Photos & Drawings Random photographs and illustrations of mine. Eldritch Horrors of the Long Island Railroad. Original drawing over original photograph. Post-Arctic refugees in Times Square. Original drawing over original photograph. Twilight boatmen on the Ganges. The cemetery in Rabat – full of cats! Chris Conley of Saves the Day. Highline Ballroom, NYC, October 24, 2008. This poem by Charles Simic hung on the wall of my writing studio… until i got evicted and they tore the building down. Me, along with members of Picture the Homeless, at a town hall meeting we organized in the South Bronx. Me in lilac. I love lilacs. Photo taken by Juancy at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in spring 2008. My friend Artemio prepares to show me how the power of his faith can break through all locks and gates and bars. This is Juancy’s hand, holding up a turtle, which in turn is holding up a smaller turtle. We took this picture in the open-air market at Rabat, the capital of Morocco, in May of 2003. In December, my sister and I used to drive around late at night taking pictures of people’s Christmas lights, zooming in and out and jerking the camera and using long exposures to make the lights look scary and pretty and absurd… like the whole concept of Christmas lights. Summer in Hudson, 2002. To give you a sense of how small a town I grew up in, when the local butcher showed his son some meat it was considered news. Photo by Melee Drescher. I took this picture at the 2003 County Fair, in good old Chatham New York. Taylor Harbison made this painting of me in 2002; it’s titled “What We’ve Wrought, and Wreak,” which is the last line of a short story of mine. Me, my dog Ripley, my cat Mysti, the back deck at my mom and dad’s house. The view from the bathroom window of my first NYC apartment, on Bedford Park Blvd in the Bronx. I lived there from 2002-2005. Photo taken by me. Coffee and gaudy Jersey diners, two of my favorite things in the universe. Photo taken by me. Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of gay male hotness, in a painting by my mentor and best friend Taylor Harbison. Photo by Taylor. Taylor Harbison’s Saint Sebastian painting, being admired in a Hudson gallery. Photo taken by me.