NEW YORK NEW YORK – If you’ve been following this site for a while you may have noticed that I’ve made some minor changes. We’ve made pictures a bit small to speed page loading, and have generally made the site more robust. Keeping this thing going is surprisingly similar to a job.
Day 1,881 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 440): Riverside Drive South. We seem to have a “look up at streetlight” motif on December 9.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We’re here this weekend, unusually. We had some social commitments in New York which very much tied us up. I fooled around again with my Leica 280 mm R lens on my Leica T. Here’s a close up of Maria. Again, this combination works very well.
Day 1,864 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We stayed in New York this weekend to attend Baby Victoria’s first birthday party. This has been a week of portentious anniversaries. I have a rule against posting cute kids but today will be an exception.
Day 1,829 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day one year ago (day 1,464): Johnny Rocket. The only image that I shot on October 18, 2013.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – While waiting on the 53rd Street Station for the E train (which is depressingly far under ground) I heard the sound of “Amazing Grace” being played on a bagpipe. I walked the length of the platform to investigate and found, rather than a ruddy Scot campaigning for succession, a wan, very sick-looking, young man. Here he is.
Day 1,751 on one picture every day for the rest of my life.
LONDON – A dullish day. Too hot with a high overcast sky. Not really great for cityscapes or anything else for that matter. Here are a couple from Holland Park.
Day 1,739 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,071): Monochrom. This was the maiden voyage of my Leica Monochrom so it must be celebrating it’s second birthday today. Here’s a picture taken in the rain near Fotocare where I bought it.
NEW YORK NY and ANNISQUAM MA – We started this morning in meetings in midtown where I had a chance to catch a moment of transcendent light on Park Avenue. Followed by a long drive to Anniscquam and a pre-wedding party. What a day.
Day 1,695 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 599): Chrysler again. Originally shot and posted in color. I recently reprocessed it as black and white which I prefer.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had a book party today for our Swedish friend Dag Ahlander, who has written a book of advice on living one’s life as a “retiree”. I used quotes here because Dag has been in constant motion since he left the Swedish diplomatic service. Here’s Dag, taken with my Leica Monochrom.
Day 1,664 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 203): Sunset from the High Line. This was originally taken and posted in color. Here I’ve converted it to black and white.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Well, today is my birthday. I don’t like making a big deal of these anniversaries so we had a small family dinner out at Maialino, Danny Meyer’s displaced Roman Tratoria on Gramercy Park. I caught more tulips (i’ll soon get over this) in the rain, and then Alexander and Baby V at dinner. It was dark at Maialino so I brought my f.95 Noctilux and of course my Leica Monochrom.
Day 1,658 on one photo every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT and NEW YORK NEW YORK – A tale of good light and not so good light today. There were 15 minutes of profoundly beautiful light this afternoon in Connecticut. It was fleeting, as the sun dodged in an out of clouds. I shot what was at hand, a large tree, a mundane subject hereabout, with my Leica Luxochron 50mm lens wide open to blur the background. I ended up stitching three frames. Then later in the evening a dinner parter for a friend of long standing (not pictured here). I only shoot with available light which at dinners is often poor for portraiture. Anyway, here you go.
Day 1,655 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – It’s Easter and we have a house full of people here. I’m slight grumpy because I’m the cook and folks seem more interested in chatting than helping in the kitchen. Here’s an update on Baby V, our granddaughter.
Day 1,648 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.