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  • Fine Art Photography
    verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater Triangles Doors with Shadows February 28 2016 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment Feb 25th walk to Tumwater Falls an incomplete walk Kirsten and Tancern came and picked me up good for I was out of gas and low Blood Sugar New insulin a 2 mile walk bad timing need to carry food I have to fix this walking is creativity for me mobility Motion and emotion my themes and the answer to the contest that was to difficult to enter I have come to a grips with no car not easy my ct circle had dwindled to a 50 mile radius providing many different departures for my strolls So motion was today s ramble short movements no more than 10ft inside strolls as it is what I now think of as a poor winter day 49 lt rain breeze oh how quickly N E Winters fade But the inner strolls through images life a long pleasant walk today Detours abound what is that road over there in 1981 where does it go Today I looked for an older image to compliment this or just looking for visual and verbal images to spark conversation It is three hours later and apt wanderings and time travels are paused an old blog updated link Photographic Art below Hope all these rambling bring you a smile Spring 1982 a stroll through The Fashionable East Side I found these two generations enjoying the warm afternoon In Prov Coventry Willimantic and Norwich I walked everywhere not having a car for 20 years till 2005 a five six mile day was nothing 2 3 the normal In Willi I lived again on the top of the Fashionable Hill section Although when I told my friends I was moving to Bellevue many said about time or at last The number of times I had to climb the hill daily became directly proportionate to the number of cold beers and arrival time at Willimantic Brewing Co On days where my travels brought me up and down the hill a few times before noon well the lunch started around two and if it was a day with a Y in it no work after lunch enjoy pjc Photographic Art Three Cities old post new thoughts images added This is a very old post 10 years ago ya and it is the same free form rambling all these journeys without a destination Filed Under Abstract B W Fine Art B W Silver Gelatin Between Here and There Circles Color Fine Art Digital and Film Empty stairs Eyes of the child Fine Art Photography Kids Old Roads Olympia Wa Rhode Island Shadows Willimantic First Sunday Jazz at Traditions September 5 2015 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment First Sunday Jazz at Traditions Sept 6th 2 30 Images here from July

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  • Identity
    side of the country the other side of life Dec 1st a stroll with film camera out before the deluge Darkness 1pm ISO 400 1 125 F5 6 I shake the meter test the batteries even cloudy this is not mid day light A visit to the past waiting for the bus a 70 s era Olds cruises by Eight Cylinders straight pipes sounds of my youth A one time subject possible muse too busy to shoot I understand she needs not tell me Creativity a passing fancy that briefly nourished my soul an appetizer to the main course that never arrives Traditions reading the paper my shoulder aches another part that needs repair Like an old auto I move forward Darkness Darkness visiting this journal film the window seat Capital Lake Park cold empty devoid of kites volleyball nets gleeful children legs and fannies decorated in geometric brightly colored patterns hibernating Striped legs flash through the cafe thick wool winter coat scarf a momentary memory of summer Abstraction as yet unfulfilled images perhaps they will bloom again in spring Now bare trees gray light a winter sound track peace pjc Photographic Art Filed Under Autumn Color Fine Art Farms Fine Art Photographs Identity Journeys between here and there Olympia Wa Passionate Observer Reflecting on past The City as a Muse Washington Tagged With Ambiance Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Humanity Olympia Photographic Art Reflections Seasons November 3rd the Life of an Artist and a Free Print November 3 2015 By Peter J Crowley 2 Comments Contest is over Spend a moment with the images and thoughts Since my senior year at Coventry High I have lived life as an artist seeing pondering communicating with visual words and verbal images Early travels to N Vt a friends old house An ad in Burlington Free Press a model to create emotions Ad read call after 10 am at 8 30 we took the phone off the hook 75 calls and I had booked Christine funny I can t remember names but 42 tears later hers pops right into my head at 5 10 with expressive eyes the session produced wonder Image made on Kodachrome But before Christine the muse was born on Cosey Beach E Haven on my daily beach walk I found this young women we talked I created We became friends and worked together a few more times 1971 or 72 I realized I could mirror my soul through a muse The road wasn t always smooth often feeling as old as my Beetle Bug I plugged along too often needing a mechanic Doctor to keep me running The Muse sometimes a women sometimes a flower but The Muse is me There were some Kinks along the way Ray here doing an intro to Demon Alcohol drinking a Heineken Sad memories I can t recall Dance theater performing arts the muse moved Time space reflections real surreal abstraction and identity joined the muse in the

