Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Manhattan by film...Part 2

Images from the 1958 Leica. Got a lot of interest in the type of camera, and why I was using film. Got into a long subway conversation with guy next to me about it. Just goes to show what a rarity it is these days.

We had a great chat outside Sant Ambroeus...an Upper east Side Native, this lady has lived there all her life. " I know Bernard Arnault ( CEO of LVMH ). Oh yeah, sure, he comes here all the time when he's in town." .....

 Ralph Lauren cafe....
 Tabitha relaxing, across the river from Manhattan..

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Manhattan by film....part 1

It's taken me a year to get the film processed, but here it is. The city takes on a really different hue when seen through a late 1950's leica. It's almost as if you're transported back to that era...such is the evocation of film. The grain, the innacuracies, the flaws - they all come out. I was taken with the massive brick apartment structures, and the watertowers, as much as anything....as you can see. 

Fabulous hotel called Marlton House...Greenwhich Village

At the Whitney Museum of American Art..

The Skyline...

 MoMa ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tabitha...Sant Ambroeus

Tabitha, at perhaps our favourite place in Manhattan, an Italian bistro called Sant Ambroeus. It's been there for years. I was talking to an old New Yorker about this place in Central Park on our way there, and he said.. "Oh! you've saved up! You're gonna see some faces." 

Anyway a few impressionist shots of our time in Manhattan to come in a couple of days. As you know, I always, and only take my Leica M2 vintage film camera whenever I head overseas - for example here, in Avignon. I just love the grain of film and the muted feel that just cant be replicated, even with filters...and it severely limits the shots you can take, so it gives you more time to think about the images...Here is Tabitha at her fave place in NY, Sant Ambroeus.