1987 – Favorite photos of the year


The truth is less funny than the picture, so I ain’t sayin’ nothin’.



I was staying with some friends in Grand Prairie, Texas, while I was shooting the Texxas Jam in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

This not-particularly-exciting image was seen in their parking lot. The sofa seemed to throw things off a bit, so what the hell……………..my lasting image of Texas:




From my site:

The landlord had this tree trimmed of some branches. As the sun set a few hours later, it shone brilliantly on the sap-oozing wound.




I happened to look out my window one overcast day and saw this guy pushing all this STUFF uphill. I’ve seen my share of homeless people before, but this one – assuming he WAS homeless – looked more like a moving company.




From my site:

Holy Trinity Church, Hackensack, NJ

Way over the altar is this large image which I had seen every Sunday of my childhood. I thought those orange things were mushrooms – the ones that grow on trees. I still don’t know what they are.

Anyway, I hadn’t seen the image in a while, so I shot this at my nephew Michael’s christening.




I have no idea what was going on at the Arena that day (or why I was even there during daylight hours), but I thought it was an interesting shot to take.




I had shot some show in Poughkeepsie, NY and then went out drinking with a couple of young ladies. At about 3 or 4am, we wound up in a diner on Route 9 and saw this guy at the next table who was much further gone than all of us combined.

How could I resist taking this shot? Then I had to drive 75 miles to go home.

Long night.




Speaking of Poughkeepsie, that’s where I took this picture of a lovely young woman during a show.

Believe it or not, I also took the next picture at the same show. Anyone care to venture a guess as to what show that could possibly be? (Hint: it’s not “Beauty and the Beasts”.)






STILL speaking of Poughkeepsie, this was taken backstage after an Anthrax/Celtic Frost/Exodus show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center………….and this a different show from the one mentioned in the two previous pictures.



From my site:

Englewood Boat Basin, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Rossana DiBello – a great name (and my sister-in-law’s sister) – was brought into this picture to make the George Washington Bridge and Manhattan look better.




I have lots of other shots of Paterson, NJ’s Great Falls in this blog, but this is one of my favorites because of the redundancy of the artist’s image.

If you’re into Alexander Hamilton, he was the one who first saw these falls, realized their power potential and wound up making Paterson an industrial force, back in the day.

I’ve visited these falls since the mid-70s and they (and the area surrounding them) were recently named as a National Park, so if you’re in the NYC area, they’re worth a visit (and are only about 15 miles from Manhattan).



This was shot somewhere between 1/4 and 1/15 of a second for that silky look:




Here are two shots I took while walking around the Meadowlands Fair on a day that looked like it would become stormy. That’s why I used the higher speed black-and-white film. Using slow Kodachrome would have been a disaster.




With a name like “5th Avenue”, you’d think this Manhattan subway station would be a little more upscale, but, uh…….no.




This poor old guy appears to have gotten in trouble with a police horse and his human companion over a license plate problem on his scooter.




A somewhat friendlier cop does something nice for some tourists.




JUST what you would expect to see at the very high-end intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street (practically across the street from Trump Tower).






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