THE BRONX NEW YORK and NEW MILFORD CONNECTICUT – I drove up to Warren today to drop off our dogs (since Maria and I will be traveling in the next week), stopping in The Bronx to catch a warehouse and in New Milford to catch some flags. I’m shooting film today in my Leica M7 and medium format Mamiya 7 II – in both cases I’m shooting Ilford PanF Plus. Developing and scanning add several hours per roll to my workflow, but well worth it when I have time.
Day 2,943 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 2,578): Strange stuff in a barn. Back to digital here – shot with my Sony A7rii and converted to black and white.
THE BRONX NEW YORK – I had a lunch meeting in Greenwich today and I decided to drive back to Manhattan on Route 1, the Boston Post Road, rather than the highways. Route 1 becomes Fordham Road in the Bronx, and then the Grand Concourse. Today’s images are from the Grand Concourse.
Day 1,775 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
BRONX NEW YORK – Last weekend we caught an independent film, City Island, on pay-per-view, so I thought that I should drive out to City Island to find out what’s really going on there. Wikipedia entry on City Island.
According to Wikipedia “City Island is an urbanized area, reminiscent of a small New England town.” Actually I found it more reminiscent of Bushwick than Nantucket. Sort of a Bushwick-by-the-Sea. That may not be a bad thing because according to a recent Gawker article Bushwick (which is in Brooklyn) is the new center of cool.
City Island was really, really quiet – almost deserted. Bars were empty; there was no one on the street; most businesses were closed; but there were no parking signs everywhere, suggesting that the island gets crowded in the summer. The light was poor for photography. I’ll go back on a better day in season. There may be a project here. Here’s a house tricked up for Halloween. (On the Halloween theme, City Island has a spooky neighbor, Hart Island – visually a slightly sinister low silhouette to the east of City Island. It’s the site of New York’s potters field. Wikipedia entry on Hart Island) Taken with my Leica M9 and a 28mm Summicron lens.
Here’s another one – same camera and lens but stitched from three frames.