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AH Slideshow & Party

Earlier this month I was asked to shoot Animal Haven‘s Winter Cocktail Party, which took place at a friend of the shelter’s spectacular loft apartment. Bulldog Gin supplied the liquor and the wonderful restaurant Salt supplied the amazing food. During the event, Australian singer Sia sang her hit song “Breathe Me” alongside a slideshow presentation that Kendra Mara (Director of Community Involvement at AH), put together featuring many of her photos as well as several of mine.

Kendra also had a few of my photos blown up to poster size displayed throughout the party. Go HERE to view the rest of the photos from the fabulous event. Click here to see the VIDEO I shot during the live performance, it’s pretty powerful stuff so look out. Oh and please excuse the shaky camera work, I promise to bring a tripod next time.

Soho

I was walking dogs in Soho this evening and saw this bizarre scene on Crosby Street. I made a mental note to go back afterward with my camera, and shot it using only existing light on ISO 6400. I’m thinking it’s leftover holiday decorations from Bloomingdale’s or something, what do you think?

Update: A reader pointed out that the trash is from the clothing store TOPSHOP that is located around the corner on Broadway, and is apparently making a lot of the neighbors angry because they don’t take care of their crap properly. Regardless, I was trying to capture the surrealness of it all.

Dyker Heights

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!

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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!

nycgo.com

nycgo.com did a wonderful feature on how to adopt a pet in New York (and why to avoid going to one of those terrible pet stores), and it brought some more fantastic press to Animal Haven and lots of the other New York shelters.

Click here to see the post, and scroll down to the link for Animal Haven to see more of my images (there’s also a link to the article on the homepage). Thanks again Jen!

Current Adoptables

There are so many great adoptable dogs and cats currently at the shelter just waiting to meet their new owners, and I can’t help but love seeing my photos on the Animal Haven website (thanks for the credits ladies!). From left to right: Michaela (Rottie Mix), Snowball (White DSH), Moon (Orange Tabby), Michi (Calico DSH), Grand (Cane Corso, has been adopted, YAY!), Rhino (Shepherd/Pit Mix), Kitty Kahmir (Tortoiseshell DSH). These are only a handful, please spread the word or come visit!

Samarra, Jack & Kip

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.

’09 NYC Marathon

Captions (starting from the top, from left to right):

1- The first official No Parking sign I saw on the course in my neighborhood. I live a few blocks from the 3mi marker in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and I saw this on my way to work on Friday. Stuff like that always gets me pumped.

2- New York is probably the only marathon where you have to ride with non-runners to the start. Since I live so close to the Staten Island, all we had to do was hop on a local bus to get there. Unfortunately for a friendly Midwesterner like Angie, this means being forced to make small talk with strange businessmen on one of the more stressful mornings of her life.

3- Me and Angie showing off our bibs with the Verrazano looming in the background.

4- Having a much need quiet time of focus and reflection while chilling on the grass at Fort Wadsworth. We were there from about 7am-10am. That’s the official timing chip on my shoe in the foreground.

5- And we’re off! The cannons go off and Sinatra starts playing, Jenna is looking pumped!!!

6- I was sad to leave my Al Gordon Snowflake run sweatshirt behind, thanks for all the warm times sweatshirt! Hope someone nice found you.

7- This is the last shot I took (didn’t shoot any during the race for obvious reasons). All the runners were exiting Central Park to reunite with their friends and families. I thought the light and the leaves looked beautiful, and was happy to be done. 🙂