Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

After a Summer Hiatus

I took the summer off from my blog.  Actually, I just didn’t have anything to share or write about, and before I knew it I hadn’t posted anything in three months.  Nobody reads it anyway, so I don’t think I was missed.  And, the world doesn’t really need another blog post.  But I do want […]


Photographing a Drag Queen

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I recently accepted the opportunity to put my talents to good use for a non-for-profit organization that raises money every year for the NYC LGBT community.  It is  ”Broadway Sings for Pride”, the result of Neal Bennington’s need to address the high rates of suicide within the LGBT community.  Since 2011 he has been putting […]


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 […]


The Last Snowy Saturday

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Decided to share a few images from this past Saturday.   Hopefully it will be the last snowy Saturday.  Went to Central Park early and then down to Union Square Farmers Market with a friend.  The last image was shot in Midtown before a meeting.


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 […]


A Dying Pigeon

A pigeon lies dying on the sidewalk in the early morning light of Winter.

I was out early a couple of mornings ago with my camera on my way to the 7 train through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  At the entrance to the park, and beneath the huge overpass of the Van Wyck Expressway,  I saw a pigeon lying on the ground.  It was an odd sight for two reasons: […]


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 […]


New ImageBrief PREMIUM Service

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I was recently invited to upgrade my account with ImageBrief to the yet-to-be-rolled-out PREMIUM service.  Upon doing so I was pleased to get an invitation from Ken Pao to meet with him and the rest of the ImageBrief gang here at their offices in SoHo so that we could discuss what the new service will […]


Playing Basketball at Sunset

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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 […]


The Cloisters

Busts on an alter at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan.

An actress and I had an idea for a photo shoot.  We wanted a film noir feel to it and were looking for an other-worldly sense of place: something distinct but hard to place.  I thought of The Cloisters in upper Manhattan because unless you know of it you would not know it is in […]


Costin With Balloons

Costin With Balloons

This triptych is from a photo shoot I did with the actor Costin Becheanu.  We did quite a few different scenarios, all of them with the balloons.  But it was from this scenario on Pier 26 in Manhattan that we got the most traction.  The three images together compliment one another and give a sense of […]


New Image Added

I try to go through my images for a couple of hours whenever I think of it, which isn’t often enough, to organize and keyword, and to see what images I passed over that may now be of interest to me.  Lightroom is a great program for me to keep my images organized, and it […]


Kara Walker Installation at Domino Sugar Factory

A friend of mine who was visiting from Los Angeles suggested we go see the Kara Walker installation at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday.  It was a great suggestion.  First of all, the weather was ideal, so waiting in the very long line to get into the exhibit was much […]


Balthazar Bakery

Two perspectives inside Balthazar Bakery in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.


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 […]


A Groom Being Groomed

I took a small gig photographing the wedding of a young couple.   They decided to forgo the crazy and expensive route of a full-blown wedding and instead get married at the Marriage Bureau, City Clerk’s Office.  This is an image of the groom being groomed.


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 […]


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.