NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We had a lovely, clear late fall day today – unseasonably warm. This another installment in a long-term project: shooting iconic places. The challenge is to get past trite. This image is shot in infrared, which I use often in Manhattan. The image of 30 Rock may not be my best image of the day. One of the most difficult challenges in posting every day is self-editing under time pressure. It’s easy enough to find the three best, or the many non-keepers. But the final choice is difficult because it’s hard to sort out what the criteria are. For example, is there a narrative? Is it a problem to have churches on three consecutive days. Anyway, here’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – More work on icons, in this case the Chrysler Building at night. It turns out that this is a little early in the winter to shoot Manhattan at night. It looks best after the end of daylight savings time – it gets dark an hour earlier – so people are in their offices with their lights on.
I have a large ongoing project working with the problems of photographing iconic places. Go to Google Earth – this spot in Manhattan has hundreds of blue squares – images uploaded by Google Earth users. Sometimes point of view helps. I have better and worse days – the image a day discipline has its downsides.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is a poor day for photographing and for photographs. New York is heavily overcast. The light is heavy, without any charm or grace. I’m rushing around to prepare for a trip to Oregon. While walking on the Upper East Side I saw this precursor to Halloween. It’s odd because the building is unoccupied; it has a number of building permits posted on it, as well as a stop work order. Carpenters with a childish bent?
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Sunday in the office getting ahead of an intense week.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Walking down Lexington Avenue today. A sign of the times.
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: