Thursday July 24, 2014

LONDON – I took a walk today in Notting Hill along Portobello Road. Thursday is a quiet day here; no throngs, no antique stalls, few food stalls. We had a near perfect Neapolitan-style pizza for lunch.

Day 1,743 in one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Burger
Burger
Movie theater
Movie theater

On this day two years ago (day 1,068): The Hyde Collection.

The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection

Wednesday June 11, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I really need to get out of Manhattan to freshen up my perspective. We’ve got a trip planned to Chicago for the weekend – maybe that will do the job.

Day 1,700 of one photo every day for the rest of my life. That’s four and two-thirds years.

Meh
Meh

On this day four years ago (day 239): Basil’s bar Mustique.

Basil's Bar, Mustique
Basil’s Bar, Mustique

Saturday January 4, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We’ve taken advantage of being in New York on a weekend to go out to dinner with some friends to a local place offering French comfort food. The light’s very low but not bad so portraits all around. Earlier in the day harsh light on the street. Both with my Leica Monocrom and 75mm Summicron lens.

Bob
Bob
94th Street
94th Street

On this day last year: Grating.

Grating
Grating

Tuesday October 22, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Housebound today with work. We’ve also got a baby watch going on here. Laura and Alexander are staying with us while some work on their kitchen is being completed. She’s had some contractions (her due date is Friday) so we’ve got a baby watch going on. Today I put my f.95 Noctilux lens on my Leica M and practiced focusing around the apartment. Here’s an example:

Sisters
Sisters

iPhone shot of dinner at 11 Madison Park:

11 Madison Park
11 Madison Park

Here we are at 11 Madison Park, shot by a server with my iPhone:

11 Madison Park
11 Madison Park

On this day last year: David.

David
David

Tuesday July 23, 2013

NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT – We drove down to New Haven for the day – Maria is speaking at a publishing symposium and I’m catching up on the culinary wonders of New Haven and the redone Yale Art Gallery. Food-wise I decided to go for historical significance – I had lunch at Louis’ Lunch, where the Hamburger sandwich was invented in the late 1890s – there seems to be some confusion over the date. It’s still in a parking lot on Crown Street, but its now a tourist destination. No kidding. A tour bus was standing in front of it when I arrived. There are exactly three places at the counter, one table that seats six (that seemed to be occupied permanently by locals) and three pew-like contraptions with tiny tables. The burgers are still cooked on unique vertical cookers and served on lightly toasted wonder bread. The meat quality was indifferent. Not a place to return to.

Louis' Lunch
Louis’ Lunch
Louis' Wonder Bread
Louis’ Wonder Bread
Louis' Lunch Cookers
Louis’ Lunch Cookers

Behind the Yale Gallery:

Yale
Yale

On this day last year: Erie Canal towpath.

Erie Canal towpath
Erie Canal towpath

Thursday May 30, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A foodie day. A friend and I sponsor an annual Edwardian dinner so here we are after a great deal of wine. Still standing at least. Leica Monochrom and 35mm lens.

Edwardian dinner
Edwardian dinner

Halal dog? Same camera.

Halal dog
Halal dog

On this day last year: Joe Kanon.

Joe Kannon
Joe Kannon