This is New York


Joanna Hillman


Michelle Harper


Alexa Chung


Hanneli Mustaparta

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Karlie, Calling

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After Marc

I posted a small series of images I took after the Marc Jacobs show on Monday. Here’s one that didn’t make that set.


Grand Slam

People in Madison Square Park sat in the fountain to watch the U.S. Open men’s final on Monday—the water replaced with artificial turf. I suppose the green indicated tennis. When Andy Murray won, this is how the crowd reacted.

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Fist Bump

This is one of my favorite gestures for greetings and goodbyes—there were a lot of both in New York this week.


Out of nowhere

I typically make a photo essay on 9/11—here’s last year’s—but this year I spent the day shooting outside shows. However, while walking back from dinner in SoHo, I saw this at Greene and Houston.


The light last night

The light in the Hamptons last night was glorious, and I wish I could take a photo that did in justice. Instead, we have this.


Hanneli Mustaparta and a Friend

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Ready to ride

Yes, helmets are required these days, even in the West Village.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Kodak Portra 400

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Two’s a perfect number

One of my favorite places in New York is St. Luke in the Fields on Hudson. Here are two chairs because two is a perfect number.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Kodak Portra 400

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Violaine Bernard Outside Milk

Outside Milk Studios for NYFW S/S 2012.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Kodak Portra 400

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Resting before Rafa

This woman and her family—three sons and a husband—had come from Mexico to watch Rafael Nadal play in the U.S. Open final. On the 7 train to Flushing Meadows, they caught a few minutes of rest.

Leica M7, 50mm Summicron-M with Kodak Portra 400


She fell in love with the drummer

Okay, he’s not a drummer and she didn’t fall in love with him, but the girl in front of the stage is clearly enjoying Rhett Miller’s show with Starling Crush at le Poisson Rouge in New York a couple years ago as the light hits her face.

Canon EOS 20D processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro

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After Thanksgiving

While we sat around watching the Jets game after Thanksgiving dinner was over, my friend’s niece decided that there was more fun to be had on the floor with Duke, the dog.

Leica M8 with 40mm Leica Summicron-C, processed in Nik Color Efex Pro

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What Leica users look like: Anthony Suau

I was in lower Manhattan on 9/11 taking photos as people protested against the building of a mosque near Ground Zero. I noticed someone else shooting with a Leica and took his photograph. It turned out to be Anthony Suau, one of the best photojournalists in the world. You can see Suau’s photos from the same scene here. Here’s a short promotional video he did for Leica.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Ilford XP2

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My year in photos: 2010

This was the first year of my life that I documented more with my photography than with my writing, especially if that whole picture = 1,000 words equation is true. Here are some of the things I saw in 2010, arranged, more or less, chronologically. For those of you who are curious about gear, I took most of the shots with a Leica M7, Leica M8, or Panasonic GF1. And I’m still waiting for my roll of Kodakchrome to be processed.

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Flying the flag

This man was sporting two flags on 9/11 next to ground zero.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Ilford XP2

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Somebody wants cake

In SoHo, a woman chats on her cell phone, worried that the children passing by may suddenly rush past her for the best chocolate cake in the world. Meanwhile, Spiderman waits to make his move.

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Two years later

The woman on the right was protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at the World Trade Center site on 9/11/2003. The man on the left grabbed her sign from her and tore it up just before I shot this photograph. The sign had said, “Love thy neighbor / STOP WAR.”