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
Being asked to choose your favorite photos is not hard, it’s impossible. I have never published a photo either in this space or on my Instagram account that I don’t love. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t post it. Simple. However, I can choose pieces that effect me for one reason or the other and while I very rarely have spoken publicly on what those emotions are, it might be worth examining some of these pieces now. [Read more…] about My Favorite New York City Photos: A Retrospective Part 1
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
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
I am a big believer that art is where you find it. Whether it’s a beautiful sunrise/sunset or witnessing a random act of kindness, we are surrounded every day by art of some kind. Walking anywhere through Manhattan you can find organic art of all sorts. However, my focus today are the actual art installations of Manhattan. These works are meant to blend seamlessly into the city around them, yet they stand out as meritorious in their own right. All credit is due to the artists whose work is shown here. I hope I have done some justice to your vision. [Read more…] about New York City Street Art- A Photo Blog
On occasion, I will go through some of my catalog of work and look back on certain periods of my work. Since we are in the last depressing months of this New York City winter I decide to pull out some photos I took a few years ago during a frigid, snowy photo walk. I remember this walk well since about half way through the telescopic focus on my lens broke.
I was trying to capture how New York life still goes on despite a horrible storm. Until my lens broke… I still was able to capture some photos but all in all, you might consider this an outtake collection.
On a cold Wednesday last week, I ventured out to Brooklyn. Admittedly, I have not spent a lot of time there but you can see the appeal as soon as you ascend the subway station stairs. You step out into the charm and angst which make Brooklyn known the world over, even outside of it’s attachment to New York City.
I was fortunate enough to be able to have access to a rooftop looking out towards Manhattan You can see the tip of the Empire State Building and some of the glitzier high rise apartments but it might as well been a world away. These photos, some are heavily edited for a vintage effect, only begin to scratch the surface. I hope to spend more time in the upcoming year exploring and documenting the unique (dare I say quirky?) beauty of Brooklyn.
Late summer in New York is always a slightly bittersweet time. Autumn is always beautiful here but the days are shorter, the weather will soon cool, and the leaves will change color and fall to the ground. New Yorkers know how dreary winter can be weather wise and they are always looking to make the most out of every summer day. Here are some scenes from around Central Park of people doing just that.