Tuesday, July 22, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Louise

Underwood Typewriter Company building at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.

It is too late for Louise's center to do any good for my mind and me.

Monday, July 21, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Lanny

Lanny is a professional photographer whose studio is at 56 Arbor Street.  
He does a lot of the promotional photography for Theaterworks and other corporate and nonprofit accounts.  He was getting ready to do two portrait sessions when I visited.
After that, he was flying to Germany to photograph a client's new factory.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Al

56 Arbor Street is the former home of the Underwood Typewriter Company.
A case displaying old typewriters is behind Al.

Al is one of the developers and property managers.  The old four-story brick building
has been turned into an arts incubator.  In the coming days, I will show some of
the artists and other tenants.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Close Tango

Jaime and Alexandra Alvarez give tango lessons on Thursday evenings in the Metropolitan Church in Hartford.

Jaime has a quiet manner, assuring his nervous partners as they move together.

No, I didn't dance.  Though Jaime was hoping I would, because tall male dancers are hard to find.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Nancy used to be a program manager in an insurance company, but she left that job
to pursue her passion as an advocate for individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

This post is linked to Weekend Reflections.

I usually take multiple photographs of a subject, because I never know
when I will discover someone in the background asking herself,
"Why is that weirdo taking that lady's picture?"

Thursday, July 17, 2014


On his 17th birthday in 1945, Fred had his father sign his enlistment papers.
When he was in basic training, President Roosevelt died.  Shortly afterward,
the War in Europe ended.  While Fred was on a train to San Diego
to be shipped off to join the War in the Pacific,
World War II ended.

Fred never saw battle, but he was ready and willing to do his part.
I call him a hero.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Carmen is from Spain.  She works two jobs, as a medical assistant in a cardiac unit and as a retail sales clerk.  She rides her bicycle to work.  Carmen has three children.  
(And an exceptional smile.)