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Perch

This is from SoHo – facing downtown during the blue hour. Funny enough, it was shot through a window.

This is the wild part – I’m afraid of heights. Like, I dont like them at all. If there’s one thing that really freaks me, it’s heights. That said – this is one of those things that I really like about what Photography has given me. Over the last couple of years i’ve been really fanatical about getting up in high places to take pictures of NYC . Perhaps in both missing New York, and experimentation, these passions have made my fear of something take a little bit of a backseat.

I mean, I’ve sat in the center of New York City about 50 stories up, in front of a scaffold and said ‘Ok.. I can get on that swinging thing in the rain, and if I lean over it 3/4 of the way, I can get this shot”

If you knew just how bad I can be afraid of heights – you’d know just how much something I love is giving back to me.

2 comments

  1. Just as you got over being uncomfortable around firearms, you can (will) overcome your fear of heights. Just don’t look down while you’ re doing it……

  2. I can relate to what you’re saying. I call it being “in the zone”. Suddenly I forget about how scary the height is, how wet it is, how cold it is, etc. Only when I finish up do I start to realize how oblivious I got to my surroundings.

    As to the height thing, I’ve now gone up in a helicopter twice, once in Alaska, once in Arizona, something I never could have gotten up the nerve to do in my pre-photographer days.

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