Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Night Sky in The Land of the Pima Indian

"Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land"

- Johnny Cash from The Ballad of Ira Hayes

NYC to Berkeley to Tucson in 24 Hours - The Odyssey Begins (continues)

The desert hare 66 (aka Farmer Foley) takes the wheel and the journey begins

Bye bye Tucson and your freeway underpasses, hello desert

The wide open highway (shot with my G1 camera phone, phone camera?)

Majestic saguaro cactus so proudly hailed at the twilight's last gleaming

And you don't stop....

Night night Tucson, see you next time 'round.

New York @ Night

Manhattan seen through the Brooklyn Bridge

Bartender waiting for the Tuesday night mayhem at Happy Ending - 302 Broome Street

Young and upcoming Bang Bang Eche from New Zealand playing at the Mercury Lounge

An empty dive on the upper West side? That would be the Ding Dong Lounge.

Maybe Manhattan's best kept secret - The Campbell Apartment - inside Grand Central. Thanks to the lovely Natalia for your beauty and your patient pose. If you've never been, you've never been to New York I'd say, proper attire required.

Moto on a Monday night? Best bar in Williamsburg for sure, just ask any local that's been in the hood for more than 8 years. Even the kids love MOTO.

The Chrysler building on the left and a few other NYC skyscrapers

Gonzo Samurai Fotoninja at work (playin')

'Say Anything' 20th Anniversary in Grand Central, NYC

I Shot New York

The Green Flash (?) runs the New York City Marathon!

Surprise! Street shots at twilight in Soho, NYC

Cartoneros (recyclers) on the subway in the Big Apple

A subway the way subways should work. $2.25/trip?! Awesome!!

Caught in the act of walking in front of my camera - bang!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Subway Halloween Portraits - NYC 2009

More Pics - NYC

Grand Central Terminal

Dressing the window for the World Series at Blaue Gans - SoHo, NYC

Sunlight on fire escapes - Upper West Side, NYC

Business man making it happen in front of Time Life building (worst caption ever?)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Photo Reportage - NYC

Central Park from the MET

Jackson Pollack at the MoMa

Empire State Building of America

Moss - designer botique in SoHo

Urs Fischer @ the New Museum - East Village

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ground Zero

Eight years later and still no end in sight for WTC clean up and memorial build.

Graffiti in Da 'Burg

Keap St. & S. 1st - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

America Locked

Robert Frank's - The Americans - @ The MET, NYC

Trolley Car, New Orleans - 1955

Many things have and will be said of Robert Frank's monumental photographic reportage of the state of things in America back in '55. Jack Kerouac said,

"Anybody doesn't like these pitchers don't like potry, see? Anybody don't like potry go home see Television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses. Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world."

Was lucky enough to catch the entire body of work for his romp through the heartlands and badlands last night at the Metropolitan Museum while on assignment. Along with Cartier-Bresson, Frank has been my true mentor and teacher through all these years. Thanks.

Rodeo - New York City, 1954