Category Archives: PHOTOGRAPHY

Downtown Brooklyn’s Muscular Architecture

MANY OF THE WORKS in the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, “Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties,” represent — appropriately enough, since the 1920s was a time of sexual liberation no less than the 1960s — the … Continue reading

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Around the Block in 50 Photos

SO OUT I WENT yesterday morning, camera in hand, to do my homework: the “20 paces” assignment from Stephen Sherman, who teaches a digital photography class at the 92Y in Tribeca. Though I felt a bit silly, stopping to take … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Photographer

IN MY CONTINUING EFFORTS to master my digital camera, a Canon S95, I’m taking another photography course at the new 92Y in Tribeca. Last winter, I studied there with photographer Palmer Davis, who emphasized artistry and creativity. This fall’s 4-session … Continue reading

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Fort Greene Then & Now

ARE YOU ON THE EMAIL LIST of the Brooklyn Historical Society? It’s worth it for theirĀ  “Photo of the Week,” a gem from their archives that never fails to get my attention. This morning came the ca. 1897 shot above, … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott’s ‘Changing New York’ 1935-38

Columbus Circle I STILL DON’T HAVE A CAMERA. I was all set to go to B&H this 93-degree morning (it’s the New York City camera store for professionals and regular folk alike). Turns out they were closed for the Jewish … Continue reading

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