One of the most underrated aspects of New York City is it’s natural beauty. Lately, on my walks I have been looking for what makes New York so naturally beautiful, especially during summer. From street sunflower plantings to Central Park to a perfectly placed sunset on Manhattan Henge, it’s easy to see why New York City is a colorful, vivid playground in the summertime. [Read more…] about New York City Summer Beauty- A Photo Blog
For years, The Hamptons has been an oasis for Manhattanites during the hot summer months. The natural beauty of the beaches and along with the draw of the fantastic social life, it has everything a sweaty, work weary New Yorker needs.
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I mentioned in my last article that as I progress as an artist I am coming to different conclusions as to the use of post editing to enhance photographs. At what point do they stop being photos and become pieces of graphic art. If you have viewed this space over the past years you will have noticed that I have come right up to this line and even past it on a number of occasions. [Read more…] about More of New York Photography Unedited
Post picture editing is about 5 minutes older than the art of photography itself. We have gone from painting in color by hand to the endless complexity of Photoshop and Lightroom. Most of the editing I do for my own photos is done through apps on my phone. I rely on post-shot editing in order to express how I truly saw the scene or subject I was photographing. [Read more…] about New York Unfiltered: An Unedited Photo Blog
Everyone knows that the winter in New York City is long and particularly brutal. Just this year we had snow in April for the first time in as long as I can remember. I even heard of a police department issuing a warrant for the groundhog who predicted an early spring on the charges of fraud. When the cold weather stretches deep into March on a yearly basis it’s easy to dream of the eternal warmth of Miami or LA. [Read more…] about The Manhattan Spring Sky- A Photo Essay
You may recall that earlier this year I shared some photos from the apartment that a friend of mine was looking at in Chelsea. He ended up passing on it in favor of another building a few blocks away. The location is great for him but a photographer’s dream for me. With views of the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building, I was able to capture some great, sweeping cityscapes. I am always remind that art is truly where you find it* and it can be anywhere, even the rooftop of your brand new apartment building.
*More on this in an upcoming article! [Read more…] about Moving to Chelsea- Updated Photo Blog
Last time I took you for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, from Manhattan to Brooklyn. After exiting the walkway on the bridge you come to Brooklyn Bridge Park. One of the most unique public spaces in all of NYC. It pairs the unique, old school Brooklyn charm with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. In that way exact way it captures both the soul and body of New York City at large. I always try to present my work thusly. The gorgeous physical architecture being the body and the people who inhabit those structures being the soul. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a fantastic way to see both. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Bridge Park- A Photo Blog
If you are a New Yorker, you are obligated to walk The Brooklyn Bridge. Yes, it could be touristy just for the fact alone that the pedestrian walkway is ALWAYS mobbed with people from all over the world, every nice day from April until October. It’s like going to the top of the Empire State Building or now the Freedom Tower. If the Queensboro Bridge has the market on quirkiness then the Brooklyn Bridge could be considered a wizened old man who has seen New York grow to be the capital of the world. It IS touristy on the surface but dig a little deeper and it’s pure New York.
Any native New Yorker will tell you that there is a certain nostalgia that permeates through Brooklyn. Yes, we may reluctantly admit that hipsters have brought a certain “cool” back to BK however, for a lot of us that were raised in NY the essence of Brooklyn goes beyond a bad mustache, know it all attitude and skinny jeans. It’s where out fathers and grandmothers grew up and where our great-grandparents settled after coming through Ellis Island. Next time you take a walk through an area like DUMBO try to imagine it through the hardworking New Yorkers from all over the world that came to Brooklyn and are the original producers of BK slickness.