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: As I made my way from the Miu Miu show to Jardins des Tuileries, I spotted this stylish pair ahead of me. What really struck me was the way in which the gentleman carried himself and his brilliant hat as well as the fit of his suit. By the way, I wish more men wore hats. . . like the Mad Men days.
In other news, New York and New Jersey are facing another big storm today. We were told to expect high winds and more flooding. Mios Dio.
New York: Gramercy Park (first photo and third photo); Near the FDR (second photo); Stuyvesant Town (fourth photo)
Inspiration: Sandy rocked the foundations of New York and New Jersey, literally and figuratively. These photos show so very little of the damage. Trees downed, homes devastated, people lost, electricity, gas and steam lines severed, garbage and dead rodents everywhere, stores closed, and the normal functions of the most populous city in the U.S. halted. We became a city halved at 39th street by the lack of electricity and most means of communication. Every night I made my way to my downtown home from "normal" uptown, walking beyond 40th street felt as though I was entering a black hole from which I could not be reached and I could reach no one. There was no one on the streets except a few dog walkers, cops and the few residents who remained. It was surreal. That said, I fared better than most. Yes - I lost electricity from Monday night through Friday night - but for some reason, I still had hot water, allowing me to take long showers by flashlight as there was precious little else to do. I must say, checking the items off my Mom's list (see last post where I joked about this) left me in decent place to weather the storm and its aftermath. But for many others, nothing that they did pre-storm could have possibly helped them protect themselves and families from such a horrible aftermath . . . and this just devastates me.