Monthly Archives: September 2013

NYFF51: A Universe Continuing to Expand

The 51st New York Film Festival, which opens tomorrow and runs through October 13, has a record 35 main slate features.  Discussing his debut festival, NYFF Director of Programming and Selection  Committee Chair, Kent Jones said, “Cinema is a vast terrain…there … Continue reading

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Really Funny–Until It Isn’t

“Newlyweeds,” Shaka King’s debut feature, starts out as a sweet stoner comedy about a young and pretty, underemployed (mostly by choice) African-American couple in Bed-Stuy but moves through increasingly dark territory, touching tragedy. Nina (Trae Harris), uniquely stylish, and good-natured … Continue reading

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Gorgeous “George”

Andrew Dosunmu’s second feature, “Mother of George,” is an ostensibly simple story made immeasurably moving by the extreme beauty of the images, the exquisite performances of the lead and supporting actors and the desperate action Adenike (Danai Gurira) takes, overcoming the … Continue reading

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Wild About Harry

The first time I photographed Harry Dean Stanton, I was hanging out of a helicopter, Nikons around my neck, as he emerged from the beautiful, forbidding rock formations known as The Devil’s Graveyard, near Terlingua, TX. It was September 1983, … Continue reading

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The Cool Kids

I’ve shot many celebrities on the street, outdoors in NYC: Paul Rudd, Roman Duris (not together) on my favorite loading dock (now inaccessible, covered with a construction shed), around the corner from my studio; Vanessa Williams (gorgeous in a short, slinky … Continue reading

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Posting Summer Pictures (on the day artificially-designated as the last of the season)

We ate our harvest of the many varieties of high- and low-bush blueberries by the handful, in a bowl with yogurt or cereal, and Mark whipped up sorbet and creamy blueberry semifreddo. The walk from the parking lot to the … Continue reading

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