"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand." -Confucius
I am drawn to the human face it's been my main interest over the years for both photography and shooting film. I also like candid shots where people are just being themselves but I really enjoy when people look straight at the lens and smile there's something psychological going on, for me I feel connected....
I can't imagine NYC without the iconic Central Park it would be like Paris without the Eiffel Tower it's a beautiful place to photograph or film in any season but especially in the spring and after the long dreary winter we had here in NY there's nothing like Spring in Central Park with its stunning show of....
When I was a kid I work at the historic Meat Packing district on 14th st. Back then I never imagined that this place would one day become an urban Oasis. The High line is an elevated park over a mile long that snakes through the Chelsea's neighborhood in the lower West Side in NYC. I find myself....
The Mermaid Parade Extravaganza
This year's 34th annual Mermaid Parade brought some of the most creative costumes I've seen in a long time the weather was perfect and the vibes were alive and well, for me it was by far the best Mermaid Parade ever. I came to shoot quick and leave early but like always I got carried away with the crowd and ended up leaving in the late afternoon with some serious sun burn. Normally I'll shoot about 1 hour of video but this year I went overboard and shot for 3 hours. Editing was a nightmare since I had to look over so much footage. Some of my shots where either too shaky or soft, maintaining focus is kind of hard when everyone is moving and jumping around.
On a side note the Mermaid Parade tight security got a boost after the Pulse nightclub shooting. New Yorkers came out in droves and did not let fear get in the way of our American life style. Anyway, for the Parade I choose the Sony A7s II for its compact body and full frame image sensor. Graded with Filmconvert, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and the music "Mermaid Swing" was produced with Propellerhead Reason 9. For detailed info about who I am and what I do or work related inquiries click here. The Mermaid Parade is a must-see event if you missed it there's always next year.