Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve 2009

We started the day with fired dough covered in sugar! Check out the amazing home-made doughnuts at Doughnut Plant in Lower East Side.

They even had a special doughnut for 2009 shaped like a "9."

We then drove uptown through the West Village in snow and cold wind. We were warm and cozy in our little Honda!

To get to our next stop, we had to cross Amtrak rails in Washington Heights.

We were looking for a little Red Light House under the George Washington Bridge. I think this is the only lighthouse on Manhattan island.

It was freezing, specially by the river, but we had to take some pictures.

After a quick stop at the Cloisters in the Fort Tryon Park.

It was time to eat. We found parking behind a funny car in the West Village.

We ate at the Hummus Place...YUMMY and cheap!

Driving back to Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge.

I took a few quick pictures while driving as Mallory steered and watched the road.

The night is not over, but I am tired. We will make a stop at home and rest for a while.

The next stop was at Elizabeth and Ash (no last name, your welcome). We had yummy food and played Trivial Pursuit.

The highlight of the night was Pratt Institute in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. At midnight people gather to hear the university's tradition known as the New Year’s Eve steam whistles.

A few hundred people gathered in Pratt campus the listen to the steam whistles and to usher in 2009 in sub-freezing temperatures.

That is all she wrote for 2009.

Best wishes for 2009.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Skype Conversation with Al Qaeda!!

We chatted about buying size 10 shoes for Christmas or as it is known in the Middle East as Thursday. JUST KIDDING....hello...HELLOO.....stop tapping my calls Home Land Security. This is Moe, you know Mohammad Kheirkhah, freelance shooter, I mean photographer for UPI in Iran. We kid because we love.

Click here for his blog with my photo from his side!

Shoe Legacy Part II - The Original

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Great Photo Project and Book

The Oxford Project is a book, 20 years in the making. Click on the cover to go to the publisher's site. Click here and check the video on Amazon about the book.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Its good to be the King

I mean its good to be the Prince! If someone asks you to name a prince, you will probably say Prince Charles. Today is his 60th birthday. I wonder if he has ever met Prince the "artist."

Photo: Hugo Burnand

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Last Speech at the UN

U.S. President George W. Bush makes his second trip to New York City this week speaking first at the United Nations during a General Assembly meeting on peace dialogue. He then spoke at the Federal Hall next to Wall Street making an economic speech.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Poser - Part 2

This guy took Mario for a ride. He should get an Oscar for his acting. I blogged about this poser here.

Photos: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Politics

I promise to be less political and more photocalical (I just made that up!) going forward, but here is one more YouTube ad.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cold (thats Alaska), Political (thats Washington), and Calculation (thats the bottom line)

Powell for Obama

Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama over the weekend. Powell talked about a 20 year old Muslim American from New Jersey who died in Iraq while making his case against the Republican's strategy and the rumors about Obama's faith. Below is a photo of the mother of that Muslim soldier. Click on the image to see a photo essay shot by Platon for The New Yorker magazine.

Click on the image below to watch Powell's endorsement of Obama on Meet the Press.

This is U.S. Army CPL Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan killed in Action August 6, 2007 in Baqouba, Iraq.

Friday, October 17, 2008


This image was shot today by Bloomberg staff photographer Andrew Harrer.

I shot this image for Bloomberg News on September 17th, exactly a month ago.

And here is one by Brendan McDermid of Reuters shot on September 19th.