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SEEN: MBTA Train 163, Lynn Marsh, Massachusetts

All the photographs in my “No Transfer” gallery were made from the window of a bus or train. Starting out of frustration with working on the street in Boston — a difficult place for a street photographer — the bus series grew into an absorbing project. Working from a moving bus or train offered new challenges, how quickly I needed to work, the right seat, dirty and tinted windows. And I really liked the challenge. Almost immediately something different began to happen; I was responding to the first impulse before my mind started to run the process of “making a good picture.” The images in the series were made mostly in the Boston area and more recently in Los Angeles. They happen in a fraction of a moment. I see something and respond; there is no thinking involved. Making pictures in this way offers no second chances or time to consider anything, only perception followed by a response with a camera. Photographer Henry Wessel described this quality as being “outside your mind, your eyes far ahead of your thoughts.”

I am still learning.