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10 Days in Venice on 2 Pairs of Undies.
December 30, 2017

A traveling photographer will give up every bit of real estate inside of luggage to pack an extra light or an extra modifier.  Over the last couple of years, I've been in awe of my buddy Martin as he's able to travel around the globe for weeks on end with just the smallest of suitcases. I made a resolution back in January that this would be the year that I would get onto technical clothing - and I used this Venice trip to do it. I spent 10...

Up in the Air
December 27, 2017

We are in New York for the holidays- something we have not done for 9 years. While we are up here I decided to get out to NJ and take a helicopter ride in the city with the FlyNYON folks. I originally booked a 30 minute flight during sunset but as I made the 2 hour ride into NJ I found out that the flight was cut to 15 minutes. With NY being a sharp 28 degrees - it really wasn't advisable to be running in a helicopter with no doors in the middle of...

A Quick Tip of the Hat to Mark Shaw
December 22, 2017

Before heading out for Christmas in NY, I got a chance to do a #senior #portrait shoot for my friends kid. She wanted to pay tribute to an Audrey Hepburn picture made by Mark Shaw - so it was all available low light. In times like this I really like switching the Picture style to Monochrome and shooting Raw+JPG. More often than not I just use the JPG but I have the Raw just in case. Quick in and...

The Great Tamale Adventure
November 21, 2017

My mom and dad met on the streets of the South Bronx in the seventies, and raised us as best they could in the middle of the crack epidemic. My dad worked as a building janitor and my mom stayed home raising us kids. Neither of them ever went to school - but did the best they could to give us a chance at making something better for ourselves. Something they never really had a chance for themselves. To get away from it all my mom and dad...