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Francesca and Basil

Monday May 19, 2014

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
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Wednesday April 30, 2014

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
Christmas Card

Tuesday December 10, 2013

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
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Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving

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
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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.

Express
Express
Anniversary Present

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

Monday October 22, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Our annual partners retirement dinner – our firm’s most important social event of the year – at the Four Seasons Restaurant this year. This year I decided to follow one partner around with my Leica Monochrom and Noctilux lens. Here are some samples.

David
David
David
David

On this day last year: Construction site party.

Construction site party
Construction site party