Saturday, March 18, 2017

Another side of La senerissoma

This photo shows that even in Venice there's s hard luck side. These were once cheap accommodations . The place is now closed but it does make for an interesting shot.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sicily long ago

These photos of the Sicilian countryside date from 1970. This is before these areas became full of villette, country villas, and the land became subdivided. A real shame because the agricultural wealth of the region was lost to the needs of developers and leisure users. I will also add that many villas are absolutely ugly and all have huge fences with monolithic electric gates that create a creepy feeling. Too bad. But nothing can really diminish the beauty of this unique island.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Genova

Genoa is a truly wonderful city. It has a glorious history as a great maritime republic and it is physically stupendous. The food is to die foe and  real pesto can only be eaten there. All the other stuff is a poor imitation. One must try the famous farinata that is a pie made with chick peas farina. It is similar to the Sicilian panelle. The main difference is that farinata is baked while panelle are deep fried.   
 



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beauty is where you find it

These images dating from the early seventies are of windows of my wife's grandmother Gawee Edson. A wonderful woman who was a very gifted painter and had a great eye. In New York we call such a person a class act. We all miss her terribly. I feel especially honored to have known her. These images are a celebration of her sensitive and artistic eye for beauty.




Monday, March 13, 2017

Archival slide scans

These images were shot back in the spring of 1974 on the then new Kodachrome 25 that had just replaced Kodachrome II. I never liked the new Kodachrome and it turned out that their colors were not as syable as the old film. Progress? At any rate, these images shot in Charleston South Carolina do put the film to the test under a variety of lighting conditions. I also must say that Charleston is a wonderful city.





Have a beautiful week