Categories
Events and holidays Portrait

Tuesday May 6, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had a book party today for our Swedish friend Dag Ahlander, who has written a book of advice on living one’s life as a “retiree”. I used quotes here because Dag has been in constant motion since he left the Swedish diplomatic service. Here’s Dag, taken with my Leica Monochrom.

Day 1,664 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Dag
Dag
Book party
Book party
Andy
Andy

On this day four years ago (day 203): Sunset from the High Line. This was originally taken and posted in color. Here I’ve converted it to black and white.

From the High Line
From the High Line
Categories
Family and friends Portrait

Thursday March 20, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Cocktails with an old friend who runs a publishing house that happens to have published a lot of winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Later, at home, a lovely moonlit night out our dining room window – not a perfect image because I shot fast, using a beanbag on the window sill rather than a tripod.

This is day 1,617 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Albert
Albert
Moonstruck
Moonstruck

On this day one year ago (day 1,252): Candles.

Candles
Candles
Categories
Abstract Family and friends

Wednesday December 11, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the street with my Monochrom and 5cm Nikkor from the mid-1950s. Later at a dinner at the Union League Club for Robin Dresser who received the Maxwell Perkins Award with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summicron lens.

Hat
Hat
Maria and Robin Dresser
Maria and Robin Dresser

On this day last year: Subway steps.

Subway steps
Subway steps
Categories
Family and friends

Thursday March 28, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here we are at a dinner party for David Young, and English friend who has been here for an extended period of time but is now moving back to London. Shot with my Leica M.

Flowers
Flowers

On this day one year ago: Where is Caravagio. The Whitney Biennial. Mostly evanescent art. I asked the question “When future generations look back on us who will be Caravagio?”

Biennial I
Biennial I
Categories
Portrait

Thursday February 21, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had dinner with some friends at Pizza Fresca, a local pizza joint in the ’20s with a truly remarkable wine list. Snapshot with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm f.95 Noctilux lens.

Pizza Fresca
Pizza Fresca

On this day last year: Beach club.

Gasparilla Inn Beach Club
Gasparilla Inn Beach Club
Categories
Portrait

Tuesday February 5, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had a party this evening in honor of a visiting German friend. I shot it with my Leica Monochrom and a 1837 Carl Zeiss Jena 8.5cm Sonnar lens. The Sonnar was designed for a pre-war Contax rangefinder camera, not for a Leica, so it took two adapters (one of them is quite complex) to fit it on a modern camera. It’s the classic small camera portrait lens of its era and has lovely rendering, but focus is flakey so I adjusted it so that focus was accurate at its close focus distance and focused by moving my body. I bought it in anticipation of the Leica M, which permits through-the-lens focusing without relying on the rangefinder, which doesn’t couple accurately with this lens. Here are some samples:

Friends 2
Friends 2
Friends 3
Friends 3

On this day last year: Superbowl.

Superbowl
Superbowl
Categories
Events and holidays Family and friends

Thursday October 4, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here we are in Williamsburg at a launch party for a book by our old friend Antonio Monda. Captures with my Leica Monochrom and f.95 Noctilux lens.

Maria
Maria
Party
Party

On this day one year ago: Francesca has a new hat.

Francesca has a new hat
Francesca has a new hat