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Monday
Apr202015

Jaeger Le Coultre Boutique Visit

This past weekend, prior to the start of 2015 Madison Avenue Watch Week, I had a chance to visit the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique to see the watches they would have on hand for the event. When a brand like JLC asks if you want to visit early to view some of the most exciting watches that have made their way to the boutique, you don't say no! Here are some of the highlights. Expect multiple posts as there was a lot to see!

 

The Master Compressor Extreme Lab II

 

The Reverso Grand Complication Triptyque

 

The new Limited Edition platinum Geophysic next to a vintage Geophysic

 

The Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

 

Wednesday
Apr012015

Baselworld

This year I was able to travel to Basel, Switzerland and participate in the madness that is one of the largest trade shows in the watch industry. Since I have been photographing mostly watches and watch-related things lately, it was important for me to go and be involved in this aspect of the watch world. I was also there as the official photographer for the Red Bar Group. If you are unfamiliar with Red Bar, it is a group of watch collectors based in NYC. The organization is rapidly expanding and we are partnering with many other watch clubs around the world to help bring watch collectors and enthusiasts together.

The following is a selection of some of my favorite photos from Baselworld 2015! All were taken with a Leica M type 240 with Leica 90mm macro lens and macro extension tube. 

 

Saturday
Feb282015

JCC5 Group Photo!

This year the JoCo Cruise 5 crew was one of the best. Let's be honest, every year this thing just one ups itself. The talent represented here is just staggering. Thanks for the memories Seamonkey's! To request a larger version of this go to my JCC5 page.

 

Saturday
Feb212015

JoCo Cruise 5

This is the 5th year that my wife and I have gone on the cruise put on by Jonathan Coulton and friends. It's like a giant awesome vacation with 900+ other people who share your interests! If you are familiar with PAX or other gaming conventions, it is kind of like that but on the high seas with an amazing private concert/show every night. This year was more casual and relaxed for me and I was fortunate enough to have my parents come along as well! I won't review every performer but this year's lineup was nothing short of spectacular. Of course you have the consistent favorites of Paul and Storm and JoCo himself, who always put on a great show. The incredibly talented singer/song writer Jim Boggia was on the boat again this year, and I got to help him shoot a really fun video for his Patreon campaign. The Both, which is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's latest project, was what I was most excited about, and they rocked. The most unique performance that I think JoCo Cruise has ever seen was from the inspiring Brooklyn based rapper Jean Grae. If you can imagine hundreds of nerds on a boat in a Soul Train line then you can imagine part of her amazing performance. I took a different type of camera this year, a Leica digital rangefinder, and very much enjoyed the different pace and style of photographing with it. Here are some of my favorite photographs I made of the performers from JCC5!

 

Go to my JCC5 dedicated page HERE, or click the link in the top right corner.

 


John Roderick's patented rock and roll jump during Nemeses with Jonathan Coulton

Princess John Roderick and his glowing consort Paul Sabourin

Jean Grae melting our minds with her words

Jim Boggia melting our faces with a ukelele

Jim Boggia performing the entirety of Band on the Run by Wings

Ted Leo during Jim's Band on the Run performance

Ted Leo and John Roderick after Ted's epic reading of Tolkien's The Silmarillion

Aimee Mann after Ted's reading

Steampunk Wil Wheaton at the annual Paul F. Tompkins Moustache Formal and Fezstravaganza 

Tuesday
Jan272015

Blizzard Juno

A Blizzard named Juno hit NYC with less than its predicted force early in the morning on january 27th. We were supposed to get 2+ feet of snow overnight. It turns out we only got just less than half of that. In preparation for the storm the mayor shut down the streets of Manhattan to all non-emergncy vehicle traffic and the subways. The snow plows barreled throught the streets unencumbered. Surprisingly I saw very few regular cars driving around and for the most part people stayed home. I wandered the closed down streets of Manhattan and took some photos with the Leica M 240 and the 21mm Super Elmar M.