Friday, June 25, 2010
Took the kids to California and spent time with my grandmother, their great-grandmother.
I probably took 500 pics of her and after a while she and my kids got tired of the constant shutter clicks. They got her going, making all sorts of faces at me, ending with the shot on the right (she had no idea what it meant until the kids explained it to her)
Then she said "I would never do that to your father."
To which they responded "why not. People do it to him in NY all the time."
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The 2010 Coney Island Mermaid Parade took place yesterday. It is Brooklyn's largest "we miss Halloween, it's summertime, we have a beach, a boardwalk and lots of hipster folks so let's play dress-up and have a big" party.
This man's father was one of the inal clowns at Coney Island way back when.
Stanley likes mermaids (but only once a year) and a nice piece of fish (at least twice a week)
He said he always wanted to be in show business but the Coney Island Boardwalk is as far as he got.
Taken at the 2010 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 18, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
When talented, inspired, nurturing creative people come together, wonderful things happen.
And when these wonderful things are cared for properly,
And take hold.
Capturing imaginations and hearts.
This is the house where those wonderful, fantastical, ingenious and oftimes magical things are cared for.
Jeff, one of the Master Gardeners at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a world class sustainable farm, agricultural center and globally recognized restaurant just down the road from me in Pocantico, NY is run by Tim Barber (who won this year's James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year and also made Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential people list.) and his brother David.
I had the pleasure of spending a few hours shooting for and with the Barbers. Then I had even more pleasure dining with them and their team who are on the leading edge of the Locavore movement in America.
As a guy who loves great food, this was one of the most memorable days ever.
"...hmmm, it's not an elephant"
"Nope. And it's not a pig."
"It could be an anteater. Nah...nose is too short."
"...it's not a hippo"
"Sure seems friendly enough. So whattya you think it is?"
Friday, June 11, 2010
Nick was working the boardwalk at Coney Island. Literally. Hunched over drilling out the old screws and drilling in the new screws. For hours.
Asked what pain medication he recommended.
Made me laugh. A lot.
Made him laugh.
But only for a moment.