Friday, November 30, 2007
When I was walking downtown today I noticed a photo shoot. I usually like to see what is happening/see if there are any mega-stars around and then I like to leave because it is sometimes weird to see behind the scenes stuff.
As I walked up I saw that they were shooting Derek Jeter coming out of a cab and then walking up the street past a girl who notices him and then bumps into a trash can. They did the, literally, ten second shot, and then had to rework everything and get everybody back in place. Derek Jeter was standing on the side and people were allowed to walk right by him. I watched one more take (the girl didn't bump into the garbage can this time which I thought was funny, perhaps she wasn't supposed to bump into it the shot before) and then walked by Jeter to take his picture and shake his hand. When I walked up I noticed two security guards and realized I wasn't going to be able to say hi to him and shake his hand, but I took his picture anyway. The security guys told me I had to keep walking. I said, "So, are you Derek Jeter's security?" I thought it was funny (they were wearing security hats and were at least nine times the size of anyone else there) and I wanted to be friendly(whoops). "We are keeping an eye on things," the one in the picture right here
told me. They then told me I had to go. I took one more picture as I walked away.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
What is the best thing to do when you are on the big screen at a sporting event?
Usually people are watching something (the hockey players or the woman walking up the aisle or the man eating nachos three rows ahead of them) until someone to their left, your right, nudges them on the arm and points out their face on the big screen. They turn and see. It usually takes a moment for them to realize who it is. They first notice the person sitting next to them and think they look familiar. They see themself looking a bit above where the shot is being filmed. It takes just one more moment for them to see where the camera man is standing who is taking their picture. Then they smile and wave.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
These are some good art shows right now:
Wolfgang Tillmans photographs are at Andrea Rosen (525 West 24th Street New York)
Portraits at Luhring Augustine (531 West 24th Street New York) This show is very good.
Buffalo by Milton Rogovin at Danziger Projects (521 West 26th Street) There was a piece about this show in The New York Times today and I was very glad to see it. I liked the work very much. The artist is 97.
I think this is going to be the second posting. I am trying to figure out "posting" things on this website right now and it will take me a little bit. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. Does everybody have a place to go? What state are you in right now?