Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s not commercial and is a lovely long weekend for family and friends. This year Alexander and Laura (and Baby V) celebrated it with Laura’s family so Maria, Francesca and I joined some friends who are just down the road a bit in here in Warren. I contributed the turkey to the festivities, never one of my favorite dishes, as well as some braised mushrooms and gravy. Here’s a Thanksgiving gallery.

Dusting of snow
Dusting of snow
Guests arrive
Guests arrive
Activity
Activity
More Activity
More Activity
Table
Table
Food Glorious Food
Food Glorious Food
A rare misfire
A rare misfire

On this day last year: A nice look up.

Express
Express

Monday September 23, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot a bunch of different cameras today. My iPhone, shooting an anniversary present: a silver Tiffany bowl from the early 1930s; the engraver misspelled Maria as “Marcia”; this would be hard to explain to Maria so I sent it back to be re-engraved; it won’t be ready for our actual anniversary on September 29. Tough luck. My Leica Monochrom with my Luxochrom lens on the street; I’m consistently getting my strongest images from this combination. My Sony RX100 II: the setup for an anniversary party (given by us for us) at the Knickerbocker Club. Same camera: an image of me and two friends at the party taken by one of our guests. I didn’t shoot at the party because I really did have to connect with everyone there and photography gets in the way. It’s the difference between being and observer and a participant. I’m usually happy to be an observer (delighted, actually, being an observer feeds my inner introvert) but tonight I need to participate.

Anniversary Present
Anniversary Present
Pedestrian
Pedestrian
Knickerbocker Club
Knickerbocker Club
Not taken by me
Not taken by me

On this day last year: Park-like area in Warren.

Park - Black and White
Park – Black and White

Monday October 22, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Our annual partners retirement dinner – our firm’s most important social event of the year – at the Four Seasons Restaurant this year. This year I decided to follow one partner around with my Leica Monochrom and Noctilux lens. Here are some samples.

David
David
David
David

On this day last year: Construction site party.

Construction site party
Construction site party