So I took a walk on colfax ave in New York, and I was surprised at how little I actually found to photograph. There weren’t really all that many people on the street. The general architecture I found a little boring, and I just couldn’t find much to shoot. I always wonder if that’s a mood based thing. If you’re in a better mood you find more to shoot, or if you’re in a worse mood you find less to shoot. I’ve never been able to figure out if that’s actually true or not. I don’t think I was in a particularly bad mood, but I definitely wasn’t in some bouncing off the walls great mood either.
I guess the most interesting thing that happened was I met a curator of a nice little gallery on colfax. He also did quite a few of the paintings in the gallery. It w
Old Cars And Old Men
So I was taking a walk around my neighborhood up in the highlands in New York, and I saw through the spaces in the houses this old van. It was this great old rusty Chevy van. I walked around the block, and went down the alleyway to get to it. It was just sitting there as it had sat for the last 10 years probably.
After I had gotten a few nice shots, this old guy came out wondering what the heck I was doing. He was a nice old guy, and really I should have asked him if I could take his picture too, but I was too intrigued by the van. Anyways he asked me why I was taking pictures of his van, to which I replied, “because it’s such a cool old car”. I think that subdued his concerns. After that I got a little back story on the van.
Apparently It was use
So lately I’ve been trying harder and harder to really reach out and talk to more people that I find interesting in hopes that it will make my photography better. I also like the pressure of taking a portrait of someone you just met. So I was walking along 16th street on one of my downtown walkabouts, and I saw this old guy. He was great. In the middle of 16th street he was hanging out in a nice suit, and his hat. I loved his hat. There was this bright yellow stripe around a really well cut hat. I decided after passing him once that if i saw him again I was going to strike up a conversation, and actually get his portrait. So as I was coming back down 16th street I saw him again and went for it.
Seeing as how the nuggets were going through the playoffs I went wit
Being a little bored on a Saturday isn’t always a bad thing. I always think of photography ideas while I’m sleeping, and this was one of them. I had never done the freezing bees trick before, and I always wanted to try it out. I also wanted to try my new ringlight out. I know I need to get on actually writing a post about my ringlight.
After a nice cup of coffee I got to work. Man I love coffee on Saturday morning. Sitting enjoying a cup of joe in the sun while hanging out with the boys, It doesn’t get much better than that.
So I got a Tupperware dish, one with a lid, and snagged me a bee. After freezing him for a bit he slowed way down. The one I photographed wasn’t the first one. Lets just say I might have froze the first one a little too long. He wouldn’t wake back up. So I snagged anot
Street Chalk Painting
After trying and failing to get someone to come model for me, because I built my own ringlight (post coming soon), I decided to go shoot downtown. So as I was driving down speer, annoyed by anyone that wasn’t going at least as fast as I was, I looked over and saw a huge crowd of people. Wondering what it was all about I parked my car and walked over, camera in hand. There were tons of “artsy” folks all walking around, and of course a few drunk yuppies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, plenty of times I’m a drunk yuppie. Anyways, I was keeping my head up looking around, when I realized that everyone else had their heads down. They were all looking at the wonderful street art. And by