While Central Park can offer a backdrop to some of the most beautiful images made in New York City it can also act a photographers worst enemy. Much of the time the natural beauty of the landscape acts an isolating barrier hiding the hustle and bustle of daily life behind stone walls and towering trees. However, the one thing that you can’t get away from are the thousands of other people that also flee to the park trying to get away from you! I took a stroll through the park after the most recent snow, having not opted for a crack of dawn visit on a Saturday, I was surrounded by the masses sledding, slipping and sliding all around me. The activity provided a never ending supply of photographic subjects for anyone willing to make some new friends but on this morning I was really only interested in making a photograph to showcase the landscape wrapped in its blanket of ice and snow. I decided the best way to remove all the people from mucking up my shots was to start by looking where they weren’t looking and going where they weren’t going. Up and Up.
Recently we had Donatella Giacometti of CEOMediaCoach.com in the studio to refresh the photography on her website. The idea was to build the layout around the photography, so while Larry was shooting, Patrick was on the phone and back and forth via email with the web designer sending comps and test shots so that everything would be places in just the right places. In the end we ended up having to stretch the photo a little bit in Photoshop so that it would fit the layout perfectly and this was the end result.
Patrick has begun to take a series of photos of his view of Bear Mountain as he waits for the Metro North in Westchester each morning. With the wide range of weather this winter, every morning has held a new sight. Below are a few examples of the sight to be seen.
Geoff recently met up with 87 year-old Pauline Clark to photograph her fulfilling her lifelong dream of dancing with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, December 8. Pictured here with Rockette Lindsey Howe (black pants & black rockette t-shirt), Pauline became the oldest woman to dance with the Rockettes, a wish that was made possible by the partnership between Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living.
Larry headed down to Florida recently with JDRF to photograph basketball star Ray Allen and his family in their Miami home. The photos were then laid out in an insert for USA Today to raise awareness to Type 1 Diabetes. Allens wife, Shannon is a member of the JDRF Board of Directors and their son Walker is living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Larry headed over to the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square recently to photograph the annual Women on Wall Street event. Sponsorered by Deutsche Bank, the WOWS conference began started in 1995 and at this point has grown to over 2,000 attendees. For more information head over to the Women in Business Website.
Patrick and his wife welcomed a wonderful baby girl into their live’s over this past summer. On a recent trip into the city, we got her into the studio for her first(of many) round of photos. A nice little break from the day to day grind.
Geoff good the trip down to Pier 57 recently to shoot a booth at the New York Food and Wine Festival to photograph the Mondavi Wine booth for their agency in New York. Below is a scene he captured mid pour to a taster.
While shooting photos of the new building at 11 Times Square, the Camera 1 crew set up a camera to capture a time-lapse of the scene with the sun setting into New Jersey. This animated gif cuts to the chase and shows the scene in 10 quick frames.