NEW YORK NEW YORK – I showed up at 30 Rock today to take a look at the Van Gogh’s Ear installation, a swimming pool tipped up on end. Cool but poor light so I went home with only a poor image. I caught some reflected light on Park Avenue on my way home.
Day 2380 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the street and at the Metropolitan Museum with my Leica Monochrom and the new 28mm Elmar lens, a lens that I’ve become addicted to.
Day 2340 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
In this day last year (day 1975): Old Nikkor. Last year at this time I was experimenting with an 85mm Nikkor lens (rangefinder mount) from the mid-1950s. It’s a lovely lens and was a breakout product for Nikon. This is a different image than the one I used last year.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We trekked down to the Benrubi Gallery (newly relocated to West 26th Street) for the opening of a show of work from India by our old friend Laura McPhee. Coincidentally Benrubi also had up a room full of gold printing out prints by Linda Connor. Linda has used the last of this paper in the world to print this show so we bought one. Images below are the pictures that we’re bringing home.
Day 2205 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 744): Blizzard This is an example of the weird (climate-wise) area that we live in. Today it’s shirtsleeve weather – actually balmy. Four years ago there was a blizzard.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took a long walk today on the Hudson River and through Central Park past the Museum of Natural History. I managed to make contact with my mojo from a photo standpoint, after a bit of a dry spell yesterday.
Day 2119 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 293): Porto Seguro Brazil. There’s nothing that I’m really happy with during the past five August 4s. Summer doldrums?
MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.
Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MILAN ITALY – We spend a good part of the day today at a brand new museum here, the Fondazione Prada. The architecture is marvelous – I couldn’t begin to edit the images down to one. Like the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, it’s currently light on collection. Fondazione Prada solved this problem in part by putting up an exhibition of important Greek sculpture (and Roman copies) borrowed from all over Europe. We preferred the organic architecture here, which feels a bit like a Roman forum, to the grander, Frank Gehry, realization in Paris.
Day 2082 of one photograph every day for the best of my life.