Last month I headed off to New York City to attend the PhotoPlus Expo and play with the new Zeiss 35mm as well as the new Leica M-A film and Edition 60 digital cameras. While I wasn't at the conference, I was out walking the city trying to capture the vibes on film with one of my best friends, Dori. We ended up doing just one afternoon at the Expo, visiting with Ben, Richard and Nicole from Carl Zeiss Lenses as well as Christopher from Leica. We spent some time walking to all the booths on the vendor floor, watching some demonstrations and playing with what gear we could play with. Favorites for me were the Zeiss 1.4/35 Distagon and the Leica M-A - though that Leica Edition 60 was awfully nice to shoot.
That night, we went out with Ben from Zeiss for some drinks and FINALLY got to meet up with my wonderful Twitter friend, Michael. Next time, I plan to hang out at least a couple days with him - such a great guy. We talked several hours about cameras lenses and the usual photo-nerd stuff.
The majority of the images below were taken during a 16 mile walk from the Upper West Side through Midtown and down to the Lower East Side and Financial District, then back up. This was more of a "stretching my legs" with film in the city, scoping out spots to really shoot next time.
I started a fun theme shoot there too - the food carts of NYC. I really want to do something with that. Anyhow, enough words, onto the images.
All images here shot on a Leica M2 and either the Carl Zeiss C Sonnar 1.5/50, C Biogon 2.8/35 or the new Distagon T* 1.4/35 (just a single shot with that one - Nicole from Zeiss portrait at bottom).
Film developed by the masters at Richard Photo Lab.
Upper West Side / Central Park
Midtown / Noho / Soho / East Village
From Brooklyn Bridge (Lower East Side)
World Trade Center Memorial
Update, the roll is back!