There are beers you drink warm and then there are beers that are better ice cold and we mean so cold that a layer of frost builds up on the bottle when it hits the open air of a hot summer day. We found the fine folks from Bomber Jackets on Instagram a while back and sometimes being fans of the cold beer persuasion these guys peak our interest with the artwork on their koozies that come in a variety for bottles and cans. See the full article on Liver Bashers.
This was from first time I was able to sit with Giancarlo Arcieri (GC for short) while he was making a violin, a process I never seen before even with all the hours of watching shows like How It’s Made.
I took this panorama on my walk home from work this morning and I been wanting to test out shooting only with my Canon 5d Mark III and 70-200mm F4 to see if it changes my recent view on photography that it has gotten very boring of late and I feel like I have been losing more interest with every new day, hopefully I can come out of this funk soon. Pardon my terrible writing I just a humble moron.
When I’m walking around the city I’m not looking for anything in particular to photograph. I might shoot something like the shot here in the LES skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge or I might have my tripod setup hunting light trails, but I will Most likely be sitting in a bar taking a shot of a beer for another site I run because beer is delicious for those of you who are of age to enjoy it. Please forgive the shit grammar, I’m learning to write better but with old age comes a stubbornness that doesn’t want to learn new things.
Took this shot awhile back on a trek to Long Island City for a pint. Wish I had more the say.
They say patience is a virtue and most of the time I don’t have it with the exception of when I’m waiting for a shot when the light is perfect.
I do make fun of my friend Jessica and call her flower art hipster shit I do have to admit it is very creative. While we were getting shots of them people did keep stoping her to tell her much they liked them so she might be on to something here regardless of smartass opinion. Anyway give her a follow over at Created & Reincarnated and it you are interested is purchasing her art you can find it over on Etsy. Remember Mothers Day is this weekend and it would make a nice gift. Happy Mothers Day to all the good moms out there!
Shot from a Friday morning walkabout with Lorenzo Mitil who was out shooting some Cinestill BwXX around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Side note check out the Oculus during the morning rush hour, it’s like watching an episode of Planet Earth the only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough narrating.
Morning rush in the Financial District. For the Juice.
I first saw a few images that were shot using Cinestill BwXX and wanted to get a roll or two to test out. I looked for it at B & H Photo Video and saw it was on back order which had it for the best price so when they did get back in stock I order two rolls, also I did see it on Amazon but for double the price of all the stores that did carry it. The first roll I just started shooting around the city in the Financial District because you can get harsh light and dark shadows you can get and shot the second roll down in Philadelphia where I did get some decent shots. If your like me and only shoot black and white when using film you will love images you get from it, believe me even the really shit images I took have me looking them over twice just because of the feel the film gives them.
This blurry violin was in the shop for a neck reset.
I was trying to get a shot of the red neon bull and this lady walked up and just stood there so I assumed she wanted me to take her picture.
I went out with Alex for a walkabout around lower Manhattan to get some street portraits . While we were walking around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan near the corner of Pearl and Hanover Square I saw the perfect light for what I was looking to get and the light pole he was leaning on was just and added bonus to get to him to pose for the camera.
I was able to work with the gentleman Gloss Black who painted this mural on another mural project with the man Serringe who brought me on as a second camera which in itself is a great honor to me being asked by someone who has been honing his craft for years and would even think to give me a chance to assist him on a project. Seeing this mural on my walkabout today really made me smile and brought up so good thoughts about how far I have come on this journey with a camera in my hand.
Like the title says I chase the light when I’m on a walkabout. I love an area the has a large amount buildings that are close together where it chops the light up and bounces the light off other buildings, it is I my opinion the best free studio any photographer can afford.
I saw it, I climb it, it rained, That’s all.
People do love theirs selfies. That’s All…
While walking taking some street portraits of a friend we ended up on Stone Street which was packed for an early afternoon. I happened to be standing behind a father and son who where most likely on holiday and when I saw them setting up I had to take the shot because it is in my nature to keep capturing things I see on the streets.
Let start off by saying I hate areas where large amount of tourist are hanging out even when I go visit somewhere that I have never been before I try to avoid those areas, but there is something about the light the comes into the Oculus that keeps bring back.
This is an old shot that I came across while doing Lightroom maintenance. Year after year you can see people who love New York City during Christmas for the lights, Rockefeller Centers giant Christmas Tree and the window scenes at some flagship department stores, but The Village Halloween Parade beats all that by a mile and it your are planning a holiday to New York City might I suggest the end of October.