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March 23, 2012

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A few of these shots above were outtakes from a project that I finished earlier this week. It should be in print in the next few months and I hope to share it then. The rest of them are randoms that I snapped here in NYC with my point-and-shoot film camera (a Contax T2).

Unrelated to the above: if anyone knows where I can rent a Mamiya 7 ii in NYC, please shoot me an email (I’m not finding it at my typical rental shops). Thanks.

  1. March 23, 2012 9:41 am

    I really like the ceiling shot. So much movement!

  2. March 23, 2012 9:42 am

    I like the New York-ness. And the dog.

  3. March 23, 2012 9:48 am

    Random lovliness!

  4. Melissa permalink
    March 23, 2012 9:50 am

    All that golden light is pretty great. The most I usually accomplish is some kind of hazy yellow. Assuming there is light to capture, of course.

  5. March 23, 2012 11:14 am

    The photo of the intersecting arches – lovely!

  6. Nastasja permalink
    March 23, 2012 11:28 am

    You have some really nice photos here.

  7. March 23, 2012 11:34 am

    very cool. i have been inspired by the way you capture shadows and light.

  8. March 23, 2012 1:17 pm

    Love that white curtain and the sunlight on the window. Light is always beautiful in your photos.

  9. nancy permalink
    March 23, 2012 1:32 pm

    good shabbos!

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  11. March 23, 2012 6:29 pm

    love that dog!

  12. March 23, 2012 9:47 pm

    your photos are always lovely, but these are particularly so.

  13. March 24, 2012 10:43 am

    Your use of light (and analog) reminds me, in a way, of this guy:

  14. Ana permalink
    March 25, 2012 12:52 pm

    Try calling the following folks: Adorama Camera 42 West 18th Street, 800-223-2500 or 212-741-0052; CSI Rentals 133 West 19 Street, 212-243-7368; Alkit 800-285-1698 (Alkit has four locations in NY though not sure where though); TREC 435 W 18th Street, 212-727-1941 or 800-622-1941. Hope this helps.

    • March 25, 2012 1:03 pm

      Thanks Ana- this includes my usual go-to rental shops in NYC — but I haven’t found this camera at these shops, unfortunately. The search continues!

  15. March 25, 2012 2:04 pm

    Marvelous contrasting shots, they tell a story as well as create stories and poetry in my mind.

  16. Rooman permalink
    March 26, 2012 7:55 am

    Terrific stuff

  17. March 26, 2012 10:53 am

    I really don’t get the enthusiasm about these photos..The quality is miles away from your previous posts. I used to visit your blog quite often in the past, and could always find true substance in many of your photos as well as inspiration… But, honestly, lately, that has not been the case. My point – I used to come here because your photos had depth, and stood out in the mass of hundreds of other blogs with this kind of frivolous, documenting-as-I-go photography. There’s waaay too much banal visual information out there, and there is no need to contribute to that shapeless, and all consuming mass …

    • March 26, 2012 11:19 am

      I am sorry you feel that way, Stipe. Constructive comments are always appreciated, good or bad. Would love to know what you saw previously that felt different than what you see lately- a lack of “depth” I guess? I have always documented what I see as I go about my life- not sure that aspect was ever any different than it is now. 

      But as I said a few posts ago, I used to take photos exclusively for the blog.  The blog was my work, photographically-speaking. Now that I am doing photography full-time, that’s not true anymore. So the focus on the blog needs to change along with that change in my career. Most of my time and energy and money needs to be spent on paid work right now. The blog is free. 

      Thanks for your support anyway.

  18. March 26, 2012 4:52 pm

    I was a bit arrogant in my last post, and I’m sorry for that. You’ve been sharing with us your beautiful work and I should have been more considerate about what I share in return.

    My comment was aimed toward all the positive comments, and the way no one (publicly) acknowledged the change in nature (depth) of your photographs that came from the fact that from now on, as you said, you won’t be taking photos exclusively for the blog – so all the comments seemed a bit fake to me…Call me tendentious…

    The fact is that we all spend most of our time and energy on paid work, wherever it may or may not take us.. :-)
    But I don’t doubt that following your ‘outtake work’ and sketches of your daily impressions will be rewarding in it’s own way.

    Anyway, I congratulate you on your success and wish you all the best.

  19. March 29, 2012 2:52 am

    Well, I love them!

    I have a Mamiya 7II that I’d happily lend you, however, I’m in the UK. I hope you find one, they are great cameras.

  20. March 31, 2012 4:37 am

    some here really surprised me (as in feeling like a departure from a certain perspective) – ace!

  21. Kristine permalink
    March 31, 2012 9:47 pm

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about the project that these photos are involved in. I’m hoping it has something to do with the pillow fabrics on the Ikea chair, because they are amazing. The graphics on those pillows look familiar somehow. Thanks for continuing to share your light chasing adventures.

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