Monday October 23, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out and about with my Leica Monochrom camera. I shoot a lot of vacant lots in Manhattan. Not because they are vacant but because the absence of a building allows a perspective that is otherwise impossible. There are a lot of empty stores for rent on Lexington Avenue – evidence of changing consumer behavior as we move toward online buying.

Day 2,930 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Retail space for rent
Vacant lot

On this date eight years ago (day 8): Gold Beach Oregon – I’ve re-edited this work.

Gold Beach Oregon

Tuesday July 29, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Not a whole lot going on here to day. I hit the street with my camera and tried to generate some excitement, without much success.

Day 1,748 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Store
Store

On this day four three years ago (day 652): Lamu, converted from the original to black and white. Lamu was relatively safe three years ago but it’s in a bad neighborhood (15 miles or so from Somalia). Really a shame.

Lamu
Lamu

Sunday July 6, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Summer starts to press in on me in Connecticut. The shrubs and trees are rampant and in your face, jungle-like. Hard to express visually. I got my shot for the day in our local nursery.

Day 1,725 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Aspetuck Gardens
Aspetuck Gardens
Aspetuck Gardens
Aspetuck Gardens

On this day two years ago (day 995): Villa Necchi, Milan,

Villa Necchi
Villa Necchi

Saturday May 3, 2014

NORTHVILLE CONNECTICUT – Tired of indifferent weather I spent the morning with a camera in our local hardware store. Not the best moment in my one photo every day journey.

Day 1,661 of on picture every day for the rest of my life.

Hardware
Hardware

On this day four years ago (day 200): Avery Fisher Hall.

James Beard Awards rehearesal
James Beard Awards rehearesal

Wednesday November 6, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Kind of a cool abstract visual, obviously on Lexington Avenue, taken with my little Sony. It took six or seven tries to get it to line up correctly.

avenue between
avenue between

On this day one year ago: Election day 2012. So last year’s images was a shot of the TV with the news that Obama had won a second term. Who admits now to voting for him? The truth is that I did. The symbolism of his Presidency is important, but in fact this has turned out to be a seriously crappy administration, the worst in my lifetime. My sources deeply inside the beltway tell me that the President has become totally isolated, no one actually knows who is in his inner circle at this point, and he is effectively a lame duck. This has been a very long year, and there are three more to go. What a disaster. Here you go:

Obama wins
Obama wins

Monday February 27, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – So there’s a camera app for the iPhone called Percolator which I’ve used occasionally to perk up my daily photo. See for example here. I’m pretty restrained using it. Here’s a more radical example. Walking down Lexington Avenue I passed a store front that had be decorated with circles in more or less exactly the percolator proportion using more or less percolator colors. Is this an iPhone app influencing the real design world, or do they have a common antecedent? Taken with my Sony Nex-7 and Leica 24mm Summilux lens.

Percolated?
Percolated?

On this day last year: Snowy day.

More snow
More snow