Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Monday, December 14, 2009

The Arctic Monkeys

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One of my favorite new bands of the last couple of years - England's  Arctic Monkeys - dropped into New York to play a few nights at Terminal 5. The venue sucks (horrible friggin site lines. I ended up watching most of the show standing on an ottoman in the balcony) but the band was great. Hopefully I can see them again at a better venue soon. In the meantime check out their website, to hear some tunes and watch a few videos. 


A shot of the drummer through a window near the backstage

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

365: November's Best

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Continuing on with my self imposed challenge to shoot 365 Phots in 365 days, that stand on their own without the help of Photoshop or editing. These are my favorites from the month of November, presented as shot.

The previous photo was shot on Thanksgiving after having dinner with friends in their new apartment in Park Slope. After stuffing my face with food, and wine, this was the image that I stepped out to as I exited the subay, which pretty much put the evening in perspective for me.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


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Two years ago my parents came to the east coast to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and I. As they’d never been in New York at holiday time, my mother thought it would be a fun family outing to attend the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and asked if I would take her.  Being the dutiful son I am I responded – no.

It’s not that I don’t love my mother, and wouldn’t do anything for her, it’s that I know my mother, and I know New York, and knowing my mother and New York I knew that while she thought it might be fun in theory, in actuality – she would have hated it! If you’ve ever attended a big NY event – The Macy’s Parade, The Halloween Parade, The Pride Parade, New Years Eve in Times Square – you know one thing – IT’S CROWDED AS HELL!!! You can’t see what you came to see, you can’t move, you get pushed, jostled, shoved, and you sure as hell can’t find/use a bathroom. Needless to say, we ended up watching the parade that year like sane people – at home, on the couch, sipping coffee.

The next day we went Christmas shopping in midtown. My mother of course wanted to see the windows at Macy’s…..after battling the crowd for about 5 minutes she proclaimed “OK I’m ready to go now, it’s way too crowded”

This year, I decided to beat the crowds (and get a head start) by shooting the parade balloons before the parade even began, late at night, at the starting point on the upper west side. So these photos are for my mother to enjoy from the comfort of her computer.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday in New York

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An unusually warm November afternoon in New York.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Yankeeees, Win!

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A bit behind on this one, but pics of the Yankees clinching their 27th series as eager New Yorkers watch from Times Square.

Old Friend, New Pics

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I got to spend some time this weekend with an old friend I haven't seen in a while.

Jonathan Etes is a Chicago based photographer (check out some his work here and  here) who unlike me doesn't have a hang up about being on the other side of the camera.

These pics were shot around the city on an unusually warm November day in New York.

With New York legend Louis Mendes

                                                                    Posing with Louis' 1940's era Speed Graphic camera.

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