Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Robert Capa in colour sheds new light on a black-and-white master

Guardian (UK) article, found on Flipboard.

New immigrants disembarking from the Theodor Herzl, near Haifa, Israel], 1949 -50 New immigrants disembarking from the Theodor Herzl, near Haifa, Israel], 1949 -50 Photograph: Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/ Magnum Photos

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What a fish

 Article found on Flipboard, from Petapixel.

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of some interesting subjects to populate his gallery and generate some sales. Interestingly, he found what he was looking for in his own house: his pet fish. Ever since he was a little boy, Angkatavanich has owned different kinds of fish — everything from goldfish, to guppies, to Siamese fighting fish — and he quickly realized that they made the perfect subjects. “I found that nowadays there are so many different kinds of fish that come in unique shapes, colors and pattern,” he told us over email. “I am fascinated by them, and so I started taking their photo.”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

late 2013

Some recent pictures.

Make your own parking spot with this tiny thing. Along 149th Street in Flushing/Whitestone, Saturday 2 November.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

André Kertész

Patron came in looking for books on André Kertész. Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.[1][2]

The Fork, or La Fourchette, was taken in 1928 and is one of Kertész's most famous works from this period.[9] 

Distortion#49, one of the images in the Distortion series Kertész took during 1933

Patron recommended Of New York ... *

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Southern Queens egret

4 in the afternoon. Tuesday 21 May 2013, Brookville Park, Queens.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Walking back to Rocinante after taking Magnus to the veterinarian, I saw this street sign:

It always reminds me of the Fats Waller song, (You're a) square from Delaware.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Charleston, S.C. pelican

Looking from Mount Pleasant, across Cooper River from southern tip of Charleston, SC, toward Fort Sumter. 4/8/2013, 2.58pm

Blue water

First one to use the bathroom in the morning.

Spring colors

4/21/13, 5.54pm - magnificent Magnolia tree just off Northern Boulevard, on 149th Place

 5/4/2013, 6.09pm - courtyard littered with fallen petals from cherry trees


9/1/2012, 3.08pm  —Mountain Top Arboretum (mtarboretum.org)
County Road 23C
Tannersville, NY 12485

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Roman Vishniac (1897-1990): "best known for his scenes of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years before the Second World War."

Rodrigo Moya


item in February ? 2013 issue of the New Yorker

Monday, April 29, 2013

Child care

Cared for Charlie Schuyler for a couple of hours Saturday last.