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  • Journeys between here and there
    still seeking a ladder to my tree fort Early 70 s on the way back from a Stratford News assignment only in my twenties but looking back to tree climbing secret places Some many images experiences so much life Mountain from Manchester Ct days A concert in someones yard with Mountain offering free dogs He never slept and always smiled Once on a 19 Foot Daysailor with a couple of friends a foggy day off Bridgeport mountain eating cashews can I have one They re electric Sure eat a couple and drift on a windless day into the now colorful fog When a Texaco Tanker appeared 100yds away the capt said we should get out of here the ship didn t see us and if it were closer we would capsize Home to the Capt house where we had fried chicken with his dad a Minister we didn t eat much just picked at the food and watched Then up to his bedroom to review a copy 1st edition museum quality prints of Dante s Inferno with original etchings by Durer Whoa what a long strange trip Cosey Beach 1972 3 on my walk many miles traveled since yet I still walk and seek the next image the next adventure The next moments of childhood The big sister leads the youger brothers linger A new book is in the works early edits some shown here Tales that highlight my life the image an imaginary biography enjoy pjc Photographic Art More childhood Filed Under Adventure B W Fine Art B W Portrait B W Silver Gelatin Eyes of the child Film Fine Art Photographs Journeys between here and there Old Roads Smiling Eyes Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Photographic Art Portraits Silver Gelatin Simplicity Street Photography Fall to winter ramblings December 10 2015 By Peter J Crowley 7 Comments Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Sept 26th late afternoon light Could be Vermont in the 70 s a farm a dirt road to visual adventures But it s the other side of the country the other side of life Dec 1st a stroll with film camera out before the deluge Darkness 1pm ISO 400 1 125 F5 6 I shake the meter test the batteries even cloudy this is not mid day light A visit to the past waiting for the bus a 70 s era Olds cruises by Eight Cylinders straight pipes sounds of my youth A one time subject possible muse too busy to shoot I understand she needs not tell me Creativity a passing fancy that briefly nourished my soul an appetizer to the main course that never arrives Traditions reading the paper my shoulder aches another part that needs repair Like an old auto I move forward Darkness Darkness visiting this journal film the window seat Capital Lake Park cold empty devoid of kites volleyball nets gleeful children legs and fannies decorated in geometric brightly colored patterns hibernating Striped legs

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  • Kodachrome
    as a Muse the eighties Visual and verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater After The Rain Digital Kodachrome December 13 2015 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment The walk today drops of rain gently back lit by sun through passing thin clouds Almost back from the market turning to my yard the ground growth in one of the gardens rich satureated Slight post process to these two add 10 to saturation to near the wonder of Kodachrome Not an easy task enjoy pjc Photographic Art Christmas Holiday greeting from past years PEACE Filed Under Autumn Color Color Fine Art Digital and Film Fine Art Photographs Kodachrome Nature Olympia Wa Tagged With Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Flowers Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Moments Scattered Memories One Year in Olympia Past Life Inspirations Friends Peace October 21 2015 By Peter J Crowley 8 Comments About One here in Worcester a journey starts with a smile Kodachrome 1973 Stony Creek not looking back a road a straw hat a story told Many roads traveled through New England paved by the Willington Hysterical Society Satch and Bruce a warm stove an old 1700 s home Carl and me Members Show Photosynthesis Gallery 136 1 2 November 2011 Four months after my Hospital extended visit Carl there always peace my friend Arnold Prince Every moment with him was an inspiration with a smile an infectious laugh and Tea One year today in Oly one year since driving my Honda Extreme highs and lows the middle ground rarely Sometimes here sometimes in Ct the mind journeys So much to do to arrive in this new life So many images to catalog memories good and bad The road not taken would I have moved to Brattleboro if still in N E could I deal with winter Slow starts to the day different then out the door 7am coffee at Merihew s images both verbal and visual lingering over coffee On to the next image the best photo you have ever made is the next one I still linger over morning coffee but alone Sure I am not virtually alone online chatting without eyes to fully communicate Not intimate enough Bruce s Carl and Maarit s Berta in her Lucky Charms PJs for lunch looking out on Norwich Harbor Grandpa can we go to the restaurant Bill Evans or The Violent Femmes what will today s soundtrack be This afternoon it will be the sound of sneakers on pavement the click of the shutter a breeze through the trees across the Puget Sound seeking the next image Eyes wide open seeing with my heart there is no time just vision thoughts life Peace pjc Photographic Art Shrimp and Garlic Pizza and an old Dodge Filed Under 1950 Artist Portrait B W Fine Art Coffee Documentary Identity

