Monday, September 7, 2015

An Abundance of Photos

Oy Vey! I went through a drought this summer. Days and weeks I had to struggle to get out of a rut. I walked miles and miles in NYC. As Mr Holmes would say to Dr. Watson, I looked but I didn't see. But yet, it has to be done. This past week I attended a hasidic bar mitzvah and wedding. Now I've got hundreds of images to edit down.

I'm in the process of applying for a grant for next year. If invited,  I will be allowed to submit up to twenty images from the project on which I've been working since the early 1990's. Paring the choice down is going to be very difficult. Beginning with thousands of negatives and RAW images, the first few cuts are pretty obvious, but after a certain point I'm in love with every image in the selection. So I won't be able to do it alone.

Here's a group of shots from the wedding. All but one are of rabbis of the various dynasties in Boro Park. I knew only one, but have to work on identifying the others.

First the groom, Menachim Melamed:



On the right is Rabbi David Feinstein, foremost Talmud scholar in the USA: