First and Foremost

There needs to be something that is at the top of our goals list. Something that we want to do more than anything else. The biggest goal of our lives. What is it? What is yours? What is mine? I feel fortunate for having an answer. I meet a lot of people who say they... Continue Reading →

We Have Choices Today. I Choose the Analog. The Tangible.

Like vinyl records versus digital CDs. Tube versus solid-state guitar amplifiers. Home-cooked meals versus microwaved. Hand-written (or typed) greeting cards versus emails. Film versus digital photography. Traditional photographic prints versus NFTs. I'm in the tangible art business!~Kenneth Wajda I make film portraits using 20th-century techniques and cameras and print in a traditional darkroom. For those... Continue Reading →

NFTs: A Sign of Desperate Times

They're Beanie Babies, not Picassos. It feels like NFTs are this generations' way of saying, "I don't care about anything real. No stuff. I don't want any family heirlooms or any 'things', I just want my computer so I can become an influencer and not have to work and I'll get rich and have a... Continue Reading →

Putting Yourself Out There

I saw a theater piece recently as a work-in-progress table read and the performer was extremely brave, writing and acting a story about a difficult part of her life involving a parent's death, regret and grief. People in the audience commented that she was so brave, her writing so masterful and that they wouldn't be... Continue Reading →

Go To New York

Be wary of a comfortable position. A good job. A steady paycheck. Feeling safe. It might be a trap. I look back on my life as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in the 1980-1990s and into the early 2000s. I loved my work, my colleagues, my world. It was based in Trenton, New Jersey,... Continue Reading →

Nobody Photographs Like Me

I make photographs that are uniquely my own. The kind of photographs are not like what you typically see on Instagram or Facebook. Editors have even said that my photos look different than most photos--there's an authenticity to them. They look real. There's an emotional quality to them. I'll take that, that is exactly what... Continue Reading →

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