When we left off, I was preparing to go to the Canon launch party for the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera.
The party was held at The Whitney Museum which was one block from my hotel.
Canon did a great job of welcoming guests with “Canon VIP” signs and (literally) rolling out the red carpet for us.
I enjoyed playing with light and effects at the red carpet entry.
The party itself was great, but I won’t bore you with the details.
Unless you’re a photographer, it wouldn’t mean much to you.
(But, I will say we were wowed by what we saw and learned about the new Mark IV camera!)
I returned to my hotel late that evening.
I left the party itching to shoot my new camera which I knew had arrived at my house back in Orange County.
I was quite confident my new camera was eager for me to get home to unbox it.
(By the way, I purchased my camera it was not gifted and/or discounted by Canon.)
On Friday, I spent my remaining hours in NYC back at The Whitney Museum.
Although I’d been at the museum the night prior, I hadn’t had an opportunity to explore the exhibits.
People RAVE about The Whitney and I wanted a chance to explore.
(It was in the 90’s that day with rain predicted … a perfect day to be in a museum vs. outdoors!)
My favorite exhibit was “Standing Julian” a massive wax sculpture by Urs Fischer.
Standing Julian by Urs Fischer
Julian is probably 10-12 feet (?) tall and weighs around 1,000 pounds.
He’s made in the likeness of one of the artist’s friends.
He has wicks in a couple places (head, shoulder) and they’re lit each morning/extinguished each night.
The back of Standing Julian.
Gradually Julian will melt – representing the transience of life.
Seeing this massive sculpture in person was AMAZING.
If you ever get an opportunity to see Standing Julian, I highly recommend it.
The sculpture can be recast, so it may be lit anew at some point in the future.
I was able to spend most of the day perusing exhibits at the museum, and then it was time to catch a cab and head to the airport.
I had an evening flight back to California.
My visit was way too short, but I was also eager to get my hands on my new camera back at home.