Monday, November 30, 2009

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

just finished reading it. highly recommended.

some favorite passages:

"It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale... I can hardly believe that this grace never flags, that the pouring from ever-renewable resources in endless, impartial, and free."

"These are our few seasons. Let us live them as purely as we can, in the present."

"I have come to the creek - in the middle of the day, to feel the delicate gathering of heat, real sun's heat, in the air, and to watch new water come down the creek. Don't expect more than this, and a mental ramble."

"The trees especially seem to bespeak a generosity of spirit. I suspect that the real moral thinkers end up, wherever the may start, in botany. We know nothing for certain, but we seem to see that the world turns upon growing, grows towards growing, and growing green and clean."

"Stone cities rise, spread, and crumble, like patches of alpine blossoms that flourish for a day an inch above the permafrost, that iced earth no root can suck, and wither in an hour. New cities appear, and rivers sift silt onto their rooftops; more cities emerge and spread in lobes like lichen on rock. The great human figures of history, those intricate, spirited tissues that roamed the earth's surface, are a wavering blur whose split second in the light was too brief an exposure to field any image but the hunched, shadowless figures of ghosts. The great hers of caribou pour into the valleys like slag, and trickle back, and pour, a brown fluid. Slow it down more, come closer still. A dot appears, a flesh-flake. It swells like a balloon; it moves, circle, slows, an vanishes. This is your life."

"... freedom grew the beauties and the horrors from the same live branch."

"Creation itself was the fall, a burst into the thorny beauty of the real."

"Here was a new light on the intricate texture of things in the world, the actual plot of the present moment in time after the fall: the way we the living are nibbled and nibbling - not held aloft on a cloud in the air but bumbling pitted and scarred and broken through a frayed and beautiful land."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Home Office

Big photos on section covers are fun. These photos of a woman who runs a gym out of her apartment ran Sunday, September 13 in the Real Estate section of the NY Times.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Manolo Blahnik at NYC Fashion Night Out

I give you... Mr. Manolo Blahnik:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Garden & Gun kayak builder

Was going through videos on Garden & Gun Magazine - coolest magazine name ever - and came across this video of a kayak builder in Cypress, Florida.

For all you bluegrass fans out there

Oxford American Magazine has started a video series on the American South called SoLost and its first episode, Pickin' in Mountain View, Arkansas, is pretty stellar. Looks like it may've been shot on a 5D.

How do I get these assignments?!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Unbelievable Music Video

I'm not the biggest coldplay fan, but check this out -

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Peasant Opera (Slideshow!)

My photos of Bela Pinter's 'Peasant Opera' at Lincoln Center ran in The New York Times and as an online slideshow on Thursday, July 23.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Trumpetist Nils Petter Molvaer

This story ran in The New York Times on Friday, June 19. Molvaer played at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village - funky trumpet player who mixes his music on his computer as he's playing.

I've heard that the previous tenant in the same club wouldn't let a young Bob Dylan play there, so he slept behind the stage until they gave him a gig.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Irving Picard & Madoff Claims Team

On May 20th, I sat in on a meeting of Mr. Irving Picard and his legal team, who are deciding who will be paid, who won't, and who has to pay back money as claims flow in from thousands of Madoff victims.

Friday, May 15, 2009

SEM Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall

I photographed SEM Ensemble for the NY Times at Alice Tully Hall on May 6. I was allowed to shoot from balcony positions inside the hall and got some new angles on the stage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chanticleer Men's Choir

Called "the world’s reigning male chorus," by the New Yorker magazine, and named 2008 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, I photographed Chanticleer at the Met for the NY Times on April 15. They never ran in the paper because of space limitations, but I like them, so here they are.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Carbon Cap & Dividend Program

An interesting article in Good Magazine about a Carbon Cap & Dividend Program instead of a Cap & Trade System -

Streak To Win

A friend of a friend filmed an amazing documentary about his "varsity streaking team" at Hamilton College. They are releasing the project in web episodes. Absolutely hilarious. Check it out -

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chris Mann 4/22 Citrine Show

disclaimer: the above photo is a combination of two frames

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Take-Away Shows

Vincent Moon shoots entire music videos in one take. He calls them take-away shows. Check out the article in Good Magazine:

Definitely watch the YouTube videos at the end.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Nazi Seized Painting Returned

A 17th-century painting that was confiscated from its owner, a Jewish art dealer in Germany, on orders of the Nazis before World War II was turned over to his estate on Tuesday in a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Women and Math

My photo of Allanah Thomas teaching low-income women math skills ran in The New York Times on Sunday, April 19.

Obama Magazines

An observation from the streets of New York City.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Home Safes

My photo of people shopping for home safes ran in The New York Times on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Three Curators

My photo of three young curators from the New Museum of Contemporary Art ran in The New York Times on Sunday, March 8, 2009.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

My photo of conductor Paavo Jarvi leading Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at Alice Tully Hall ran in The New York Times on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

Friday, March 6, 2009

NYC's Vanishing Manual Elevator Operators

My portrait of Andre Licursi, one of New York City's last manual elevator operators, ran in The New York Times on Sunday, March 1, 2009.