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Monday November 23, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A tough day for photographs: meetings all morning followed by a large lunch in a dark restaurant. Ugly, gray light outside. Late in the day I found myself uptown near Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gugenheim Museum. I have an ongoing project shooting iconic buildings as if one happens upon them at random – the objective is to try to capture the surprise of seeing them for the first time. The Gugeneheim is iconic but it’s hard to “happen upon” it – it’s cut off from Central Park across Fifth Avenue by a wall, and it’s hemmed in on the other three sides by larger buildings and the Manhattan grid. I ended up shooting details, and got this as it was getting dark. Not my best work.

The Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan
The Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan
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Culture Events and holidays

Monday November 9, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Annual gala for Words Without Boarders at the Czech consulate.

Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders
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Culture Events and holidays

Tuesday November 3, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Party for Patrizia Chen at New York University’s Casa Italiana launching Patrizia’s new book, It Takes Two.

Patrizia Chen
Patrizia Chen
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Culture

Monday November 2, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Corner Bookstore

Corner Bookstore
Corner Bookstore
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Culture Landscape Urban

Friday October 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is a daily photo blog. I’m posting one image each day from now until I run out of space on my server. The “each day” refers to when the photograph is taken. Uploads will happen whenever I have the time.

On October 16 I had a meeting in the Wall Street area. Afterwords I wandered in the rain over to One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Still an impressive urban space even though the bank is no longer an independent entity. There is a Jean Dubuffet sculpture called “Four Trees” – a half dozen tourists were hanging around it snapping with their iPhones.

Anyway, here’s my first post:

Jean DuBuffet "Four Trees" One Chase Manhattan Plaza