I am a diarist of ordinary moments that move me. I gravitate towards black and white photography but still celebrate color. I love the candid capture but respect the power of the choreographed moment. I study the rules of phos+graphis but am compelled periodically to ignore them.
Inspiration: Sometimes, the littlest things inspire me . . . such as rays of light and lines of shadow hitting a sidewalk under a street lamp. Because there's something about nothing that can be quite beautiful at times.
New York: Union Square (1st); Gramercy Park (2nd and 4th); and Third Avenue (3rd)
Inspiration: Even though snow can be hard to deal with in my daily life (walking around through piles of snow and deep slushy puddles is a pain), trees under the cover of the white stuff make for some lovely images. So, I've finally ordered some real winter boots (using rain boots or old leather boots doesn't really work with this much snow). They are supposed to come on Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait! I wish I'd ordered them in December!
Inspiration: On the night of the last snow storm, I took this photograph with my i-phone, which I can count on to create unusual images. In this one, the snow looks like fireworks or falling confetti. So, are you sick of snow photos yet? In a couple of weeks, fashion week starts in New York . . . so soon enough, the blog will be, albeit temporarily, all about style.
Inspiration: As if she hasn't already been generous with her gifts of snow, Mother Nature is sending yet another snow storm our way this weekend and early next week. How do you tell someone who will not take no for an answer that her gifts are too abundant? We are running out of room to pile the stuff! So keep your snow, Mother Nature. Or send it to Canada instead!
Inspiration: This is part of the aftermath of last night's storm (the 6th snowstorm to hit New York in 6 weeks). I love the way the snow looks here . . . so frothy, soft and edible. Doesn't it look like these bicycles were dipped in whipped cream?
Inspiration: New York City was doused with snow last night -- somewhere between 12 and 19 inches depending on the location. There were places in Union Square where the snow came up close to my knees. That said, nothing stops intrepid New Yorkers from enjoying some air and a newspaper in the park.
Inspiration: We are expecting yet another snowstorm tonight. I cannot recall any January in New York as cold or as snowy as this one. Below zero degrees Fahrenheit? A snowstorm every week? Crazy. Yesterday, I read that there are places in the Arctic that are unseasonably warm right now. Some town in the upper reaches of Canada had to cancel its snowmobile parade . . . while we are probably soon going to need snowmobiles in order to get around. In any event, I digress. The best part about all of this snow is this -- some good old-fashioned sledding.
Inspiration: It has been said that in order to cure a disease, one must first admit to having one. Well, here goes. On this 24th day of January 2011 A.D., I admit to you that I am tunnel-obsessed. I have total "tunnel-vision" when it comes to photographing tunnels. Hopefully now, with this admission, I can start to move on to other subject matters in my photography. Thank you for bearing witness to what is hopefully the beginning of my cure.