Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
In my many years in this business, I have come to meet many interesting people. Horace Hagedorn, the founder of Miracle Grow is one of them. Among his many positive qualities, he was a philanthropist and in my many years of association with Family and Children's Association on Long Island, my client, I came to appreciate Horace qualities. Here he is at the Hagedorn Family Resources Center - whose super generous financial contribution made possible - while he is being interviewed by a New York Times reporter who had tagged along a photographer. At the time, September of 2000, I had just purchased my very first digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix 990 and while Horace was being posed by the other photographer, I caught this image that is one of my all time best. I just love it. Modesty aside, it was better than any of the ones that the New York Times published. It's amazing what could be accomplished by a mere three mega pixels camera.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I have a great sentimental attachment to this wonderful city. Many happy and romantic memories; many great eating experiences; many great friends and wonderful family members, have created this love affair with this historic city. Here I photographed it from Granarolo, a small hamlet on a mountain above the city. The camera at the time was the Nikon D2-H.
Here are two archival shots dating to circa 1974 of the Feast of St. Anthony on Sullivan Street in Manhattan. They were shot on Kodak Tri-X with the Leica M-4 and the sublime Summicron F 2 35mm lens. I developed in Kodak D-76 in 1:1 dilution for 8 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius. Oh yes...I remember it well!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Naturally, the park can only mean Central Park. Having visited parks on disparate parts of the world and having seen some that are absolutely gorgeous from an aesthetic landscaping point of view, I must assert that Central park in Manhattan beats all of them on a human scale. No place in the world has it's diversity, craziness, it's pure theatricality. On any Sunday afternoon it becomes a magical place where the stars are it's visitors and those who want to put on a show for them. The whole experience is ineffable. One must experience it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Ponte Rialto or Rialto Bridge, is one of Venice's most famous sites probably second only to Piazza San Marco. I am always fascinated by the awnings that take practically the entire interior of the bridge on which the stores have their entrances and of the resultant pedestrian walkway that is naturally shaded from the sun and always crowded. These shots are from April of 2011 and the camera was the Olympus E PL-2.