Poor Annie, after years of
going MJ mismanagement of her own funds, and a heap of legal troubles, it has finally come to this. Officially she sells the house to move closer to her daughter, unofficially, she's broke.
From the official listing at BHS real estate:
"WEST VILLAGE COMPOUND
Occupying a superb corner of the West Village, 755 Greenwich Street is an extraordinary compound of approximately 10,202 square feet and comprises three distinct townhouses positioned on the northeast corner of Greenwich and
West 11th Streets: 757 Greenwich, 755 Greenwich, and 311 West 11th Street, surrounding a private garden. Thoughtfully arranged now to provide living, office, and guest space, the buildings may be reconfigured inside to create a variety of floor plans.
THE RESIDENCE AT 757 GREENWICH
Entering directly into the living room, the soaring ceilings, twin wood-burning fireplaces, and wide plank floors create a stunning living and entertaining space. Two doors at the rear of living room lead to the formal dining room while a third leads to a beautiful chef's kitchen overlooking the slate patio and West 11th Street private courtyard. There is a main stair leading up to the private levels and a second rear stair from the kitchen leading to a guest triplex equipped with a kitchen and living room on the second floor and a bedroom and full bath on the third floor, flooded with southern light.
The third floor master suite includes a large front bedroom featuring a wood-burning fireplace, several closets including a large walk-in, and a windowed full bath. The rear of the master suite is a large den with wood-burning fireplace, opening onto a sun room. From the den a separate doorway leads to 755 Greenwich, directly into the studio.
The top floor of the residence includes four bedrooms, each with a wood-burning fireplace, two full baths, several hallway and bedroom closets, laundry room, and a playroom with a large skylight. The English basement level is configured with one bedroom and full bath, a laundry room, ample storage, a large mud room, and a separate entryway to the private West 11th Street courtyard as well as the studio at 755 Greenwich.
THE STUDIO AT 755 GREENWICH
From the front stoop, the parlour floor of the studio is entirely open to the rear wall with incredibly high ceilings. Configured as a large workstation and reception room, there are two wood-burning fireplaces and the rear windows overlook the private West 11th Street courtyard and flood the parlour floor with sunlight throughout the day.
The third floor of the studio is configured as a large workspace in front and an office/library in the rear. In the English basement there is additional studio space, a kitchen, and ample storage. Access to the West 11th Street courtyard and the 757 residence is made possible in the rear of the English basement.
All in all, this compound offers multi-faceted space in a perfect Greenwich Village location, with extreme beauty and privacy."
2012 has been an exciting year for photographers. The onslaught of new products was unprecedented, as well as the rapid advancement of several segments and technologies.
"New work by Annie Leibovitz goes on exhibit today at the American Art Museum in Washington, DC., and it’s only distantly related to the celebrity portraiture she’s so famous for: Leibovitz has turned her camera on the personal effects and ephemera of celebrities from bygone eras, especially notable women."
Dave Kai Piper is famous for his award winning model & portrait work and also known to work with only 'with natural light or an Orbis Ring Flash'. So, here's his wonderful X-Pro1 gallery, but at least the dozen or so images I've checked out so far are all shot with a Nikon D700., according to their EXIF. The disparity is compounded by the fact that each file name contains the words 'fuji-Xpro1'.
Since the same EXIF information is repeated in photo after photo, all shot on the same day, with a 85mm lens, at ISO 200 and 1/200 sec speed, it makes this probably a case of EXIF manipulation gone wrong, but it still begs the question: Why?
Update: Dave Piper sent us this message:
"Hello Sir, I can clear up this problem - All of the photos in the gallery had been placed onto a template in photoshop ( all of the photographs in my portfolio have been laid out this way