About this blog.

As this blog evolves I have decided to add current images on a variety of subjects. Some of these images are shot digitally and for some I continue to use traditional 35mm film. Back in the late '70s and early '80s, I photographed a lot of bands. I did album covers and publicity shots for many mainstream musicians but I loved the alternative music scene. My current subject matter includes urban environments and anything else I find visually interesting.

Artist's Statement for "Person to Person" exhibit

Comments may be made at the end of each post or you may email me directly at phodara@gmail.com.

All images Copyright (c) 1977-2012 Paul Hodara All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New York City #2

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. 
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Outdoor sculpture exhibit in Garrison, NY.

A sculpture exhibit of local, national, and international artists on 100 acres of an historic farm in Garrison, NY. For more info see:http://collaborativeconcepts2009.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Maya Lin at Storm King July 26 2009

Spent the day with Susan, Wendy, Connie and Andy at Storm King. We loved the Maya Lin piece 'Bodies of Water':

video piece 'Homage to Wendy':

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bob Dylan, Willie Neslon and John Mellencamp concert in Essex Junction Vermont 7/18/09

Just returned from this great concert. Dylan poet laureate for generations to come, never fails to reinvent his style of music for each decade, his tight rich band played tunes from his latest album and new variations of his old classics. Willie Nelson singer, song writer, poet, activist at 77 continues to have one of the greatest voices in American/Outlaw country music.
John Mellencamp put on a great performance (sorry no pics or vids).

Unfortunately cameras are no longer allowed at concerts, this deserves a whole blog onto itself. I could not sneak in the heavy artillery (Nikon F2 with telephoto lens), but was able to bring in a $99.00 Insignia camcorder, which was not much bigger than my cell phone, see Insignia 5.0MP HighDef for more info. Eventually I was caught and concert security made me shut it off. The 3" color lcd display (no optical viewfinder) can be seen from quite a distance, at least from the aisles by the security guards. No optical zoom (digital zoom was worthless), the internal mic clipped a lot of audio during the Dylan performance (probably the volume level). But the Willie Nelson stuff looked great in high def. The videos I have uploaded here have been compressed in a Flash FLV format, not as high quality, but should download a lot quicker

Dylan Pics (pulled frames from video):

Willie Nelson video:

Bob Dylan video(clipped audio and grainy digital zoom):

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Leon Russell

1978 I did the Album Cover for Leon Russell Americana (Paradise Records/Warner Brothers, Produced by Kim Fowley).  This image was never used.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Flash metal??
Produced by Kim Fowley. Gilby Clarke (guitar, vocals); Jonathan Daniel (bass, vocals,); Kyle Vincent (lead vocals, rhythm guitar); and John Schubert (drums, vocals). Gilby Clarke went on to Guns n' Roses

Candy at the Troubadour August 1982

Venus and The Razorblades

Wiki info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_and_the_Razorblades
More info: http://asfm.blogspot.com/2008/01/punk-rama-venus-and-razorblades.html

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Trees, Dane Conover

Dane Conover (aka Trees) The 'New Wave' album Sleep Convention 1982, (Produced by Kim Fowley).
This was before digital image processing and no darkroom manipulation was used to create this image. This was shot as a double exposure 4x5 format with fluorescent and strobe lighting to capture the analog video synth image. Dane had to hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.

Trees Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_Convention

The Ramrods

No idea what happened to them, if you know please post:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Industrials (I Think)

If you know who they are please add a comment