heaven in 4 frames



I’m gonna go see if I can find their cd, I have it around here somewhere, they sounded amazing, I always did love a choir, I was in one for like 6 years, singing was my first passion, and I was the biggest loudest kid in that choir


frank paulin ****UPDATED W/some context for those who are in the darkest room

frank paulin by Eddy Pula
frank paulin, a photo by Eddy Pula on Flickr.

his wife just called me, she can’t find this picture and apparently Frank wants to see it, this ones for you frank, you taught me so much, keep up the good work

Frank Paulin is a bit of a undiscovered genius, he didn’t publish till the early 90’s but his work stands up against the great street photogs of the era, but he made his living drafting dresses and then photographing them when that came into fashion, but he always had his Leica on him and got some killer shots new york in the 50’s-80’s

heres a book report on his masterpiece, Out of the Limelight… I picked it up at Grey Matter Books a couple years back, gave me hope when I needed it the most. http://5b4.blogspot.com/2008/02/frank-paulin-out-of-limelight.html

You know what he told me when I asked him for advice about photographing on the street? He told me to get a knife, and “Don’t pretend you are not an animal when you live in a jungle” pretty damn good advice for anyone actually!

Here’s a song I made partly inspired by him and his tenacity in the face of 50 or more years of work on the street, hopefully I can make it that far

PS thats a bit of a cover/folkmashup of one of my favorite songs about art making of all time by the great and obscure Andy Friedman

PS I’m lecturing at AS220 in Providence Rhode Island tonight 8-7-2012 at 7:30 I would be honored to meet you, thanks all
Eddy Pula

thats right in 2 days I’m lecturing


learn how to photo mothers and sons on revolutionary war sites in Providence Rhode Island next tuesday… its me I’m doing a photography lecture, so briefly consider coming, here are the deets

Eddy Pula graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has been making pictures and videos for the past 13 years. He focuses on portraits of strangers on the street, clubs, barns and shopping malls of America. Eddy states

“I think a camera is an excuse to be curious.”

We hope to see you August 7th @ 7:30pm!

We’re located on Lucie Way: the rear entrance of the Mercantile Building located at 131 Washington St.

Eddy’s continuous photographic coverage of Western Mass. can be found on his flickr here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/raijsi/), and daily musings on the world and photography here (http://karapture.com/).