Tuesday December 8, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot up and down Madison Avenue with my Leica Monochrom today. In the evening we attend the
Center for Fiction benefit dinner accompanied by my Sony 7rii.

Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Madison Avenue
Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Center for Fiction

On this day three years ago (day 1149): Fog, big time.

Day 1149 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Fog

Wednesday November 11, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Veterans Day. There is an annual parade up Fifth Avenue. Here’s the NYPD marching band as well as some typical (for me) street stuff, including an entry for my ongoing alleys project. Today I’m back to shooting my Leica Monochrom and Luxocron lens.

Day 2218 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2218 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NYPD Band
Day 2218 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Madison Avenue
Day 2218 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Alley

On this day last year (day 1853): Calder

Day 1853 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Calder

Saturday October 10, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I drove up to Warren this morning, shooting with my Monochrom in good light as I went.

Say 2186 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Say 2186 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Alley – 1185 Park Avenue
Say 2186 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Just across the Madison Avenue Bridge

On this day last year (day 1821): Black and White. Ok, it wasn’t a great day.

Day 1821 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
What i do

Tuesday October 6, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – As I go about my day I look for parking lots and vacant lots – missing teeth in the structure of the city. They often permit points of view or light that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

Today I’m back to shooting with my Leica Monochrom and a modern 50mm Asp. Summicron lens, in this case three frames stitched. I’ve taught myself to stitch reliably and do so every day at this point. The stitched image produces a very large file – larger than the highest resolution digital medium format cameras – which means that there are enough pixels that I can correct converging vertical lines in Photoshop and still have good resolution at the top of the frame. It turns out that this works better for me than the traditional way of avoiding converging verticals, a shift lens, because of the problem of decreasing image quality as you approach the edge of the shifted lens’s image circle. Anyway . . .

Day 2182 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2182 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York City 2015

On this day last year (day 1817): Madison Avenue. Another three frame stitch with my Monochrom with converging vertical lines corrected in Photoshop

Day 1817 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
New York City 2014

March 31, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – The Villard House on Madison Avenue was built in the late 1880s by McKim Mead & White for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was subsequently owned by Random House and the Catholic archdiocese of New York; it’s now the Palace Hotel with the attached Emery Roth designed ugly monolith.

Day 1,993 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Palace
Palace

On this day one year ago (1,628): Amsterdam.

Leonello
Leonello