Saturday, October 15, 2011


I normally don't post news, but I found this discovery to be wonderful in many ways, but saddened by the continuing debate over Capa's infamous image.

As an aside....the idea of Eastman Kodak filing bankruptcy is tragic. Almost all our civilizations most important modern images and films were made on Kodak film....including Robert Capa's. 

Eastman Nitrate 35mm film was a new product during his era.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

From the Flat Files...

Point Arena Barn, California 1987  5x7 in Silver Chloride Contact Print

Factory Wall , Hudson NY 2010  11x11 in Digital Pigment Print

Stuyvesant Church , NY 1996   11x14in Palladium contact print

Wintje Farm, Germantown NY 1994  8x10in Platinum contact print

Samascott's , New York  1997  8x10 in. Palladium contact print

At Home, Chatham, NY 2010 

Mac , Chatham  NY  2010

Paula's House , NY  1997  8x10 Platinum contact print 

Ogunquit , Maine  1997  8x10 Palladium contact print

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Hudson , New York

...I can't think of too many towns in America where one can get into a conversation about early whaling , primitive Aleutian art and great Fried Chicken all in one afternoon.

Warren St, Hudson NY  2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011


There's nothing like the light after a late afternoon summer storm.

Everything gleams and glows....a cleansing effect if you will. I found myself wandering a few miles from home in my car and came across some sweetness.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Rural Artifacts

Rural Artifacts

This is what I see everyday. Proof the idea of man and landscape can still happily co-exist.

These are images of the ever present imprints we leave as a culture -modern artifacts in the land  , conditions and scenes of normality and acceptance that it can sometimes be hard to imagine what a field must have looked at one time before power lines and fences, as if they were always that way.

Pure landscape to me is boring. A mountain, a perfect cloud with perfect light, meh, buy a postcard.

There is a tangible, pedestrian splendor in the everyday scene.

Monday, May 30, 2011

From the Lakehouse

The Boathouse , Tamarack Lake, Massachusetts   2011  copyright  Michael Lardizabal

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Bridge

No words can describe Roebling's mastepiece.

Brooklyn Bridge 2011    
Copyright 2011   Michael Lardizabal

This was my view from last weekend as we traveled on the Westside Highway. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My tribute to the Lumiere Bros- train at La Ciotat.

This is just raw footage. Still needs editing and post.