Articles Tagged with: Chelsea
Arthur C. Clarke | The HAL – IBM Myth

And I’ve been trying for years to stamp out the legend that the word, that the letters HAL was derived from IBM by one letter displacement. And of course HAL actually stands for Heuristic Algorithmic, H. A. L. But that’s a myth that I can’t quite stamp out. I think that IBM are quite proud of it so I’ve given up the attempt.

– Arthur C. Clarke, the IBM story is “utter nonsense.”

Sir Arthur C. Clark, Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1973. Copyright @ Peter Angelo Simon.

Sir Arthur C. Clark, Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1973. Copyright @ Peter Angelo Simon.


Chelsea | The Sanctum Room

A bit of a departure for me (obviously), but I had a recent shoot that required something that would help me turn a dark and oppressive dungeon (literally) into something hopefully, shiny and glamorous. I’ve always coveted the ring light effect but since it is such a specialty piece of gear, I’ve never really had a need for it.

It is a great piece of gear, powerful, and the quality of the light is outstanding. It can be a gorgeous light source and makes anything shiny or colorful seem like candy.

This shoot was performed with a Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor and the Quantum OM3 Ring Light.

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim

The Sanctum Room, Chelsea; Nikon D800, 35-70mm Nikkor, Quantum OM3 TTL Ring Light © Doug Kim


Chelsea | Pier 85

August 2009

Chelsea Piers, M6 TTL, Kodak TMZ © Doug Kim

Pier 85, M6 TTL, Kodak TMZ 3200 © Doug Kim

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

-Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

-Muhammad Ali

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

-Muhammad Ali


Chelsea | The High Line

The High Line is a 1.45 mile elevated greenway, reclaimed from the old elevated freight rail line on the west side, from Chelsea to the Meat Packing District.

It is a great idea and a unique space and I look forward to hanging out on it during autumn and winter. I just wished that the concrete walkway and wild grasses levitated above the street for a few miles more.

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

the high line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

The High Line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

The High Line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim

The High Line, Aug 2009

The High Line, Aug 2009 © Doug Kim


Cheryl & Her Kick Ass, Cheap Ass Glasses

I met Cheryl on the set of a movie when we were both extras. I have only photographed her once before, several years ago in LA, and the camera absolutely loves her. We were both surprised to find out that the other had recently moved to New York. This photo was taken with my Nikon F5, the great 85mm f1.4 lens, and Tri-X. I do not remember where she bought her glasses, but she only paid a few bucks for them.

cheryl in chelsea

Cheryl in Chelsea © Doug Kim