Day 25 of 365: New York in Motion

27 01 2010

New York New York, big city of dreams,
And everything in New York ain’t always what it seems,
You might get fooled if you come from out of town,
But I’m down by law and I know my way around.
– Grandmaster Flash

New York Smoker

Day 24 of 365: Pretty Feet

26 01 2010

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm – Abraham Lincoln

Pretty Feet

Day 23 of 365: Bounty Hunter

25 01 2010

Tribute to the baddest character in all of the Star Wars series, Boba Fett. (No I’m not a Star Wars geek – just an 80’s kid)

Bounty Hunter

An 11 second video clip on the setup (sorry for the quality of the video, but you can clearly see the setup)

Day 22 of 365: Sunset on the Irish Famine Memorial

23 01 2010

The ruins of an Irish stone cottage sit in downtown Manhattan on a half acre memorial to the Irish potato famine from the 1840’s.  The memorial sits on an elevated half acre of land, which symbolizes the criteria of food aid relief during the famine. Anyone with at least a half an acre of land received no food aid. It’s the dead of winter in NYC right now. While this site is an interesting step outside of NYC, right in the heart of the city, expect me to do this site again in the summer when the flora is alive and prolific.

Irish Hunger Memorial Garden

Day 21 of 365: Light Painting Sculpture

23 01 2010

This is somewhat of a filler image. Trying to find time to plan and shoot every day is becoming taxing, and I’m not even at one full month. I painted the blue into this sculpture with a series of colored flashes over a long shutter duration. Not one of my masterpieces, but it works.

New York Sculpture

Day 20 of 365: Possible Recovery of a Great Disturbance in the Force

22 01 2010

Frustrated with the economy we are. A lot of talk of recovery there is.

Yoda Finance

Day 19 of 365: Gotham City’s Grimy Face

20 01 2010

Yesterday’s image was Gotham’s clean face … today is Gotham’s grimy one. I had went out late night/early morning to capture another side of my beloved NYC.

Grimy Gotham City

Day 18 of 365: Gotham City’s Clean Face

20 01 2010

I’ve been really enjoying putting my perspective of New York into this 365 project. Shooting NYC has not been something I have ever spent a lot of time doing. I spend far more time with underwater photography, although ironically I spend far more time physically in New York. Today and tomorrow I plan on showing two faces of NYC. Today is Gotham City’s clean face…

Gotham Night

Day 17 of 365: In the Shower

19 01 2010

Simple, elegant, sexy.

Sexy Shower

Day 16 of 365: Abstract Blue

18 01 2010

File this one under “if at first you don’t succeed…summon your inner MacGyver”. Today’s image is an outtake from the shoot I actually set out to create. Take a moment with the image prior to reading the description below of what it is.

Abstract Blue Circles

So here’s the back story – I was going to create a macro image of color infusing into a viscus substance, but the base oil was too thick and the food coloring didn’t mix at all. As I watched the color bead up at the bottom of the glass, I created a small set to shoot it. The result is this abstract image full of concentric and non-concentric circles, and shades of blue.