Still more trees…

by Robert A. Ripps on December 12, 2014

Some recent images from my ongoing Urban Trees series…none of which are actually in my new book…Urban Trees.





A book grows online

by Robert A. Ripps on December 3, 2014

It’s done! Over five years in the making, thousands of trees photographed, hundreds of miles walked and a few trees sadly lost, (and unfortunately probably a few more pulped to print it), I give you Urban Trees, the book. For those of you looking for last minute holiday gifts, you can see and order copies here.


The Destruction Of Lower Manhattan (with apologies to Danny Lyon)

October 9, 2014

A look back in the Tribeca Citizen at some changes in my neighborhood over the last 12 years, via some personal snapshots of mine. All the locations now have contemporary buildings on them, but pictures show the sites either pre, post or during demolition, or just plain empty for years. And check out the classic Danny Lyon book on the subject, […]

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Food that tasted better than it looked

September 29, 2014

Smoked pulled pork with BBQ sauce.

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Time flies…coach?

September 18, 2014

I was back in San Francisco last week, and as I like to do whenever I can (besides eat at Henry’s Hunan) is photograph “my street,” as I call it. Last time had been just shy of four years ago, so I was prepared for some possible changes, especially since last I saw, the Grasslands cocktail […]

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A tree grows in the Bay area

September 12, 2014

Some recent images from my ongoing Urban Trees series…soon to be a major motion picture…or actually, a book…

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Chapter 7, in which I enter a giant camera obscura on Chambers Street…

September 5, 2014

Yesterday I met Troels Heiredal, who invited me to hang out inside his storefront camera obscura. But not just any storefront camera obscura- no, this one has multiple lenses, so he can do live multiple exposures. If you are downtown in lower Manhattan before September 12, stop by 118 Chambers Street. You’ll know the camera is open […]

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Mirrors and Windows (with apologies to John Szarkowski)

September 3, 2014

Some images from the summer…

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