“We’re all busy little bees, full of stings, making honey day and night, aren’t we honey?”
Margo Channing (Bette Davis)
All About Eve
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
I spent the morning in Central Park and the evening in Flushing, Queens. I find Flushing to be one of the most interesting neighborhoods in NYC. Extremely diverse, crowded, amazing food, wonderful people. A very good day. A wide spectrum of views.
We arrived in Mexico City on Saturday. Went to the lovely apartment we had rented and settled in…
Had dinner at Azul Condesa (a really good restaurant, if you are ever in Mexico City, check it out. I had the venison steak, known in English as The Enigmatic Black Chichilo.
The next day we went to the Center City to the Metropolitan Cathedral to see how Palm Sunday was celebrated in Mexico City.
The calendar said it was Palm Sunday…the worshipers thought it was palm Sunday but, in the center of the square confusion set in.
Was it Palm Sunday or Day Of The Dead? (Spoiler Alert!)
Turns out the new James Bond movie was shooting in Mexico City and there is a Day Of The Dead chase…
And then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river
Or just sit for hours gazing into each other’s eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away and I thought I’d die.
But I didn’t.
Leiber and Stoller
The night before we left for Mexico City I had a chance to shoot two of my favorite models, Larissa Simpson and Cyrus Bandali, during Robert Meyer’s Advanced Lighting Seminar. I brought in no props or costumes but Andrea Buman and Carol Elizabethe Manzi were kind enough to let me use their stuff. I didn’t realize until today what direction my subconscious was leading me.
Come on in and spend a few hours in the studio with me
(as always click on the images to see them full size.)
Our blind hound whined. With that, a horde
Of voices gathered above the Ouija board,
Some childish and, you might say, blurred
By sleep; one little boy
Named Will, reluctant possibly in a ruff
Like a large-lidded page out of El Greco, pulled
Back the arras for that next voice,
Cold and portentous: ALL IS LOST.
FLEE THIS HOUSE. OTTO VON THURN UND TAXIS.
OBEY. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.
James Merrill – verses 3 and 4 from
Voices From The Other World
Mexico City passed in a blur of spectacular images and food, people and history. We arrived home happy but blurry in time for Mad Men – quite the return to NYC!
2 images from the Churro fryer at the Mercado Roma…
The first the Churro and oil
The second with stirrer and feeder added…
Other examples of blurred vision…
The Itzapalapas celebration is renowned through Latin America and the world . Since we attended Oberammergau several lifetimes ago It only seemed right to attend the Good Friday celebration since we are in Mexico. Here are a selection of shots from the first hour we were there.