I brought an old Canon AE-1 with me to the Jazz Age Lawn Party back in 2012. Unfortunately, half way through the day the camera completely died. Never to be resurrected again. RIP Canon AE-1. You can see photos from previous Jazz Age Lawn Parties here and here.
Back in 2004 I entered a photography contest (I believe it was for Time Out NY). The editors requested a photo series that "represented New York" and was "quintessential New York." Now, I have no idea why "quintessential New York" translated to a cow wandering the streets of New York to me, but apparently, that's what came to mind. Needless to say, I didn't win the contest. Not even an honorable mention! Anyway, I can hardly believe that these were taken ten years ago. I love looking at the people in the shots and being reminded that there was a time, not so long ago, when the masses had no camera phones, no Instagram, no twitter and were left to just talk about it, with maybe a stack of photos developed at a drug store, this sighting of a lost cow, wandering the mean streets of Manhattan.
Last year I had the opportunity to tour several NYC public elementary schools. It was a fairly nerve-wracking experience. In order to alleviate some of the anxiety, I brought my K1000 with me and explored the areas surrounding the schools. First up, the Lower East Side.