Archive for October, 2009

I first noticed Thomas Beller when his excellent essay “Portrait of the Bagel as a Young Man” was published in a book called The Art of the Essay. It’s an engrossing account of being adopted into one of those jobs (in this case, a bagel shop in New York) that somehow goes hand-in-hand with a […]


Ten days in Paris were something of an awakening, recently. I wanted to take a photo every minute until I was more used to the atmosphere of the city, and I finally recognized why — Paris is a city that feels like it’s there for people, not the other way around. You can stand almost […]