone, blown away in a wind storm a couple of years ago. 01-06-17.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Winged Ox

Detail of the statue in front of the former St. Luke's Hospital on Shaker Blvd. in Cleveland. The winged ox is the symbol of Saint Luke, and sculptor Walter Sinz saw fit to include it in his 1929 grouping, though it rests behind the three main figures.
Sinz, a graduate of the Cleveland School of Art (now the Cleveland Institute of Art), is better known as the sculptor of the Thompson Trophy, awarded for many years at the National Air Races.

Ewa's

One of just three Polish restaurants in the Cleveland area, Ewa's Family Restaurant closed after Ewa retired, noting that the large industrial cooking pots were getting too heavy for her to lift as she got older. Rather than sell the business, she just closed its doors.

Ewa's was a fun place to eat, with Polish music in the house, a portrait of Pope John Paul II on the wall, and in one corner a cardboard fireplace with a rotating lamp to give the effect of a flickering fire. The young bilingual waitresses were lively and often sarcastic with each other, which made for a good show.

The food was memorable — golden, glistening chicken noodle soup, rich paprikash with guilt-inducing dumplings, brisket swimming in gravy and of course pierogi with onions sauteed in butter. I had my first (and last) taste of czarnina there, and while this soup made from duck's blood wasn't quite as awful as I thought it might be, it was not something I wanted to revisit.

Now the restaurant stands empty on East 71st Street, but the prim lace curtains are still in every window.