Now that Thanksgiving is over, the time has come to get busy with this year's holiday card. I was looking through the past twelve years of Todd Martin Architects' ChristmasNew Year's cards since the firm's founding as Roede + Martin, Architecture/Design (eternal thanks Alison!) on W.14th Street in the rapidly transforming Meatpacking District of 1999 to it's current incarnation as TMA since 2001 on W.30th Street in the fashion-free Fur District.
The images from 1999-2004 were gelatin silver prints made in the darkroom from negatives with all the glorious mystery of wet chemistry (sigh) in the dark. Since 2005 the images have been digital, color prints made with all the malleable, pixelated fun and convenience of jpegs and photoshop on a glowing screen and a Canon Selphy printer.
Here are 12 years of season's greetings:
(Herron House, Aspen, Colorado)
(Bird in Hand, Marcy Dam, Adirondacks)
(Santa with reindeer, 313 Wall Street)
(Algonquin Peak, Adirondacks)
(236 W. 30th Street, NYC )
(Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Strong City, Kansas)
(The Gates, Christo and Jean-Claude, Central Park, NYC)