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Caution! Some yucky images at 1:10 and beyond. But I actually had a nice talk with one of the construction crew. He shrugged, but then nodded and acknowledged the sad contrast of people sleeping on the street while luxury apartments are being built right in front of them. We’re in the middle of an economic depression. That’s right! Not a recession. When more than 10% of the population is unemployed, you’ve got yourself a full-blown depression. How long do they last? Years. This one is over a year old already, it’s just that nobody wants to call it what it is for fear of creating panic. I should get off at Pershing Square some time and roam about with my camera. What a horror that is! Like the veritable Black Hole of Calcutta.


About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.

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  1. Reality is cruel. Amazing the things we ignore. Most of us just look aside, step around and then rush to the safety of our personal cocoon. I wonder what will emerge in the future for us. Sometimes I think the bravest thing we can do is to witness, really see what’s going on around us.


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