NEW YORK NEW YORK – Yes, it’s Fathers Day. Originally conceived of as a way for greeting card publishers to scam the public I’ve taken on the task of marketing my family on the concept that Fathers Day is the most important holiday on the calendar. Our adult (really) children organized lunch at Balthazar. Maria and Francesca were the first to arrive. Here they are taken with my Sony Nex-7 and Leica 24mm Summilux lens.
On this day last year: Rest stop. Pretty cool image, actually.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Our children are starting to disperse. Here’s an iPhone shot of Thilo, Francesca’s boyfriend, and Jemima Kirke’s portrait of Francesca (which we’re about to take off to the framer).
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We went to Mas, a new locavore restaurant on Downing Street in the Village, to celebrate Francesca’s Birthday. Here she is blowing out a candle, taken with my ever-ready Ricoh GRD IV.
I mention the equipment that I’m using in most posts. Why? Well it’s because it helps bring traffic to this site as people search specific camera brands that they are considering.
So . . . back to the 24 hour self-portrait series taken in 1999. I have experimented with theses images at some length, for example by exploring the grid. (You may remember that the background is a grid “appropriated” from a Chuck Close image.) I divided the print plane into a grid, and then for each square I selected at random the corresponding square in one of the 24 self portraits. The result is a self portrait assembled from randomized bits of me taken over a 24 hour period. The finished work includes a title and caption. ad is printed 24×36 inches.