I went to my first horse race yesterday at the Saratoga Race track. It was Travers Day… the biggest race of the season. Loved the atmosphere at the track, with people setting up their coolers and chairs around big screen … Continue reading →
Harry got an early birthday present, a new fly rod from Orvis. Here is a view of the set up, assisted by Luther, our nephew who then went fly fishing for the first time. love the team … Continue reading →
This weekend we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Lincoln, President Lincoln’s son. Hildene — hill and valley with a stream — is situated overlooking the Battenkill Valley and River with views of the Taconic and Green Mountains. The … Continue reading →
We recently moved to the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood in Riverdale in the Bronx. Today Sammy and I did some exploring along the Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront park pathways…. there is a pathway near the Metro North Spuyten Duyvil station that leads … Continue reading →
“It takes a second to look, a long time to see.” ~Teju Cole Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a workshop on street photography at the East Side Institute: “The Art of Photography: Improve Your Lens.” We … Continue reading →
On Saturday, I taught my annual photography workshop–a playground for making pictures on the streets, sponsored by the East Side Institute. A group of 15 photographers spent the day together exploring the work of some wonderful photographers, and developing our approach to making photographs. We took to the streets of Chelsea with our iPhones, Androids and DSLR cameras trying some new things in our picture making process.
Here is a selection of photos created during the workshop. It was an energizing day and exciting to see people play with how they make photos, with slowing down and allowing themselves to see in new ways. Many thanks to a wonderful group of photographers, you inspire me.
“I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was.
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express it’s meaning.”