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  • Providence Rhode Island
    Here and There Photographic Art 1998 North Dakota the eyes of a poet sing a song of peace Filed Under Amtrak Between Here and There Circles Color Fine Art Dance Digital and Film Documentary Film Film 35mm Fine Art Photography Identity Journeys between here and there Kodachrome Olympia Wa Providence Rhode Island Railroad Reflecting on past Seasons Soul The City as a Muse the eighties Visual and verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater Early 80 s Jazz Sonny Rollins Newport May 24 2013 By Peter J Crowley 2 Comments Newport Jazz free tickets but no backstage pass what were they thinking I mean do you know who I am lol enjoy pjc Photographic Art Filed Under Artist Portrait B W Fine Art B W Silver Gelatin Black and White Fine Art Black and White Fine Art Photography Film Film 35mm Fine Art Photographs Fine Art Photography Jazz Old Roads Performing Arts Photographic Art Providence Rhode Island Tagged With Ambiance Blending the past and the present Photographic Art Portraits Providence Silver Gelatin X Black and White Fine Art Photography A Providence Door July 27 2010 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment In the early 80 s and in love I moved to Providence while there I worked at RISD and Brown One day meeting a friend who worked in RISD s publications office for lunch I continued my life long series of doors Posing Kate in the doorway and myself directly in front the series Layered life began As we walked on to lunch Kate mentioned that the door was to Harry Callahan s home Thirty years later I still seek open doors and the humanity that lies within and I continue to ponder and reflect with compassion in the view finder my soul exposed in every subject You may look at lots of images but back in the pre artifiscal age and today still for me the decisive moment was not taken 1000 exposures per image to later photo shop and find your idea Creativity came from within the viewfinder the rectangle the mind The little nuance of the two of us reflecting in the door knob were not a happy accident it was composition creation It was is mine enjoy pjc Photographic Art more doors under Harry s and here Are the doors still open The Fine Art Portrait with film Filed Under Art Between Here and There Color Fine Art Documentary Doorway Film Fine Art Photography History Humanity Kodachrome Layered Life Life in Layers No Exit Old Roads Photographic Art Present and Past Photographic art Providence Rhode Island Reflecting on past Reminisces Rhode Island Tagged With Blending the past and the present Brown Univ Color Fine Art Giclee Photographic Art Providence RISD 1 2 Next Page Connect with me Peter J Crowley Linocut by Sarah Harford I am a Photographic Artist writer A passionate

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  • Railroad
    Railroad Reflecting on past Seasons Soul The City as a Muse the eighties Visual and verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater The Seventies Old Roads and Trains to NYC February 9 2016 By Peter J Crowley 1 Comment In the beginning there was a Nikon F and a 50mm F 1 4 and me seeking a muse only to discover I am The Muse New Haven Rail Station waiting for Metro North and a ride to NYC Just a student of Photographic Art looking for a song to sing I guess this trip was after rush hour perhaps the 9am a quiet platform When I would catch the train at 6 7am there were many suits on the way to work and few seats on board By the second trip at that hour I had figured out to go to the Bar Car where there were seats and coffee I was surprised having read about commuters and drinks The Bar Car was full on the return trip The world pans out down the tracks 20 plus years later the Goober was grown and out west My love for the social travel that is Amtrak became an affair I will continue Many roads rails to travel many visual adventures stories to tell Today I begin to review F orty Five Years of images visual poetry stories told in a fraction of a second Thanks to Mike and Jeannette ant the Photo Connection of Colchester their support and belief in my work has been there since close to the beginning for Mike I now have a film scanner with their help I am getting to know how to use the scanner There are many patrons in my life who have kept film in my camera food in my belly and a twinkle in my eye peace pjc Photographic Art More from the Seventies here much more to come stay tuned want something you remember let me know All prints are for sale Filed Under Adventure Amtrak B W Fine Art Black and White Fine Art Cica 1972 Documentary Film 35mm Full Frame Nikon Old Roads Poetry Railroad Social Travel Street Photography Train adventure Trains Tagged With B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Photographic Art Silver Gelatin Street Photography Three T s from My Life September 13 2015 By Peter J Crowley 2 Comments Truda Kaschman Thirty years since we have spoken I still listen Terry Buried Child Univ Ct Trains Thomas with Inara Photographic Art Motion made still to imply motion emotion Filed Under Abstract Antique trains Arts B W Fine Art B W Silver Gelatin Ballet Between Here and There Black and White Fine Art Color Fine Art Dance Dancers Digital and Film Film Fine Art Photographs Motion Movement Nikon Olympia Wa Past life s People Performing Arts Railroad Reflecting on past Theater

