MUSTIQUE, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – It rains in paradise.
MUSTIQUE – The home theatre in a house in Mustique. The photographs on the walls are mine, taken during the construction of the house. As I write this I’m sitting next to Alex Antonelli, the architect who built the house.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE – We’re spending Christmas week in this ancient high dessert city in central Mexico. There are post card images in every direction. This is from an arts center out of the center of town.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Our drive from Connecticut to New York was one of the worst ever – torrential freezing rain. A normally two hour trip took three and a half hours. We arrived tired and out of sorts, not really in a state of mind to photograph. Here’s dinner with a friend at a local bistro.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today is the run up for Thanksgiving – a major food shopping day. We spend the morning at Fairway in Harlem (it’s at 125th Street and the Hudson River). The weather cleared dramatically, providing an opportunity to photograph the underside of Riverside Drive from 125th Street.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Looking back at the past week’s work I kept coming back to the cemetery in New Preston. I decided to try more images with large out-of-focus areas. Returning to Grand Central Terminal I reshot the phones with a Leica M9 and a 35mm Summicron pre-aspheric version IV lens – I’ll be using this for the next several days. This lens is known as the “bokeh king” – bokeh being a subjective view of the quality of the out of focus portions of the image.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I walked around Grand Central Terminal with a small sensor camera, a Ricoh GRD 3, using it as a sketchpad. I’ll come back and shoot infrared once I understand the site better. This is another architectural icon. I found myself gravitating toward details.