Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Deborah Wasserman, Artist. New York, 14 May 2016

At Socrates Sculpture Park, my friend Deborah was doing a performance art piece depicting a washerwoman doing her chores.

Photos: (C)2016 Brent Wilkins

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sandals, Designer Unknown. New York, 26 March 2016

Today at the Whitney Museum of American Art, I bumped into two young women who both were, I presumed, tourists from Japan. One of them was wearing a wonderful pair of sandals... so wonderful in fact that I whipped out my Android smartphone and asked her if I can photograph them. She agreed, and when I asked her who was the designer, she said she did not know.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mami, New York, December 1986

Mami and I were students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York at the time. She was originally from Japan, and lived in an apartment on Prince Street, where we did the shoot. Back then, SoHo was in the beginning stages of gentrification. At that time, I was using my Nikon EM camera shooting with color transparency film (slides). Most of my work from that period consisted of using that type of film, whether it be Kodachrome, Ektachrome or Fujichrome, mainly because I loved the color saturation, especially the kind from Fujichrome. Another reason is that I've found slides much easier to handle than negatives. I should also note that two of the photos were shot using Cokin filters.

(C)1986 Brent Wilkins