Monday, January 31, 2011

2-Alarm Fire in Bushwick

On Friday a building burned down a couple of blocks away. I always liked that building, it was empty as long as I can remember, but I always thought it could be fixed and make a great home. Not any more.

While you are waiting patiently......

I embarked on the final leg in the journey to publish my project. From now on I am on strict schedule towards finishing the preparation for the printer. Last week my friend and colleague Ellen Kok helped me to make a first edit of my work. She was fair, but brutal:) This process is not for the faint-hearted, she killed some of my babies! Next week I will have a second edit by Robert Stevens, former photo editor-in-chief of Time Magazine and now teacher at the International Center of Photography (ICP).

I am happy to announce I have found two writers willing to write an introduction for my book. Jan Donkers, he was a famous radio host for 30 years for the VPRO radio and television, he is a writer and Americanist. Second, James Kennedy (born in Orange City, Iowa) is a writer and American historian. He is a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Graphic designer Esther de Boer - Es & Zn in Amsterdam will design the book.

I will keep you posted on any progress.

January 2011, New York.