Julia Sapir (aka Giulia, la contessa di Ripasa)

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 13:07:22 -0400

Congratulations with your beautifull pictures. I'm planning my holidays in the south of Italy for the coming month of october. I'll drive a camper starting from my home in Belgium.

From: Erik <Vannoten.Erik@skynet.be>

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 08:09:19 -0400

Dear Julia Sapir: I loved your website, especially the "contessa's"  photos of children in Central Park. They were enchanting, many of them standing as artistic gems. I'm a former photojournalist who spent years (it seems) wandering the streets of Philadelphia when I wasn't on assignment. I noted your reference to roaming around the towns you visited in Italy. I'll be taking a closer look at everything you've posted.  You have  a great eye. Regards, Bill Wingell (I'm in upstate NY now)

From: Bill Wingell <wwingell@msn.com>

Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 17:34:22 -0400

Dear Julia,

I enjoyed your photos so much! Thanks for sharing them with the world. I happened on your website because I was searching the web for the correct spelling of Barille. I was in Matera for Good Friday, and during the day, caught Barille's procession on television. I found it fascinating.
Thanks again.

From: Christina <dadsdina@aol.com>

Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 22:16:21 -0400

Why you´re entitled contessa di Ripasa ? I´m curious because Ripasa is the name of a very big paper manufacturer here in Brazil ...

From: Paulo Sgroi <psgroi@uol.com.br>


 This is a game played by Julia Sapir's father. Julia was to spend the year
 in Bologna (see the American in Italy page) and I thought it would be nice
 to convert Julia into Giulia and give her some class (contessa). Ripasa is
 Sapir spelt backwards with a feminine ending. And if she would go to Brazil
 what name would best suit?

 David Sapir


 here in Brasil we have the name Julia spelled in the same way. A common
 surname here could be Silva (something like Smith for you) or it could be an
 Italian one as we have lots of italian "oriundi" here.

 You don´t need to give her any class specification here as we love to
 receive foreign people (if they are good ones).



 By the way, the photo... material was hers or yours ? Hers!

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 11:58:27 -0400

Hey. just wanted to tell you that i liked your pictures. im a 19 year old girl from Norway, who is going to study in Italy myself.
i just cant wait :)
Thank you...

From: Linn Mari Nordgård <linn.mari@nordgard.com>

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:06:32 -0500

Comments about Giulia's material (blue.unix-bhs2u)

your pictures are very zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... who would want to look at a picture or grass.? Or walking signs on a street.and a womens blubber.

From: maxamellion <camelion@aol.com>

We would and we suggest you wake up and smell the world -- Fixing Shadows

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 13:06:28 -0500

Dear Julia Sapir:
 I am a sophomore student at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. I am working on a project for "Discovery Day" which is a unique program that characterizes the college. A student can propose to "discover" anything they want, apply for a grant, and ask the assistance of a professor to be the faculty advisor. My Discovery Project is a photo-essay on the culture of Atchison, a small yet very diverse little town. I chose this project because I someday want to be a ethno-photographer and follow in your footsteps. I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about where you went to school, how you got started, and if you have any advice or references for me, I would greatly appreciate it! Also, I'm interested in an internship program in ethno-photography...do you have any ideas? I love your work! Thank you for taking the time to read this and respond! Good luck in all you do!

Susannah Dye

From: Susannah Dye --- <sdye@benedictine.edu>

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 16:30:52 -0400


the photos are absolutely lovely.  are you still living in italy?  you make me want to live there, too.

From: faisan <faisan2@hotmail.com>

Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 23:29:32 -0400

These photos are absolutely amazing, the way you captured the children was so beautiful.


From: Megan <megm@home.com>

Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 21:15:41 -0400


I really enjoyed your photos of Italy. A friend & I will be in Rome, Florence and Venice the first 2 weeks of September and your beautiful photos make more excited for the trip. Also, really enjoyed your Central Park photos of the children. I am a displaced native of NY, so it's been a few years since I've been there. But children are so full of life and innocence -- you've really captured the emotions. You obviously are a professional, but is it a hobby or do you make a living from your photos?

From: Christy <CSchielke@aol.com>

Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 17:23:02 -0400

Julia, I am an international finance attorney with a similar name "Judith Sapir" that is also a photographer.  In fact, I recently returned from Firenze with many photographs.  Could we be related?  My father, Robert Israel Sapir was raised in Brooklyn NY and his father Morris Sapir, originally from Russia/Poland, was one of a large family: none of whom I know.  I have more geneological information that I could look up at home and forward to you if there is any chance that we could be related. I think Morris's fathers name was Joseph. Do you know if your "Sapir" name was an original name?  Do you know where your grandparents were from?

