A day in city: to me, this shot into the window of the Paul Stuart shop on Madison Avenue sums up the energy and chaos of New York. I particularly love the guy reflected in the window on the lower right, kitted out in a plaid suit and fedora–and carrying a briefcase that looks big enough to contain a sub-machine gun. He looks like he could have stepped right off the set of “The Godfather.”
Silly me, I should have turned away from the window and aimed my camera right at him.
An odd assortment of photographic inspiration today, beginning with this zen-like shot of a cloud reflected in the lake I walk by every morning with the dogs.
But after a trip into the city to see the show of a friend of a friend–the very talented and articulate Julian Hatton–who was so generous with his time and ideas–I was inspired by all the talk of art and painting and creativity to post these admittedly derivative shots of some graffiti I shot as I walked to the gallery. What a gift it is to share the company of creative art-loving people, especially when your own creativity ebbs.
I headed into the city today to see the wonderful and inspiring Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at MoMA, and spent a little time afterward prowling around the building with my camera. This is scarcely worthy of Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment, but at least I waited for someone to appear on the stairway. 🙂
There’s nothing better than New York City on a glorious spring day; the streets were teeming with people enjoying the perfect weather. I loved this quirky group, particularly the surly teenager and the kooky religious guy with the red folder, and it was pure dumb luck that the yellow taxi entered the frame when it did.