06.29.2012 | 10:00 PM •
I took the bus up to Port Jervis to visit my friend Marcy Pesner, the legend behind Beagle & Potts Woodworking. She now owns no less than 5 vehicles, some soon to be mobile homes (including the Blue Bird school bus above), a few dogs, and lots of lumber waiting for her next project. Marcy is now working on her Buddhist practice, teaching locals the art of woodworking, building toaster lamps, and starting up a tiny house construction teaching workshop.
06.20.2012 | 10:42 PM •
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02.19.2012 | 10:44 AM •
Hard to believe, but my baby is not a baby anymore. Three and a half on Wednesday. As fun loving as ever, but definitely doesn’t want his picture taken—unless I bribe him...
05.01.2011 | 01:01 AM •
Cosplay seems to get bigger every year in New York. The Japanese art of dressing up like your favorite manga or animé character is most popular among teens and early twenty-somethings. Fantasy, gender-bending, and getting lots of attention seem to be a big part of the appeal. They definitely gave the cherry blossoms some big competition.
04.05.2011 | 02:11 PM •
Max and his cousin Elena. Together they’re 100% Japanese (a quarter on the left and three-quarters on the right).
02.08.2011 | 02:07 PM •
Nearing his 2.5 year birthday, Max is looking more like a boy than a baby.
01.18.2011 | 10:18 PM •
Since Max is a lefty, perhaps Hendrix would be more appropriate. But did Jimi ever sing Wheels on the Bus? (Shot with a rented Sony A900 and the Zeiss 85 f1.4--a very nice combo.)
07.31.2010 | 11:40 PM •
Not bad for a self-timer image! 30 years since 5 high school kids took off on bikes from Jackson Hole, WY to Jasper, Alberta, 1400 miles. Here are Jonathan Durning, Alan Durning, Andy Neuman, Mark Skinner, and me with (most of our) families.
07.18.2010 | 10:21 PM •
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04.21.2010 | 10:11 PM •
Money wins. Daniel Goldstein, the founder of Develop Don’t Destroy, has agreed to settle with Forest City Ratner, the developer of Atlantic Yards, for $3 million. He lives a few blocks from my studio on Pacific Street and was the last man standing in the footprint who hadn’t been bought out. The $3M apparently buys Goldstein’s condo, bought for $590K in 2003, and his silence--Goldstein agrees to “not actively oppose the project,” which primarily means to abandon the only coalition actively opposed to the project, DDD. Read more about this sad news here. Good news: Freddy’s, the great bar (and Ratner hate HQ) around the corner from my home, closes on April 30th, but will reopen on 4th and Union.
04.06.2010 | 11:53 PM •
While on a long walk this afternoon, I approached this statue of Grant on horseback and met Charlie Brown, 65, a very charming and happy man who talked my ear off about his life in apartment 3B across Bedford Ave.
04.02.2010 | 11:08 AM •
The above photo was released by Russian news agencies. It is said to be a portrait of one of the Moscow suicide bombers (Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, likely not yet 17) and her husband, Umalat Magomedov, a “militant Islamist,” who was killed in 2009. A big novel could be written about this photograph. The youth, the cocky pride, the Bonnie and Clyde coolness--and all the blood of innocent victims on their hands in the name of vengeance and political oppression. While it seems the condemnation is universal, the West still refuses to face the difficult question: why would a young woman barely on the brink of adulthood willingly destroy herself and dozens of innocent strangers?
01.30.2010 | 10:52 PM •
What happens when a 17-month old eats eggs and blueberry for breakfast.
10.29.2009 | 08:52 PM •
While riding back from the beach I found a woman struggling to get her wheelchair back onto the sidewalk. After we got the chair out of the sand, she allowed me to photograph her with her Brussels Griffon on Faulkner Street.
07.03.2009 | 10:13 PM •