From: Judith Sapir --- <jsapi@opic.gov>

Ms. Sapir,

 My daughter Julia (not Judith) is wandering around in Utah at this
moment.  Julia's grandfather was Edward Sapir. You can learn about him in any
encylopedia....he (among others) invented modern linguistics. He
came to the US sometime in the early 90's, first to Richmond Va, then to NY.
His  father, Jakob David Sapir, was a cantor, but apparently he lost his
religion in coming over here. That is a long story. There is a tale
that Jakob had been adopted and that his original name was Cohen (not a
name for a cantor!). But that is lore coming to me from me eldest brother (86
yrs old). Edward had a brother who died very young, so there are no
close relatives.

Nice to here from you and I am happy, on Julia's behalf, that you
found her photos to be of interest. The last Sapir she heard from lives in


J. David Sapir

Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 15:15:27 -0400

I enjoyed your fotos and commentary. Thank you. I have researched my family in Matera back to 1025AD and would like to write a history for ther computer  like you did  but I don't know how can youy help me?I live in Yonkers

From: Peter Scalcione <petertimber@dellnet.com>

Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 15:50:24 -0500

Really impressive  do you have photos of England as well. I really ejoyed the  time spent looking through your art.

From: Donald trump <ddt@usu.edu>

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 18:38:39 -0500

Julia- I really enjoyed your photographs and commentary.  What is visual anthropology (in your words) and how did you know that it was what you wanted to do?  Thanks, Catherine Holly (Community College Anthropology Instructor)

From: Catherine Holly <c.m.holly@worldnet.att.net>

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 15:26:10 -0500

Giulia the contessa,

The editor of Afterimage tells us:

I visited your Web sites and am excited by your activities.
(I too spent a year living on via San Vitale in Bologna so
I was particularly happy to see such sensual photographs of
a place I am very fond of.)

see you soon,


Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 17:11:12 -0500

Dear Julia,

I want to move to Italy for 1 year with my two year old daughter. Eventhough my situation is different than yours I hope you can help. I will have to work illegally and my daughter will have to go to day care. I've heard that day care is free for Italians but I don't know if it is for illegal immigrants. If you know anything that might help or anyone I could contact please let me know.

thank you

From: Isabella <roskam007@hotmail.com>

Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 11:41:59 -0400

Do you sell any of your photographs? I am interested in the
Via San Vitale one. I would like to know the size and pricing
if you do sell them.
Mary T

From: Mary F. Tash <mtash@miis.edu>

Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 02:32:56 -0400

I love all photographs & "FIXING SHADOWS" julia did really a great job. I love it, I wish I could do photography like her. can i get direct contact with her?

Submitted by: sheema mahmud (sheema@england.com) 

Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 15:56:41 -0500

i have been in Bologna , too. and i remember beautiful things from there. your picture reminded me of that mood. Thanks

tuba oztekin, baltimore 

Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 10:53:35 -0400

I like your photographs.

Submitted by: fahed (fahed91@mailcity.com) 

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 19:06:02 -0500

As a New Yorker who lived in Italy for a few years, your site was a welcome to my two homes. I especially enjoyed the B/W work in Central park. I would love to send you some pix i took in Venice, Firenze etc. and see more of your work. ciao-ciao auguri!

Submitted by: dodger (dodgenbyrn@aol.com) 

Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 00:42:16

cara julia,

ciao, a presto.

Submitted by: silvio (un_chien_andalus@hotmail.com) 

Date Wed, 27 Jan 1999 11:17:21

Thank you for the interesting photos, I am Italian and have visited my cousin in Torino, would love to go back agian what a interesting place,I love photography also.

Submitted by: Angalina (Angallina98@aol.com) 

Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 14:41:09

excellent work may God give you more good exposing approach

Submitted by: sarosh ahmed (saroshamsi@hotmail.com) 

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 14:22:11

I really like your work! I especially like the distored image of buildings on via San Vitale, Bologna. Where did you go to school there? Im a student, majoring in Art Photography at Syracuse and just spent a semester abroad last Spring - in Florence. I loved it there! Italy is such an amazing place. Are, or were you a photo major? Did you publish your work? It's a great site & a cool idea!

