Observations

International Color Awards

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My photo titled Fall Reflections was just awarded in the Annual International Color Awards Competition in the nature category.  This was shot on my iPhone from a boat while fishing in upstate NY.

 

Winners in the Black and White Spider Awards

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This is one of 2 images that were winners in the Black and White Spider Awards people category. These images were both part of  my Public Isolation series shot on the streets of NYC during the Pandemic lockdown.

Public Isolation

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Shot during the Covid-19 Pandemic in New York City

More From My Series Public Isolation NYC

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I stood in the same spot for about 40 minutes focused on this background waiting for people too walk by. On a normal day there would have been too many people but during the lockdown in NYC there were so few people on the streets. I set my camera on high speed continues and when an interesting person walked by I was able to bang off at least 5-6 shots. This woman was by far my favorite.

More from the Streets of NYC During Covid-19

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The Corona hat is a nice touch . . .

Museum of The City of New York

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Tonight I’l be attending a private opening at the Museum of the City of New york titled “Collecting New York Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious”drawn from hundreds of additions to the museum’s permanent collection over the past few years.Two of my photographs will be included. Show is up through the end of the year.

Underground NYC

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The subway is always interesting . . .

Two Of My Images In A Feature Film

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I just licensed these 2 images for inclusion in a feature film based on the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk”, about a couple in Harlem in the 1970’s in NYC. The film’s director is Barry Jenkins who Directed Best Picture winner Moonlight. It will be premiered at the next NY Film Festival.

Loving Street Photography

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I shot this on my iPhone on the streets on NYC. One of the reasons I love street photography is that if you keep your eyes open you can capture moments such as this. When i came upon this I was struck by the billboard of the sandwich eater and the orange and yellow of the newspaper dispensers. I knew that if I framed it up in an interesting way and just waited i would get people walking by. It all happens so fast that I’m never really sure off what I’ve captured until I actually look at the photos. It’s the randomness and spontaneity of street photography that makes it so exciting to me. I lucked out with this woman glancing at the poster. I think that it really ties the whole image together.

The Deuce and the Bowery. My 70’s NYC photos in Provokr

A story about my NYC 1970’s street photos was recently run in Provokr, an online publication dealing with all aspects of culture. With the release of the HBO show The Deuce, which is centered around Times Square during the early 1970’s, I’ve received many requests about my images. What goes around comes around.