What a day I had with Paul Matthews in New York City. I left Allentown, PA at 5:15AM to arrive in Lambertville New Jersey at his home on Union Street just in time for a cup coffee. We then rushed to the train station in Trenton as to leave all of our worries behind. Let me explain how we got to this point, I met Paul Matthews through our mutual friend Karl Stirner (now deceased) back in 2005. It turned out that Paul wanted his lifes work photographed so I ended up photographing over 1600 paintings that Paul did over 70 some odd years. Needless to say we've become great friends. Because he spent so much time in New York City through his life as an artist I felt he was the perfect Tour guide for a New York excursion to visit the met, the Frick collection and the MOMA all in a whirlwind. Now I know it seems like a lot for one day but Paul just wanted to get my feet wet. Was a perfect day I was able to let go and Paul took me by the hand and I turned into a sponge to absorb all the light flashing before my eyes. It was just a beautiful day to spend time with each other around some magnificent artwork. We also got to see the Degas Show at the Moma. This was a well-deserved break we plan on making a second trip come early fall. Here are some photos Paul's work and a portrait or two.