This is an iPhone capture using a wide angle Moment lens mounted on my phone. The location is Bodega Ysios in Laguardia, Spain, in Rioja. This place has been on my bucket list for years. The architect is Santiago Calatrava of whom I am I big fan. What’s cool about the image is that during the conversion from RGB to grayscale, those strange artifacts popped up in the upper corners, For me that’s a positive, not a negative.
The interior courtyard of the Palacio Carlos V in Granada, Spain. The architect was Pedro Machuca, and construction started in 1527. It is an architectural gem just begging for black & white photography.
Prowling the calles and the ramparts of the Medieval Spanish city of Caceres after midnight, the rain was falling in a fine misty drizzle. I captured all the images with an iPhone and Moment lenses. Although I had a tripod, I chose to hand hold every capture. A couple of great nights of “street” photography.
A black and white triptych made with film; Astypalea, Greece.
I spent two months this summer on small Mediterranean islands. Although I captured color images digitally, all my B&W work was exposed on 120 film using a Hasselblad. Needless to say upon returning home, it was thrilling to process B&W negatives and to make work prints. For the past several months I’ve been printing B&W images digitally; I’m convinced that my return to black and white film and format cameras justifies a dedicated B&W printer. More on that in the New Year.
Here are several more personal architectural images from my pool shoot last week. They’re from a small house in East Hampton. The owner bought the property for a quick fix and flip. It is a small, one story 80s vintage bungalow with a great, sloping back yard. Her architect designed a huge wooden wall in front of the house which is what you see to the left in my first image. My pool guy, Mikie, designed an incredible negative edge pool which took advantage of the back yard’s steep grade. His mason used the same stone for the veneer of the pool’s wall, the patio, and the house foundation’s veneer. I like how Mikie picked up the wood theme from the house’s front wall, and incorporated it in the back yard’s retaining walls. This little Hampton’s weekend getaway can be yours for a mere $1.75M.