158 posts tagged central park
New York City - Summer - Central Park - Conservatory Garden
Summer in Central Park:
when the trees
fully adorned limbs
over winding paths
Central Park Spring Blossoms and Big News!
It only seemed fitting to announce this huge news accompanied by a very recent photo of Central Park in full spring bloom. Springtime is a season of new beginnings after all.
If you have been following along on my Facebook and Twitter, you probably already heard this news a few weeks back. However, I never officially announced the news to my blog and since everything is official now, it’s the perfect time!
I am now the 9th Sony Artisan of Imagery worldwide. Sony’s Artisans of Imagery are a group of photographers who represent the brand. It’s such an inspiring and amazing group of photographers. I am honored to be a part of the family.
As indicated on my About Page: I started using Sony cameras when I first began pursuing photography professionally back in 2010 based on the suggestion of a very close friend and a lot of research. I spoke on a blog panel during a photography conference in the summer of 2012. It was because of that amazing opportunity that I became acquainted with Sony. Sony was gracious enough to loosely partner with me throughout 2013 which opened up so many doors for me in the photography world.
During a surprise meeting the night before my Park Avenue Armory Paris photography event a few weeks back, I was asked if I would officially become an Artisan of Imagery. I think I was at a loss for words initially when I was asked. I believe the words: “Are you serious?!!” escaped from my mouth as my jaw dropped to the floor.I don’t tend to talk about my personal life online at all but this year has been extremely challenging on many levels (an understatement). So, I think I almost couldn’t believe my ears at first! I said yes, of course and all the paperwork was signed a week later. :)
Does this change anything here on my blog? Not really! You may see that I am speaking at more events and doing a few more public appearances. I have always been forthcoming with writing about the camera gear I shoot with in posts since I get dozens of questions about it on a weekly basis. So really the only that has changed is that I am incredibly happy to be part of a great new family with my other fellow Artisans of Imagery!
The future is looking bright!
What’s on the agenda for the next few months?
1 - I will be heading to Toronto in a couple of days since I will be giving two presentations at Canada’s largest photography and imaging show: Exposure. I will be presenting on the Sony stage on May 23rd about mobile photography and travel photography. Prior to the show, I will be staying with one of my favorite Canadian friends Sara Collaton (who is also a great photographer!) to explore Toronto. Can’t wait!
2 - On May 24th I am heading to Martinique! I have never been anywhere tropical in my life. I will be photographing all kinds of water sports and activities.
3 - In June I am heading to the south of France for 2 weeks. I will be visiting and photographing Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, and Provence. After that, I am heading back to Paris for a week or so! There were so many things I wanted to do in Paris that I didn’t get to do while I was there last month so I am really, really stoked to be going back there.
4 - My New York City photography book is currently in the editing phase with the editing team. The release date is still slated for the end of this year, 2014.
Want to view these photos larger? Here you go (click or tap on each photo to view larger):
New York City - Cherry Blossoms - Central Park
We dream of springtime
with our eyes closed in winter
as snow turns from white to pink
cascading down on the backs of our eyelids
in a slideshow of a moment
that is hard to grasp onto
but difficult to forget.
This is the Bridle Path in Central Park taken during another springtime. Right now it’s near freezing in New York City and I keep thinking that maybe if I start posting photos with cherry blossoms, the weather will somehow become enamored with the imagery and shift. It could work, right?
I am currently knee-deep in preparation for my trip to Paris. I leave on Friday and it’s hard to contain the excitement at this point. I have been pinning all of my Paris inspiration to my Pinterest Paris travel board and sometimes I have to stop and practically pinch myself because it’s hard to believe I will be there in four days.
I will be taking tons and tons of photo (and video) while I am there. I will be contrasting the Paris of 2014 with the Paris of the 1940s in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris this year. If you are interested in reading more about this trip, here is my announcement post with details about the trip: Paris Through The Lens
Be prepared for NY Through The Lens to temporarily become Paris Through The Lens starting this weekend! ♥
New York City - Snow - Central Park
It’s on days like this when the sun rests longer than usual and winter’s essence seeps through every crack and crevice that the earth quivers a ghost shiver that rests in summer’s memory.
I am currently in Las Vegas at a photography conference: WPPI. But I can’t resist daydreaming about New York City in the snow.
If you are at WPPI - I will be speaking twice a day at the Sony booth about using social media to boost your brand. The bonus? You have a chance to win a Sony a7 at any point when you watch any of the speakers (including me!) at the Sony booth. See you there!