Artist's images, musings, and observations
about life in the time of corona

Artist's images, musings, and observations about life in the time of corona

Omicron Edition 2022


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On March 18, 2020, I went to my studio at Waltham Mills in Waltham, Massachusetts, and brought home boxes of art supplies, paint, and my small loom to hunker down...

A Road Not Taken

THLee-A Road Not Taken
So many roads were not taken in 2020. So many opportunities were squandered. There was the road where someone in the administration actually read the federal government’s 2016 Pandemic Playbook....

Suburban Decay

SD Chatterbox Drive-In Newton NJ
It’s just a matter of time. These images, which I began taking in the late summer of 2020, were certainly inspired by the global Covid-19 pandemic. So many restaurants and...

“We Hold These Truths”

Jay Samit, innovator, artist, author, and internationally-acclaimed public speaker, usually spends a lot of time on airplanes and in hotel rooms, but the pandemic has restricted him to his home...

PL Recommends #1

In this new Pandemic Lens feature we present articles, essays, opinions, and commentaries about art created during quarantine. As interpreters of the societal mores, cultural events and moods of the...

Dogs Rule

This past week I had a number of chance encounters around Cambridge that lead to some interesting conversations. This is my favorite from the batch—I'm a sucker for dogs in...

Two Masks, Two Backstories

Lately I've been stopping passersby during my photo walks and asking them why they chose whatever mask they're wearing. The answer of this masked guy topped them all: “People are...

A Very Good Recipe

During an evening photo walkabout, I saw this creative sign in the window of Curio Spice, one of my favorite niche stores in Cambridge. When I'm shooting documentary photos for...

Empty Spaces, Part 1

Just Like Nana 2020
Empty Spaces is an archive of this historic time and my reaction to it, but it is also an archive of my history and how it began to leak through...

Photo Foray into Two Parks

Some days I document the pandemic in my area, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by remaining stationary on a street corner or some other vantage point and just waiting for interesting people to...