We went into the city to see the László Moholy-Nagy show at the Guggenheim. I like to see almost anything Bauhaus but in this case, the head of my MFA committee, the late David Foster was a student at Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design in Chicago. So, I had to pay my respect.
Frankly, the show wasn’t all that great but I enjoy the Guggenheim and it’s always good to get into New York.
I’ve shot this ceiling before but never this close to the lower spiral staircase. I’ve seen a lot of people shoot it from here up on Flickr and so I wanted to give it a go. Frankly, it was a tough shot to get in focus, a bit too much depth and a bright skylight and dark perimeter.
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
I thought I could embed it but it didn’t work, just follow the link above to see the full video on the PBS site.
This is a brilliant American Masters documentary on the photographer Pedro E. Guerrero who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson and other artists as well as on Madison Avenue doing interior architectural photography for the advertising world.
It’s an hour long so give yourself time to watch it or, keep track of the time code so you can watch it in shorter segments and get back to the place you left off.
My flickr contact chris schroeer-heiermann took this perfect image of the famous, Johnson Wax Headquarters building in Racine, Wisconsin designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1930’s.
My Flickr contact Dj Poe shot a great interior of the Guggenheim ramp with a Canon 5D Mark II.
Anne and I went to New York last weekend to visit friends and spent the morning at the Guggenheim Museum seeing the Picasso Black and White show. It’s an incredible show, well worth seeing if you enjoy Picasso’s work but also worth seeing if you enjoy well-curated shows. The show spans Picasso’s work through many periods: cubism, expressionism, and more.
Neither Anne nor I had been in this museum in quite some time and it’s an incredible space to see a show in, moving chronologically up the spiral. There are a few choke points where a pillar gets in the way (I remember these from my childhood in the museum) but for the most part Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece is a perfect place to see a show like this.
No cameras allowed past the museum’s main floor (you can carry them, just not use them) so my images are from the ground looking up while we were in line to get tickets. Again, the Sony RX100’s huge files show a clarity that the Canon G15 can’t touch although the G15 remains a much more enjoyable camera to use.
Canon Powershot G15
Canon Powershot G15