NEW YORK, NEW YORK – 919 Third Avenue, where my office is located. Got this walking to the office this morning in brilliant, encompassing late fail light. For the week of November 14 through 21 I’m using a single camera and lens: a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron Asph. This is a wonderfully flexible combination. When I need wider I shoot to stitch multiple frames together. I rarely need longer. 919 Third Avenue is a Skidmore Owings & Merrill building completed in 1970. It closely resembles an earlier Mies van der Rohe design.
NEW PRESTON, CONNECTICUT – Lois Conner, a friend and teacher, told me never to photograph in cemeteries. This image exploits the lovely rendering of the out of focus portions of the image possible with the lens that I’m using: the Lecia M 35mm Summicron. Here’s a link to a listing of everyone who is interred in this cemetery: Interred in New Preston
WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT – A gray rainy day with a high, flat, unappetizing sky. I fussed with the late fall landscape, but finally settled on this from a visit to a friend’s construction site.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Diana Fisketjon’s birthday party.
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.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The annual gala for the James Beard Foundation at the Four Seasons Restaurant.
New York, New York – This is where the rubber meets the road. A desperate day from the photo a day blog perspective. A long day in meetings. At 6:55 PM I shot the cityscape out my window to have something to post.