The Moon Calls Without You or A View of New York from A Rooftop on Gardens Street in your notable absence

Originally posted on This Empty Air:

The moon is full and beautiful and bright

And I miss you

And the roof is empty and overflowing with the sound of floating cars

And I miss you

And below little real men run about exercising fake rhythms

And the cold darkness floats above the bright street light night

And I miss you

And the bad blood runs deep as it courses through the empty radio signals

As it spills out empty words crashing over full ears

As the fuckers roam the darkness under the cover of beauty and immortality

And I miss you

And the tree dances in its silky stillness

And the whiteness turns silver turns black turns white turns flashing red and yellow

And the man in the moon laughs at the circus

And the background glows with wakefulness and decrepit buildings and beautiful lively death

And I miss you

And the buildings are more alive…

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Touché.

My regular posts have been MIA the past few weeks while I’ve been playing with tumblr.

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Priceless.

My two favorite subjects of all time.

On the left is the original portrait done when they were little kids and now as young adults.

Photographs ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

The Sunday Archive.

In 1978 the city of Los Angeles began using these warnings as part of an anti-gun campaign.

Photograph ©Eli Reichman, All Rights Reserved.

Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 1978.  All Rights Reserved.

Butterflies Are Free.

Last year I proposed creating an original piece of artwork to Greg Ralph, the marketing director at Monarch mountain resort.

The mosaic was assembled by stitching together more than 400 photographs I’ve shot over the ten years that I’ve worked with the Monarch team. I experimented with several variations for the main image before finally settling on the butterfly.

Measuring three feet high by five feet wide, the finished piece has an abstract quality from a distance, but the individual photographs of skiers and snowboarders are revealed once the viewer steps closer to inspect it.

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We delivered the piece last week and it was installed next to the dining area entrance at the main lodge.

Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

All photographs ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

A few of my favorite photos in the mosaic.

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The Sunday Archive.

In 1978 the city of Los Angeles began forced busing of students to fully integrate the metropolitan public schools.

After making the usual busing photographs, I found these two classmates on the playground of one of the area junior high schools.

©Eli Reichman, 1978. All Rights Reserved.

One Face of Alzheimer’s.

Meet our Uncle Joe.

A year ago, Joe was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At 90 years of age he continues to do remarkably well.

Our cousin Michael is his primary caregiver and with little outside help has done incredible work to make sure Joe is well cared for while remaining at home. Over the bed is a painting of Aunt Teddy who died nearly 20 years ago.

Though Joe’s memory continues to slide, his recollections of Teddy remain clear and vibrant as if he spoke with her just yesterday.

Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 2013. All Rights Reserved.