Sunday, November 8, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Another tough day for choices.  I went out at sunrise to photograph the Congregational Church in Warren, Connecticut, to pretty good effect.  We drove back to New York and ended up at cocktails celebrating Jonathan Galassi’s birthday.  I cute child at the party edged out the church.  I’ll go back to Warren on another day, perhaps in the snow, which will be here soon.

Jonathan's Birthday
Jonathan's Birthday

Saturday November 7, 2009

NEW PRESTON, CONNECTICUT – I’ve decided to photograph all of the churches in Litchfield County, Connecticut, very much working in the shadow of Walker Evans.  The approach is frontal.  You can see a similar esthetic in the “Small Town” images on my landscape gallery, and for that matter in 30 Rock taken on November 6.  This is one of two Congregational churches in New Preston that serve the same parish (the other is the Stone Church). Captured at sunrise.
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Friday November 6, 2009

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.

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