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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Catch 22


The sign of this beggar says: “I need to work to eat and I need to eat to work. Catch 22” and his second board says “No house, no home, no phone, brain damage, no family support, desperate”.

I must say when I saw him and these two signs I though these were the wittiest homeless boards I have seen to date. I wonder if he only knows the phrase of “Catch 22” or has he also read the very cleverly written novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

Heller demonstrates, in prosaic term, quite a philosophical dilemma, where little choice exists and although a remote possibility exists for desired to occur the reality is such that it never happens.

Roxanne the painter


Today, at the Pitt Street Mall I have met a charming Parisian artist by the name of Roxanne. I thought her paintings were very good for such young painter. She obliged me with this pose but I think she was also a bit overwhelmed by the attention.

Her creations seemed very warm and at the same time they clearly displayed that Roxanne likes unambiguous simplicity of the subjects she paints. I wondered if the warmth of these paintings come from her Bordeaux background. Not surprisingly, she seemed to be proud of it.

Roxanne, I wish you the best adventures in your travels and success with your art.