Somebody (not me) should do a book or portfolio on rooftop gardens in New York. There are some absolutely amazing gardens in seemingly the most unlikely places. The small vegetable and flower garden on my rooftop is not one of the most spectacular, yet adds to the community feel our building has always personified. We will sadly lose this view soon. A tall building will be built between us and the East River blocking Manhattan forever from our sight. Our building itself will most likely get sold and probably face the wrecking ball to make way for a modern condo. Nothing ever stays the same. Especially in New York where buildings really do seem to grow faster than flowers. My neighborhood has just gotten way too gentrified and popular. Prices up. Artists out stockbrokers in. My building is one of the last of its kind in New York. Beautifully ugly beautifully real. I’m toying with the idea of shooting its demise. I’ve always shot a lot here as have the many photographers who’ve lived here over the years. The Kibbutz. How can you love a building? Well you just can. #thekibbutz#newyorkgardens
I started out this morning to take a portrait of Michael “Nick” Nichols, NatGeo editor, explorer and photographer for an upcoming interview for BurnMagazine. I ended up instead with a picture featuring Reba his lover partner friend for 40 years. They are with my family this weekend with their two sons Eli and Ian. Reba is an exhibited painter and is pretty much the family glue. A spontaneous kiss shows it all. This is picture #4 in a series of 4 of my weekend self assignment.
For those of you who have known me for awhile you know that one minute I’m taking pictures at home and the next on some adventure. Now taking the summer “off” and where taking a picture of a newly found in my woods window pane blown out by a storm is a treasure in the day. This is photo number 2 in the weekend series of 4 ..#outerbanks
The weather never gets bad for me at home. Any weather seems fine to me. All seasons all go. Today sorta a steamy rain common in jungles. Appropriate for my guest who is gonna show up any minute with whole family Mr Jungle Michael “Nick” Nichols NatGeo superstar and the top dude at Look3. Anyway one of those simple family summer weekends we all love. This will be picture number one in a series of four for the weekend. #outerbanks