Dave Higgins Photography

Looking at life through nano-coated lenses

As I noted in my page “Artifacts,” every one of us participates in creating this world in one way or another. Many of us have an urge to create and to leave our mark in small and uniquely personal ways.

In reaction to the global COVID19 pandemic, many people have been displaying rainbows and other items to spread a message of hope in these difficult times. This is a collection of pandemic-related artifacts that I have come across.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2020; all rights reserved.

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Ever since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25th, there have been countless protest demonstrations in every US state and around the world. On Monday, June 8th, people joined in one of those protests at the Four Corners intersection in Delmar, a suburb of Albany, NY. These are images from that protest.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2020; all rights reserved.Delmar, NY 

 

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Every one of us, in one way or another, participates in creating this world. We each have an urge to create and to leave our mark.

Many of us create in small and uniquely personal ways – barn doors painted in a cow pattern; a distinctive high school parking space; or a personal decoration at home or work.  Works like these provide artifacts of our creative spirit, giving others a glimpse of who we are while they subtly add to the texture of our world.

I’m drawn to such artifacts. These are images of some I have found. I have another page devoted to artifacts related to the pandemic.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2020; all rights reserved.

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On September 20th, young people and their many supporters around the world went on a Climate Strike and marched to push for real action on Climate Change. The march in Albany was longer than other marches around here have been – about 2 miles. Starting at the natural gas steam plant that provides energy for many state offices, it proceeded to several state agencies and one bank, before arriving at West Capitol Park. Here are some photos from the march.

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From early childhood I remember numerous family visits to old New England cemeteries. During these visits we would seek out interesting old gravestones, trying to gain from the names, epitaphs and dates of birth and death a sense of the lives and times commemorated.

I still visit cemeteries, but now I seek out interesting modern gravestones and cemetery folk art. What do these artifacts tell us about the people remembered? And what insights into life today do they bequeath to those who will come after us?

The title of this project derives from part of a popular epitaph on old (and some new) gravestones:

“Stranger pause, as you pass by. As you are now so once was I.
As I am now so you must be. Prepare yourself to follow me.”

Over the past few years I’ve posted several galleries for this project. This is a collection of some of my favorites.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2019; all rights reserved.

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