Architectural Detail, Ulitsa Budapeshta, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1997. (Rolleiflex Tessar f3.5, Tri-X, Scan of Print.) Click to enlarge.

Architectural Detail, Ulitsa Budapeshta, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1997. (Rolleiflex Tessar f3.5, Tri-X, scan of print.) Click to enlarge.

This weblog is a successor to Bubkes.Org, as published online between 2004 and 2009, and to HakPakSak.Wordpress.Com, a blog featuring written rather than visual observations.  An unformatted repository of entries from the original Bubkes.Org can be found here.; HakPakSak has been left dormant for a number of years but can still be found by clicking here.

Bubkes.Org focuses on smaller and seemingly peripheral details, especially in the urban environment, and every now and then  attempts to extrapolate larger meaning from them. Although Bubkes.Org is photography-based, it emphasizes  photographic content over photographic equipment and technique.  However, don’t expect too much; as we would have said double-negatively in the patois of the now-vanished, pre-gentrified Lower East Side of Manhattan of yore, all in all: “It don’t mean bubkes.”

For what its worth, an early entry on Bubkes.Org (Istanbul Conflicts From Afar: Issues and Aspersions, Headscarves and Rambo) was featured in WordPress’s daily “Freshly Pressed” selection of notable blog posts.

For more information about Bubkes.Org and the locations portrayed and subjects treated, write to me, Stephen Lewis at Bubkes.Org@gmail.com.

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