Thursday July 19, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A friend who’s the Head of the Browning School took us on a tour of a major construction project that the school has undertaken. This from the boiler room; taken with my Leica M9 and an 18mm lens.

Boiler room
Boiler room

So I was walking down the street and spotted a big shrub that was in bloom and it looked like a lilac. Same shape leaves. Same color leaves. Similar shape bush. Small lilac-colored flowers brow in grape-like clusters, but have a yellow center. No real scent. But it’s late July and lilacs bloom in the late spring, so what is this thing. I shot it with my iPhone. Any ideas?

Lilac look-alike
Lilac look-alike

More film scans from Milan. One thing is clear: as I’ve previously noted this project (a daily photo blog) would be something between very hard and impossible shooting film. Here I am still posting from Milan two weeks after our return. The fact is that my Imacon scanner grinds through one frame at a time so a roll of film is a lot of work. I do love the scans that it produces, though.

Milan
Milan
Porta Nuova Milan
Porta Nuova Milan

On this day last year: Carnegie Hill.

Carnegie Hill walkabout
Carnegie Hill walkabout