PALM BEACH FLORIDA – We’re down here for a long weekend, visiting friends. I’m traveling lightly, with my Leica Monochrom and a couple of lenses. Photographically this place is better than the typical tropical paradise because it’s urban and has eccentric “Mediterranean” architecture – a style started here by Addison Mizner, a society architect in the 1920s.
Day 2338 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) – I’ve got my usual travel day blues, making my way back to New York. I got exactly one image today of a screen in the airport here – the screen is actually a pretty good example of mid-century modern design. Today I took exactly one image, with my iPhone 6S.
Day 2172 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.
Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MILAN ITALY – We spend a good part of the day today at a brand new museum here, the Fondazione Prada. The architecture is marvelous – I couldn’t begin to edit the images down to one. Like the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, it’s currently light on collection. Fondazione Prada solved this problem in part by putting up an exhibition of important Greek sculpture (and Roman copies) borrowed from all over Europe. We preferred the organic architecture here, which feels a bit like a Roman forum, to the grander, Frank Gehry, realization in Paris.
Day 2082 of one photograph every day for the best of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m still lugging around the Leica Noctilux f.95 lens. it weighs almost two pounds, more than doubling the weight of my Leica monochrome camera. Here is some architecture from the street and in image at a book party for a friend’s new novel.
Day 1,854 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 28): Phones – old technology in Grand Central Terminal. I made a more energetic image on this spot a week later.