Author: Michael Galinsky

As I have been working to promote a photobook of mine that was just published, I have been on the internet too much.  I tend to avoid clicking on videos because they can be rabbit holes that become black holes.  However, if 10 or 15 friends share something I realize that I need to see it.  This happened with that...

As I walk in the meadow each day I see many of the same people also making the rounds.  Almost all of them have dogs.  One woman has a very sweet, thin black dog.  The dog and I have become friendly and she always stops for a few pets. However, for several months, the most that I got out of...

I started taking pictures in the meadow because my friend Cait, who also lives along it, asked me to make images for her mother.  When I began to shoot, the meadow was filled with color and life.  I liked some of the images I was making but it took me a while to find my footing.  Just as fall began...

Banksy is an artist of some acclaim.  Yet this morning on the radio I heard the New York mag art critic dismiss his work completely stating that it’s “so obvious”.  The metallic tones of classism rolled off his tongue like silver dollars sliding into a gilded slot machine.  The truth is, I don’t particularly love Banksy’s work, but to argue...

I don’t particularly like nature photography.  Even as a kid, when I looked through National Geographic I flipped past the pictures of rhinos and elephants and marveled at the people who lived in huts, villages, and cities.  I grew up in a Bucolic setting but escaped to New York City as soon as I was able.  For the past two...

I went for a walk in the meadow with my kids today.  They did not go willingly.  It is difficult to convince them to do almost anything, but once they got out there they had a good time.  My older daughter brought her lomo camera with a fish eye lens.  It was interesting for me to view the meadow through...

Over the last 3 months I have walked in the meadow behind my house almost daily.  I usually go in the early morning or the late afternoon, mostly because of the light.  Today I went a little bit late, after the sun had set for the most part.  After having been in the city for nearly 30 years it's interesting...

We recently moved from Brooklyn, where I have been frantically photographing people for the last year, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I have less opportunities to photograph people.  We moved to take a breather from the energy and intensity of the big city, and to focus on finishing some films.  However, even though we have moved to a secluded...

I read an article today about a UK study concerning rumination, or self-blame, and its relationship to anxiety and depression.  While I think we all understand that depressed and anxious people tend to ruminate on the problems in their lives, I don't think that we usually consider that this kind of circular thinking might be causative. The study states; "We found that people who...

On a Saturday afternoon in late September, I almost drowned.  On this warm fall afternoon, my friend Caroline and I had impulsively decided to swim across a lake.  It’s a big enough body of water that we had to frantically wave at several speedboats to make sure that we didn’t get run over as we crossed.  It’s one of those...

whirlpool take 2 from rumur on Vimeo.******* see note below **** I am like my daughter, or she is like me, in that I am less inclined to want to learn how to do things from others.  Instead I want to figure it out for myself.  Sometimes this is a good thing, because I can develop unique ways of looking...