Texting in the Rain

Seen in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Seen in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM-2 with a Zuiko 50mm f1.8 lens on Fuji 800 press film.

Conservatory Water after the rain.

The Conservatory Water aka Sailboat Pond in Central Park, New York City

The Conservatory Water aka Sailboat Pond in Central Park, New York City


Olympus OM-2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Fuji Superia 400

The First Steps into 2012

Madison Avenue, New York City

Madison Avenue, New York City

Olympus OM2-n Zuiko 40mm f2.0 Ilford XP2-400

Night time on Wallstreet

Wall street, New York City on a rainy night.

Wall street, New York City on a rainy night.


Olympus OM2 Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Fuji 800-press film

‘t was a Grainy Night on Wall street

Wall Street, New York City on a rainy night.

Wall Street, New York City on a rainy night.


Olympus OM2 Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Fuji 800-press film

Happy Thanksgiving

Think about the beauty of the clouds and the liberty we all enjoy...... The New York harbor with a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Think about the beauty of the clouds and the liberty we all enjoy……
The New York harbor with a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Fuji color 800 Pro, converted to BW

Dreaming of Summer

Beach Bum Tanning, Lexington Avenue, New York City.

Beach Bum Tanning, Lexington Avenue, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Fuji 800Z

Autumn Blues

Blue sky at dusk over the Great Lawn in Central Park

Blue sky at dusk over the Great Lawn in Central Park


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens, Fuji 800Z film

Autumn Sparkle

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens, Fuji 800Z

The Lone Oarsman

A rainy day at dusk on the Lake in Central Park, New York City.

A rainy day at dusk on the Lake in Central Park, New York City.

Olympus OM2, Zuiko 24mm f2.8, Fuji 800Z

Autumn Yellow

Maple leaves near the band shell in Central Park, New York City.

Maple leaves near the band shell in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 135mm f3.5 Fuji 800Z

An Autumn Conversation

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fuji 800Z

An Autumn Ramble

Fall colors in the Ramble of Central Park, New York City.

Fall colors in the Ramble of Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fuji 800Z.

Pigeon Protection

On the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Fuji 800 Press

Hey, listen……

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Fuji color 800 Pro, converted to BW

A Bethesda Kiss

Bethesda Terrace, a very romantic place, Central Park, New York City

Bethesda Terrace, a very romantic place, Central Park, New York City


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Fuji color 800 Pro, converted to BW

The Foot and the Penguin

Madison Avenue and 80th Street, New York City.

Madison Avenue and 80th Street, New York City.


Just a bit of silliness on Madison Avenue with my Olympus OM2 and a Zuiko 50mm f1.8 lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Not Interested…….

The woman seems totally disinterested in the hot-dogs while the vendor seems to be totally disinterested in the woman or his business in front of the Whitney Museum on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Taken with my Olympus OM-2 an a 50mm f1.8 lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.

A hotdog vendor on Madison Avenue in front of the Whitney Museum at 75th street, New York City

A hotdog vendor on Madison Avenue in front of the Whitney Museum at 75th street, New York City

Criminal Stairs

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.


Olympus OM2-n Zuiko 40mm f2.0 Ilford XP2-400

A New York Canyon

Passage between 51st and 52nd street in Rockefeller Center

Passage between 51st and 52nd street in Rockefeller Center


I still love shooting with my 35mm film cameras. Here is a shot from Rockefeller Center taken with my Olympus OM2-n and the Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film. I think film still handles strong contrasts better than most digitals.

Letting off steam

Olympus OM2, Zuiko 24mm f2.8, Ilford XP2.

Steam pipe in front of the Sony Building on Madison Avenue.

Steam pipe in front of the Sony Building on Madison Avenue.

A Roman Court

The Roman Gallery devoid of  people - a rare sight these days - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Roman Gallery devoid of people – a rare sight these days – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Olympus OM2 and the Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens; on Ilford XP2-400 film.

Black Friday

Heels and shopping bag on Madison Avenue, New York City. Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

Heels and shopping bag on Madison Avenue, New York City.
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

I took this with my Olympus OM-2n and the lightweight Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film. The Zuiko 40mm is a perfect street photography lens with its near normal angle and compact size.

To Pelham Bay

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York


The OM-2n with a small and lightweight sharp Zuiko 40mm f2.0 pancake lens is a perfect street photographers tool. Here is a shot I took unobtrusively by pre-focusing and taking it without looking through the viewfinder. It takes a little practice to judge the right angle and I had to straighten it a little in Photoshop, but otherwise this is how it came out of the camera.

Taken with an Olympus OM-2n and a Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film.

Hello Kitty

Tom Sachs statue of Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty at Lever House

Tom Sachs statue of Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty at Lever House


Olympus OM2, and Zuiko 24mm f2.8, on Ilford XP2-400 film. With all the convenience of digital photography I still find shooting with my old Olympus SLR a joy and the results are very satisfying. The 24mm Zuiko lens was perfect here to get the perspective I was looking for – an odd and whimsical juxtaposition of art and architecture.