100 posts tagged black and white
New York City - Night - Lower East Side - Orchard Street
There is nothing like night in New York City.
It’s in the way the lights shine, diffracted and star-shaped.
It’s in the way the buildings glisten like lighthouses for the lost and found.
And it’s in the way the chatter of taxi cabs and cars whiz past the ears like a never-ending dissonant lullaby.
The energy never changes.
It’s as if it is impossible for the city’s energy to change and shift.
As if that frenetic energy that propels us forward through the night was there all along,
and the city sprung up around it with open arms,
a long-lost lover looking for its muse.
Taken on Orchard Street a few nights ago with the Sony A7S as I walked along the streets pondering life and love.
Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book
New York City - Bushwick - Street Art - Brooklyn
View larger (with more detail) here in my New York City photography portfolio.
Paris - Eiffel Tower at Night
Paris is the feeling you get,
on nights when
there was nothing else
and stars in the eyes:
glints of hope
Paris is the
in the eyes
Taken on a magical night last night at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris
I opened up my inbox here on my travel photography blog for the first time in months and just realized there are dozens of messages (!). As I am actively still traveling, I just wanted to say that if I haven’t responded, I promise I am not ignoring you. I have just been on the go for the last 3 weeks here in France and have been mainly on my phone (this laptop moment is rare!).
One of the main questions I seem to be getting is how I got my start in photography and consequently in travel photography. I did at some point attempt to start to answer those questions over on my New York City blog on my About Page.
However, you have all made me realize that I sorely need to update that page and possibly make a series of posts about 1) my photography career, and 2) a more in-depth discussion about how I got from where I was nearly five years ago to where I am now (it’s a jagged path full of heartbreak, tears, and a lot of exquisitely beautiful moments).
I plan on doing this once I am back in New York City next week after I recover from this epic adventure. In the meantime, thank you for all of the super-kind messages and discussion.
Paris - Cityscape and Eiffel Tower from Above
were lit up
tales and stories
in the wake
of the embers
This is a 6 second long exposure taken with the Sony a7R that I took while on the top of Tour Montparnasse the first night I was in Paris. In retrospect, it was the perfect time to experience a view like this before I got to explore the city. It was a beautiful night and one I won’t forget.