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New York City - Snow at Night
We wander through streets
the scattered remnants
of the sky’s memories:
the weight of hope
that bears down
as we walk
with our faces turned
towards the city night’s stars
that lead our way
into the melted light
I have been going through my large collection of city snow photographs for a current client. What I love the most about snow at night is the timeless quality it imparts to the city. It’s the leveler of time in some respects.
And speaking of current projects, I am back in the thick of working on my New York City photography book after spending a few days in Las Vegas this week speaking at WPPI on all three days of the Expo on the Sony stage.
The experience was a whirlwind of activity and I came back on the red-eye flight to New York City earlier this morning feeling incredibly inspired and hopeful for some very, very, very exciting things that are now being planned thanks to some really wonderful encounters with people at WPPI (more on all of that as events unfold).
But most of all I am extremely grateful for the experience. Thank you to Sony for giving me this opportunity! And I also wanted to sincerely thank all of the super cool people who sat through my presentations and who connected with me afterwards or during the duration of the conference.
Looking for more New York City Winter photos with snow? Here you go (click or tap on each photo to view larger):
Interested in viewing these directly in my online portfolio? Here they are along with other New York City winter photos:
New York City - Skyline at Dusk
There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.
It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.
The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.
It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.
New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.
Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.
This is a view from the Top of the Rock (also known as 30 Rock and the top of Rockefeller Center) taken with the Sony A99. The skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan sit in the foreground leading up to the Empire State Building and further in the distance sits the Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan.
New York City - Snow - Greenwich Village
News Update: I will be speaking at WPPI in Las Vegas next week (info below)
I will be giving a presentation at WPPI in Las Vegas on the stage at the Sony booth on all three days of the Expo: March 3rd - March 5th. My presentation will be about social media and how to utilize social media to grow and sustain your photography business and career.
I have to say that I am really looking forward to this. I have been deeply entrenched in the process of writing and editing my photography book since I am nearing the final stretch of the first part of the project. So this should be a fun and exciting change of pace.
I always find giving presentations and attending events to be a great way to stock up on creative fuel since I get to connect with other wonderful people about photography. Very often so many of the encounters I have at photography events have inspired creative growth and friendships.
If you will be attending WPPI, come and say hello. And if you have some time in your schedule maybe stay a while and listen to me talk about the wonders of social media as it relates to the business of photography. I promise I will try my best to be entertaining and informative :)
Some links of interest:
My updated news section:
My online photography portfolio:
More New York City Winter photos with snow:
I am going to Paris! (and having a gallery showing here in NYC in April!)
I am really, really over-the-moon excited to announce that I will be going to Paris in March.
I have been invited by the French Government’s official tourism office to take photos of Paris and other various sites of interest in close proximity to Paris.
What will happen with this photography? Well, that’s the other exciting news! This voyage has been planned in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Liberation of Paris in 1944. To celebrate this amazing time in France’s history and its impact on modern-day Paris, my photography will be displayed in a solo art gallery showing at The Park Avenue Armory here in NYC in April.
The 1940s time period is near and dear to my heart as my mother and her family were victims of World War II. They survived being held in labor and concentration camps for a number of years and after the war ended they were able to traverse Europe freely and eventually make their way over to the United States.
I grew up hearing about The Liberation of Paris and the surrounding events that marked the end of World War II. The Liberation of Paris in particular meant so much to my mother because it was one of the most enduring symbols of the end of World War II and her family’s freedom. I am beyond thrilled that I will be photographing Paris to celebrate what the Liberation of Paris has meant both for the citizens of France but also for the world.
I could think of no better collection of images to convey my excitement for this incredible adventure I will be embarking on than the work of Robert Doisneau. Doisneau’s body of work has had an immeasurable impact on my own photography. His images of Paris throughout the occupation, through the Liberation as well as after the Liberation phenomenally capture the mood of the time in such a powerful way.
1.- Les Jardins du Champs de Mars, Paris, 1944
2.- Au Bon Coin, Saint-Denis 1945
3.- A Snapshot of Victory, August 1944
4.- Typist, Square du Vert Galant, Paris 1947
5.- Le Baiser de l’Hotel de Ville, 1950
6.- Bastille Day, 1949
7.- Pierrette d’Orient strolls along, 1953
8.- The Last Waltz on Bastille Day,1949
Visit: Rendezvous En France
Images: Robert Doisneau - Paris (a book I own and highly recommend)