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New York City - Times Square at Night in the Snow
Under city lights,
little bits of hope
on the periphery
as we revel
in a sea
enveloped in the
New York City at Night in the Winter - Lower East Side
The first draft of my New York City photography book is due a week from today. I have been immersed in the grueling process of not only finalizing the writing for the book but also picking the images that will ultimately go into the book. It’s been an interesting process since I have been sorting through images dating all the way back to the end of 2010 when I first started seriously pursuing photography.
This photograph was taken with my iPhone during the winter of 2012. This is a portion of the same part of Rivington Street that I photographed and published online in my last post to this blog. It’s interesting how two totally different nights produced two entirely different images of (roughly) the same location.
I remember that I took this photograph when I was at a turning point in terms of understanding where I wanted to go with my photography. When I look at this scene, I can feel the cathartic rush of emotions that washed over me while I stood on that street corner. It was so freeing to finally come to terms with my goal of pursing the loose quality of melding a host of influences and emotions into an image rather than capturing the sharp quality of reality .
And with that, I return to the cocoon of book creation where hopefully I will emerge in a week with a first draft that my editing team will enjoy sculpting into a finished product. :)
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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):
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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 :)
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