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Wednesday July 21, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today was packed with activities. Meetings in the morning, a business lunch and cooking all afternoon for a dinner party at home. I was planning on getting my picture for the day at dinner, but realized after the last guest had left that I had gotten so involved in conversations that I hadn’t picked up a camera. 11:00 PM and no picture. I’ve vowed never to post a picture of our dog, so that’s out. I tried shooting out the window at the dark city scape without much success. Finally I shot a pair of images on our wall by Penny Umbrico – blown up images from a curtain catalogue. Here’s a link to Penny’s work: Penelope Umbrico

Curtain catalogues

Nikon D700 with 85mm f1.4 lens.

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Monday July 19, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I stopped by a framer, APF Master Framemakers to get an estimate on reframing and restoring a painting.

Picture

Leica M9 and 50mm Summilux lens.

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Tuesday April 20, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK –  Well here we are back at Tom Sach’s statue, Hello Kitty, in the sculpture garden at Lever House. This is a real urban oasis  As I’ve noted elsewhere Hello Kitty is a Japanese toy character owned by Sanrio.  Here’s a link: Sanrio

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Sunday March 28. 2010

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – Emmet Gowin, Nancy, Danville Virginia, 1969.  Nancy is now 47 or so – probably just starting to experience hot flashes.   The physics of how photos freeze time is well understood, but odd, nonetheless.

Emmet Gowin, Nancy, Granville Virginia, 1969
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Friday October 16, 2009

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:

Jean DuBuffet "Four Trees" One Chase Manhattan Plaza