Tag Archives: NYC

Photo Expo

I attended the PDN Photo Expo last Friday at the Javits Center. I was very much looking forward to seeing one of my favorite photographers, Lauren Greenfield, speak at a seminar about photography & film-making. I saw her in the past and I love her work and find her to be very inspirational. Well, I was very disappointed to find that when I got there, they had changed speakers! Now i’m sure the guy they replaced her with was great and all, but I just couldn’t climb out of my hole of anger long enough to care or listen to a word he was saying. So basically I left, complained to the right people, and was given a pass to go to another seminar if I wanted. I ended up going to one about archiving digital images with Seth Resnick, which isn’t exactly a fun or inspirational topic, but it’s still super important and you really can’t know enough about it. Oh well, there’s always next year.

Marathon on the Brain

The ’09 NYC Marathon is less than two weeks away and i’m having a hard time concentrating on anything else right now. This is my third year in a row running New York and i’m hoping for a personal best. To calm my nerves, I decided to look at some photos from my past races. These in particular are from 2007, my first marathon. I was so excited that morning, and was completely geared up. My friend Jenna bought me an early birthday present, a tiny digital wrist camera from GoPro which is what I shot these with. Unfortunately, the batteries died before the race actually started, but there’s plenty to see walking around Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island. Look for my photos from this year in the next few weeks to see how it all turned out!

Jen & Miguel

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I had the pleasure of photographing a friends wedding over the weekend at the lovely Studio 450 on the west side of the city. I’ve known Jen since our dorm room days at SVA, and it was an honor to shoot her and Miguel’s amazing wedding day. There literally could not have been a more beautiful place in Manhattan for them to get married. There was an absolute gorgeous sunset going on in the background during the ceremony, and being a photographer, you really can’t get much better than that. Because of this, and the fact that they might be the cutest, most charming and sickeningly in love couple i’ve ever known, I had the hardest time picking just a few images for this post. I’ve seriously been agonizing over which photos to put up for the last hour. Lots more to come soon. Congrats guys and enjoy the cruise!

Precious

My good friends over at The Fresh Air Fund hired me to be a photographer at their annual spring gala this summer. The event was held at Tavern on the Green, and it was star studded. Pictured above are just a few of the VIP’s that came out to support the FAF, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, starring in the upcoming movie Precious, and the director Lee Daniels. Even though it’s not set to release in theaters ’till November, it’s been getting tons of press lately (mostly due to Oprah touching it with her golden fingers). A short summery from the IMDB page for the film:

“In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.”

Looks like it’s going to be a good one, i’ll be seeing it for sure. Gabby also seemed like a complete doll, and was loving every minute on the red carpet (check out my Portraits & Events gallery for more photos)!

*A helpful photo tip that I had to relearn the hard way during this shoot: ALWAYS bring double and triple backup equipment of everything! My trusty Canon 580EX completely died during the middle of this event, and even the hardcore paparazzi guys couldn’t help me. Thank god I brought a backup camera body that had a pop-up flash on it. Not perfect, but it was better than nothing in a jam and I was thankful I threw it in my camera bag that morning. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!”

Underground Piano

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I was impatiently waiting for the subway the other night when I saw this guy playing the piano. I’m usually not into subway performers because they are usually not very good and more annoying than entertaining. But not only was he good, he must have been some sort of a magician. Think he took it through the turnstile?

Animal Haven

Kenny

I’ve been volunteering at Animal Haven for a few years now. It’s a wonderful animal shelter located in Soho, and I try and go once a week, and always bring my camera. I upload all the photos to a set on Flickr, and a few random photos can also be seen in the footer of my site.

I stopped by yesterday evening and couldn’t resist taking a few of Kenny, whose main feature are his adorable, floppy uneven ears. Please go to the Animal Haven site and check out the available dogs and cats!