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  • Reflecting on past
    Reflecting on past Seasons Soul The City as a Muse the eighties Visual and verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater East Haven Cosey Beach Avenue a Year Right on the Sound February 14 2016 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment What a place to start out on a visual journey by the sea there is something magical about the water I walked the 2 miles of beach most days 1972 73 a couple of images Tri X 400 D 76 vision sharper than technique The man bench and bike is East Haven The man bench and bike is East Haven A couple of the Cosey Beach Kids They lived in the neighborhood but not in the beach front homes I lived in a beachfront that was year round The kids would play explore and talk with me low tide High Contrast the beach in winter peace pjc Photographic Art The Circle and Season Filed Under B W Fine Art B W Silver Gelatin Black and White Fine Art Childhood Documentary East Haven Ct Film Fine Art Photographs Old Roads Reflecting on past Street Photography Tagged With B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Photographic Art Street Photography The Seventies or for Those of us Who Didn t Disco The 60 s Version 2 February 13 2016 By Peter J Crowley 5 Comments There was always The Muse 1973 just started seeking unsure of direction not knowing the muse Francis a friend from High School who I loved sweetly We didn t really date but our closeness was intense perhaps scary Later I would realize I loved all the muses She was a romantic realist we shared that outlook Her in NY me in E Ct both missing childhood An afternoon by the pond in back of the Museum her parents home in Coventry Where in High School we would hang out a very magical place and time Four years later we played created a kiss and laughter for a few hours we traveled back to the garden The Sad Poet I last saw Fran in the early eighties we were both struggling with demons I was back in Coventry after being assaulted pistol whipped in Providence while losing the love of my life Fran struggling with a marriage We were both in Coventry we hung out smiled over lunch We will get together again soon She called I was busy she going back to NYC me chasing lost love She said good bye I was sad confused wanting to see her but trying to find The demons took her I never saw her again peace pjc Photographic Art The Seventies a Dancer by Francis s Pond Filed Under Age of Aquarius Amorus Artist Portrait B W Fine Art B W Portrait B W Silver Gelatin Black and White Fine Art Coventry Ct

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  • Seasons
    35mm Fine Art Photography Identity Journeys between here and there Kodachrome Olympia Wa Providence Rhode Island Railroad Reflecting on past Seasons Soul The City as a Muse the eighties Visual and verbal Tagged With Ambiance B W Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Dance Humanity Kodachrome Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity Street Photography Theater The Golden Hour Last Light 2015 January 2 2016 By Peter J Crowley Leave a Comment After my Eye Exam at Olympia Eye Clinic Dec 31 3 45 I walked out the door across the lot to my daughters car Oops it wasn t her car maybe the bright sun or the drops By the door was this small fountain basking in the Golden Hour s wonderful light I played with it as the light danced through the ornamental grass Happy for auto focus because of the drops So 2016 will bring changes here a year of time travel as I review and scan my favorite work from the last 42 years I hope to have a film scanner soon Arranging my finances to afford the new device Thanks to all who have recently purchased a print my book only about 20 books left If you don t have one of this limited edition get one soon for your collection and to support the next book Prints most on site are available click donation button to Pay Pal add name and address and print name or date published Prices enjoy pjc Photographic Art New color Filed Under Color Fine Art Fine Art Photographs Late light Nature Olympia Wa Prices Seasons Waning light Tagged With Black White Fine Art Photography Blending the past and the present Color Fine Art Flowers Olympia Photographic Art Seasons Simplicity November First A Day A Metaphor Some Color Light Too Much Darkness November 2 2015 By Peter J Crowley 6 Comments The morning light came and went Bright spots dark clouds like my week radical changes often dark Noon a incredible downpour Three pm a breeze sun and rich saturated light There is a look that follows a Thunder Storm or downpour Clear yet so much moisture in the air combined with the late light warm on the kelvin scale It is the light the smell it is Autumn Just color swatches here not high art just a look at the day My day seeking bright color at the end of a dark week The day mirrors my week The E R on Wed night Not able to walk for three days A friend is gone my best friend The call came Sat morning it was not unexpected but I still start to cry Inara rushes to me hugging me so much love compassion from a child She takes me through knowing when to play and when to hug peace pjc Photographic Art Abstract Nude Filed Under Autumn Color Colorful Mind Documentary Emotion Fall Friends Olympia Wa Rain Seasons The Present Tagged With Blending the past

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