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Bristol, Vermont, USA, 2 January 2012

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on January 3, 2012

along the main shopping street on the second day of the new year

Emily & Alvah’s rehearsal dinner, Maine, 14 August 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on December 26, 2011

one from the archives

Holiday Inn Roadhouse, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa, 1 Nov 2011

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on November 27, 2011

Fort Greene sidewalk, Brooklyn, NY, 26 Nov 2011

Posted in Uncategorized by adamwelz on November 26, 2011

A Little Hedonism of Bees – Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY, 26 August 2011

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, nature & environment, photography by adamwelz on August 28, 2011

This image is from the Butterfly Meadow on Lookout Hill the day before hurricane Irene came along and flattened things. (The flower is Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum.)

Hurricane Irene Havoc in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn NY!

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography, random bits by adamwelz on August 28, 2011

#insearchofamorerealisticperspective

Photos – 24 July 2011: Gay marriage becomes legal in New York

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on July 25, 2011

Hi All

I’ve been slack about blogging lately. Lots of other stuff going on.

Yesterday, 24 July 2011, same-sex marriage became legal in New York state. I headed down with Sarah to the City Clerk’s Office in lower Manhattan, where we were legally married almost a year ago, to record the first official gay marriages in the city.

It was hot and extremely humid. Some had been waiting in line from 4:30am. The doors opened at around 8am to let hundreds of couples begin their progress from one official to the next, accumulating one piece of necessary paper after the next. At times there seemed to be more cameras than participants in this drawn-out, somewhat ad-hoc process. (Why do so many big changes in society involve standing in line?)

There was no shortage of stages on which to perform. Frivolity danced with deadly seriousness. A helluva lot of happiness spread itself around.

The images below are a first, loose edit from a place where the intensely personal became expansively (but not always easily) public and political, old rituals shifted their forms and thousands of people walked into a new phase of their lives.

One day we might look back and wonder what all the fuss was about. I’m glad I made it out of bed at 5am to be there.

*NOTE: All images are copyright Adam Welz 2011. If you would like to reproduce them anywhere or anyhow, please contact me first!

Cheers!

Adam

4th of July 2011, Manhattan, NY

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography, random bits by adamwelz on July 25, 2011

Just before the fireworks, on the lower west side of Manhattan.

Winter Solstice moonrise, Prospect Park, New York

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on January 17, 2011

Moonrise over Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, 20 Dec 2010

Great Blue Heron, Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY, USA, 23 Oct 2010

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, birds & birding, nature & environment, photography by adamwelz on October 24, 2010

Early morning, 23 Oct 2010: Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, on the edge of Prospect Lake in Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY. ©Adam S. Welz

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