Submitted by: Susanna Thornton 

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 00:20:34

Nice work. Your use of shadows is quite good.

From: Ray Hunold --- (Oldhun@aol.com) 

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 13:13:41

Hi Julia, You've got some wonderful photos of your stay in Italy. I am planning on going to Bologna for a month next year and was curious -- how did you manage to find an apartment in the city?

Thanks much, Christine :)

Submitted by: Christine Wu (MacDiva@usa.net) 

I've just looked at about 6 photo websites and your pictures are the most interesting I've seen for awhile . Not too artsy fartsy. but good human interest. Thanks Doug Carmichael

Submitted by: Doug Carmichael (fearless@jps.net) 

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 22:15:11

enjoyed your site

nice lay out of site

the images were great

From: don --- 

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 09:31:59 -0400

those are really great photos, Julia.

thank you

Submitted by: Zane (zaneeip@parks.lv) 

Date Tue, 30 Jun 1998 08:03:46 -0400


Your photos of an "American in Italy" are beautiful! You captured Italy's charm and colorful personalities. My personal favorite is the street scene with a dog,a woman and their shadows. The composition is playful and interesting, and the lighting is fantastic! Thanks

From: Theresa --- 

Date Sat, 4 Jul 1998 21:52:42 -0400

Hi Julia- very fine work! I especially enjoyed your textures, lighting; specifically the scene with a woman in backlight - full of splendid mystery! and the roof angled tiles. Great and thanks for sharing!

From: tim --- 

Date Thu, 18 Jun 1998 21:42:43 -0400

Hi Julia

Heard about these talking to Tom. Nice work. I especially like the bean fields and the top one of the shadows of the dog and woman?. Hope we will get to see you this summer. Love, Roy

Submitted by: roy.money@yale.edu (Roy) 

Date Mon, 18 May 1998 23:49:40 -0400

Congratulations, Julia! I liked very much your way of looking and clicking the Italy you lived in. I can recognize the very special kind of feeling and working of a Sapir !

I am one of them.

Your relative (?) in Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

Submitted by: isasergio@trip.com.br (Sergio Sapir) 

Date Fri, 15 May 1998 12:30:19 -0400

Dear Julia Keep going good work....

Khalid Ismail

PO Box 20149


Submitted by: ap2cw@qatar.net.qa (Khalid Ismail) 

julia... so nice to read of your trip while surfing the net about the uva anthro dept. ( i'll be there next year!) hope you are well and excited about graduation:) (liz's friend!) meghan

From: Meghan Rand --- 

Date Fri, 3 Apr 1998 23:22:50 -0500

Julia, my daughter will be attending classes in Florence in July and I will be travelling with her. When classes are over we plan to stay in Venice for a few days before flying back to the US. Have you ever been to either city and can you give me any suggestions about them? I also am a picture-taking freak!!! Loved yours!!!!!

Submitted by: aloha747@webtv.net (Joyce Frazier) 

Date Sat, 14 Feb 1998 08:55:24 -0500

I love these pictures. I'm only an amateur and love to see other work

Submitted by: cross2@compuserve.com (Chris Ross) 

I've just gone through your collection of children photos, and they are amazing. I'm a student that is presently creating a multimedia movie to be presented as a gift, as this year's G8 student sumit. This movie will be viewed internationally, and very likely to recieve recognition. Do write back to let me know if you're interested in supporting me and my partner in this project.

Do not hesitate to ask me any questions or for any information you need to decide whether we have permission to use your work. This is an informal approach, in a few weeks, administrative contacts will be issued.

Thank you!

Submitted by: topone@globelnet.net (Margaret) 

Date Thu, 22 Jan 1998 22:05:27 -0500

Does she have more of Bologna itself, that most unforgettable city? The photos are all good, some fine. By the way, although not always so celebrated, Carnival lasts EVERYWHERE from 12th Night to Fat Tuesday. Here in Louisiana, they even jump the gun a bit, beginning the instant New Year's day is past. Fixing Shadows is my favorite of all the Photo Sites on the WWW. I found it when I searched for Lewis Carroll in Netscape. I teach History of Photography at LSU, because I happen to know it, but my specialty is Greek Art--that's what I publish in. Marble takes light beautifully, and the Louvre is the best place to do it. If Robert Maplethorpe had really been a great photographer, he would not have photographed poor plaster casts of bad copies.

