Tag Archives: Tribeca
Nothing special here, except a handful of Fuji Astia 100 shots from last weekend. I’ve been consistently exposing this film at 80 ISO instead of 100 and this setting is giving me much brighter slides. And I’m trying to be more careful about what I shoot. If it’s something that too much contrast from light to dark, I just walk away. I know I won’t be happy with range that the slide film gives me. These were taken with the Hasselblad 501cm last weekend. I’ve also switched over to Vista Imaging Group on 22nd Street for my color development. The negatives were coming back so dusty from Luster that it was taking me ages to get rid of all the dust spots. Vista Imaging has done a great job so far and they have a four hour turnaround, even with slide film.
As always, you can click on the images for a larger version.
While Kate got a pedicure one Saturday morning, I meandered around Tribeca with the Hasselblad and a roll of Kodak Portra 400. I’m really starting to like the way the new Portra renders colors, so that morning I was immediately drawn to reds and greens. Another nice plus from this new emulsion is that it scans so easily. As long as your negatives are free of dust you don’t have to do any touch ups after scanning.
So, NYC just had the snowiest January on record. I guess that explains why half my shots are of snow or people in the snow. During and after this latest storm, I took the Hasselblad out to capture the crippled city. All shots are with Haselblad 501cm and Kodak Tri-X 400 or Ilford Delta Pro 100 film developed in Kodak TMax developer for 6 and 7 minutes respectively.
And it begins again, shot on Wall Street
Daily News trucks still delivering
A city worker tries to keep the sidewalks clear on Pearl Street
The next day in Tribeca
Nothing stops the delivery bikes
We escape the snow in Barnes & Noble
More shots with the Nikon FM2n and Kodak Portra 400NC film.
J. crew Liquor Store Sign in Tribeca
Everything in One Stop Apparently, Tribeca
Graffiti at the Candy Factory in Soho
Crocheted Lock at the Candy Factory in Soho
Paste Up at Candy Factory, Soho
Agent Provocateur Window, Soho
Mackage/Army of One Team Up, Soho
Kate Spade Holiday Windows, Soho
Kate trying to make the every weekend decision of what to get at Peels in the East Village/Noho/Bowery.
Does your hair stylist have karaoke? The Astor Place one does.
Trowel & Square Ballroom, Harlem
One of the things I love about NYC is that there are so many parts of it that don’t look “like NYC.” For instance this looks more like a European street than like Manhattan.
This huge torso was only up for a couple of weeks. Glad I got a pic of it when I did.
Mannequins in Cortland Alley, just off Canal Street
There are not many gas stations in Manhattan. And they almost all look like this.
I think I’ve settled into Fuji Neopan 100 as my favorite daytime B&W film. At the same time, I’ve pretty much settled on Kodak D-76 for my at home developer. It works with just about anything, unlike Rodinal. Plus D-76 is easy to find.
Walking up West Broadway towards the shop. J Crew Men’s Liquor Store, Tribeca
Inside they’ve kept up the appearances of a bar. J Crew Men’s Liquor Store, Tribeca
The sign up close, J Crew Men’s Liquor Store, Tribeca
After recovering from the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday morning, I spent a lot of time walking around on Sunday with both cameras in tow. The following pictures are shot with the Leica M6 and Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I extended the developing time for about 40 seconds and there is definitely a difference in the shots with heavier blacks.
While Kate was shopping in Soho, I prowled around looking for new art. Not too much since the last time, but I thought this was interesting.
Alley off of Franklin, between Broadway and Lafayette
Detail in alley off of Franklin, between Broadway and Lafayette
Had to go back for this amazing bookstore sign. I think it was on Worth Street in Tribeca.
Love this sign as well, The Bondy Camera and Appliances Store, Chinatown/Lower East Side
This jewelry store is just past Bowery, still in Chinatown heading into the Lower East Side
Love, love, love the facade and sign of the Cup & Saucer on the corner of Canal and Eldridge. The brick above the diner is almost completely worn down and the paint is heavily peeled. It’s a gorgeous corner diner though.
I couldn’t stop staring at the Ernest Sewn storefront when Kate and I were having brunch at Barrio Chino Sunday morning, but I didn’t have a camera with me. Being the huge dork that I am, I veered back over there later in the day to take a few shots.
Here’s the store from the side.
And right before I hopped on the bus home, I snapped a shot of the Tenement Museum’s “backyard” complete with hanging laundry on Allen Street.
Spooling the film in the dark bag, mixing the chemicals, and the actual developing is getting easier. Scanning is still a bit of a pain, but I’ll get a system down after a couple more rolls. Right now, I’m using an Epson V500 scanner.
It’s hugely satisfying to know that I’m in total control from loading the film, developing, and scanning.
Warren 77 Sign, Tribeca
Warren 77 Tabletop Game, Tribeca
Rainy Parking Lot, Tribeca
Walking Men by Maya Barkai’s “Walking Men 99,” Tribeca
Walking Man by Maya Barkai’s “Walking Men 99,” Tribeca
Cop and Great Dane, Midtown
Men with Ladder, Midtown
More pics from this roll on Flickr.
We didn’t know where we wanted to live when we moved to Manhattan in May. Our broker certainly knew where she wanted us to live though, and I’ll admit she steered us in the right direction – the Financial District. It’s not the coolest or best neighborhood; I can count the number of times we have hung out in our backyard on one hand, but that has forced us to get out and explore other places. Since I work from home, if I venture out during the day for lunch I’m jostling with the suits and money people. Long lines for food are guaranteed
However, because of the convenient Wall Street subway stations, we can be anywhere below 14th Street in 10-15 minutes and the M15 stops right out front of our building to transport us to the East Village and the Lower East Side. Brooklyn is also just a few stops away on the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train. We are in easy walking distance of Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Tribeca, and nice days or nights you’ll find us skipping the train or bus and just walking. In just over six months we have traversed almost every street below 14th Street, and if we haven’t walked it, we’ve probably ran it. Seriously.
Living here in the Wall Street canyons and buildings, we have enjoyed easy access to the places we prefer to hang out without getting in a rut of hanging out in one place all the time. One night it’s the Lower East Side, the next it’s Nolita. But one thing we have discovered, we are downtown kids. I’m probably worse than Kate, but we start to get a little antsy past 14th or 23rd Street.