Posts Tagged ‘color’

Not Much To Say

My blog writing is probably like many people who attempt it:  sporadic and uninspired.  Part of it is my Midwest upbringing – I don’t like to toot my own horn and deep down in my soul it feels a bit too self-indulgent.  But I do like to use it to share images that I have […]

A Trip to San Francisco


      I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco with close to 2000 images to edit and get down to about 40 so that I could create a manageable representative gallery.  One reason for the 2000 images is due to how I sometimes shoot, which is in brackets, usually in 1 stop […]

Stuck With the Seagulls For the Holidays

Seagulls collect on the pavement at sunrise in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

I was planning to go home for a week to see my family over the Christmas holidays.  Unfortunately I had the bad timing of getting very ill the night before I was scheduled to fly home.  So, I stayed here in New York City in a bit of a melancholy mood.   I woke up […]

Playing Basketball at Sunset


I live in Flushing, Queens in New York City across the street from the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  The park was originally created for the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fair.  It is now very much a working-class park.  It is used mostly by Asian and Hispanic immigrants who live around the area.  Families set […]

A Graveyard and a Cornfield


I was visiting family in August in Central Illinois – Corn Country.  I moved from Chicago – 180 miles north of where I grew up – to New York City almost 16 years ago, and there was a time when I rarely went back to the Midwest.  Now I try to get there at least […]

Forest Wrecks Gallery

Old Abandoned Panel Truck.

I had forgotten this gallery is on my website (but not listed, so no one can access it except me, my government, and probably some kid just about to begin boarding school). Anyway, I haven’t visited it in a long time.  I was a bit underwhelmed by it.  So I have decided to take a look […]

Chrysler Building

I spent some time on Sunday photographing a few of the Art Deco buildings in Midtown.  It was a bit past midday  so I was fighting the sun.  But the densely packed buildings provided me with an opportunity: to play the buildings off of one another, using the light to emphasize the different planes of […]

Photograph of Keino Benjamin

This was a very spontaneous shot.  I was working on the light and needed somebody to stand in for a test.  Keino stepped in and it ended up being a moment when he seems unguarded and open, confident and peaceful.  I also love the way the light falls off and the value of the background. […]

One Image of Kian Brown From Photo Shoot

I have not been able to do much with the images that were created from last week’s photo shoot with Kian Brown.  The images will be used for the dust jacket of his upcoming book and for various marketing purposes.  This is one of my favorite images to come out of the shoot.  I like […]

Walking Among the Kite Surfers


I enjoy the whole vibe of Cabaret in the Dominican Republic.  One of the more fascinating places for me to go to on my last visit was an area called Kite Beach, where you can learn to kite surf and then go out among the throngs of other surfers enjoying the seemingly constant wind.  On […]

2 Men at a Brooklyn Diner

I was having lunch today with a friend of mine and I wanted to catch the two men having lunch a couple of tables away from us.  I love how the ketchup bottle renders one man anonymous while the other glances off to his side while eating his food.  Although they are seated together, in […]

New Portfolio, “In the Hills Above Joba Arriba”

From my recent trip to Cabarete,  Dominican Republic I had the great joy of taking a hike up in the high forested hills above the village, or campos, of Joba Arriba with a woman I had met on the trip and became fast friends with.  With Marlene as my very accommodating guide and interpreter we […]

New Image in Location Portraits Portfolio

I added a new image to my online portfolio, “Location Portraits”.  It is of my friend Sean, a very talented performer.  We did a shoot a while ago and he wanted to go out on the fire escape to shoot a few.  It was in the middle of winter and very very cold out, but […]

A Chef and His Ingredients

I shot this at Bread’s Bakery near Union Square in Manhattan.  I was mostly photographing what goes on behind the scenes in the kitchen.  There is a lot of activity at this place and they put out great product.  Obviously the themes of this diptych are light and steam.  

Sunrise Over Lake Jackson, Florida

I found myself in central Florida last week for a couple of days.  I was staying at a motel (I love motels) on Lake Jackson in Sebring, home of the Sebring International Raceway.  I woke up early so I thought I would see if I could find a place to shoot the sunrise.  This is […]

Chinatown Pedestrian

I was walking around a bit in Chinatown yesterday morning seeing what promising light and environments were around that may yield interesting images for my “Vague Recollections” series.  I was intrigued by a white wall lit directly by the already bright morning light at 9am.  I liked the bit of graffiti that was on the […]

Maintenance Man With Hose

I had just finished shooting landscapes of Carl Schurz Park and was walking across the street when I saw this maintenance man hosing down the front of an apartment building.  I photographed him hosing a door, then walked up and asked if I could take a picture of him looking into the camera.  After I […]

Young Man in Union Square

I took my camera with me as I ran out the door in a hurry last Saturday.  I decided at a spur of the moment to leave my apartment early so that I could take advantage of the sunny weather and spend time shooting in and around Union Square Park.  When I got there and […]

Times Square 1

I was in Times Square this morning seeing what the light was like.  It was beautiful.  I got there a little later than I wanted, around 8:30am.  But I still got some nice shots.  Here is one.  It was luck that I got the guy on the moped situated perfectly in the frame.  

2 Women at a Bus Stop

This scene caught my eye immediately.  The simplicity of it with a minimal number of elements and a basic composition.  The green really pops but doesn’t overwhelm the photograph, I think because of the weight of the shadow.  

New Image From Second Impressions

It is exciting to create an image that I love.  This is one such image.  The composition, simplicity, and mystery of it all speak to me.

Walking the Dog

Columbus Circle Crosswalk

This image was shot from the third floor looking down at a crosswalk.  I composed it so that a loop is visually implied that is cut off by the right edge of the frame, but one’s mind connects the dots, so to speak, and closes the loop.  I overexposed this in the camera to get […]

Subway Atrium 1

I appreciate the way the city has designed individual subway stations and integrated public art into the spaces.  Not all of them are home runs, but many are just wonderful.  The 74th Street/Broadway subway station in Queens, which connects several lines to one another, is a good example.   The station atrium is a very […]