I’m a big believer in the magic of limitations and feel that in art and other areas of life, we can do our best work when given the most challenging conditions. Staged photography of people doesn’t generally interest me but when a friend of mine asked me to do this shoot of her pole dancing art, I was intrigued. The room had all the makings of a photographer’s nightmare-no natural light, yellow walls, a single, sixty watt incandescent bulb lighting the entire room, and no space to move around and frame unique angles. After nearly giving up, we decided to go through with the shoot. High ISO settings, slow shutter speeds, and monochrome were inevitable. The result is a look and feel that perhaps never would have been otherwise.
Having lived in New York City for the past decade, most of my photographic work has been urban in nature. While traveling home to Michigan, where I grew up, I decided I wanted devote some of my time to a more rural photographic venture. However, I wanted to photograph a place I was so familiar [...]
“The Dancers” is a collection that exposes a warm, personal, and intimate side of nightlife in New York City. Taken in low light with no flash and with long exposures, several of the images resemble paintings as much as they do photographs.
For many of us in New York City, the Subway is like a second home. For others, it is home. This gallery is a collection of images taken while in transit which exposes a cast of characters as they go about their day to day travels throughout this massive web of trains and stations. Joy, [...]
As Brooklyn prepares for the massive makeover that is the construction of the Barclays Center for the Brooklyn Nets as well as a skyline of new residential and commercial towers, the status-quo of the stretch along Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues and the surrounding neighborhoods is somber. The last remaining businesses and residents [...]
“After and In Between” is a collection of images from the 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. The event was photographed over several days and hundreds of shots, almost entirely fast action, were taken. This small gallery offers an intimate look at moments when the ball isn’t in play.
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