Monday, December 30, 2013

James Turrell - "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace, at Rice University in Houston, TX

Wow, what a pleasure to get a chance to photograph another Turrell piece.  I had such a great time checking out the sunset sequence at 'Twilight Epiphany' by James Turrell, on the Rice University campus, the other day.  Check out the photoset here.
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Yucatan, Mexico!!!

I was very lucky this year to be invited to visit Mexico for my first time, during the winter holidays, so here are some photos I took while in Merida, Uxmal, and Telchac (beach), in the Yucatan region of Mexico.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Harriman State Park hike, New York

We went up to Harriman State Park yesterday and did a quick hike around Almost Perpendicular, Elbow Brush, and the Claudius Smith thieves den/rock It was a great day and I took a few photos as usual.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Umbria, Italy - September 2013

I'm very happy to post several photo sets from my recent trip to the Umbria region of Italy.  I stayed for a few days at the Civitella Ranieri and in Gubbio.  We visited Umbertide, Arezzo, Gubbio, Branca, Perugia, Todi, and Orvieto, among others.  Take a look here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Photos from 5 Pointz, Long Island City, September 2013

I biked up to 5 Pointz and PS 1 the other weekend to get some photos of the latest graffiti/street art put up there.  There were about 5 people in the process of putting up new work and plenty of other new pieces for the viewing, so take a look here.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My evening view

I'm happy to be able to live in New York, but also able to look up at night and see so much vegetation. Here's thanks to wonderful weather this weekend.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Morgan Library and Museum

We had a chance to stop by at The Morgan Library and Museum yesterday and I had my camera with me, so I finally got a chance to capture some of Renzo Piano's excellent renovation job from 2006 and discovered some unexpected things like the spectacular ceiling done by Samuel Yellin in the annex. Take a look here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Vietnam and Hong Kong phtos

We just got back from a two-week trip to Vietnam and Hong Kong.  Thanks to Cuong Pham for inviting us to travel with him on a chef's tour of Vietnam.  We were traveling, amongst others, with chefs Stuart Brioza, Brian Caswell, Edward Lee, and Paul Qui, so there was a lot of cooking and a lot of eating involved.  We pretty much continued the eating trend on our own in Hong Kong, where my wife was one of the three judges for the Man Asian Literary Prize.  Congrats to Tan Twan Eng, who took home the prize.

I have an extensive photo set from both Vietnam and Hong Kong legs of the trip.


Hong Kong

The Vietnam photo set, here, consists of 5 sections: Selects (my faves), Chefs, Food (the raw and the cooked), People (other non-chefs we were with for portions), and Architecture and Nature.  We traveled to Phu Quoc, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Da Nang.

The Hong Kong set, here, consists of 6 sections: Art Shots (shots of a personal nature that I am fond of and a set of abstract architectural shots of Hong Kong buildings that fascinated me), People that I found interesting, General shots, Street Art, a few photos from the Man Asian Literary awards dinner and reception, and lastly some lighthearted shots of Monique and me.