Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Torrington, Connecticut

I'm used to receiving tons of emails offering medical training online, but the other day I came across a brick and mortar Academy of Medical Training.

Saturday, March 26, 2016


New York, New York

For some reason, there are always fancy cars parked near the corner of 29th, west of Park. Sometime I should check out the nearby stores to see if there's an explanation.

Monday, March 21, 2016


New York, New York

From inside Bread & Butter, where I'd just gotten oatmeal, across 29th to competitor fresh & co.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


New York, New York

Seems that everyone is either talking on a cell phone, texting, or taking a picture, or a selfie.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


New York, New York

Waiting for the light to get across 42nd, leaving Grand Central Station. The little bit of shooting I got to do on the workshop weekend reminds me I really would like to do more urban location work.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Workshop Snaps

New York, New York

A few snaps from the Digital Platinum Workshop this weekend at CAP/Penumbra. Since the digital printer we were using was an Epson P600 with a different inkset than the 3880s I've used before, the class got to really do a calibration of the negative-making system instead of simply seeing a demonstration of it. Things came under control nicely (the newer printer has more ability to block UV light, as shown by the calibration tests, and that's an advantage). Each participant ended up with a handful of nicely-done prints. We had originals from 4x5 color transparency scans, 8x10 b&w neg scans, digital captures with Leica Monochrom, Nikon D800E, and Canon dslr cameras so there was a lot to see and learn in working up the originals as inkjet output for printing in palladium.

Part of the fun was that Carol Boss at Hahnemuhle had shipped in a bunch of sample packs of their new Platinum Rag paper and everyone got to try it on Sunday.  Lovely stuff, a very welcome addition to the limited number of available papers well-suited to the process. I was so busy running between the digital darkroom and the Pt/Pd lab that I only got a chance to make some snapshots at the very end of the workshop, so not all of the participants are seen here.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Flag on Park Avenue

New York, New York

On my way to teach the weekend Digital Platinum workshop at CAP/Penumbra.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

78° F !!??!!

Woodbury, Connecticut

On March 9 in Southern New England? Crazy!

Winter Swamp in Rain

Washington, Connecticut

Test print, palladium, on the new Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag.