2BdRm GtVu by Buzz Burza
We’d like you to meet Buzz Burza. He’s appearing here at aamora.com as a guest photographer. Buzz tells us . . .
“It was the summer of 1979. I took this shot from the drawing room of apartment 20A at Seven West Fourteenth Street, NYC. The shared apartment ad in the Village Voice had read “2BdRm GtVu”.
Buzz describes himself as . . .
“a Delhi based Yank, Wisconsin class of 1965,
Peace Corps INDIA XVI, 20 years in Toronto,
writes for various Indian publications and our
NGO “Samvedana Culture and Heritage Trust”.
From time to time, aamora.com will publish photography, writing, video, and artwork of a guests. If you’re interested in having your work considered for publishing email us at [email protected] and find out more.
13 thoughts on “Aamora Guest Photographer: Buzz Burza”
The photo, herself, can explain million stories to me. This one, although much removed in time, it sends me to the files of the Farm Security Administration. Perhaps there was no depression in 79, perhaps the photo was done by a depressed Buzz, perhaps the depression is in my eyes…
I am quietly pleased to be the first guest
in this undertaking. During the 1980’s and
into the early 90’s I had more than 500
photographs in 13 exhibitions in Toronto. More than
half of them were sold, but 300+ were the
26 feet of 4 by 6 foamcore entitled
“All Those Goddamn Photographs” and
consisted entirely of documentary photos
from the Kensington Market. The money
financed one of my return trips to India.
Gallery Idee rep’ed me and the half
dozen photos they sold I just let ride
and let them keep the money. My first
show was a 20 year retrospective, A to W
[Annapolis to Washington] that became a
book a year later in 500 signed numbered
copies. Inside the cover was sorta a
“Although I’ve taken a lot of photographs, I
don’t consider myself to be a photographer.
Rather, I’ve found cameras to be a convenient
way to capture what I see. I still see what I saw.”
This still stands. And now I’ve found
you, aamora. I look forward to what will come,
as it is sure to be good.
Nice to see you here at Aamora Buzz with this intriguing image.
time thats almost forgotten
veiled view of yesteryear
It’s like looking through a time machine. Nice one!
GtVu indeed, especially through the lens of Buzz Burza.
I can feel this shot.
I LOVE THAT SHOT, Buzz or whoever!!! (I could swear that Buzz Burza has a white beard and a big laughter stamped in his face, haha)
gosh, this is marvelous!
Great nostalgia piece, Buzz! Thanks for sharing it here and I hope we get to see more from you.
i am a nyer all my life . i lived in soho in 79 .. worked for vidal sassoon. was shooting alot of b/w film. brings me back to more innocent times.
Love the quality of this foto. Hopefully, Buzz U will become a regular contributer & we will see more stories & fotos of yours here at SS Aamora.
NYC to the core. I love shots of NYC’s water towers.
Welcome aboard the SS aamora. It looks like your 3 hour tour will be smooth sailing.
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