MANHATTAN – I made a pilgrimage to The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum in upper Manhattan today. It’s most famous for its Unicorn Tapestries but I actually trekked here to catch up with the Northern outpost of a Met show on Catholicism and fashion. Sorry for the big post – I was busy for a change.
Day 3224 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the street and at the Metropolitan Museum with my Leica Monochrom and the new 28mm Elmar lens, a lens that I’ve become addicted to.
Day 2340 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
In this day last year (day 1975): Old Nikkor. Last year at this time I was experimenting with an 85mm Nikkor lens (rangefinder mount) from the mid-1950s. It’s a lovely lens and was a breakout product for Nikon. This is a different image than the one I used last year.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We attended a dinner sponsored by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of New York, which named my friend of long standing, Tom Barry, as “Business Statesman of the Year”. Past recipients of this award include David Rockefeller, Felix Rohatyn, Paul Volker, Louis Gerstner, Henry Paulson and Michael Bloomberg. Tom spoke on the role that luck (the “ovarian lottery”) has played in the fortunes of the attendees – one of Tom’s recurring themes. Here’s Tom at the dinner, at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum, taken with my Panasonic GS2 and a 20mm pancake lens.
On this date one year ago: Jim and Kelly. May 19 seems to be National Portrait Day.