Story by Numbers

1.

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida. A reflection on photography, also a eulogy of his mother written shortly after her death. The entire book centers around a single photo of her that the author never reveals.

I don't often take photos, and if I do, I often stop myself from sharing them.

2.

Amstel train station, rush hour. The stairs are filled with angular winter light, the warm orange tones of morning. I could take a picture, but I don't. Amsterdam has enough photographs.

3.

Two old photos of a friend. The first is medium format, winter in Brooklyn; I can see the influence photographers like Jan Postma and Katherine Squier had on me at the time.

Eric, 120 film, Brooklyn

Eric, 120 film, Brooklyn

The second image is older by a couple of years, taken in my kitchen in San Francisco. A snapshot. The cat's name is William.

Eric with William, San Francisco

Eric with William, San Francisco

4.

Las mariposas de Rivadavia

Las mariposas de Rivadavia

Cher - Elusive Butterfly