Of Pizza and Fire Escapes

Fire escapes on 8th Avenue and 56th street, New York City.

Fire escapes on 8th Avenue and 56th street, New York City.


Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.

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Modern Tops Classic

The Hearst building on 8th Avenue and 57th street in New York City.

The Hearst building on 8th Avenue and 57th street in New York City.


Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens and Kodak Portra 160 film.

A Porta view of Autumn at Bow Bridge

Early autumn colors at the Lake with a view of Bow Bridge in Central Park in New York City.

Early autumn colors at the Lake with a view of Bow Bridge in Central Park in New York City.


Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 160 film.

Rewind to Spring #2

Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle during spring in Central Park, New York City

Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle during spring in Central Park, New York City


While waiting for autumn colors, just a reminder of spring with a few film shots I finally developed and scanned.
Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 160 film.

Rewind to Spring

Cleopatra's Needle and Magnolia blossoms in Central Park, New York City

Cleopatra’s Needle and Magnolia blossoms in Central Park, New York City


Before we hit autumn colors, just a reminder of spring. A film shot I finally developed and scanned.
Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 160 film.

The Dream Continues

Winter at the Lake in Central Park with a view of the Ramble, seen from Bow Bridge.

Winter at the Lake in Central Park with a view of the Ramble, seen from Bow Bridge.


Olympus OM4Ti, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Lincoln Center Lines

Avery Fisher Hall and Henry Moore's sculpture "Reclining Figures" at Lincoln Center in New York City

Avery Fisher Hall and Henry Moore’s sculpture “Reclining Figures” at Lincoln Center in New York City


Taken with the Olympus OM-4Ti and a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak TriX film.

To all of you!!

Happy Valentine's

Happy Valentine’s


Olympus OM1 Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fuji Superia 400

Followed by a Sculpture

Sculpture Le Guichet (1963) by Alexander Calder.  Lincoln Center, New York City.

Sculpture Le Guichet (1963) by Alexander Calder. Lincoln Center, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Angles and Reflections

Lincoln Center, New York City.

Lincoln Center, New York City.


Olympus OM-4Ti, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Being watched…

Two fashion bears  at Pinkyotto keep an eye on the passers-by on Prince street in the East Village, New York City.

Two fashion bears at Pinkyotto keep an eye on the passers-by on Prince street in the East Village, New York City.


Olympus OM-4Ti, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X

The Wall

A wall along the walk at Old St. Patrick's church in The East Village, New York City.

A wall along the walk at Old St. Patrick’s church in The East Village, New York City.


Olympus OM-4Ti, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X

Averting….

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Shadows of Times Past

Marble statue of Hermes - Roman, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble statue of Hermes – Roman, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-p2 with a Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

A Bird’s Nest at the Plaza

Detail of the Plaza Hotel with a bird's nest, New York City.

Detail of the Plaza Hotel with a bird’s nest, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens, processed in Silver Efex Pro2

Waiting for the Storm

Seen over Central Park.....hurrican Irene is expected to hit NYC during the night

Seen over Central Park…..hurrican Irene is expected to hit NYC during the night


Panasonic G3 and a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens; Processed in Silver Efex Pro2

Amid the Columns of Bethesda

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Philosophers in Marble

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Ancient Agony in Marble

Marble Statue of a wounded Amazon; Roman, imperal period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Meropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble Statue of a wounded Amazon; Roman, imperal period, 1st-2nd century A.D.
Meropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

An African Thinker

Seated Figure (Ntadi) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples. 19th-20the Century Steatite. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Seated Figure (Ntadi)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples.
19th-20the Century
Steatite.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.
Converted to BW in Silver Efex Pro2.

Fast Retailing

Fast Retailing on Fifth Avenue and 56th street; New York City

Fast Retailing on Fifth Avenue and 56th street; New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Three Graces and a Young Hercules

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

The Waiting Game #4

Waiting with the headless mannequins in The East Village, New York City.

Waiting with the headless mannequins in The East Village, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

The Warehouse and the Bridge

St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York.

St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

An Underground Reader

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Meet Mr. Money

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Mr. Money meets Commuter

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Life Underground

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Hercules’ Young Admirers

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Watch out…….behind you…..!!!

Sculpture Le Guichet (1963) by Alexander Calder.  Lincoln Center, New York City.

Sculpture Le Guichet (1963) by Alexander Calder. Lincoln Center, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

War Horse and the Lady

Lincoln Center, New York City.

Lincoln Center, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

A Grainy Wall Flower

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Waiting for Color

Detail of "Three People on Four Benches (1979) by George Segal.

Detail of “Three People on Four Benches (1979) by George Segal.


With spring just around the corner we are all waiting for some color.
Olympus E-p2 with an Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 vintage lens.

Empress Sabina….

Marble portrait of the Empress Sabina - Roman, Hadrianic period, ca A.D. 122-128 with Marble portrait bust of a man, Roman, Trajanic period, ca A.D. 110-120 in the background.

Marble portrait of the Empress Sabina – Roman, Hadrianic period, ca A.D. 122-128 with Marble portrait bust of a man, Roman, Trajanic period, ca A.D. 110-120 in the background.


Today I’m showcasing the possibilities of the Olympus Pen camera with a vintage zuiko OM lens.
Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Body Language #3

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Merry Christmas……..

Saint Anne Holding the Virgin and Child. South Netherlandish, Malines or Brussels, from Benedictine convent of Nonnberg, Saltzburg, Austria. Carved and painted about 1500-1525 Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saint Anne Holding the Virgin and Child.
South Netherlandish, Malines or Brussels, from Benedictine convent of Nonnberg, Saltzburg, Austria. Carved and painted about 1500-1525
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Processed as TriX in Silver Efex Pro.

A Cold Seat

The Lake in Central Park

The Lake in Central Park


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

A Winter Ramble

The Ramble, Central Park

The Ramble, Central Park


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

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

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

Happy Halloween….

Mask. Liberia or Côte d'Ivore, Dan peoples 19th-20th century wood, sacrificial material, cane, iron.

Mask. Liberia or Côte d’Ivore, Dan peoples
19th-20th century wood, sacrificial material, cane, iron.


Olympus “Pen E-p2 and a manual focus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

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.

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.

The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella

A rainy day at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

A rainy day at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


A rainy day at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.
Olympus E-p1 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

A Torso

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Olympus Pen E-p2 combined with vintage manual focus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

The Art of Walking

This Alexander Calder sculpture, “Le Guichet” (“The Box Office”) at Lincoln Center, is currently on loan to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and renamed “The Watering Can,” but a while ago I snapped this picture and took the liberty of temporarily renaming it “The Art of Walking” :-)

This Alexander Calder sculpture, “Le Guichet” (“The Box Office”) at Lincoln Center, is currently on loan to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and renamed “The Watering Can,” but a while ago I snapped this picture and took the liberty of temporarily renaming it “The Art of Walking” 🙂


Olympus OM-4T and a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Fuji Superia 800 film, converted to BW.

Reading between the Lines

Lincoln Center, New York City.

Lincoln Center, New York City.


Olympus OM-4T, a Zuiko 50mm f.14 lens on Fuji Superia 800 film, converted to BW.

The Art Lesson

Art is one of the most important subjects to teach our children, and often it is the first to be eliminated from the curriculum when budgets are tight. It was a real pleasure to see this teacher in action and the children respond enthusiastically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Art is one of the most important subjects to teach our children, and often it is the first to be eliminated from the curriculum when budgets are tight. It was a real pleasure to see this teacher in action and the children respond enthusiastically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


Olympus OM-1, a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC film.