When someone contacts me about doing a photoshoot. I always get a little nervous, but its not the nervousness of being afraid of doing the photoshoot - it's more excitement then nervousness. My good friend Mike Tess contacted me about taking a few photos for his new project. Of course I said yes because I like working with new people. In these set of photos the sun was really bright, but I said to myself... the sun is the best light ever to have during a photoshoot. So in a way it made think a little more on how to use the sun but not have my images over exposed from the sun. It was simply a great challenge for me. I was a little skeptical about the location being the sun was extremely to bright on this location. But I was able to make it work, & I love every image from this photoshoot.
Just last week I met up with my good friend Vic who is a photographer from New Jersey. We decide to do some catching up by taking some photos & grabbing a bite to eat after our adventure. Vic took these photos of me, and lets be clear every time Vic takes photos. I'm always impressed by his composition, tones, & lightening.
I was trying to make it to sunrise at Coney Island to meet up with Vic & some other peeps, but I got stuck in crazy morning traffic heading to Brooklyn. I can't explain how crazy morning traffic is for New York City. But luckily, I was able to get there just a little after the sun had came up.
Shortly after I got to Coney Island, the clouds were pretty much falling to pieces, is what I would like to call it. The sun was setting off some amazing lighting, there's no good way to explain it. Just simply beautiful. I have a few photos that I will share on my social media and my blogs. But honestly I want to save them for future print and gallery work. Because I know one day I will be able to showcase it in a better way than just on a social media app.
The day was successful, I got a chance to catch up with my good friend, make new friends & do what I love doing. Exploring the city I live in - capturing different things through my point view to create memories that will last forever.
Meet my friend Jaime O from Brooklyn, New York. We got together to do a fun shoot together. With no real plan or actual ideas... we just decide were just going let the day inspire us. We grabbed lunch, caught up on life, & took a couple of photos. In between that Jaime decide to continue working on his new art piece. I was there to capture the fun... check the video out down below.
Sometimes you have to enjoy your life the best way you can. Sunday evening my fiancée & I attend the Italian festival that happens yearly in Manhattan, New York. I was very skeptical about the situation based on all the traffic conditions that I would be facing. But I said you know what, however long it takes me to get there and find a parking spot, it will surely be worth it. As i briefly said to my fiancee, were definitely not go to find parking near the street or even close by. So the first parking garage I saw I pulled in and said park it please...
Walking to the entrance of the festival you are presented with a wonderful bakery smell. I mean you can smell it for miles away. As we entered the barricade I saw so many people there just enjoying everything insight. From the delicious pasta meal, the pastries, & all different activities to do with friends and family. I must have walked by a dozen pastries stands and wishing I could eat everything.
OH-MY.........HOW-COOL-IS-THIS-GUY ! He was in full character waving his blades around and showing off his costume. When somebody in the crowded said "show us your moves" he stop and turn around and showed us a few moves.
After walking through Mulberry street and fighting around people. Yelling EXCUSE ME! We finally got to the end of the festivities and said you know what lets walk back on different street. Passing through I saw this man in front store just organizing things around, probably for the next day, it was pretty late when I passed by him but this image is everything to me. It says so much based on lighting and the motion of the person.
Never forget to smile.
Lately I've had this itch for night photography. Simply because it brings so much relaxation to my soul that it is unexplainable. Just a couple days ago my fiancée and I drove down to the Manhattan which is a 25-30 minute drive for us without unexpected traffic condition. My essential reasoning for heading to the city was to check out this famous ice cream store (@mikeylikesiticecream) that has hit Instagram mainstream.
We arrived into the city around 9pm, looked for parking which took us another 15mins, & then walked to our destination. For me walking the city at night is relaxing then walking it during the day. During the day you are saying excuse me more than you would say bless you to someone sneezing. After we split a deliciousness cup of strawberry cheesecake - plus the four to five sample of every other ice cream in the store. We proceeded to walk around to just enjoy the summer night.
I had no essential plans of visiting the freedom tower / museum. But my fiancé mention she never really seen it at night beside driving wise and would like to see it. Once we got there it was completely empty (shockingly) because it is a tourist favorite place to visit at any time of the day. Since no one was there and I didn't have to wait long to setup my shot. I took full advantage of the emptiness. I began to setup my camera and snap away. My final picture I took was this one which is a wide depth of feel. For future gallery titles, I name this one "Standing Strong."
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I'm currently in Jamaica on a wonderful vacation with family and friends. First I would like to say, when your on vacation and you have a camera present, all you do is hold down that camera button and take thousands of photos. I'm wondering to myself how am I going to ever finish editing, organizing, & sharing all these pictures. The good thing is I edited all the photos of family members. So my photos for my blog, instagram, & catalog will be much easier to organize. I will definitely update soon once I'm off this high of a vacation trip.
So if you follow me on any of the other popular social apps you might have seen my cupcake picture. First I want to say THANK YOU! to my good friend Rachel who made them. My day began around 11am which is pretty late for me. Sometimes.
It was cloudy and gloomy on July 4th, I was pretty sure I was having this BBQ party. I wasn't going to let the rain hold me back. So I started preparing everything for my friends to come over & have a good time.
It turned out that the sun started peaking through the clouds once the party started. Let the partying begin, meats on the grill, drinks are getting poured, & the relaxation has begun.
I'm a big fan of backyard parties, hanging out with friends, getting into deep convo's, & creating memories that will last forever. I'm glad I got to spend my time with some good friends for a July 4th. Until next time cool friends. Cheers everybody.