11.02.2012 | 10:53 PM •
The Vitra Design Museum’s Louis Kahn catalog is out. Many of my images of Kahn’s sketches and drawings are featured. The show, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, is on view at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, then will travel to Germany’s Vitra Design Museum in March of 2013. And if you missed it, Kahn’s posthumous Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, was just dedicated on Roosevelt Island. Hopefully it survived the tidal surge of Sandy.
06.27.2012 | 10:17 PM •
While visiting the neighborhood Lowe’s, I wandered into Roy Vaccaro’s Salvage Yard, which is under the elevated F train at the 9th Street Station. A fantastic place for the brownstone fixer-upper. Lots of old irons stuff and more: radiators, bathtubs, sinks, gates, tin ceilings, gates, etc. I was much more interested in the mannequin parts, placed and dumped everywhere.
06.20.2012 | 10:42 PM •
06.05.2012 | 10:39 PM •
Mr. Rathner’s British bank named arena is now about 3.5 months from completion. Across the street, at a Modell’s sporting good store (also on the Atlantic Yards footprint), sits a giant inflated t-shirt welcoming the team (owned by a Russian billionaire) and introducing the latest logos and Adidas t-shirts already available at the “official sporting goods retailer of the Brooklyn Nets.” Never a supporter of this vast and ill-thought project, I can’t say I’m eager to see how traffic and life in Prospect Heights will change come opening night, which will feature Jay-Z, a part owner of the Nets.
03.27.2012 | 11:07 PM •
I spent a few days photographing Louis Kahn’s drawings and paintings for a September show at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. Kahn has always been one of my favorite architects. He was a man who did not see success until his fifties. He dreamed large and designed for the spirit rather than the petty needs of the marketplace. If you haven’t seen My Architect, rent it tonight. It is a fantastic documentary on the artist’s inspired projects and complicated love life, a very moving portrait made by his youngest child. The photos here document paintings of Egypt made in the early 50s, with a self-portrait (almost cubist) sketch from 1949, and a 1929 landscape of the Amalfi coast.
04.26.2011 | 10:14 PM •
Atlantic Yards’ Barclay’s Stadium in the spring fog.
03.22.2011 | 09:42 PM •
Barclays Stadium construction is moving right along.
01.13.2011 | 05:50 PM •
One of the last buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint is getting demolished.
09.21.2010 | 10:15 PM •
I wanted to test out the image stabilization on a new lens, so I went into St. Joseph’s down the street from my studio and took some handheld shots of the interior. The whole church has been undergoing an extensive renovation, with new stained glass, new belfries, and a new rectory.