Blinders

Pete Madzelan

Arriving and Departing


City Station


City Station


Arriving and Departing





Pete Madzelan

PETE MADZELAN resides in New Mexico with his wife and cat, Manny. Relaxing moments find him traveling and studying the southwest; visiting breweries and enjoying photography, baseball and music from a select group of songwriters that are needed outlets away from his yearly failed experience at gardening.

The slices of time portrayed here attempt to express the experience of place and memory. Through the years, the camera has been a companion, a shotgun rider that has him taking photographs of what he sees, and doing it for the out-and-out enjoyment of it. Slowly, he has built a diaristic inventory from places where he has resided, where he bumped into or stumbled upon. One place of residence was Chicago, where the city offered an endless array of subject matter. One particular subject was the elevated train system, which writer Nelson Algren referred to as the city's "rusty iron heart," pulsating as it rolls through the city like a mighty river chronicling the ebb and flow of daily life.

He has had fiction, poetry and photography in Cigale Literary, Bellowing Ark, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Scapegoat Review, New Mexico Magazine, Cargo Literary Journal, Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, Gravel, Bellingham Review, The Boiler, Petrichor Review, Photography Center of Cape Cod, San Pedro River Review, Switchback, Off the Coast, Foliate Oak, Four Ties Lit Review, and others.





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