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.

Remote Camera Dunk

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.

A Day at the Florist (time lapse, stop motion video)

My latest endeavor (obsession) is time lapse photography.  About a year ago I started playing around with stop motion video of my kids,  now I am trying to combine the two .  After playing around a little, my first real attempt is done. It is a short one minute marketing, promotional piece for Fellan Florist, a boutique florist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 

A night at the Antonelli's

I was working around some photographers and reporters that are a bit younger than me recently.  They were talking about what they had done the previous evening. There were bars and clubs and restaurants and very late nights involved.  I started to think about what I had done the night before which at first glanced seemed considerably less exciting. When I thought more about it though, I realized how great my night was. I realized that before I know it my 5 year old won't be 5 anymore, my 2 year old won't be two anymore and my evenings won't be the same.  Everyone always tells us how fast our children will grow up and I am starting to really see it. I want to hold on and I want to appreciate it, so the next night I made this time lapse. So to all those folks out there partying, this is what evenings at our house look like.  I wouldn't trade it for anything.

The Great Mariano

Mariano Rivera made it official today. This is his last year.  It is a rare chance to get to see anyone you can call "The Greatest of All Time".  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to document some of his greatness.  Here are a few photos of number 42 I picked out.  The last one is a gem, the guy looking goofy on the right is me.  I may look silly but when I am an old man I will show it to my grandkids anyway.


Panoramic Love

I just got back from Florida where I was assigned to shoot the New York Yankees Spring Training.  Spring Training is one of my favorite assignments of the year and I have been doing it for 8 years now.  It can get a little repetitive so the challenge, and the fun, it to try something new each year.  Last year I brought my tilt shift lens and had a lot of fun trying to look at things from a different perspective.   Ever since college, when I got a Russian made Horizon swing lens camera, I have been in love with panoramic images. Especially swing lens images.  So it was with great excitement I headed down to Tampa with my Noblex swing lens panoramic film camera and 20 rolls of Tri-X in tow.  You can imagine my disappointment on the first day of pitchers and catchers when I realized it was not working.  I was just so bummed out and now I need to find someone who can fix it.  Just to be nostalgic though, I dug out a couple of old travel photos I shot with the camera.  I can't wait to start shooting with it again (assuming I can get it fixed).  So check back in the future and be on the lookout for a new swing lens project.

Since I mentioned it, I figured I would put a gallery up of the photos I shot at Spring Training with the tilt shift. 

12.12.12

A few months ago I had the opportunity to photograph the 12.12.12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It was a serious gathering of talent for a great cause. When i was younger I shot a fair amount of concerts for the Daily News and also during my short stint working at an entertainment based agency that was gobbled up by Getty a long time ago.  I haven't been around it in a long time and it was a lot of fun. Here is a selection of some of my favorites from the night.