A day in the life of Tony Trischka

Recently I had the opportunity to work with the legendary banjo player Tony Trischka.  To help launch his new album, Great Big World, We documented a day in his recent tour.  Throughout my career the thing I have enjoyed the most is the chance to be around greatness.  Be it medicine, sports, art, music or any other field, greatness is an inspiring thing to see and I got to hang with a whole lot of it for a day. The stop motion and time lapse piece we created is now featured on the home page of Tony's website.  Check it out and check out his new album. 

Thirteen Photos from 2013

2013 was a year of major change in my career. Leaving a staff job at a newspaper that I worked at since 1999 meant starting over in a lot of ways.  Looking back at what I shot over the past 12 months I put together a group of 13 of my favorite images from the year.  Someone else may have chosen 13 totally different photos, but here is what I came up with in no particular order.

Army vs Stanford

I was assigned to photograph a college football game between Army and Stanford.  While of course I had to cover the action and story of the game, it was the scenery and atmosphere at Michie Stadium that appealed to me more. Here are a few non-action photos from the game. See if you can spot the photographer in one of the photos.

FanFest in a Minute

I recently spent a few days shooting the MLB All Star Week FanFest at the Javitz Center. While I was shooting stills I also took a little time to shoot some time lapse and stop motion sequences. I put it together in this piece I call FanFest in a Minute. My guess is it is about 1500 photos in all.

Sea Plane Views

Last week I had the chance to fly in a sea plane.  We took off from the East River and took the 35 minute ride out to Sag Harbor in the Hamptons to get a sneak peak at the conversion of the old Bulova Watchcase Factory into a new luxury condo project.  We flew pretty low, not more than 1500 feet, so we had some great views the whole way.  The paper published a gallery of my aerial photos online as well as a spread in print. Here are a few of my favorites from the trip. 

Citi Field Henge

Very interesting light last night at Citi Field during the 2nd and 3rd innings of the Mets game against the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Rainy Day at My House

What do you do when you are stuck inside because of the rain? In our house it is a little game we call "Photo Studio". That's right, I bribe my children with marshmallows so they let me take their photos.

Yankee Stadium Views

I figured after my last blog post of Citi Field Views, I should show some of the views from the upper deck across town in the Bronx.  I took some different lenses with me for the Yankee Stadium version.  I think I like the view from Citi Field better.