Saturday, June 20, 2015

Candid portrait

This young woman was captured in an instant. Point the camera wait for her reaction and shoot. The light was naturally overcast so it was very flattering. The subject reaction to the photographer is very important.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Have a beautiful weekend

One of my favorites from the archives

I took this photo back in June of 1970, with  my Canon FT and the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL lens. The film was Tri-X Pan that I developed in D-76 in 1:1 dilution. I remember it well as the song goes. I always wonder what happened to these children now hopefully grown up.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blades of grass

It would make a great tittle for a poem...ah , ha..but these were taken in Scopello just before dusk in late December.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I love this shot

It was taken a few years ago while I was covering an event for Family and Children's Association of L.I.  [my client]. I think that the little girl is just adorable.

Monday, June 15, 2015

In memoriam

I lost one of my dearest friends today, Amedeo Maiello. A kind, generous, hospitable and intellectual man whose generosity knew no bounds. We met a long time ago in City College and our friendship just grew and got stronger. He was a professor at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples a job that he held with great professional ability. His was indefatigable as a researcher and his love for books is something we both shared. Every time he came to New York we would meet outside Strand Bookstore, where else. In the countless times I was a guest in his home he and his family showed me such  attention and kindness that I always felt at home so, naturally, I became part of the
family. My sadness at his passing is great and I shall miss him every day. I want to extend our condolences to his lovely wife Maria Franca, his two daughters Angela and Michela and to his brother Michael.
Rocco and Marcy Galatioto.

The photo I'm using is one of my favorites and shows my dear friend in his luxuriant youth. This is the way I want to remember him. Addio Amedeo; riposa in pace.

Was it that long ago?

I remember taking this shot at a local bocce tournament and from the T shirt I realize that it was in 2002. The camera was my Fuji S2-Pro with the Nikkor 70-200 F 2.8.