Photographed a new set of Alex’s paintings. Above is 3 Dancers with Don, one of Alex’s assistants prepping the cartoon drawing for shooting.
Atlantic Yards’ Barclay’s Stadium in the spring fog.
04.25.2011 | 02:19 PM • Filed in: Writing
Just got a beauty dish for headshots and portraits and wanted to see what the quality of light was like on objects, like this bouquet of tulips. Mola beauty dishes have a unique blend of hard and soft light with little background spill.
I had a little insomnia so walked my mother’s Tenleytown neighborhood in the predawn light.
My mother’s matzah balls ready for Passover seder. Great soup and delicious matzah balls--not too dense, not too light--and flavored with handmade shmaltz!
Rented two 100mm macro lenses during Adorama’s Passover break: the Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR and Zeiss’s 100mm f2. Both are great, both are expensive. Will have to run some more tests in the studio to see whether either beats my 85mm tilt shift for sharpness. These were taken with a lowly D40 body.
There’s a new statue of Andy Warhol right near his old studio, what is now Barnes & Noble, on 17th Street and Union Square.
Max offers a hug to Estlin, one of his many girlfriends.
I’d forgotten about a few point and shoot photos of other animals encountered on sanibel, turtles (above and below) and alligators (below).
Max had his first experience of rock jumping at Bear Mountain just north of the city.
Max and his cousin Elena. Together they’re 100% Japanese (a quarter on the left and three-quarters on the right).
04.01.2011 | 11:15 PM • Filed in: Writing