Time lapse fun with the New York Waterways ferries on the Hudson River.
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.
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.
I had the opportunity to shoot from a helicopter the other day above New York City. One of those days that I am very happy with my career choice. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.
Here is a very quick time lapse of the Twitter banner going up on the New York Stock Exchange the night before the company's initial public offering.
Media day for the Brooklyn Nets and the chance to do portraits of some great athletes.
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.
A new time lapse creation with shots of New York's Times Square
I had the opportunity to photograph the trotter Dewycolorintheline with rider and trainer Ray Schnittker at Schnittker's farm in upstate New York.
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.
Cute outtake clip of my son.
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.
Very interesting light last night at Citi Field during the 2nd and 3rd innings of the Mets game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
It is not the first time I have made this photo, with the rain drops in focus on the window. The fun part of making this image is finding a great background. This one was particularly colorful so I thought I would share a few.
I know I don't update my website as often as I should but every so often you make a photo that you really want to put up there. I added this photo of Hiroki Kuroda walking off the mound in the pouring rain the other night at Yankee Stadium to my black and white Yankees gallery.
My little muses and favorite subjects the other day during a short visit to the beach at Lake Welch.
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.
A few photos from the other nights Mets game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field in Queens. The game ended with a walk off single in the 9th inning by Mike Baxter but my favorite photos from the game happened in the early innings from the upper deck.
Shooting sports with remote cameras is hit and miss. Sometimes you just don't get anything and other times it just works out. I set up a low remote under the basket the other night for Game 2 of the Knicks playoff game against the Pacers. I had three large photos run in the paper from the remote camera including the back page, but the real gem was a 3rd quarter dunk and reaction by Kenyon Martin, check out the series.