One of the first things I did when I moved to New York was to spend a weekend protesting in Times Square. I’d been in the city for just under a month at the time of the election and since I didn’t officially have an address yet, I hadn’t registered to vote. But that fall of 2000 was important enough that I voted absentee in PA before my registration expired. And then a few weeks after the election I found […]
On a frigid day in January 2009 I ventured out with thousands of fellow New Yorkers celebrating the end of a dark era in American politics. Despite the sub-zero wind chill we watched the giant TV screens in Times Square as Barak Obama recited the oath of office for the presidency of the United States.
I’m reading that new Leibovitz book and am enjoying the hell out of it. I love photographer biographies, and although this one is more along the lines of discussions about photos, she does it in a more or less chronological order, and you can see how the work progresses over time. The book is not about technique, but she mentions a couple of tidbits that I thought were interesting. When she was shooting 35mm, for example when she was touring […]
How does everyone feel about titles? When I was in college I would tend to make up romantic, moody, and cryptic (read idiotic and random) titles for my photography. For example titles like “Existential wasteland” and “Thought unfurled” and the ever popular “untitled” followed by a random numberÂ – more than four to show it’s part of a series but under 20 to show that I’m choosy. All of these titles could have been applied to a ubiquitous image of […]
One of the aspects of my job is to shoot events. It’s one of the things that I am least good at, and although when I look at my work over the years it’s clear that I’m improving, at the end I feel unsatisfied. I am never 100% happy with the work I produce at these things, and I always feel like I should be doing better. Which is to say that I think more seasoned event photographers would do […]
As I mentioned last week, I’ve been utilizing my iPhone a bit more lately for scouting, idea capture and in general, just another way to boost my creativity a bit. One of the challenges that I’ve faced with the iPhone, however, is how to get my photos off the phone and onto my computer in a reasonable fashion. The problem lies in the fact that I sync my iPhone to my home computer (a Mac) and spend most of my […]
Here’s a quick shot from October that I finally have gotten around to doing the post-production on. This was taken at a steeplechase race in Virginia. Incidentally I picked the overall winner for the cup race that day – a horse called Bubble Economy. Unfortunately lots of other people bet on that horse as well so my one dollar bet only paid out $4. Still, not a bad return. Lately I’ve been trying to grab concept and location shots on […]