Posts Tagged ‘people places and things’

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 […]


Train Picture — Hong Kong Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day

This is the sort of photograph that really connects with me viscerally. It is beautifully executed with a high degree of technical skill (f-stop, shutter speed,depth of field). It is also a wonderful example of what, for me, photography does best: photography can honestly portray the quotidian in a fresh way and elevate a moment. […]


Marketing Manifesto

As some of you know, I am now working with Agency Access to help me with my marketing.  Lynn Kyle, who has been working with me on my images, emails, client lists, etc., wrote down a list of what I need to continue working on as we go forward.  It is very smart.  I have […]


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.


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.  


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 […]


The Perfect Urban Bike?

I saw this image in my archives when I was playing around in Lightroom (I love what Adobe has done with Lightroom) and it tickled me.  This bicycle seems like it would be the perfect urban bike:  rugged; old enough and beat up enough that nobody would steal it; a serious lock; and a rack […]


Times Square Color

I went to Times Square to see what I could render and interpret using the artificial light of Times Square as well as the bright colors. It was too much in the middle of the day to do anything with the artificial lights but I was able to get a sense of color through this […]


Tennis Courts

After a short hiatus from writing a blog post I am back with a newly minted image I took earlier today looking down on the tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  I took quite a few around that area, most of them even more graphic than this one.  This image is more literal than most […]


Open Door Series

This is one of the images I have submitted for a juried exhibition next week.  It is also part of a workshop I will be attending this weekend, the Open Door Series, sponsored by the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.  It’s being taught by Brainard Carey, author of “Making it in the Art World” and […]


Blonde in Blue

Very simple graphic elements make for a pretty simple composition.  


Man In Blue

This is one of the most abstract shots so far.  I brightened up the spectral highlight in the top left and cropped it just a bit so that the horizontal lines were parallel to the image edges.  Otherwise I did not do much with this image – it was nearly perfect.  


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 […]


Father and Child With Taxi

Serendipity plays a lot into these soft-focus images, and I love that.  It’s exciting to get back to my computer, download the images, and then see how they’ve turned out.  It reminds me of the days of shooting film when I’d have to wait until I got the negs back to see if I got […]


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 […]


Ascending to the Light

I have been shooting a bit more for my “Visual Whispers” body of work and I am getting excited about where it is going visually. I am figuring out what I want to explore as it relates to color, form, composition, light, and how much I can abstract the figures and environment before the picture […]


Thanks to LinkedIn Feedback

I have been getting some great feedback regarding a body of work I have begun that I am tentatively calling “Visual Whispers” I posted on LinkedIn asking for feedback in the group Fine Art Photographers and got some intelligent comments and critiques, which I am taking to heart.  One of the hardest parts for me is […]


Updated Gallery of Soft Focus Imagery

I have updated my gallery of soft focus work, including a different title to better reflect what I am going after with the work. It will continue to evolve. But I love what I have done over the last week and the direction in which it is going.


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 […]