Posted tagged ‘fun’

Red, Green, Pink, Yellow and Blue Cameras

August 13, 2010

I was talking recently about the differences in shopping habits between men and women and how these differences affect camera design and esthetics.  Most men usually like black or silver cameras, beefy, two-handed creative tools (or so I have observed), while many women look for small, pocket cameras that are easy to carry, easy to use, and produce good quality images.  It doesn’t hurt if the camera comes in a cool designer color, too.

Let’s see….heavy, bulky, black camera vs small, light, designer color camera….Maybe I need a small, red camera.   Above are a few of the new breed of colorful cameras.

What do you think about this?

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Times Square 25 Years Later

May 26, 2010

I’ve done a lot of work in New York City over the years, including a wondeful  project  documenting the construction of a giant hotel in Times Square. For more than a year, my crew and I filmed the progress every month, as the building climbed more than 40 stories into the sky.

I rarely went back to the area after that project ended, until last night. Wow! Has it ever changed!  A few years ago, NYC closed off some of the traffic lanes on Broadway, from 42nd Street to 47th Street, and converted them into a huge pedestrian plaza, complete with tables, chairs, and a terraced seating area that was filled with people from all over the world, enjoying the light show.

The place is cleaned up, bright with neon and giant TV screens, and is a blast to visit.  I wandered around for a couple of hours with my Canon G10 camera and a monopod, making pictures and just trying to take it all in.

I’m going back tonight!

What in the World?

June 25, 2009

I work a lot with patterns, line, shape – the textures of the world.  And, sometimes, I see things through the viewfinder, in isolation, that I might not see if I didn’t have a camera pasted to my forehead most of the day.  I’ve been working with a new camera, the Canon G10, that produces big, sharp pictures, and the other day I went around the house photographing patterns that caught my eye. I’ve posted some of the most interesting ones here, to see if anybody can figure out what I was photographing. In my next post, I’ll reveal what they are.

Kids, Capes and Cameras

May 15, 2009

It’s been said that photographers should avoid children and animals, but I really like working with kids. They are great fun to photograph, because once you gain their trust they open up to you and are entirely at ease in front of the camera.  I recently started a new series with children, sparked by a shoot I did with my significant other’s grandkids, boys age 3 and 5. It started as a conventional portrait session, but suddenly veered into something else when the 5 year old wanted to wear his new red cape, that has a big white star on it.  Now, I’ve photographed a lots of kids modeling clothing, for advertising and clothing catalogs,  but this time was very different.  What I saw through the viewfinder wasn’t a shy, quiet 5 year old boy, but a SUPERHERO ready to save the world, and that came across powerfully in the pictures.  I started photographing other kids dressed in costumes and acting out their fantasies, and their transformation to superhero, ballerina, sports star, or cartoon character has yielded strikingly different and powerful images. As a result, I’ve added Kids’ Fantasy Photo Adventures to my portrait business.  I hope you’ll visit my site and check out the Fantasy Photo Adventures gallery and let me know what you think.