Posts tagged “City

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NYPD vs FDNY Boxing Match

NYPD vs FDNY Boxing Match


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Behind the Pepsi Cola Sign in Long Island City

Behind the Pepsi Cola Sign in Long Island City

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Hank and Cupcakes

Hank and Cupcakes

Greenpoint, BK

Photo by Carlos Detres


Event Photography to Tell a Story (Sorry, posed group shot slammers)

My photography business offers documentary event photography curtailed for modern marketing and content sharing. I like to tell stories about the events that organizers work so hard to make.

Jada Coles
Miami, FL
May 17, 2013

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Matthew Dear at Capitale (before, during, after)

Standing back and watching the show, backstage with my best friend while working for a publication was thrilling.

Matthew Dear
Capitale
New York City
February 22, 2013

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Timo Weiland After Party at Le Baron

Chinatown seems to be the growing hot spot these days as I’ve noticed my work continues to take me there. There’s a lot to like about it. It has the sleaze and grit of the Lower East Side from 10-15 years ago and lots of places to easily fit in a speakeasy or venue. I had never been to Le Baron before this night but it got an A+ in my book.

The band that is playing is called Cable.

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(Photographed for UrbanDaddy.)

Le Baron
New York City
February 7, 2013

 


Silouehette in Red

Vice Magazine presented an event last week for in honor of Eddie Huang.

See the rest of the photos HERE.

Southside
New York City
January 30, 2013

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Geometry in Stone

Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City
February 7, 2013

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The Union Square Area

I was running errands today, picking up ink for my photo printer and cool little packaging material to mail out to new clients. As always, I brought my camera along for the ride. I don’t always find something inspiring to photograph but when I stop my speed walking and look up, I’m always stunned by the beauty of architecture. I miss the trees of the countryside but on a beautiful, blue day like today in New York City, I’m more than happy to be here.

Union Square Area
New York City
January 31, 2013

 

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Nas in Times Square

Watching Nas completely in his element was a thing to behold. He is one of the best story tellers and lyricists I’ve ever heard. Despite the money, fame and controversy, he is still that kid from Queensbridge, on stage working his dreams.

R Lounge
New York City
January 15, 2013

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Musee Magazine Publishes “Anxious Heart of a New Orleans Icon” and “The Stranger”

Needless to say, I feel pretty special being included in this 2 part issue dedicated to Richard Avedon. This has been one of my favorite publishings because it is a magazine of such quality that I kinda feel like the awkward guy in a room full of people who are ridiculously talented.

Anyway, a big thanks to the uber talented photographer Kyria Lydia Abrahams , writing guru Michael Stahl and the editors of Musee Magazine .

(My photos are on pg. 143)

Click on the picture to go straight to the issue. When you’re done with this one, go to the other four. The articles and photos are addictive. Trust me.

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Socialites of the New York City Variety

Bow
New York City
December 20, 2012

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Superchief Gallery Opening

Superchief
New York City
January 8, 2012

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In the line of photographers and onlookers

Sophia Bush
69th Infantry Armory
New York City
December 10, 2012

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Somewhere out there, something amazing is happening

Flat Iron District
New York City
December 12, 2012

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Exploding Light and the Love/Hate Thing About New York

Remove the big buildings, strip the streets and bars and you’ll get to the real essence of this city. The people who walk past late night pizzerias, buzzed on alcohol, drugs or loneliness maintain the rhythm while the rest sleep before the next workday. The bars crowd with people who spend the day working hard.

The unofficial motto of NYC is “work hard, play harder.” There are people that live here from all over the world, bouncing into each other like a cultural atom smasher. Music plays at all hours of the day and night and there’s always a bar open if you know where to look. It’s not New Orleans where a culture and architecture has been developed and kept for a few hundred years. Our buildings are demolished, built on the rubble of the past and occupied by the modern citizens. The culture changes with every generation. There’s a ley line here, attracting mischief, dreamers and those who pass by on a whim.

The edge of the universe borders the East or Hudson rivers. We’re so close to the ocean but the salty air never wafts through. Just 45 minutes north of the city, the steel and concrete of the buildings are replaced by some of the oldest mountains in North America. The nearby hills teem with flora and fauna that are indigenous just to this state. Old towns such as Sleepy Hollow revel in their spooky mystique with old church yards and ancient cemeteries. Revolution springs from the seeds of the Enlightenment. And underground the subway tubes blend into roots.

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this city for the last 4 or 5 years but lately, I’ve been appreciating it more. When I think of which other city I could move to, a gnawing feeling digs in my heart: Would I miss New York City too much to leave it for long?

New York City
Facing Times Square
December 10, 2012

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The Bourbon and Whiskey Pool Shot

Bowery Hotel
New York City
November 26, 2012


The Geometry of Buildings in Midtown

I often take for granted the geometric beauty and grandeur of towering buildings throughout NYC. After finishing up a shoot near Lincoln Center, I walked about, running errands while snapping a few photographs. The light coming from the building in the rear stopped me dead on the spot. It had this beautiful Todd Hido glow. I first intended the photo to be color but I pitched that idea since my focus was on the light and the geometry of the scene. (This is also the same street that Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will be traveling.)

57th Street
Midtown, New York, NY
November 21, 2012


Fire Below!

I’m witholding the name of the place where these photos were taken. It was some place in the city but who cares?! These were just a few shots I made while inside. It looks like a basement-style space but it’s not. It had that underground-speakeasy decadence that I haven’t seen in a while.

New York City
Location Witheld
October 13, 2012



Macallan Scotch Punch!

New York City
Bowery Hotel
October 10, 2012


Los Angeles

These two photos were from my first trip to Los Angeles. I thought I could hike up those hills without a problem but instead realized how out of shape I was. I will never attempt that again. Once was all I needed.

Los Angeles
June 2011


Structures

structures define and express the character of a town. i love that.

Cities/Towns/Boroughs Featured:

Long Island City
Manhattan
Brooklyn
Astoria
Bridgeport
Danbury
St. Francisville
New Orleans
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
Valley Forge
Orlando
Gettysburg
Yellow Springs
San Juan
Richmond

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I Dreamed of the French Quarter

Between the tourists and stained sidewalks, the French Quarter rests eternally in bleached soil. Mysterious happenings behind doors. Histories and dreams entwined. Death and smiles all over. Despair lingering on tongue. Fantasy.

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