Submitted by: palawr@intersurf.com (P. Lawrence) 

Date Sun, 21 Sep 1997 17:36:37 -0400

Julia--I enjoyed seeing your recent pictures from Italy. Especially #6,9,17,18 for their tight, efficient structure and their evocative qualities. Hope you are enjoying your time at Oberlin. It was certainly one of the most significant times in my life.


Submitted by: bendinah@ix.netcom.com (Bill Mattick)

Julia was a Brownie, her sister is at Oberlin and she is a true Obie. (Fixing Shadows)

Paul Baldesare

Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:07:56 -0500

Have these images been exhibited through any other 'sites' i.e Books, Billboard or magazines

From: teresa walton <teresawalton@btinternet.com>

Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 12:50:56 -0400

A few random comments from Michigan, USA
I happened upon your site by accident (isn't that the way of the world (wide web).
Extremely impressed and moved by your images.
I've never been to London and the cleanliness and relatively comfy looking seats on the tube
are quite shocking!  In a good way, of course.
Your work reminds me of an interesting novel from a few years ago,
which I quickly lost when I lent it to a friend.
Called "253" (author Geoff Ryman) it told the brief story of
each occupant of a subway train that was soon to crash.
Both the book and (especially) your work give voyeurs like myself a chance
to stare at and appreciate fascinating people without completely
freaking them out.  Thank you!

From: Ali <aliduceatt@ureach.com>

Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001

I think these images are fantastic. I feel like I know these people, as if I grew up with them all.  I do have a question. How exactly did you go about capturing these images? Did you conceal your camera? Was it a small camera? Did any of the subjects realize that they were being photographed?

I'm very curious.

Paul McDougall

From: Paul McDougall <crashed_car@hotmail.com>

Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 03:10:36 -0400

 A very good work, sincerely and honest  without voyeurism.

From: Alain Faure <davy-faure@wanadoo.fr>

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 01:55:40 -0400

I love your images. How long have you been invisible?

From: Brian Cahn <BCahn1@mediaone.net>

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 14:29:59 -0400

Great shots!  I sometimes shoot on the subways of Tokyo/Yokohama where I live.  I have a few questions re: your style.  Are you able to answer briefly?  Thank you!

From: Mike Maksimuk <mikemak@gol.com>

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 06:00:34 -0500

Hello Paul, greetings from Brazil. I only want you know how much I loved your pictures (London underground) at Fixing Shadows. Congratulations, best for you and yours.

From: Jose Luiz Vasconcellos <guacira@openlink.com.br>

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 16:40:23 -0500

Dear Mr.Baldesare,

Your images are amazing,dramatic,fantastic and compelling.
Though I live,work and play here in Canada, I recently visited my 28 yr.old daughter in London and spent considerable time on the "tube"; to say that you captured its essence would be simplistic.  Bravo indeed!
I'm interested in how you technically took the shots - it seems lap held perhaps to be unintrusive?  And did you use a medium format?  I am most interested.  Is any of your work exhibited in Ottawa,Ontario,Canada.  The Museum of Contemporary Photography here would be thrilled to display your brillance.  Thank so very much.

From: Rick Gray <RGray@rohcg.on.ca>

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 20:18:05 -0500

Dear Sirs.

Who would I contact for permission to host an exhibit of this collection on PhotoHigway.com? Can you please advise me. Thanks very much. Skyler Casey. Producer. PhotoHighway.com

From: Skyler Casey <sky@photohighway.com>

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 18:11:56 -0400

Hi Paul - at last i have posted some of my own pictures.  Be pleased if you would take a look:  www.ashmore.plus.com

From: simon ashmore <simon@ashmore.plus.com>

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 05:57:29 -0400

I am an A-level student who has chosen to do photography as an extra, and truly enjoy it. We are required to do a dissertation on any subject/photographer we choose - and i felt that studying the actions and reactions pf people on the london tubes would proove interesting. Through my research i have found this website.These photos are wonderful they really capture the essence of the underground and of the human pysche. It would be wonderful if there is any additional information or a further study that i could look at to aide me further in my project. sincerely Katherine Usher

From: Katherine Usher --- <USHEKI@rugby-school.warwks.sch.uk>

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 08:13:48 -0400

Dear Paul,

We are writing to those who have helped us begin our journey setting up the Eye Contact area of www.now.com by giving us interviews, advice, reviews, interest and encouragment. Eye Contact is dedicated to the artists on the internet. Its intention is to give an insight into the minds, lives and inspiration behind the wealth of creativity on the web and we want to provide a platform for artists of all disciplines and skills to share their work.

