Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sebastian


This gorgeous boy is the grandson of my cousin. It took many attempts before I was able to make two decent images. He was too self conscious in the beginning but when he returned to play with his toy cars, I was able to make my candid portraits. Children are not easy to photograph. These were of course hand held and were shot with the  Lumix GX-1

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July

There's no symbol more "American" throughout the world than the Brooklyn Bridge.
Let's hope that our nation may continue to be the beacon of freedom and hope it is.  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gentrification



These photos were just shot in the old meat packing district of Manhattan. The area has undergone a revival on steroids and is now one of the city's trendiest. The Whitney Museum of American Art has just moved here into a new building. Needless to say the area abounds with places to eat, galleries and trendy stores. This is also the beginning of the Highline a wonderful place to visit and enjoy some respite from busy city life.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The power of the lens

A camera can be used for many purposes. Unfortunately, today it's being used increasingly to curtail our privacy. Here I attended an affordable housing demonstration in Manhattan a few years ago. The images were to be used for Catholic Charities, my client in support of making housing available to low income tenants.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dignity

A photographer has the responsibility to  preserve a subject's dignity. One must engage the subject and never take surreptitious shots especially with long lenses. In  this manner the subject's dignity is preserved or even increased. The conversion to Black and withe gave additional power to this image.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Lost souls?

I shot these images a few days ago while visiting some friends in Northampton, Long Island. After a nice pranzo or lunch, we walked to the beach. The images are rather eerie and appear those of lost souls wondering endlessly for rest or whatever souls seek when they wonder if they wonder at all or if souls exist at all......