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“Chloe”

Posted in Art, Dreams, Photography with tags , , , on April 24, 2017 by kozmicdogz

A new addition to the sculpture garden at the VMFA here in Richmond, VA.

“Chloe” by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (1955).

“Chloe” is an ever changing presence. The light, clouds, sun, and time of day change her, showing many faces and moods.

You will meet a different Chloe at each visit and even as you walk around her. Mesmerizing.

Broad Street

Posted in Photography, Richmond with tags , , , , on March 30, 2017 by kozmicdogz


Driving home on a spring evening after visiting 2 cemeteries at sunset.

44 Years Ago Today – December 27, 2016

Posted in Photography, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags , on December 27, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Forty-four years ago today I moved to Richmond Va. My 1963 Valiant with the push button transmission was borrowed from my mother, and packed with all of my possessions. I remember getting off 95 at the Boulevard exit near Parker Field and traveled south passing diagonally parked cars down the middle of the street heading towards Broad Street.

I saw on the left the Peoples Drug Store with its all night lunch counter and right in front of me down 2 blocks the statue of Stonewall Jackson. At that point I had only begun to realize that I had not only just traveled the longest 100 miles in my life but had found a new home.

Photo and text © 2016 Kozmicdogz

Merry Christmas – 2016

Posted in Photography with tags , on December 25, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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My little brother and I with Santa Clause at a Washington, D.C. department store in 1956. Probably Hecht’s or Woodies.

© 2016 Kozmicdogz.

Dark Clouds

Posted in Photography, Writers & Writing with tags on November 16, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Headed home

Clouds blocking the sun

Soon it will be night

How long will it last?

August 9, 1945 – Nagasaki

Posted in Photography, Politics, Science with tags , , on August 9, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Seventy one years ago today (August 9, 2016) the United States released the second atomic bomb on Japan, on the city of Nagasaki, effectively ending World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on September 2, 1945 on the battleship USS Missouri.

World War II was always a part of my childhood. My father was in World War II as were most of the fathers of kids I knew. The War has colored many things in the politics and directions our country has taken for many years and still does. I remember the time when I realized that my youngest daughter was further away from the end of the Vietnam War than I was from the end of WWII. Something that seemed way in the past. Ancient history.

Mushroom cloud photo by Charles Levy taken from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack.

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Posted in Art, Photography, Politics, Writers & Writing with tags , , , on July 27, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott is a new photography exhibit at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). It runs from July 23rd to October 30th, 2016.

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was an African American photographer for Life Magazine and also the well know author of the book The Learning Tree which he turned into a film in 1969.

This exhibit is from a photo essay Parks photographed in the early 50s when he traveled back to his home town of Fort Scott, Kansas to photograph his old classmates and friends. His project also took him to Chicago, Columbus, and Kansas City seeking his old friends. Although the essay never made it into Life Magazine as scheduled for April 1951, it is here in Richmond, Va along with many of the Life Magazine articles and photographs by Parks.

This is a great companion show to the exhibit Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic which runs through September 6.

For a few more images from Back to Fort Scott, click.

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