Monday September 23, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot a bunch of different cameras today. My iPhone, shooting an anniversary present: a silver Tiffany bowl from the early 1930s; the engraver misspelled Maria as “Marcia”; this would be hard to explain to Maria so I sent it back to be re-engraved; it won’t be ready for our actual anniversary on September 29. Tough luck. My Leica Monochrom with my Luxochrom lens on the street; I’m consistently getting my strongest images from this combination. My Sony RX100 II: the setup for an anniversary party (given by us for us) at the Knickerbocker Club. Same camera: an image of me and two friends at the party taken by one of our guests. I didn’t shoot at the party because I really did have to connect with everyone there and photography gets in the way. It’s the difference between being and observer and a participant. I’m usually happy to be an observer (delighted, actually, being an observer feeds my inner introvert) but tonight I need to participate.

Anniversary Present
Anniversary Present
Pedestrian
Pedestrian
Knickerbocker Club
Knickerbocker Club
Not taken by me
Not taken by me

On this day last year: Park-like area in Warren.

Park - Black and White
Park – Black and White

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