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I both agree and disagree with Allen. (more…)
A short video I put together for Thomas Witte and the talk we’re doing at the Mid-Manhattan Library branch today at 6pm. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and say hi. Here’s the link to the event.
Some interesting news in the neighborhood today. Someone leaned a brand new attaché case against the firehouse on Cortelyou Road and got he whole area in a tizzy. Bomb squads, helicopters, Emergency Services. The whole nine yards. Anyway, here are some shots of the brave folks who determined that it wasn't a bomb but just a harmless case left by some idiot. (more…)
This image is now part of the permanent collection of the Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Because the space shuttle Enterprise is now on display at that museum, they wanted an image of it flying past the Statue of Liberty. A quick search through Flickr and the museum people found this image of mine (one of the reasons I maintain a heavy Flickr presence). I shot it when the Enterprise was being delivered to NYC to its new home.
A couple of Fridays ago, we took the whole Switch to Manual crew out to Times Square for a little burlesque frolic. Here's a gallery of what we did with Cheeky Lane (on the right in the above image) and Angelique A'Lamode (Ms. Metrocard). We're planning to set up more special events like this in the near future. Should you want to join us, email us (switchtomanual (at) gmail (dot) com) and we'll let you know when the next Times Square night shoot is happening. Until then, enjoy the pix; mine mixed with Tom's. Click on for more.
Sometimes I like to hang out in one spot and shoot whatever comes along. Yesterday, at Macy's on 34th street, they put up these huge red walls to cover up the renovations they're doing there. It was the middle of the day and the light was not great but the color of the wall was overwhelming. I thought I'd just hang there for a little while and see who passed by. I didn't have my big camera, just my iPhone, which was probably an advantage in this saturation. Click on to continue the series from the red wall.
Went for another stroll in the rain today in Green-Wood Cemetery armed with only my iPhone and Panasonic Lumix LX-5. I haven't processed the Panasonic shots yet, but these are fresh off my iPad. I usually transfer the shots I did on the iPhone over to the iPad because they are a little easier to process using the larger screen. Anyway, it was a perfect day to shoot in the cemetery. Rainy, and very windy. So windy that I was worried about tree branches falling down. Click on for more shots.
I just finished editing this the other day. It’s really a “trailer” for a longer video, but it stands pretty well on its own and really covers what Jean is doing with his series called “Vestiges of Industry.” What this video is really part of is a new production company that Jean and I and our friend Kristin are putting together. Jean describes it the best (from his blog): (more…)
Who remembers using these?
I shot this yesterday when crossing Ocean Parkway. I saw this family and I knew I wanted some shots of them. I just aimed my iPhone and popped about a half dozen shots and hoped for the best. This one came out great, in my opinion, especially with the black and white treatment.
By the way, I shot and processed this on my iPhone (using Snapseed)
A short video I put together for Thomas Witte and the talk we’re doing at the Mid-Manhattan Library branch today at 6pm. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and say hi. Here’s the link to the event.…
Some interesting news in the neighborhood today. Someone leaned a brand new attaché case against the firehouse on Cortelyou Road and got he whole area in a tizzy. Bomb squads, helicopters, Emergency Services. The whole nine yards. Anyway, here are some shots of the brave folks who determined that it wasn't a bomb but j…
Now, if you have the Flipboard app on your mobile device, you can subscribe to my new curated photo magazine “photo mOjO.” Just click on this link to subscribe. You'll need to do it from a mobile device like an iPad or iPhone and you'll have to download the newest Flipboard app if you don't [……