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Paul Goldfinger ©. Silver gelatin darkroom print.


FRANKIE RANDALL  from his album Sings and Swings.

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“On my journey to Fort Lee, I have a stopover in Hoboken….It was nice
to see that the Circle Line is still circling New York.” Jean Bredin © 4/26/19 ©



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Captiva Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge.


DAVE STEWART AND THE SECRET SISTERS   from the Blackbird Diaries.


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Convention Hall. Asbury Park, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Convention Hall. Asbury Park, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©  click imagefor bigger wedding.  Re-post from 2013.

THE TYMES. (c. 1963)


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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park. Silver gelatin print. NYC street series.


PAUL SIMON AND DION:   “New York is My Home”   From the album Stranger to Stranger.


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Chicken Road #2. Paul Goldfinger © March 17, 2019. Blogfinger.net.

EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL from their album Old Yellow Moon. “Back When We Were Beautiful.”


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Klezmer band. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2005 By William Meyers


By Paul Goldfinger, Photography editor at Blogfinger.net.

Every once in a while I will post a guest photographer segment which might be about a famous artist or just someone who sends us an image. Or, as in this case, it could just be a photographer whose work I stumbled upon.  I don’t know William Meyers personally, but I  saw one of his images (above) recently and I saved a copy for this post.  I can’t even recall where I saw it, but his work has been exhibited and published extensively.

William Meyers was born in 1938, and perusal of his web site indicates that he shoots mostly black and white, and mostly in New York City. His themes include NYC lifestyles, music subjects, and Jewish life here and in Israel. He seems to like music and his photos seem to like women. In that sense he is like one of his heroes Garry Winogrand, a pioneer of street photography.

Meyers has been a photography writer for the Wall Street Journal as well as a successful photographer.

I am drawn to some of  his work because his sensibility seems to be similar to my own. In 2015 he published a book of images from the outer boroughs of New York.  Those black and white photos are all made with film, and all his photos are silver gelatin darkroom prints. Myers does not do digital.

Darkroom work is exhausting to do and requires great skill and is very time consuming.  For those photographers who have gone digital, many consider the new technology to be a relief.  The finished product is said to be indistinguishable from a dark room print, but others, including myself,  would disagree.  William Meyers has first-rate printers do his prints for him. Many famous artists in the past including Cartier-Bresson did the same.  In my case, I did my own, but these days I mostly show my work on the Internet, but lately my prints are digital done by an expert lab.

“Busker” Union Square Subway Station. NYC. Feb. 2011. William Meyers

San Francisco Girls Band. Photographed at Banjo Jim’s on the Lower East Side. November 2011. William Meyers

Deborah Rosenthal, painter. New York City. 1998. William Meyers


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Sloppy Joe's (ext. 1933). Corner of Greene and Duval in Key West. Paul Golfinger photo © Click left for larger view.

Sloppy Joe’s Bar (est. 1933). Corner of Greene and Duval in Key West. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click left for larger view.

EMMY ROSSUM    (This is from her album  Sentimental Journey;  She also is the star of Showtime’s Shameless)

Hemingway would have liked Emmy.

“The winds of march that made my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings but who’s to answer
Oh, how the ghost of you clings

These foolish things remind me of you.”


Emmy Rossum

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Rue Jacob, Left Bank, Paris. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Rue Jacob, Left Bank, Paris. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

BENNY GOODMAN    from the Woody Allen movie Mighty Aphrodite.  “Whispering.”


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View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 2012 ©

View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 2012 ©   ( Re-post 2014)

KRISTIN CHENOWETH.      This time of year, there is often a concern that someone who should come home will not be present.

Here is Kristin Chenoweth’s live performance of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” by Andrew Lloyd Weber, from the Phantom of the Opera.  

It’s from Kristin’s  concert album, 2014,  called  Coming Home. It was recorded at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Kristin Chenoweth.

Kristin Chenoweth.

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