Saturday, December 28, 2013

Little girl in white dress








This cute little girl was photographed  about 10 yearsago with a Fuji S2-Pro. She was the granddaughter of  a costumer whose event I was photographing. It shows how hard it is to get the right expression before self consciousness sets in.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Music in the park / Central Park in the seventies [Part 1]

Street musicians would gather in the park. Some good, others great, while some were so so. But it didn't matter. Being there and making the scene was all that mattered. The park today is full of people using their smart phones while being totally disconnected with the reality around them.What can I say. Here are some of the great ones.





Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Gates

Back in central park but 3 decades later, 2005, to be precise. Here are a few images from that great and massive work of art known as the gates but which I called the curtains since the pieces all looked like shower curtains. It warmed up a very cold winter and made central Park even more magical. I just loved it.
 Only in New York.





Wednesday, December 25, 2013

In Sicily, Santa really comes on a cart




This traditional Sicilian  cart was going around  today giving children and adults candies compliments of the Tropical Bar, a great caffe' in Castellammare del Golfo. It made for interesting photos. Again, happy holidays to all. Thanks for visiting and all the best.

 


Merry Christmas

 I just love this image. the Santa is a  a NYC fireman and the girl a consumer at a day care center run by Catholic Charities, my client, in a facility in Astoria Queens. Santa would arrive on a fire truck and the children would get very excited.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sicilian citrus fruits

They are not only delicious, but their fragrance is absolutely heavenly. Just picked oranges and tangerines, Perfect for Christmas eve.

That magical poppy flower

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Shot a few summers ago at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with my old Lumix LX-3 that my daughter commandeered, these images show the delicacy of



these extraordinary flowers.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Well it's not exactly the tree at Rockefeller Center, but to me it's wonderful


This is the tree across the municipal building in Castellammare del Golfo. What makes it special, it the fact that it has also pinned as decorations, notes that school children wrote. Many are delightful. Happy holidays from my beloved place

What great times / Central Park in the seventies [Part 1]



The early seventies were magical. Everyone was "making the scene." Very Pirandellian in the way everyone was into a sort of costume and hiding their real self. These, the first of a series shot in Central Park, in New York, show what Sunday afternoons were like in that wonderful place.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Can this woman take great photos, or what.



Dating from our yearly trip to New England of 2011, these were shot by my wife Marcy whose ability to see the light as it were amaze me. She took these in Stonington, Connecticut, with the Canon G-9.