Tuesday, March 23, 2010

dying for a smoke


If it wasn't
for that darn
wet matchstick.

chrysler building in fog


The rain's hanging low.
It's one of those days when it feels
like a wet lid is put on the city.
Pulled over our eyes.
Darkness before time.
We get wet and soaked and smelly
before we all squeeze in to an already overloaded
subway car.
Getting a taxi is not going to happen.
Taxis are elsewhere when it rains.
Maybe they are where the sun is?
I can't make up my mind whether
it's really beautiful or just dreadful.

Get a shine, or not


The times are lean even for the shoe shiners
outside Grand Central Terminal in New York.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

meatpacking district


I'm going
abstract
today.
Captured
in the meat packing
district
in Manhattan.

Friday, March 19, 2010

rockefeller center at night


It's always been one
of my favorite buildings in NY.
I've probably photographed it
from exactly the same angle
20 times during the years.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St.Patrick's Day 2


Cheers. At Penn Station, early morning.

st.Patricks's Day in New York 1


Or rather, it's still St'Patrick's morning.
But the beer already flows like it was
the night the Yankees won the World Series.
Picture taken 8.30 AM.
It'll be long happy day.
The sun shines on the Irish today,
after a week of brutal weather.

Monday, March 15, 2010

what a weekend


Rain, rain, storms, fallen trees, electricity outages,
more rain, flooding.
The morning after in Christopher Street,
NY.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

film shoot


Today adweek.com picked one of our tv spots for Insight as the ad of the day.
Also put a whole bunch of images from that film shoot on a blog.
All images - besides one, shot by Craig Watters, of me sitting on a table - are by me.
check out.
http://blog.darlingagency.com/2009/11/

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mr. Tambourine Man


This morning,
when walking south from the meatpacking district
on Washington Street, in Greenwich Village,
I walked right into a scene
from my youth.
For a second I thought, hey, isn't it funny
how things just seem to come back all the time.
Now the hip guys do really look
exactly the way we did 30 years ago.
Especially in Greenwich Village.
Well, it turns out they're shooting a movie called
Mr. Tambourine Man.
With a film production's budget
I could pictures like this all the time.

different worlds


Different dress codes.
View from the High Line Park
in New York City.
About 8.45 AM, this morning.
The contrasts are
what make this city
much of what it is.

lamborghini


As seen in an area where
lamborghinis are
not that common.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

it's spring


Or so it seems.
The picture was shot just about a week ago.
Today it's sunny and balmy.
Barely any snow left.
We may still get another winter storm.
Who knows?
I remember a St.Patrick's Day with a sever snowstorm.
I remember St.Patrick's Days like summer days.
And that is only 2 weeks from now.