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Sleigh riding at Clove Lakes Park
Ran into Buster over the weekend and I just happened to have the 8x10 handy (as if an 8x10 camera is a handy carry along item). The light was nice and he allowed me to get off two frames.
Left the house at 4:45 Am to get a shot of the Seaside Heights, NJ roller coaster that was washed into the ocean during hurricane Sandy. We finally made it to the beach around 7:30 Am with the help of the Seaside PD. My friend shot this of me as I tried to stay dry as the surf rolled in.
The 184’ tanker John B. Caddell washed ashore during Hurricane Sandy
This past fall I decided to take a giant leap backwards into photography’s past. This could only be accomplished by shooting film, but what size? 35mm was too much like shooting with today’s digital cameras. So would it be 6x6 or 4”x5”. I decided on 4”x5” it was a thoughtful process, look, compose, focus, repeat, load film and shoot! It was just what I was looking for…until I got out of the darkroom with my fresh batch of color negs. I sat down and started to scan, wait I am still shooting digital in a way. The idea was to get away from pixels and go old school. Next step set off to build a dark room for silver printing.
As I searched around for cheap enlargers (there are a lot to be had) I starred thinking about a platinum print I saw a few years ago. It was beautiful, it had amazing tones and a look that no giclée or silver print could match. That’s what I wanted! platinum prints are contact prints so my 4”x5” neg would yield a 4”x5” print, I wanted bigger.
A month of research and hunting around on ebay brought me to banquet cameras that shoot 5”x12”, 7”x17” or 10”x20”. I settled on a 7”x17” camera made by Richard Ritter.
Above is my first shot taken near Beavertail Light in RI.
The Small Truths project I have been working on with Sarah Yuster is starting to get some press! Here we are on NY1 Noticias.
I was assigned to take pictures at the 3 major NYC airports for a new client. They wanted ‘nice’ photos of the planes taking off and landing as well as shots that ‘said’ JFK, EWR and LGA. The weather was horrendous. No blue skies with puffy white clouds, just grey and rainy.
This is the last weekend to see the Tug Boats Night & Day exhibit at the Noble Maritime Collection at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
Tugboats Night & Day is an art and history exhibition inspired by those beloved icons of New York Harbor. Twelve contemporary artists contributed their tug interpretations in paintings, photographs, fine prints, and murals to the show. They include painters Steve Cryan, Griselda Healy, Patricia Melvin, Chris Protas, and John Stobart, R.A.; photographers Jonathan Atkin, Eric Holmes, Jin Lee, Michael McWeeney, and David Plowden; printmaker Alan Petrulis; and designers Daniel Adams and Sean Noyce.
Several New York Harbor towing companies have lent their support to the exhibition. They include Reinauer Transportation Companies, which is celebrating its 85th year in the maritime industry this year; Moran Towing & Transportation; McAllister Brothers Towing; K-Sea Transportation Partners, LP; Thornton Towing & Transportation, LLC ; and Penn Maritime Transportation Company.
Lower 9th. Ward resident, Sedgie Conerly and his floating home.