Writing Tim

I first learned about Timothy H. O'Sullivan while studying the history of photography at New York University in the spring of 1989. Professor Silver clicked back and forth in a slide show comparing O’Sullivan’s photograph, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M., taken in 1873 with Ansel Adams’ view taken in 1942. I became... Continue Reading →

Tim — Timothy H. O’Sullivan

Based on the life of Timothy O’Sullivan, Tim is a ten-year-old boy from sleepy Staten Island who is told he must apprentice at Mathew Brady’s daguerreotype studio in 1850. Tim takes the ferry over to York with his father and rides the omnibus up Broadway to Fulton Street. Across from Brady’s Gallery is Barnum’s American... Continue Reading →

First Journal Entry

July 11, 2000: Here goes — ten years since I last attempted to write anything of consequence. It was on June 17, 1990 that I moved up to Boston to play drums in The Immigrants. Fittingly, it was both Father’s Day and Bunker Hill Day. And now here I am trying to pick up a... Continue Reading →

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