Friday, September 30, 2016

With love to you, Hoboken.

Last year I photographed a friend and her family on the waterfront in Hoboken. I was so thrilled by how easy it was to get there by train from Manhattan that I took my family there the next day to do a little exploring. I'm thinking of you, Hoboken and wishing those injured a speedy recovery and saddened to hear that someone lost their life there today.

City Island

Last summer, in preparation for my seven months off (new baby!) we had a lot of "staycations." We decided to spend the day on City Island, where neither of us had ever been. A small island located in the Bronx, it felt very far away from the rest of the city.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Holiday Gift Guide for the Photo Enthusiast, 2015

A rich photography book that reminds you to stop and pay attention to life's fleeting moments.

An instant film camera with manual exposure, plus it's called the Central Park. 

One-of-a-kind photographs by Richard Learoyd, made with a room-sized camera obscura (see a video about his camera here).  

Agnes with Eyes Closed, around £80,000.

Or you can buy his book:

Sadly, the Holga is being discontinued.

Get this wonderful plastic camera, with all its imperfections, before it's gone.

Holga, $40

The Polaroid Cube, an adventure camera in a very small package.

The Polaroid Cube, $100.

Square prints of your photos and a wood block made from reclaimed beetle pine.

Large scale prints of your photos, 40x60 print – $149.

Hang your large-scale prints with this frame that uses oak and magnets. 

Oak Rail, $45

A photo book that is delivered to you automatically after you post 60 photos to social media.

Ongoing book series, $8 each.

Bill Cunningham's jacket.*

Classic French worker's jacket, $80.

IDNYC, which gets you free membership for a year to multiple city art museums.

IDNYC, Free.

The current camera de jure amongst my filmy friends. 

 Driving Tour with Sara Cedar Miller, Central Park Conservancy Historian and Photographer

Learn stories and secrets about the Park during your tour with Sara Cedar Miller, Central Park Conservancy's historian and photographer for more than twenty-five years. You will also receive one of Miller's autographed Seeing Central Park books as a keepsake. 

Tours start at $500.

And, always and forever, film. 

 Fuji 400H, $41.95


Past Gift Guides: 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

*Photo of Bill Cunningham taken at the Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island, 2013. Shot on film, of course. Copyright Megan Joplin, all rights reserved.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central

The New York Transit Museum puts up a model train display at Grand Central during the holidays. In 2012, we didn't make it until January (whoops!). Here are a few snaps from that trip.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Holiday Gift Guide for the Photo Enthusiast, 2014

A photography book that's a visual puzzle.

This Equals That, $15.45

British actress Jane Birkin's brother Andrew shares photos from the 12-year love affair of his sister  and French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. 

Jane and Serge, $40.44

"Tennis in the Bahamas"

 "Verbier Vacation"

Large Scale Photographs by Slim Aarons, available at Jonathan Adler. $995-3395

A look into the creative process of contemporary photographers. 

Photographer's Sketchbook, $42.45

 Subotzky and Waterhouse photographed Ponte City, the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa. They shot every door, every window, every resident.

Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse: Ponte City, $72.40

Used by the likes of Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson and Vivian Maier, it's a pretty bang up camera. You won't be sorry.

 Rollei 2.8, $1272 


Also, this Pinterest. Free.

Stephen Shore's new book Survey. $43.80

See his work at Dox, Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague,
$8.10 entrance fee, through March 2015

Ticket to Prague during mid-winter break from NYC, $700.

Membership to the International Center of Photography, $75

Camera patent print, $6.99

Because you really need to print your stuff.
Epson 3880 Printer, $1,158.97

Refurbished Super 8 Camera, $395

Film kit (including developing), $88.88

And always and forever, film.

Impossible color film, $20.49

Portra 800, 120, $46

Happy Holidays!

The Gift Guide 2011, 2012 and 2013

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

These were taken last year on West 69th Street.