New York City Monochromc

New York City Monochromc

Here is a series of New York City Monochrom images from my trip at the beginning of the month.   I have been doing a bunch of travel since to Singapore and Thailand.  I write this as I am sitting in the airport lounge at Haneda airport catching the 1AM flight to San Francisco.   I'll spend a week there and then head to LA for a few days. It was hard being home in Tokyo for only 72 hours.  I miss my family when I have these sprints of extremely intense travel.

Today's Configuration: Leica M Monochrom, Summicron 28mm f/2.0 and Summilux 50mm f/1.4.   

New York City Highline

New York City Highline

I really like the combination of my Monochrom with the rendering from my Summilux 50mm.  I am hoping to get a lot of shooting in next weekend while in San Francisco.  I am intentionally not scheduling much and keeping my time for shopping and shooting.   I really need to buy some sneakers.

This is one of the frustrating things when you have in Asia and have a size 11 foot.  I looked for sneakers in Singapore, Thailand and Tokyo with no luck.  In America I can just run out and buy something in a few minutes when I want it.  In Japan I have to carefully plan out clothes and sometimes seasons in advance as if I don't end up traveling to the the place in the right season I might not have a jacket, sweaters, etc.  Thankfully I am not so fashion forward wearing the latest trends.   I am OK wearing last years fashion.

Me in the mirror

Me in the mirror

New York City Highline

New York City Highline

I enjoyed strolling around Chelsea Market while in New York City.   It brought back so many memories of working in the city during the late 90s.  It was a pretty amazing time as companies were fighting to be the first to market as the internet was coming online in a big way.   Timelines were in days and weeks not months and years.  First mover advantage has very real meaning then.   I spent a lot of time in this building and the surrounding working on projects with various companies.  The neighborhood was nicknamed Silicon Alley.

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

Dave does not like veal.  Veal = Mean.

Dave's Quality Veal

Dave's Quality Veal

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

I love the bokeh on this lens...

New York City

New York City

Hogs and Heiffers

Hogs and Heiffers

I hate to say it but I love the graffiti and stickers.   It is interesting to see the end result as everyone piles on their contribution.

NYC-10

NYC-10

NYC-11

NYC-11

Back in Tokyo...  I love my crowded but clean city.

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

I have walked by this sign a million times but just realized it's a pig...

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Old school.  Where would you park something like this in Tokyo?

Shibuya

Shibuya

I caught up with my friend Matthew in Daikanyama and he introduced me to a cool bar called Cafe Streamline.  It's very retro with lots of neat older cameras and one of my favorite Japanese beers Heartland on draft.

Daikanyama

Daikanyama

Daikanyama

Daikanyama

Sometimes I feel like this guy... (without the public intoxication).

Tired

Tired

Next post from San Francisco.   Thanks for stopping by today...

5 Cities

5 Cities

A few days in NYC

A few days in NYC

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