Posts Tagged ‘horizontal’

What Is It To Be a Photographer?

Personally, I don’t think owning and taking pictures makes one a photographer.  I will preface my remarks by saying I am old enough now and have been in the commercial photography business long enough now to sound like an “old-timer.”  I can remember when you could actually get an appointment with creatives to show them […]

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 […]

Mets-Willets Point Subway Platform

I love winter light.  The long shadows cast by the sun’s lower position nearer to the horizon can create some dramatic effects.  The girl’s hair was what first caught my attention.  I was attracted to the way it was backlit.  I thought of how I could frame her and decided to include the larger scene […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Waiting In Line

This is one of the subway stations I pass on the train almost daily on my way into Manhattan.  I had not been into it because until recently I had no reason to.  I was immediately struck by the light that comes through the windows and colored glass of a 3 story atrium.  I took […]

Man Running in the Light

I went to the park across the street from my apartment to see what I could find in the late afternoon light of Spring.  Some potential scenarios that I thought may work for this body of images, like shooting soccer players during a game, didn’t pan out.  Once I got the images back and processed […]

MoMA Lobby 2

This is one of the few images so far in the “Visual Whispers” series that I have not cropped.  This is because I typically have not been able to fully anticipate how the image will look once I have a chance to see an enlarged image closer to what it will look like as a […]

Girl With Hoodie

I’m obsessed with rendering scenes out of focus.  I love how – in the absence of detail – emphasis is placed on motion, light, color, and the body language and gesture of the figures.  Because the viewer has to fill in the blanks a bit I feel like the image is more engaging as we […]

Follow the Light

Another new image from the evolving series, “Visual Whispers”    All of the images presented in the series have a minimal amount of Photoshop except for the same controls one would use in an analog image; contrast, color, value, etc.  Some images I will clone out distracting aspects of an image that I could not […]

Pedestrians at Orlando Airport

This image was shot at Orlando International Airport.  I had a couple of hours to kill so I walked around with my 5D trying to find interesting tableaus.  I found the sun enveloping a large glass vestibule where the train comes in from other terminals and thought I would catch something when people exited the […]

Going To Or Coming From

Another image from what is tentatively being called “Visual Whisper”, but only because I haven’t yet tried thinking of anything else to call it.  ”Visual Whispers” just doesn’t adequately reflect the work in total as it stands now.   This image was created by putting two images together.  I’m going to experiment with combing elements […]

Fuzzy People Picture

Until I have come up with a different name for this gallery and a better description of the body of work that I am trying to create I will continue to call it “Fuzzy People”, although that is a bit too flippant. This image was taken a few days ago early in the morning down […]

Fuzzy People at the Fruit Market

I am playing around with a series I am calling “Fuzzy People”. Let me know what you think, good or bad. Here is the latest image I created for it. I went down to Main St. in Flushing (Queens, New York) around 6am to see if I could get some good light and get some […]

Ordering Take Away in Flushing, Queens

I went over to Main Street before sunrise this morning to find something to photograph.  I didn’t know when I left that it was only 19 degrees out and windy, so I stayed out as long as I could stand.  I got this shot, which I like as an accompanying image to what will be […]

Viewing Art at MoMA

This is a composite of two images shot at the Museum of Modern Art. I shot many different images while people were looking at an art installation. I shot it out of focus maybe to give it a sense of unreality, which is how I feel most of the time when I am at MoMA, […]

Tree and Chair Diptych

I love this diptych.  I like the interplay of shadows; the similar placement of the objects against a wall; the similar perspective from which they were shot; and I like that the three “colors” in the diptych are two primary colors and the secondary color that is created when those two primary colors are mixed.

Woman Reflected In Window

This is an unusual image for me in that it is a complicated composition.  Although I tend toward editing out as many elements as possible when shooting, I sometimes like to try and create a complicated structure that still works without being confusing.  I especially love images where you have to look at it for […]