West Village | 5th Ave

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

5th Ave, West Village; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

5th Ave, West Village; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Alex Cox | A Spaghetti Western Roundup

Posted: June 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, New York City, Quotes

The great Alex Cox has written an article for the New York Times for the current mini-festival of Spaghetti Westerns at the Film Forum here in NYC. Click here for the article and click here for more about Alex Cox.

The future is always a dystopia in movies.

- Alex Cox

Cjamango (1967)

Cjamango (1967)


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West Village | Music Inn

Posted: December 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Andy at the Music Inn, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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West Village | Cafe Doma

Posted: December 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City, Writing

Cafe Doma, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Cafe Doma, West Village © Doug Kim, Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


I love this girl, reading “Ivan Ilyich” at the prime corner table in Doma, her plain, blond hair parted dead center, falling in clean sheaves to each side of her face onto her black turtleneck. Her eyebrows are so pale that they must disappear in certain light, sinking beneath her milk bred skin. She is alone and her posture is proud, the book held high to her face, bathed in Vermeer light. The cafe is packed and warmed by the breath of coffee, condensation on the windows behind her, fogging the view of Perry Street into a pleasant scrim, a soft diorama of pedestrian blurs and an occasional bolt of cab yellow.

My macchiato is really good, enough so that I order a second. I never drink macchiatos unless the establishment has that snobbish, curatorial attitude towards its coffee beans and service that make it worthwhile. This four dollar cup is exceptional with its perfect dollop of foam on top of the sharp earthy espresso. I can drink coffee that has been cooking on an office burner all day long or 36oz styrofoam cups from gas stations to slurp in a car with beef jerky, but I also enjoy the self-indulgence of a cup that costs as much as a meal. I stick my nose into my second cup, breath in and exhale to add to the warm, bitter, woolish flavor in the air.

I put my headphones in to drown out the “difference between LA and New York” conversation next to me. A speed metal riff explodes in my ears and I forward to something more languid as I sip my macchiato, scribble in my book and occasionally check on the Vermeer girl by the window. My boots are almost dry and I will have to leave soon.


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Cafe Doma | Ploy

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, New York City, Nikon

Ploy, Cafe Doma © Doug Kim, Nikon F5, Zeiss 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X

Ploy, Cafe Doma © Doug Kim, Nikon F5, Zeiss 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X

Ploy, Cafe Doma © Doug Kim, Nikon F5, Zeiss 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X

Ploy, Cafe Doma © Doug Kim, Nikon F5, Zeiss 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X


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West Village | Viviana

Posted: November 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Vivian, West Village © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Vivian, West Village © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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NYU | Broadway & Waverly

Posted: November 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, New York City

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Washington Square | August

Posted: October 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

I have been slacking on getting my film developed which means that I receive negs and proof sheets in batches, sometimes spanning a period of months, images and contact sheets containing forgotten narratives and distant days.

These shots are from August, during a fantastically hot stretch. The heat index hit 115 one day. I did not stop sweating until September.

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Washington Square, New York © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Meat Packing District | Lauren & the Boys of the NYPD

Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Lauren & the NYPD, Meat Packing District © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X, 35mm Summicron

Lauren & the NYPD, Meat Packing District © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X, 35mm Summicron


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André Kertész | Rooster, New York, 1952

Posted: May 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, New York City, Photography, Quotes

André Kertész | <i>Rooster, New York, 1952</i>

André Kertész | Rooster, New York, 1952

Here is a picture I took the first day I moved in — a rainy day full of atmosphere.

-André Kertész, Kertész on Kertész


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