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Carol looks out from a staircase in Dusseldorf.
01/10/2024

Carol looks out from a staircase in Dusseldorf.

Happy New Year!
01/03/2024

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best of all possible holidays.
12/22/2023

Wishing you all the best of all possible holidays.

Early 20th century image of Su***de Bridge in Pasadena.
12/05/2023

Early 20th century image of Su***de Bridge in Pasadena.

What is the point of cyber Monday?
11/29/2023

What is the point of cyber Monday?

Carol visits Santiago, Chile.
11/14/2023

Carol visits Santiago, Chile.

Booked passage on the original Queen Mary. So far we haven't gone anywhere.
11/10/2023

Booked passage on the original Queen Mary. So far we haven't gone anywhere.

Carol enjoying a sunny day in Venice. She asked if we could move into one of the spare palaces.
10/25/2023

Carol enjoying a sunny day in Venice. She asked if we could move into one of the spare palaces.

Overview from a bridge in Bath, England.
10/18/2023

Overview from a bridge in Bath, England.

Shortly before darkness, the light of the day takes on a magical quality that transforms these run down storefronts. Sha...
10/08/2023

Shortly before darkness, the light of the day takes on a magical quality that transforms these run down storefronts. Shadows grow tall and distinctive, as the sun begins its decent and colors glow brilliantly against the facades. The very street I am photographing is transformed into the visually sublime. Pedestrians strolling along the sidewalk become actors in a primeval drama of light. It is an awesome moment to the waning day.

This solitary man sits on a stump outside a closed warehouse in Santiago. He remains motionless as I photograph him gazi...
10/03/2023

This solitary man sits on a stump outside a closed warehouse in Santiago. He remains motionless as I photograph him gazing in the direction of my camera. Depressed, angry, or indifferent he remains impassive. He seems as much a part of the barrio locale as the dilapidated building behind him. It's a national holiday and in other quarters of the city people are celebrating. A profound silence overwhelms this brooding man and the graffiti streaked building that highlight his desolation.

It was like entering a dream as we walked down the once grand boulevard of Montevideo. Casually dressed locals, often we...
09/18/2023

It was like entering a dream as we walked down the once grand boulevard of Montevideo. Casually dressed locals, often wearing jeans and sneakers, walked alongside of me in the glorious January light. The old art-deco structures that lined the street basked in the bright morning. Most of the buildings retained their elegant facades as they slowly decayed from lack of maintenance. Walking seemed the preferred method of transport, with few taxis and even fewer private vehicles cruising the urban landscape. I composed this black and white image in the viewfinder of my Hasselblad. You could hear the manual shutter click and it felt like I was traveling backwards in time. Few if any pedestrians were staring at their cell phones. They seemed to be part of the day rather then lost in cyberspace. Such an uncanny satisfaction about being in this moment. I caught sight of my reflection in a graffiti etched store window. He was staring back at me, this old school photographer holding an ancient film camera. Life had gone suddenly retro. The stain of time was adding another layer to this most enchanting day.

Montevideo/UruguayI walked from the historic port along a cracked and dirty road that led to the towering buildings of P...
08/08/2023

Montevideo/Uruguay

I walked from the historic port along a cracked and dirty road that led to the towering buildings of Plaza De La Independence. The January morning was ablaze with tropical light. Sunlight illuminated the elegant facades that line the boulevard of downtown Montevideo. A gargantuan statue of the Uruguayan revolutionary Jose Gervasio, mounted on horseback, greets you as you enter the city center. So much about the Art-Deco skyline reminded me of Barcelona or Paris. Dazzled by the spectacle, I hurried to seize the day with my camera. Montevideo is a wonderful and intimate South American city. It's dilapidated urban landscape is a place that time has forgotten. Many of the inhabitants are victims of chronic South American poverty. Locals scour the streets, often digging into trash bins in an effort to survive. Most of the youth have vanished, abandoning Uruguay for employment elsewhere. Residents who remain dress casually, often wearing t-shirts and faded jeans. I was immediately taken by the city. There is a benign neglect about the architecture which has miraculously escaped the wrecking ball. As I focused the lens of my camera entering the city; It felt like I was walking backwards in time.

Yes I can read the writing on the wall.
08/06/2023

Yes I can read the writing on the wall.

I entered Montevideo from the harbor with the first light of day. Everything about the morning seemed exciting. Glorious...
07/27/2023

I entered Montevideo from the harbor with the first light of day. Everything about the morning seemed exciting. Glorious sunlight pored down on the long row of buildings, whose storefronts stretched into the distance. Nothing was open as I walked the desolate street where hardly anyone crossed my path. Montevideo looked like a dilapidated urban oasis that had lost it's luster.But that was part of it's charm. The thread bare seams of the Nineteenth century buildings still radiated a majestic presence. I held my breath, not wanting to interrupt the wonderful stillness of the sleeping city,

MONTEVIDEO SKYLINEThe port of Montevideo where nautical traffic docks, long preceded the train station, bus terminal or ...
07/19/2023

MONTEVIDEO SKYLINE
The port of Montevideo where nautical traffic docks, long preceded the train station, bus terminal or airport. Ocean voyage from Europe to the Americas was state of the art transportation. During the nineteenth century transcontinental passage across North America was often undertaken by ship. You embarked on the east coast and sailed around the horn of South America, which merged into the Pacific at Tierra Del Fuego. Sea voyage glided rather then ripped through time. Nobody experienced the jet lag I felt after my twelve hour flight from Los Angeles to Buenas Aires. Travelers arrived refreshed and blissfully removed from the hectic pace of everyday life.

The railroad connected the two coasts of the United States later in the century. Trains were swift and accommodated the needs of a fast encroaching industrial society. Travel by rail compressed time. Month long trips by sea or wagon could suddenly be accomplished in a couple of days. The cities grew fat with trade and harbor life slowly degenerated into the poor side of town.

Standing at the crossroad./Saigon
07/17/2023

Standing at the crossroad./Saigon

It's always important to dress for summer when it gets hot.
07/16/2023

It's always important to dress for summer when it gets hot.

Carol had a wonderful time in this session with her Grand Children.
07/10/2023

Carol had a wonderful time in this session with her Grand Children.

Joe Lewis was born ready for action.
07/05/2023

Joe Lewis was born ready for action.

Interior Life/Saigon
06/26/2023

Interior Life/Saigon

Carol loves the door to door service afforded her downtown Saigon.
06/20/2023

Carol loves the door to door service afforded her downtown Saigon.

Saigon Harbor, Vietnam.
06/12/2023

Saigon Harbor, Vietnam.

Walt's b/w passport photo from 1977.
06/10/2023

Walt's b/w passport photo from 1977.

Visited MOCA the other day and really enjoyed the Jackson Pollack canvas that hangs in the permanent collection.
06/07/2023

Visited MOCA the other day and really enjoyed the Jackson Pollack canvas that hangs in the permanent collection.

Consider using Photography By Walt at your next family event.
05/31/2023

Consider using Photography By Walt at your next family event.

The Center of District One/Saigon
05/18/2023

The Center of District One/Saigon

Photography By Walt loves location sessions.
05/08/2023

Photography By Walt loves location sessions.

Photography By Walt is always searching for the perfect location.
05/05/2023

Photography By Walt is always searching for the perfect location.

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