Articles Tagged with: Central Park
Joel Meyerowitz | Black & White Work
Wyoming, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

Wyoming, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

The best way is to look at the ‘old guys’ like Brassaï and Atget. The street teaches you to act quickly when you see something. If you don’t, you miss it!

– Joel Meyerowitz

Malaga, Spain, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Malaga, Spain, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Time Square, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Time Square, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Pool in Southwest, 1971 © Joel Meyerowitz

Pool in Southwest, 1971 © Joel Meyerowitz

Central Park, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Central Park, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Speaking of his mentor, Robert Frank:

He was a real loner. Sometimes when I ran into him he would send me away.

– Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, Times Square, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, Times Square, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1962 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1962 © Joel Meyerowitz

Christmas at Kennedy Airport, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz

Christmas at Kennedy Airport, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz


Central Park | Early November

It’s been warm this month, dragging out that perfect Autumn moment into an entire month of brilliant trees and life outdoors before it’s time to hunker down.

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Central Park, November 2011 © Doug KIm, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


Blizzard 2010 | February 10th

Met a bunch of shooters walking around town today. A Nikon shooter with a D40 and the great 50mm f1.4 lens. In Washington Square, there was a Leica M6 with an early version of the 50mm Summicron.

My gear was caked with snow early on today. Need to take better care when I’m out. But I never will. Use it or lose it.

Very few people out today, except at Pilgrim Hill which I guess is the only sledding game in town.

Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor, 35-70mm Nikkor.

Hunter College © Doug Kim

Hunter College © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Diego, Washington Square Park © Doug Kim

Diego, Washington Square Park © Doug Kim

Washington Square Park © Doug Kim

Washington Square Park © Doug Kim

The Mall, Central Park © Doug Kim

The Mall, Central Park © Doug Kim

The Mall, Central Park © Doug Kim

The Mall, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Snow Pig, Washington Square © Doug Kim

Snow Pig, Washington Square © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Hunter College © Doug Kim

Hunter College © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim

Pilgrim Hill, Central Park © Doug Kim


October™ | Central Park

This past Sunday was that legendary, perfect autumn day, impossibly sublime, crisp air, music in your ears, face full of afternoon light. All of us tried to work our superpowers to slow time, to make the day last but Monday still came, steamrolling that afternoon into memory.

I am back east now after 12 years in Los Angeles. You cannot convey to a creature of Southern California the fleeting magic of a perfect October™ day. The day is a wisp of smoke, soon to be hidden by clouds and rain, eaten by the advancing calendar. You have missed it. You need to wait for the great wheel to keep turning until October™ appears on the horizon again.

Angelenos, it does not matter what day it is, the month, the time of year, if it’s an El Niño season or not. Tomorrow in Southern California is a constant; it will always be in the 70s, no humidity, blazing sun. Put your flip flops on and burrito yourself. No hurry, no rush; it’ll be the same until the end of time.

I will take the cycle of seasons, even with the squalor of February and the thick sweaty terror of August. Only 11½ months until October™.

Central Park, October™ 25, 2009, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikon © Doug Kim

Central Park, October™ 25, 2009, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikon © Doug Kim

October

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if the were all,
Whose elaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost–
For the grapes’ sake along the all.

-Robert Frost