Monday May 19, 2014

Monday May 19, 2014 3.00/5 (60.00%) 5 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We lent our apartment to our daughter, Francesca, for a party in honor of two of her friends who have achieved major life transitions. Of course Basil the Norwich Terrier was in attendance so here Francesca an he are, in blatant violation of my “no pictures of dogs” rule.

Day 1,677 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Francesca and Basil

Francesca and Basil

On this day three years ago (day 581): Tom Barry.

Tom Barry

Tom Barry

Thursday May 8, 2014

Thursday May 8, 2014 3.00/5 (60.00%) 7 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took my Leica Monochrom and Noctilux lens to a party at Antonio Monda’s with the following results. This thing is a handful.

Day 1,666 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Party at Antonio's

Party at Antonio’s

Party at Antonio'

Party at Antonio’s

Party at Antonio's

Party at Antonio’s

Party at Antonio's

Party at Antonio’s

On this day last year (day 1,301): Bathroom.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Wednesday April 30, 2014 3.00/5 (60.00%) 2 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Well, today is my birthday. I don’t like making a big deal of these anniversaries so we had a small family dinner out at Maialino, Danny Meyer’s displaced Roman Tratoria on Gramercy Park. I caught more tulips (i’ll soon get over this) in the rain, and then Alexander and Baby V at dinner. It was dark at Maialino so I brought my f.95 Noctilux and of course my Leica Monochrom.

Day 1,658 on one photo every day for the rest of my life.

More Spring

More Spring

Baby V and Alexander

Baby V and Alexander

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On this day one year ago (day 1,293): Wiggly building.

Wiggly building

Wiggly building

Tuesday December 10, 2013

Tuesday December 10, 2013 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I went out today in midtown with my Leica M (which unlike my Monochrom actually takes color pictures) and the 1937 vintage 8.5cm Carl Zeiss Jena lens that I wrote about yesterday. It produces muscular results. Very nice. Here is a typical (for me) shot around Citicorp Center and a wreath that Maria is using as her office Christmas card image this year.

Then for the evening I moved back to my Monochrom and Luxochron lens for a visit to my friend Bill Beekman’s place for a tour of his Virginia Woolf first editions, letters and so on.

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Old lens

Old lens

Bill and Ted

Bill and Ted

Ted

Ted

Maria and Ted

Maria and Ted

On this day one year ago: Lipstick.

Lipstick

Lipstick

Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving

Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s not commercial and is a lovely long weekend for family and friends. This year Alexander and Laura (and Baby V) celebrated it with Laura’s family so Maria, Francesca and I joined some friends who are just down the road a bit in here in Warren. I contributed the turkey to the festivities, never one of my favorite dishes, as well as some braised mushrooms and gravy. Here’s a Thanksgiving gallery.

Dusting of snow

Dusting of snow

Guests arrive

Guests arrive

Activity

Activity

More Activity

More Activity

Table

Table

Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

A rare misfire

A rare misfire

On this day last year: A nice look up.

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Express