Posts Tagged ‘street scene’

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

Lonely in the Subway

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.  


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 […]


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 […]


Smiling Man on Bus

I have to share this image.  I was taking the bus back from downtown Flushing, a short 5 minute ride, and this man got on the bus and sat across from me.  I was attracted to the early morning light that was striking his face and his big childlike smile (or, demonic, depending on your […]


Stencil Diptych

These two images were made to be together. Not literally. I didn’t shoot one and then come across the other on the street and then thought “ah HA”. The process was a bit more oblique than that. I shot these two images two years apart. It wasn’t until I was editing and sequencing images for […]


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.