As most of you will have seen the Eye Contact section inhabits a small and not yet clearly visible part of the site (currently found in E-mage/Inde-pix/Eye Contact). This is changing. We are in the process of designing a microsite which will include web art news, reviews by the users, interactive applications and movies, and most importantly a gallery of video shorts and webpages to showcase artists. Another aspect will be Community and this is why we are writing to you.

We would like to pass on your e-mail addresses to David Brake who is setting up Community within Eye Contact. He will then keep you in touch with how our Community is developing and invite you to take part.

If you would rather not be contacted please do me know and we will remove your details straight away.

Thank you again

The Eye Contact Team

Diana Elkins (delkins@uk.now.com)
Aaron Paul (apaul@uk.now.com)
Catherine Hart (chart@uk.now.com)

From: Catheirne Hart <chart@uk.now.com>

Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 11:56:54 -0400

This is a great site. Just recently returned from London and rode the
Tube everywhere....love these pics! Thanks.

From: Barb --- <twobmeyer@yahoo.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 07:45:01 -0500

BRAVO another spectacular success from the man who bought us all a drink.  Paul's step uncle peter

From: Peter <liamdennis@hotmail.com>

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 11:28:13 -0400


Do you sell any of your prints - I would be interested in a couple from the
London Underground series, for private use.


Peter Rameson --- <p.rameson@cwcom.net>

Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 08:07:23 -0400

What was the date of the fire in the London Underground please.

From: Debra Wagman --- <debbiw@akeler.co.uk>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 11:07:38 -0400

Great ,

From: Lucian <lnutiu@t-online.de>

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 14:59:21 -0400

Hi -
I wonder if you would be interested in letting me use one of your
images as the artwork on my MP3.com site? I'm afraid there
would be no money in it at the moment, but you never know -
one day it might be worth it. Let me know. Thanks.

From: Andrew Watson <andrew.g.watson@btinternet.com>

Me like! candid and full of life. reminds me of french style and a hint of Bresson.

From: Ray  Hallworth (image maker) --- < ray @videostyle.freeserve.co. uk>

Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 14:47:33 -0400

Just wanted to know how many of these people knew they were being taken. As an avid people watcher I was delighted by the pictures and especially drawn to the dark humour.
Gautam Raja
8 rolls old.

From: Gautam Raja <Mind-I@bigfoot.com>

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 10:22:09 -0400

Great shots mate, i never got the balls to get the camera in peoples faces like that
, what make of camera and lens are you useing, does it have a quiet shutter.
have you ever got punched or shouted at.

From: Collarge Dave <collarge@hotmail.com>

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 16:41:35 -0400

Thank You for the nice experiance you gave me.
you sent me back to London for a short span of time.

I love the Pictures

From: Fady Haddad --- <fhaddad@dm.net.lb>

Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 17:59:07 -0400

Strangely familiar images! Well done old chap, how the hell are you? Not still stuck in some dank old metro-camel on the district line I trust?!

Submitted by: Simon (ashmore@cwcom.net) 

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 09:07:15 -0400

I like your work. How you cut your photo. Do you do studio photo? Do you need a model for free?

I just will love to work with you. Take a look at me: www.welcome.to/noanda ancd click on "Noanda". Thanks

Submitted by: Noanda (Noanda@hotmail.com) 

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:53:29 -0500

keep photography strong show the world and tell them not everyone can do this that owns a camera. beautiful work!!

Submitted by: hunter (wayneh@quoizel) 

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:56:31 -0500

nice. a great page to visit. ordered and uncluttered. more of the same.

don't know about ethicality of not telling subjects but please check out http://i.am/london1999. We need help.

From: Filmbaker --- 

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 14:34:24 -0500

fantastic photos mate!

excellente ambassador

i was on the london tube earlier this evening its still a damned nightmare!

I am working on a London based photography project at the moment, its a collaborative effort, where anyone who has taken pictures of london during 1999 is welcome to send their photos in for inclusion on our website. We aim to display 24 images per day during the year.

Our site is located at http://i.am/london1999

If you know any photographers that might be interested in helping out let us know. Cheers.

Any feedback is most welcome.

From: stephen fernandez --- 

Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 16:52:12 -0500

Paul these were great-so candid and fixed. I am starting to do my own photography now-for a hobbie-did you ask these individuals to if you could take their pictures?

