Several times over the past year, I’ve been attending a networking/photo shoot/creative endeavor on Staten Island. Basically it’s a bunch of creative folks getting together to do what they love…making things. I love it, because it gives my creativity a jump start. Concepts spawn from nowhere as people just build idea upon idea. The original theme (I use that term loosely) was comics, but as you can see it went in other directions, too.
I didn’t realize I had so many images from last February’s blizzard, but you don’t often get fairly pristine snow in New York City, so I went a little crazy, to the tune of making about 240 frames. I was lucky to catch the sun low in the sky since it was early trying to push through the clouds, which created a great glowing orb effect giving a slightly different feel to some of the images.
Thankfully most of the birds are so used to people it’s easy to get some nice close-ups. Even the not-so-colorful brown and black birds jumped out of the image with the bright background the snow, and the light it reflected onto everything, provided.
Mostly, I stuck to shooting landscapes and using the trees and their spindling, finger-like branches to contrast the snow.
Still cleaning out my backlog of photos, and I came across some pics from the blizzard this past February. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to grab my camera and head to Central Park. Everything looked all clean and pristine early in the morning.
I’ve been completely slacking on posting to this blog for the past few months. Over the next few days I’m going to try to catch up with what I’ve been up to. Here’s the start: Several months ago I was asked to shoot an acrobatic/aerial show titled “If Man is Five” performed by the talented Nicholas O’Kane, Anthony Ruiz, Eric Michaels, Daniel Stern and Thomas Edward Hooks III. The show was near Philadelphia in what looked to be an old barn, though it could have been a church since I think I recall seeing a stained-glass window somewhere in there. They had some incredible lighting for the performance, though I guess that’s to be expected, which led to some cool images.