Michael Webster

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Jack by the Sea
Location: 47620
Nationality: American
Biography:   I am an American photographer, currently living in the United States.  I find it  hard to classify myself. We can take photography in so many different directions these days. I like to wander through all kinds of different... read on
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Jack by the Sea
Credits: michael webster
Updated: 06/25/16
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These photos come from a very happy time in my life. One of many, fortunately.

Wnen my daughter was in sixth grade,  I had to pick her up  from  Trinity School on the Upper West Side every Wednesday at  6:30 p.m.. I was blissfully unemployed for most of that year. I wasn't spending any money, but you don't really need much to fill your days with great things to do in New York.

So every Wednesday,  I'd get my son, Jack, from pre-school in Park Slope, Brooklyn at about two p.m.. Then we'd ride the subway up to the Natural History Museum and kill a few hours there. We'd always choose one, maybe two, of the museum's major exhibits, spend some time in the children's area, and then end up in the Hall of the Sea. After they kicked us out, we'd wind through Central Park up to 91st street and pick up Chloe. Great times.


Anyway, there were usually a lot of kids in the Hall of the Sea before closing, and a lot of nannies as well.. Back then, I was still primarily shooting film, but I'd gotten a little Canon D90 for a pocket camera. At some point I noticed how cool it looked getting Jack as a sillouette against the large movie screen that looped a movie about evolution in the seas. So I worked on it a bit, and here we are.

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Survivors

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High School Sports

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High School Sports

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mw hit and run Detroit

By Michael Webster / Detroit — Wherein I parachute into Detroit for a few days and slap together a photo essay. A hit-and-run, so to..
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Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine

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Mermaid Day

By Michael Webster — This is another episod of my Coney Island Blues project. Mermaid Day is a good day to reflect on the..
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