To the many of you who have asked me for a photograph that I might have of Laura’s, here are the ones that she shared with me so I could make my little film for her and Paul. I hope you all enjoy her work. May each of you who knew her and loved her and for the many who are just finding her work now, send a prayer to her and Paul. “May Their Memory Be a Blessing.”
The Photography Of Laura Deckelman From the Rockaways to The Bungalows, to Coney Island and all her Wonderful photographs of Seagulls and Seals and the beautiful sea on the Rockaway Ferry. I made for Laura and Paul in 2014. Laura and Paul had been taking photographs of streets in Edgemere. We had been talking after their walk around where my grandfathers house was on Beach 38th street. She took photographs where the house had been. She sent me photographs that she liked and I picked out ones that I liked and I began one of my first little films. Laura shared the photos with me that she enjoyed. There is also a blog post from that time in 2014 that I have shared. Many of her photographs are there. They are together. It was done in 2014 for Laura. May god bless their memory. To the few who feel I go too fast, this is a little moving picture. This is why I move the photographs at the speed I do. If you want to study a photograph, stop the film. This is a moment in time meant for you to relax and go for the ride. You see what you see and you feel what you feel. Its a little movie trying to take you somewhere else. Relax and let me take you there. To really get anywhere one must let go. Remember you can see all YouTube videos on your TV which makes them so much larger to be able to see.
The following link is an ariticle from Change.org about a petition to change the name of the Rockaway Ferry Landing to Deckelman’s Landing. https://www.change.org/p/new-york-city-council-fitting-tribute-to-the-memory-of-laura-deckelman-at-the-ferry-landing/u/26582324
The following link is the article Remembering Laura Deckelman from The Rockaway Times by Katie McFadden: https://rockawaytimes.com/index.php/columns/6490-remembering-laura-deckelman