Friday, April 27, 2012

Space Shuttle Comes to New York

The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise has arrived in New York.  It flew atop a 747 over Manhattan on its way to JFK airport.  The Enterprise will then be on permanent display at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum this summer.
Thousands of New Yorkers got a pretty good view of the Space Shuttle Enterprise as it flew over mid-town.  I was in Brooklyn when I took these shots.
As the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York,  a smaller aircraft (lower right) was captured in my shot.       ,
Both the Space Shuttle Enterprise and the 747 it flew atop are huge aircraft and their size made it easy for New Yorkers to get a good look at latest tourist attraction.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tony Bennett - Then and Now

I photographed singer Tony Bennett in 1995 when he performed a free concert atop the marquee at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

And here is Tony Bennett today as he gestures to his heart to thank an audience member after Bennett was praised for his all-inclusive attitude about life.  Bennett is the subject of the movie, The Zen of Bennett, which he saw for the first time at its debut at the famed Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
This is the view from my seat inside the theater at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.  The blue picture at the bottom is the screen itself and the rest is the ceiling which doubles as an ever-changing series of colorful video panels.
That's Tony Bennett in the middle of the post-film question and answer session.  They took questions from members of the audience and from a special Twitter account set up for people in the room who'd rather participate in that way.