Friday, January 28, 2011

This is New York City

I've been in New York for several months now and haven't really shot anything. I played around with video a lot last semester and wrote a lot, but I rarely took MY camera out of my bag. It was a disappointing realization, when I went back to California for the break and didn't really have a whole lot to show my family and friends. I hope to change that this semester, even planning to carve out a day dedicated to exploring and shooting. But more importantly I just need to take my camera out more often.

Like the one I found at Union Square in the subway. I could decide if these guys were cool or just creepy. They were getting a lot of attention, and rightfully so, but it wasn't so much for their music, which I don't remember being bad, I just don't remember it at all. But here is a glimpse of New York, where this isn't really weird, just another cold day in the city.

Have you shot anything good recently?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In case you missed it....

I had a post run on The New York Times Lens blog yesterday about a German Photographer, Andy Spyra, who is working on a project in Bosnia. There were some pretty horrible things that happened in Bosnia during the Bosnian War and Andy is there 15 years later, amid their healing process. His photos are quite great and extremely necessary I believe. They are still finding mass graves and from Andy's pictures, apparently you can find a lot of ruble still. I think he is doing great work, in the spirit of documentary journalism and it makes me just as anxious to find a project.

You can my post here on the Lens blog.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shooting in the snow

I woke up today to giant snowflakes floating outside of my window. Ever since I've moved to New York I've been wanting to get out and shoot when it is snowing. Today I got my wish. Fortunately it wasn't that cold outside and the hardest part was trying to keep the snow out of my face while looking for pictures.