Stages and Ships and Sailors

The Opium Live event I did yesterday was a lot of fun. I was very impressed with the two guys who run this, James J. Williams III and Todd Zuniga, and I’d really love to see this show continue and grow.

And I was blown away by the guy who did the event with me, performance artist Joseph Keckler. Do not miss him whenever you see him listed for anything. From the bio: “his shows have been presented at such venues as The New Museum, La MaMa, Spiegelworld, The Stone, Performance Studies Int’l, and SF MOMA. He has been described as “studly” by the Village Voice and “psychotic” by New York Press.”

And here are more pictures from the USS New York.  This morning I decided I didn’t like most of my pictures.  But here are a few. This was walking up onto the deck.


Sailors taking pictures of other sailors.


A cigarette break.


A shot of the city from the deck.


Okay, this was taken during the ceremony. We were actually sitting in a building on a pier next to the ship. I took this through a window looking towards the ship.


Some guys and a big gun. I think that’s a gun. A missile launcher?


This last one was very close to the kind of pictures I used to take in college, when I wanted to be a photographer. It’s very nostalgic for me.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Stages and Ships and Sailors

  1. Actually, my Dad just emailed me and he said:

    “I’m guessing that it is a launcher used to throw a line from one ship to another while at sea. The line could be heaved to start a refueling operation or for a breeches buoy, amongst other things. My first thought also was that it was a mortar, but the largest that I have seen is a 4.2 inch; in addition, I thought that the barrel was too thin for a mortar.”

    Just last week, my husband sent me a story about the USS New York and how it was using steel from the towers. So your entry was timely too!

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