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Black and White Photography


Light and Shadow in Asbury Park

Asbury Park Casino

A few weeks ago, on a late Sunday afternoon in late April, Bhavna and I took a long walk on the Asbury Park boardwalk. I learned that day that Bhavna had only visited Asbury Park once before, and that visit was with Shaan and me. Let me put that into perspective. I am two years older than Bhavna. We’re both immigrants. Since she was six years old, she has lived in New Jersey. Her family emigrated from Gujarat, India. I…

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Film Photography

Kentmere Pan 400 at Palmer Square

Last month, I grabbed my Minolta XD-11 and Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens and drove to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton. Palmer Square is a public square and planned development across from Nassau Street and Princeton University that forms a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and (expensive) residential spaces. It's a mall. Palmer Square is named for the original builder, Edgar Palmer, heir to the New Jersey Zinc fortune. Constructed between 1936 to 1939, the Square was created by…

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