Thursday April 23, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Two views of the Lower East Side: a look up at the slick facade of the New Museum, and a full frontal portrait after Weston of a disused synagogue. Both taken with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summicron Lens; the New Museum is a single frame; the synagogue is eight frames stitched.

Day 2016 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

New Museum
New Museum
Moved to the burbs
Moved to the burbs

On this day last year (1651): Gritty look up at Lever House

Lever House
Lever House

Wednesday April 22, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another day on the lower east side. I was less moved by it than usual so I didn’t bring much back – based on a rough edit a small tree in bloom is about the best. Also an alley from later in the day.

Day 2015 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Spring on the lower east side
Spring on the lower east side
Alley
Alley

On this day four years ago (day 554): 798 Art District.

Kendall Geers at Galeria Continua in 798 Art District
Kendall Geers at Galeria Continua in 798 Art District

Monday July 14, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Back to shooting with my regular lens selection. I had some time free this afternoon so I trekked down to the Lower East Side for lunch and Katz’s delicatessen and some photo opportunities.

Day 1,733 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Lower East Side

On this day three years ago (day 637): Moonrise.

Moonrise
Moonrise

Friday October 26, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Lunch today at ABC Kitchen followed by a walk to the New Museum on the Bowery, which has devoted three full floors to the work of Rosemarie Trockel, a German artist who can do just about anything with anything. Photography is not permitted at the New Museum, a common problem these days, so I have to content myself with pictures from my walk. I’ve commented before on the declining state of New York’s tenderloin areas. The winos are being priced out of the Bowery, which like the rest of the Lower East Side is undergoing rapid gentrification. All images with my Leica Monochrom and 28mm Summicron lens.

Amsterdam Billiards
Amsterdam Billiards
Graffiti
Graffiti
Cooper Union
Cooper Union
Door
Door

On this day one year ago: Subway.

Subway
Subway

Tuesday August 14, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent the day exploring the Lower East Side block by block, packing my Leica M9 and 24mm Summicron lens, and my M4 loaded with Neopan and a 50mm Dual-Range summicron. Editing has proven tough so pardon the number of images.

Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
Cremerie
Cremerie
Marble Cemetery
Marble Cemetery
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Bond Street
Smile
Smile

On this day one year ago: Rainy day.

Rainy day
Rainy day

Friday December 3, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I took a walk today on the Lower East Side, ending up at Frankies on Clinton Street for an excellent lunch. Frankies Spuntino. The Lower East Side maintains its sruffy vibe well into the 21st Century, although some streets like Clinton Street are edging cautiously toward gentrification. This is a storefront on Delancey Street taken with my Leica M9 and my ever-present Voigtlander 12mm lens.

Delancey Street

On this date last year: Lexington Avenue and 93rd Street.

Ottomanelli