I'm a photographer finishing up a Post-Baccalaureate year at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This blog is where I post artwork that inspires me, as well as my own work which is under the "My Photography" headline under this box.

I also have a website: www.sarahlynnweintraub.com




Half Abandoned | Camilo José Vergara | Via

Physically conjoined by separately sold upon construction, the lives of paired buildings (ones that share a common wall) can diverge dramatically as this photo series poignantly illustrates. In various cases, one half is occupied by squatters, filled with trash, burned out by a fire, boarded up, simply deserted or even entirely demolished.

This approach epitomizes a theme common to his work, which frequently focuses on showing change over time. Like twins separated at birth, these dual buildings (once mirror images of each other) are uniquely illustrative of change. They are found particularly often in Camden, a place with a long history of struggling against decline.

Camilo José Vergara is simply one of the greatest ever. Period. No need to debate. 



Hey Nerds!

As one last final push for donations (and hopefully a good bit of promotion), I am creating another video!

But this time, I need your help- and I need a LOT of participation for this one, so please signal boost this as much you can.

What I need, from as many people as humanly possible, is 5-10 seconds of video with you dancing to “Happy” by Pharrell.  

Don’t like to dance? That’s fine- you can clap, you can wiggle, you can jump and down, you can pretty much do WHATEVER you want, just no signs, please! And there must be movement! I don’t want anyone standing still and looking at the camera.

Feeling a little shy? That’s okay, too- I’ll take footage of pretty much ANYBODY (as long as they’ve given their permission)- your spouse, your kids, your family, your friends, your dog, whoever! 

I need this ASAP, but I will not take any submissions past Friday, April 18th, at midnight eastern time.  But PLEASE don’t leave it until then and send it in as soon as you can!


Thanks for your help with this! 


I’m no longer watching television in which middle-aged men figure out how to be men. I’d rather watch shows about teenaged girls figuring out what it means to be a monster.

Look back again at the pale blue dot of the preceding chapter. Take a good long look at it. Stare at the dot for any length of time and then try to convince yourself that God created the whole Universe for one of the 10 million or so species of life that inhabit that speck of dust. Now take it a step further: Imagine that everything was made just for a single shade of that species, or gender, or ethnic or religious subdivision. If this doesn’t strike you as unlikely, pick another dot. Imagine it to be inhabited by a different form of intelligent life. They, too, cherish the notion of a God who has created everything for their benefit. How seriously do you take their claim?

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (via thedragoninmygarage)


How many days do you wake up in pain before you wonder if this is going to be the whole rest of your life?