Leslie Johnson, USA

Submitted by: Leslie Johnson (LJohnson@MLTVacations.com) 

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 00:33:17 -0400

Great work! I thought your pictures revealed a lot about each subject; how did you get such terrific candid shots? I guess that is the challenge of candid shots: getting natural glimpses of people without offending just by having a camera in your hand. Anyway, i really love your work.

Sincerely, Patrick Ford

(amateur photographer)

From: Patrick Ford --- 

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 08:54:23 -0400


Are you Linda's brother? If so tell her Alan Boys says hi. If no relation, not to worry, I enjoyed your photography.

Kind regards, Alan Boys

Submitted by: Alan Boys (alan.boys@au.pwcglobal.com) 

Date Sat, 11 Jul 1998 00:35:01 -0400

Great series.

From: Ray --- 

Date Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:55:29 -0400


Did you encounter any hostility whilst taking your pictures on the tube?

Submitted by: geo@netcomuk.co.uk (george) 

Date Tue, 10 Mar 1998 16:32:14 -0500

Just GREAT work!!!!!!!

Submitted by: dougbrown@nucleus.com (Doug Brown) 

Date Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:23:09 -0500

dear Mr. Baldesare,

I think your photos are wonderful. I love what you have captured. the face of the little girl framed by the arms of her dad and sister is a great imprint Ill think about today and the little boy making a perch on the armseats. thanks.

Submitted by: cbevingt@bsumail.idbsu.edu (carolyn bevington) 

Date Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:17:51 -0500

you are very good. i particularly liked the ones taken of the guitar player and the homeless man spread out on the seat. i am an aspiring b&w photographer and would love to go to London to take pictures, so when i saw your gallery it really inspired me. Thanks and good luck. -alexis

Submitted by: (alexis) 

Date Mon, 20 Oct 1997 13:40:19 -0400

Nice work.

I photograph in Brussels Belgium. After spending many hours in the London tube, I can really relate to your pictures. You captured the spirit of the tube!

If you would like to check out my web page. It's http://www.geocities.com/paris/8157

Mike Adams

Submitted by: adams@nc3a.nato.int (Michael Adams) 

Date Sat, 11 Oct 1997 10:59:54 -0400

loved your images! Question? Was there a time where the passengers scolded you for taking their photograph? Also, did you promise copied to the people? Once again, great photos, very inspiring.

Submitted by: kandersen@ttlc.net (barry carr) 

Date Sun, 5 Oct 1997 12:00:21 -0400

Thank You for these beautiful and inspiring pictures that you have produced. I love the art of photography and you are one of the most stirring photographers that I have seen recently. Thank you for your submission of British life underground.

Submitted by: cambotherambo@hotmail.com (Cameron Smith) 

Date Fri, 6 Jun 1997 19:37:23 -0400


I happen to think photojournalism is one of the things best suited to the medium, and this collection is an example of how wonderful it can be. If you publish a book I will put it next to my Wayne Miller and Cartier Bresson.

Appreciatively, Mike Breen

Submitted by: breen@surf.com (Michael Breen) 

Date Sat, 31 May 1997 15:51:53 -0400

Dear Mr. Baldesare,

You are an excellent photographer and your pictures are truly inspiring. I was just wondering how you got started. I am 14, currently living in Canada and am really interested in trying some photography this summer. Although I have been told people make the best subjects, I have always found it more interesting to photograph objects instead. Is there any advice you can give me about photography in general? Thanx a bundle for you time.


Stephanie Nemcsok

Submitted by: snemcsok@netcom.ca (Stephanie Nemcsok) 

Date Sun, 25 May 1997 23:42:25 -0400

Paul-Welcome aboard so to speak. I have looked with a good deal of interest at your pictures of the London underground. They are a remarkable document of a place most of us take for granted. Walker Evans subway photographs of the 30's come to mind and I wonder if you have seen Bruce Davidson's book "Subway"??

Of the photographs you show here I am especially drawn to the one made of the man lying asleep with a single black gloved hand covering his crotch, the guardian poster woman above encouraging his sleep but to be sure there is a troubling uneasiness about this image---the abrupt slash in the wall of the train, the encroaching leathered arm to the right of the frame, and the menacing reflection in the train's window. What a wonderfully formed and wildly illogical, provocative picture. All the Best BILL MATTICK

Submitted by: photoman@emf.net (Bill Mattick)