Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For Ayn Rand, Not A Challenge



Somewhere between Chicago and New York.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Chucks Passing Through


310 Lounge, NYC

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sacrament

New photo fetish: Christmas lights.


Outtakes from my first second-shot wedding, something I'm hoping to do a lot more of in the future. Being surrounded by people having a good time and shooting a couple normally in the middle of the best day of their lives is a refreshing change of pace from working in the darker corners of the world. Opportunity came courtesy of the extremely talented Jayd Gardina.


Father of the groom.

God's eye view.

Love seems contagious...

Save for the immune.

Groom, suddenly alone with his thoughts. It wasn't planned, everyone just happened to be somewhere else for a few fleeting moments, like those inexplicable holes in the vehicular stream cascading down Broadway that allow you to walk clear across one of the busiest streets in the world in the middle of the day. You could almost see the enormity of what was unfolding rush to fill the void left by a momentary lack of handshakes, smiles, and preparations. Moments later, the space and silence closed around him.

Mother and father of the groom, ending a chapter in their own lives by watching their last son get married.

Bride and father on one of life's two ceremonial walks - one for forward thought and the other retrospective.





Contagious indeed.


The Foundry. Queens, NY

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Subterranean Homesick For Kansas Blues



59th Street/Lexington Avenue Station, NYC

Love/Hate/Film









Under the Scenes
Greenwich Village Bistro, NYC

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ode to Lucier





Web-color-unfriendly Bar Mitzvah
Queens, NYC

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pilgrims









Edge Family Reunion with a dash of Bartels
Minnesott Beach, NC

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jazzmen



Gotham Jazzmen
Greenwich Village Bistro, NYC

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Smiles









Mavra and Vasilis
Winter Lovebirds
NYC

Thursday, November 6, 2008

As It Should Be






Aisha and Tricia - bartenders, waitresses, great models.
Hair, makeup, and style by Magali.
Greenwich Village Bistro, NYC.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Horizon


57th Street, NYC.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ode to Eddie


Bleecker Street, NYC



Madison Avenue, NYC

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Long Walks Home


Chelsea, NYC.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Moon



Kush Lounge, NYC.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And You


Costume Pimp
Le Royale, NYC

Le Rouge Passion










Le Royale, NYC

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Eire

Digging through old archives for a friend and found these buried in a hard drive.



According to legend, the causeway was built by an Irish giant to cross the channel and fight another giant in Scotland. After underestimating the Scottish giant's size and hightailing it back to Ireland, he was saved by trickery on the part of Mrs. Irish Giant, who so scared the Scottish Giant that he ripped up the rest of the causeway lest he be pursued back to Scotland.


Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland.



They lead to a monastery on Skellig Michael, 15 km off Ireland's Southwest coast and more a vertical outcropping of rocks than an island. People have been visiting the island for almost 1500 years - first Irish Celtic monks, then marauding Vikings, and now more adventurous-minded tourists willing to leave sight of land in a small boat. Stand still on the island and you can hear two things and two things only - cries of the gulls and the surf pounding seven hundred feet below you - a soundtrack on a loop since the beginning of time.


Skellig Michael, Irish North Atlantic.