16-07-22 People Have The Power

We went Wednesday night to Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. (A great free summer series in NYC during late July and early August.)

The opening act was a terrific all female Mariachi band, Mariachi Flor De Toloache.


The headliner was an artist, writer, singer, rock n’ roller, uniquely associated with NYC and Robert Mapplethorpe. Patti Smith came out and blew the roof off (metaphorically.) She is still powerful, still political, now rocking a kind of Cousin It look at times.  She had the crowd up and dancing from the get-go.




15-02-15 Fashion Week

‘Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.’

Betsey Johnson

Three images from yesterday.




15-02-14 Travel Theme: Transformation (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Style)

Ailsa’s theme this week is Transformation.

Katherine and I were walking home after seeing Two Days, One Night, which is a truly good film with a wonderful performance by Marion Cotillard. It is a “small” film which points out some real truths about late stage capitalism.

But that’s not why I called you together. As we walked by Lincoln Center I realized it is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Irony of ironies.

I am not a fashion photographer. I’m not a paparazzi, but I had my camera with me so…

I think I got some very good shots of the crowds and some models exiting the show but we are here to show transformation. I believe these three photographs fit the bill.




et voilà!

 Other transformations:










2-6-13 Travel Theme: (The) Shadow (Knows) #2

“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.”

Albert Camus

I wanted to revisit Ailsa’s travel theme this week and take it in a completely different direction then my first attempt.

These are shadows you can find around the city of New York.

Shadows - Coney-1

Lower East Side - Urban Garden

Lower East Side – Urban Garden

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center

Side question. Any one else getting spam bombed today? Akismet has caught 38 but 14 have gotten through so far

2-5-12 No Drama Sunday #2

I had to go down to Big Buy in mid afternoon. Needed a new external hard drive for storage purposes…honestly, photography takes up a lot of space in tech world.  It is very close to Lincoln Center so I thought I would do a walk by.  All the matinees had started so the plaza was pretty quiet.

After getting home we watched the Commercial Bowl (K made some excellent nachos and Wings). To sum the televiewing up

Miranda Lambert’s microphone…not a good idea.

Kelly Clarkson played it safe and delivered a very good but not soaring or dangerous national anthem (woman does know how to work TV)

Madonna’s badly lip synched and barely dancing show was bordering on embarrassing.  I don’t know how much worse things might have been if Cee Lo had not rescued the last 90 seconds.

Best commercial by far: Chrysler/ Clint Eastwood – a great follow-up to last year’s Eminem commercial.

2nd Best – The Audi vampires.

Way too many worsts but two were head and shoulders below the rest.

1: The cat killing Doritos dog with the fat human who will sell his soul for a 59 cent bag of Doritos and

2: the Go Daddy commercial where two women pimp out a third.

As for the game…I know that the NFL has decided that it is no longer a team game and that it is really the QB and 21 over developed backup singers but still, in a game that ended 21-17, how the hell was a QB most valuable player? Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn would both have been much more deserving of the MVP.

2-5-11 Battery Park