With Jackson Galaxy

Take one very charismatic, camera-friendly reality star, stir in the tourist melting pot that is Times Square, and you’ve created the perfect cocktail for fan recognition.  Not only did Jackson graciously pose for photos with fans, he accepted an unexpected role from this woman, who was evidently not impressed by me or my camera (and apparently unaware of his star status): impromptu photographer.

On location with Jackson Galaxy, the host of Animal Planet’s reality series “My Cat from Hell”.

Photos by my wonderful assistant Adele Godfrey

Almost CSI

Had a bit of fun a week ago shooting with Beth Caldwell (a photo editor with Animal Planet) on the streets of New York City.  We took a break from our location in Central Park and walked to an adjacent street.  The wet pavement, the crowds, overcast sky – the entire scene was screaming CSI.  So we set up a mock advertisement showing Beth with her husband Fletcher.  We didn’t need the long dark overcoats or guns.  The attitude says it all.

Taking Stock

I have been spending much of my time over the last two weeks shooting for my stock archive.  The light this time of year is absolutely fantastic, so I want to take every change I get to shoot.  Keeping busy shooting is nice, but it’s also nice to get calls from clients who want to see what I’ve recently been up to.  I send images to several stock houses and one art consultant who works with a variety of hotels, designers, and architects.  The consultant recently called and asked if I had any architecture images that were design oriented.  Good thing I’m always shooting.  They wanted single horizontal images or groups of three verticals.  Finished size is to be at least 6 ft wide.  Here are some examples of what I presented to them.

World Trade Center Office Tower - Lower Manhattan
The Woolworth Building - Lower Manhattan
Bryant Park - New York City

Speaking at the Apple Store

I, along with William Vazquez, have been asked to present our work at the Apple Store in SoHo, NYC.   The program is part of Apple’s Image Makers Lecture Series and sponsored by Kodak.  The title is “Not Standin’ Still… Photographers who use video and blogs to get more work”.   I will be will showing work from past assignments along with more recent personal work and videos and discussing the process I use of marketing to clients through this blog and the video/films I have produced.

Here’s more info:
APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series:   “Not Standin’ Still… Photographers who use Video and Blogs to get more work”.
Day and time: Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Place: SoHo Apple Theater, 103 Prince St (between Mercer and Greene).

Admission: Free (seating is limited)
*No advance registration is required

After the presentation we will all be heading out for drinks.  So stop by.  Would love to see you all.

 

Photo by Keith Barraclough

 

 

Photo by William Vazquez

 

New Video

In the past few months I’ve been working on some ideas for three new videos that I want to shoot in New York City. Here are some outtakes from one idea and a link below to the film.  It’s a stop motion short film called “A Day in SoHo” based on 625 images I shot on a recent Saturday in New York City.   Since video is a fairly new medium  and clients aren’t sure how to use it yet, it’s up to photographers to show them all the great possibilities.

Click on this image to view the video on YouTube