I’m going through and organizing all my hard drives today and found this photo I shot of the Verrazano bridge a few years back. I’m pretty sure I took it with my iphone while on an early morning run. I love the colors and that it almost has a tilt-shift look to it.
We also used the bridge for a backdrop for our engagement photos. Ahhh memories . . .
I entered the art buying community recently when I made my first official purchase of a wonderful painting from Clover’s Fine Art Gallery by the artist Alexis Trice. The show just ended and I was finally able to bring it home and have already made a place for it on my wall. Coincidentally, Alexis graduated from SVA the same year as I did. I was originally there to visit and take portraits of one of my oldest friends Charlotte who works as a curator at the gallery.
Please check out her website, and also her adorable pet portrait site, Welcome to the Doghouse. Thanks Alexis! I promise to take good care of it and cherish it forever.
Charlotte Mouquin, who was literally my very first New York friend, is the curator at a beautiful gallery in Brooklyn called Clover’s Fine Art Gallery. I stopped by recently one evening with my friend Liana to say hi and was pleasantly surprised to see there was also some live music happening (which is a frequent thing). It’s a great space that also has a cafe in front which is something I love. Being able to have a drink and a small bite to eat while checking out some new art, how easy is that!
Clover’s Fine Art Gallery is located at 338 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY. See more pics HERE.
Every year I always hear about these amazing Christmas lights in Brooklyn that are a must see. They are actually in the neighborhood next to mine yet I’ve never gone, so when I found someone who shared my enthusiasm (thanks Amy!), and convinced my Husband to drive it was a done deal. Each house tries to out do the next and it’s pretty incredible, and if you go on a weekend evening there’s even a real live Santa!
See the rest of the photos HERE, along with a few fun snow photos (including a few of my cats). Not sure how long they stay up for but I highly recommend checking them out in person. I heard there’s a guy who shuttles people out there in a van from Union Square, or you could just take the subway of course but make sure to bundle up!
My good friend and former colleague Samarra asked me to shoot some photos of her, her husband Jack and her adorable 15mo old Kip. Since she is a brilliant designer and photographer herself and is always behind the camera, she needed a little help and I was happy to oblige (this is a common problem, you have thousands of photos of your friends and family but there aren’t actually any of you). We thought Dumbo would be the perfect location with it’s cobblestone streets and fantastic views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Not only did we get some great shots but we’re able to catch up at the same time. Great fun for all!
See the rest of the shoot on Flickr, thanks guys! See you soon for babysitting.
People are always asking me for photos of New York. I’ve been using Flickr a lot more lately, and I thought a rather easy solution for this predicament was to put together a public set of city images. This way people can go through them at their leisure, and I don’t have to frantically put together dozens of images, downsize them for email, etc. Happy hunting!