I made a series of images when I was out the other night having a couple of drinks with some friends. I really like how these turned out - they have a kind of voyeuristic, salacious vibe to them, and I think that's really nicely reinforced by VSCO's excellent Night films (part of the Archetype Films pack).
Ocean Ave. | December, 2014
Still amazed at how good the low-light performance of the iPhone 6 is.
On the way home late one night after working on presentation materials for a pitch. (I don't remember who we were pitching, or if we won.)
The city becomes serene and peaceful, and there's something about observing it through the scratched, streaked glass of a taxi windows that is romantic, mysterious, ethereal. Or maybe I've just watched too many movies.
This week's wallpaper is late. Sorry about that. It is a cityscape of Lower Manhattan with some rather dramatic clouds. This is the South view from Deutsch's offices in Chelsea.
iPhone, iPad and desktop versions are available, and as always, don't be a jerk.
EDIT: I just realized I uploaded a low-resolution version of this wallpaper for the desktop size - that's been fixed.
I think this is bamboo. I'm not a botanist or arborist or herbologist, or any other -ist that would know what type of plant this is, though. All I know is, it was up on the Highline Park and it provided a really nice textural background for some portraits I was shooting that day. Grab it in iPhone, iPad and Desktop sizes via the links below.
Usage rights: no commercial use, please. Link back with credit if you do use/remix this. Don't be a jerk.
Union Square Station | June 2014 New York, NY
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY | June 15, 2015
Shot during the National Geographic Your Shot Meetup. I had a great time and learned a ton from an incredible group of instructors and editors.
Time Warner Center | June 16, 2014
New York City, NY
A rare trip to Midtown brought me in the vicinity of Time Square today. Here are some photos of superbowl Boulevard, in anticipation of the Big Game this weekend.
Shot one afternoon during lunch.
One of the hardest things for me to do is shoot portraits of random strangers on the street. The afternoon light was just too good, though, so I made myself approach these guys and ask if I could shoot. I'm glad I did.
June 2013 - Chelsea, NYC
Chelsea, NY - March, 2013
January, Brooklyn NY
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
I braved the 20º weather in Prospect Park last weekend, all for the sake of a few photos, because that's how I roll.
The extended period of below-freezing temperatures meant that lake was frozen solid - enough so that a few souls more daring than I ventured out on the ice (that is not how I roll).
This image is far from perfect. The vibrations from car and train traffic on the Manhattan Bridge present a challenge when shooting long exposures. I was using my beloved old Canon G10, which doesn't seem to have the sharpest lens when shooting in low light, and struggles mightily with noise. Plus, there's no clear view of anything from the walkway on the Manhattan Bridge - it's all obscured by a chain link fence on top, and iron gratings below, so getting an unobstructed shot requires poking your lens awkwardly through an opening and bracing your tripod strategically, then waiting for the traffic to die down long enough to get a crisp shot. All that aside, I do like the colors in this shot a whole lot, so technical imperfections aside, I'm sharing it anyway.
A wind-blown sign at the Parkside Ave. entrance to Prospect Park.