New York City in February can be as beautiful as it is seemingly dismal. A quick walk around Midtown can show you the whole spectrum in one eye sweep of the landscape. [Read more…] about New York City Photography: A Cold Winter’s Night
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New York City at Christmas is a magical time. The lights, the crowds, the noise. This post is the opposite. Black and white, quiet, pensive. Moments of quiet reflection I managed to catch even in the chaos of Rockefeller Center. [Read more…] about A New York Noir Christmas: A Midtown Photo Journal
Brooklyn continues to be an amazement of sorts in terms of what you can find, in an ever changing city with up and coming neighborhoods and so much more. With all of that, you can photograph some amazing findings in black and white or color, depending on whatever you mood may be. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Street Writing: A Photo Blog
North Williamsburg is the next frontier for hipsterism in Brooklyn. Though currently still a wasteland of warehouses and auto shops along the waterfront that offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline there are signs of encroaching “hipness”. [Read more…] about North Williamsburg: The Next Hipster Frontier
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.
[Read more…] about A Boat Ride in The Hamptons: A Photo Journal
Stephen King once wrote, “A true romantic will always reject technological advancements.” By that measure, it seems that the world is in dire need of true romantics. How many of us (yes, I am including myself) take the time to actually look up from our phones when we walk down the street? Do your palms get itchy when your phone or tablet or laptop or remote control is out of view? [Read more…] about Step Away From the Device! A Photographic Response to Technology
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
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
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.
Summer in New York City can be relentless. The heat off the concrete and asphalt can stifle you. So, where do you go? Jones Beach? Fire Island? Sure, that would work if, you want to brave the traffic. East Hampton or Southampton? Maybe, if you were a Kardashian.
West Hampton Beach offers all of the cool ocean breezes of the Jones Beach without all the glitz and glamor of the other Hamptons. There is a quiet beauty of the surrounding area outside the quaint village. Every New Yorker needs a respite in the summer and Westhampton Beach is the perfect way to take in some of the best of what Long Island can offer.