Tuesday, December 30, 2014


As new year's eve approaches, I think of the traditional foods that we eat in Italy. These fresh salamis and sausages were shot in an open market food court in Genoa, Italy with the Canon  G-9.
Buon appetito.

Monday, December 29, 2014

With dignity

A photographer unable to shoot his subjects in a dignified manner is just an aggressive and invasive non entity. No telephoto but meaningful interaction and most of all realize that people's dignity is paramount. BTW, seniors are also one of mt favorite subjects.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cute children

Those of you who have visited regularly know that I love to photograph children. These were  shot at a Catholic Charities event a few years ago.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Archival travel shots

These two images shot in Kyoto, Japan, date from  June of 1971 ans were shot with the Canon FT and the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL lens. The film was Fuji 200 B&W that I was trying out. It never was as good as Tri-X.

Friday, December 26, 2014

My favorite building

Those of you who have followed this blog realize that I love this building. These are two very recent shots with the Panasonic GX 1 and the Lumix G Vario1:3.5-56 / 12-32mm lens.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa is on his way

This Santa is a NYC fire fighter and the presents were all supplied by the fire house in Astoria Queens. It's a yearly event. Santa arrives on a fire truck. Just wonderful. I just love this image.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Two of my cats wishing they could go outside and run around

Sunday, December 21, 2014

With winter here, can spring be far behind?

With ineluctable punctuality, winter has arrived. Too bad, really too bad. Now a period of nasty weather underscored by snow. sleet, rain and freezing cold is upon us. Let's try to make the best of it. What choice do we have.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

So long autumn

A final fall shot just to say goodby to this lovely time of the year

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wintry scenes


Shot in Greenport, NY near the end of the North Fork on a lovely and sunny winter day

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parigi mia cara

A truly wonderful city. Truly incomparable.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Baltimore Harbor

This is the old harbor that has been turned into a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. We New Yorkers  always boast but our South Street Seaport pales by comparison.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Images for a peaceful new week

I have maintained this post not only to show my work but to create a quiet place to go when browsing the net in an increasingly "noisy" environment.
Both images date from 1970 and were shot on 120 Tri-X Pan Professional with the Yashicamat 124, my first 6X6 camera.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Le Petit Palais

Le Petit Palais is a jewel among the many wonderful palaces and museums of Paris. This enchanting place is actually a free museum and houses amazing works. It's also a great place to have lunch in it's garden.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Have a beautiful weekend

Folk dancers

What's very special about Hew York is it's myriad of ethnic groups all becoming Americanized but all retaining their cultural traditions. These photos were shot at Bishop Boardman apartments an apartment for seniors that is owned and operated by Catholic Charities. I was shooting a festival there and among the various groups were these Chinese folk dancers who despite their  age danced with verve and aplomb.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pivotal photo

This photo is one of  the early ones that put the photography bug in me. Shot with a Kodak Retina folding 135 camera that we had borrowed for a trip to Europe, this pivotal picture was a kind of life changing experience. I have posted it before but it's worth a second look. The film was Kodachrome II that kept it's colors well.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Grab shots

Sometimes you shoot or want to shoot at anything that is available. Here at the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia I was looking to make an image or two and suddenly I shot through the lobby's windows. Perhaps an act of desperation on my part.